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  • Nyree Dardarian, MS, chatting with the hosts of Philadelphia Fox29 about stress eating during a pandemic

    Overeating while at Home

    Nyree Dardarian, MS, assistant clinical professor, director of Center for Nutrition & Performance and sports dietitian for USA Field Hockey, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia Union, was live via Zoom on Good Day Philadelphia, Monday, March 20, 2020.

    Dardarian discussed the top three reasons people may be overeating while practicing social distancing: 1) Boredom, 2) Uneasiness (isolation is used as punishment as we know it), and 3) Stress. She also emphasized the importance of keeping on a schedule.

    March 31

  • Nyree Dardarian, MS, chatting with the hosts of Philadelphia Fox29 about stocking food during a pandemic

    Faculty Talks about Stocking the Pantry

    Nyree Dardarian, MS, assistant clinical professor, director of the Center for Nutrition & Performance, and sports dietitian for USA Field Hockey, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Philadelphia Union, was live on Good Day Philadelphia, Monday, March 9, 2020. She discussed how to stock your pantry for a quarantine. She displayed dry, canned and frozen foods to have on-hand. She also discussed how to prepare for a quarantine, provided guidance on supplement and hydration, if infected.

    March 31

  • Nyree Dardarian, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD, FAND, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Center for Nutrition & Performance, and Sports Dietitian for USA Field Hockey, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Philadelphia Union, giving a presentation to Drexel Alumni

    Faculty Discussed High Performance Nutrition

    On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, Nyree Dardarian, MS, RDN, assistant clinical professor and director of the Center for Nutrition & Performance, was invited to present at the Casino Heights Squash Club, Brooklyn, New York. She discussed High Performance Nutrition for squash players, and included the Eat.Drink.Think™ paradigm for everyday preparation.

    March 30

  • Stella Volpe

    Kidney Foundation Session Presentation

    On Thursday, March 26, 2020, Stella Volpe, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, presented “Emerging Role of Magnesium in Chronic Kidney Disease” to the National Kidney Foundation, an international organization. Despite Volpe’s presentation being presented remotely, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were almost 200 attendees in her session.

    March 30

  • Jennifer Quinlan

    Faculty Discusses Sanitizing Your Kitchen Sponges

    Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, a professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was quoted in March 26 Insider article about the proper way to disinfect kitchen sponges.

    March 30

  • Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, FAAN, dean and distinguished university professor

    Pilot Study Published

    The LIVE-LiFE pilot results paper entitled "Pilot Outcomes of a Multicomponent Fall Risk Program Integrated Into Daily Lives of Community-Dwelling Older Adults", work that Dean Laura Gitlin, PhD, and colleagues worked on together, has been published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology. Because of this work, they will be  submitting and R01 for efficacy with a lot more emphasis on lifespace.

    March 27

  • Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, professor in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management

    Faculty Pens Article

    Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Food and Hospitality Management department, authored a March 24 Philadelphia Citizen article about where those in the Philadelphia food industry eat, featuring the restaurant Kabobeesh in University City.

    March 27

  • Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in PhD program in creative arts therapies

    Hobbies During Self-Isolation

    Girija Kaimal, EdD, an associate professor in the Creative Arts Therapies department, was quoted in a March 24 MindBodyGreen article about the importance of hobbies during self-isolating and how to start one.

    March 27

  • Guy Diamond

    Faculty Publication

    Guy Diamond, PhD, director of the Center for Family Intervention Science, and colleagues published "Using machine learning to classify suicide attempt history among youth in medical care settings" in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

    The current study aimed to classify recent and lifetime suicide attempt history among youth presenting to medical settings using machine learning (ML) as applied to a behavioral health screen self-report survey.

    March 26

  • Nursing Education in the time of Corona
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    Nursing Education in the time of Corona

    Nursing Education in the time of Corona epidemiological practices inherent in population health nursing were explored in “real time” by our very own Nursing Accelerated Career Entry (NACT) students and a special guest (Flat Flo) during winter quarter 2020.

    The College’s Nursing Population Health Concepts course serves to highlight population health topics which affect our communities both locally and globally. In this quarter’s communicable disease assignment students diverted their attention to our current COVID-19 pandemic. During this in-class exercise, students examined the diverse and interconnected roles of the CDC, WHO and NIH, as well as reflected on emerging real-life events.

    Assistant clinical professors Kimberly McClellan, EdD, and Helen Teng, PhD, were quite impressed by their students’ enthusiasm in bringing emerging global trends into the classroom.

    March 26

  • Nyree Dardarian, MS, chatting with the hosts of Philadelphia Fox29 about nutrition during a pandemic

    Faculty Appears Live on Good Day Philadelphia

    Nyree Dardarian, MS, RDN, assistant clinical professor and director of the Center for Nutrition and Performance and Sports Dietitian for USA Field Hockey team, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Philadelphia Union, was live on Good Day Philadelphia, Monday, March 9, 2020.

    She discussed how to stock your pantry for a quarantine. She displayed dry, canned and frozen foods to have on-hand. She also discussed how to prepare for a quarantine, provided guidance on supplement and hydration, if infected.

    March 26

  • Nyree Dardarian, MS, RDN, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, Center for Nutrition & Performance, and Sports Dietitian for USA Field Hockey, the Philadelphia Flyers, and the Philadelphia Union, and Dr. Eric Zillmer, licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Athletics at Drexel University, giving a presentation to Drexel Alumni.

    Nutrition Faculty Presentation to Drexel Aumni

    On February 26, 2020, Nyree Dardarian, MS, RDN, assistant clinical professor, director of the Center for Nutrition & Performance, and sports dietitian for USA Field Hockey team, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia Union, and Eric Zillmer, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist and director of Athletics at Drexel University, gave a presentation to Drexel Alumni entitled "Eating for the Sport of Life, provided an interactive, intellectual and gastronomic conversation, and food tasting" to Drexel Alumni.

    The concept of the Eat.Drink.Think™ paradigm includes the principles of fueling for personal and professional performance, smart eating tips, and food psychology, to improve your overall sense of well-being.

    March 26

  • National Nutrition Month Bite by Bite Tip #4 Graphic

    National Nutrition Month Tip Tuesday

    During #NationalNutritionMonth, visit a registered #dietitian nutritionist in your area. Find out the benefits of visiting a registered dietitian and find an expert using a helpful tool from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    Consult a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN)

    • Ask your doctor for a referral to an RDN.
    • Receive personalized nutrition advice.
    • RDNs are in a variety of settings in the community.
    • RDNs are specialized to meet unique needs.

    Click here to learn more about #NationalNutritionMonth and how to find a nutritionist.

    March 24

  • Drexel University Physician Assistant patch on a white coat

    PA Students Join in Philadelphia to Help

    CNHP's physician assistant students have teamed up with other health profession students from colleges in the region, including Penn, Jefferson, Temple and PCOM, etc., to do their share and abate feeling helpless as faculty, preceptors and friends are on the front lines during this pandemic.

    We, as others, are representing an interprofessional group who is working to share resources and community service opportunities for those wanting to help. There are over 1200+ members who have joined their Facebook group and are already begun making an impact. The students are collecting masks for distribution to healthcare workers, helping to answer calls at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, assisting with childcare and grocery shopping for healthcare workers to keep from spreading the virus.

    Please share your stories with us so we can celebrate the spirit of CNHP and our dedication to purpose.

    March 23

  • US Navy photo of USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) at Naval Station Norfolk

    PA Student Deployed USNS Comfort

    Bryan Romero, a physician assistant student, has been deployed to the USNS Comfort. He leaves to board the floating Naval hospital in Virginia and will travel to where the ship will be docked in New York City.

    The ship is a converted supertanker and has previously been docked in New York following 9/11. It features 1,000 beds, 12 fully equipped operating rooms and can hold up to 1,200 doctors, nurses and medical specialists, one of which is Romero, who will provide medical care to patients helping to offload the burden on local hospitals.

    March 23

  • Roberta Waite

    Call to Action Community and Public Health Nurses

    Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services' Roberta Waite, EdD, associate dean of Community-Centered Health and Wellness and Academic Integration and director, and Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH, director of Community Health and Wellness, and Daria Waite, MSW, MPH, a research associate at the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Dornsife School of Public Health, published "A call to action for community/public health nurses: Treat structural racism as the critical social determinant of health it is" in Public Health Nursing Journal. 

    March 23

  • Jane Greene Ryan Headshot

    Nursing Faculty Publication

    Jane Greene Ryan, PhD, CNM, associate professor, published an article in the March/April Issue of the Journal of Pediatric Nursing titled "When Technology Connects: Using Technology to Learn Together in a Global Environment."

    March 23

  • Lots of open and empty boxes

    Doing What Needs To Be Done

    We will be sharing stories of CNHP's Hidden Heroes during this health crisis. Here's the first of many to come.

    Thanks to Kym Montgomery, DNP, senior associate dean, Owen Montgomery, MD, Anthony Angelow, PhD, chair of Advanced Practice Nursing, Nurse Practitioner and DNP Programs, Jennifer Olszewski, EdD, chair of Accelerated Nursing Program, John Cornele, MSN, director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation & Practice, James Heinz, director of finance, Deborah Clegg, PhD, associate dean for research, Karen Dinan, program coordinator BSN-Accelerated Nursing, Justin Wentzel, academic advisor, Kate Stephens, Strategic Operations & Academic Svs, and Kate Morse, PhD, assistant dean for Experiential Learning and Innovation, for making sure that ACE students have what they need to successfully begin the spring term.

    March 23

  • Anthony Angelow, PhD, CRNP, ACNPC, AGACNP-BC, ACNP-BC, CEN, FAEN

    New Fellow Announced

    Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) has announced that Anthony Angelow, PhD, the chair of the Advanced Practice Nursing, Nurse Practitioner and DNP programs and assistant clinical professor, was selected as a 2020 Fellow.

    He joins a group of leaders whose scholarly and forward-thinking contributions have led to meaningful improvements to healthcare and the nurse practitioner role. "The purpose of the AANP Fellows is to impact national and global health by engaging recognized nurse practitioners to lead new initiatives and support the AANP mission," said Janet DuBois, DNP, the chair of FAANP. "Further, the FAANP program provides a forum to extend and enhance Fellows’ efforts to mentor and to facilitate leadership development of NPs. By becoming a Fellow, you agree to participate actively in FAANP initiatives and projects," she concluded.

    Congratulations Dr. Angelow!

    March 20

  • Ruth Crothers, PhD, RN-BC, AGCNS-BC, CNOR, adjunct faculty in the Online BSN Degree Completion Program

    Distinguished Educator Award

    Ruth Crothers, PhD, RN-BC, AGCNS-BC, CNOR, an adjunct faculty in the Online BSN Degree Completion program, earned NLN Nurse Educator Certification and was recognized as a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Excellence by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing.

    This award recognizes the leadership of nurse educators working with students, faculty, providers and older people in diverse settings.

    Congratulations Dr. Crothers!

    March 20

  • Chalice Rhodes, PhD, LPC, NCC, an assistant clinical professor of Counseling and Family Therapy and licensed professional counselor

    Faculty Receives International, Interprofessional Speaker Invitation

    Chalice Rhodes, PhD, LPC, NCC, an assistant clinical professor of Counseling and Family Therapy and licensed professional counselor, received an invitation for the healthcare and mental health track to present Bernice Roberts Kennedy, PhD, APRN, PMH-CNS, BC and her co-authored Multifaceted Model of Depression in African American Women.

    The 9th Annual Congress on Primary Healthcare, Nursing and Neonatal Screening convenes July 20-21, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada.

    March 20

  • Chalice Rhodes, Ph.D, LPC, NCC, Lisa Lanza, MPH, RD, LDN, CLC, Veronica Carey, PhD, CPRP, and Rachel DeLauder, a Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling master's candidate

    Introducing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Research Lab

    Chalice Rhodes, PhD, LPC, NCC, the principal investigator, assistant clinical professor of Counseling and Family Therapy and licensed professional counselor, created the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion research lab.

    The lab’s first project will investigate the experience of the College of Nursing and Health Professions' faculty incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum. This project team includes Department of Nutrition Sciences PhD candidate, Lisa Lanza, MPH, RD, LDN, CLC and internal collaborators, Veronica Carey, PhD, CPRP, the assistant dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and associate clinical professor of Behavioral Health Counseling and Rachel DeLauder, an Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling master's candidate.

    To learn more about the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion research lab click here.

    March 20

  • Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, associate professor of nursing

    Posmontier-retirement

    Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, associate professor of nursing, has been at the College of Nursing and Health Professions since 2008 and has over 25 years of experience working with women and their families in healthcare as a nurse midwife and as an advanced practice psychiatric nurse practitioner.

    She is retiring and moving on to the next chapter of her life. We will certainly miss her passion and expertise in the care of women, her research and her mentoring. She leaves an indelible mark on the College and the University as an educator, researcher and the founder of Mother Baby Connections (MBC).

    Click here to read about Posmontier as one of our honored People of Purpose.

    March 18

  • Facing Coronavirus Human Factors Considerations

    This webinar was organized by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, of which Ellen Bass, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Health Systems and Sciences Research, is a fellow. It includes subject matter experts describing what human factors expertise can contribute to supporting effective response to pandemics. Click here to watch "Facing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Human Factors Considerations." 

    March 18

  • Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, professor in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management

    Philly Cheesesteak Lowers Sodium

    An article appeared in IFT Next about a recently developed a food product that helps with the amount of sodium in the much loved cheesesteak. High sodium foods contribute to the high rate of hypertension (33 percent) in Philadelphia residents.

    To address one of the culprits, Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management, developed a whole-grain, low-sodium hoagie roll that tested well with cheesesteak consumers.

    March 18

  • Nutrition Sciences Department students volunteering at the annual Celiac Disease Education Day at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Nutrition Sciences Students Volunteer at CHOP Event

    On March 1, 2020, three students from the Department of Nutrition Sciences, Jessica Bosworth (MS '21), Sofia Chang (MS '21), and Natalia Lopez Grajales (BS, 2020) all volunteered at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Celiac Family Education Day.

    These students helped children and families learn about Celiac Disease and begin to learn how to incorporate the diagnosis into their life style. Each year, Drexel Nutrition Sciences students volunteer at this event, and have a significant impact on so many families.

    March 18

  • Chalice Rhodes, PhD, LPC, NCC, an assistant clinical professor of Counseling and Family Therapy and licensed professional counselor

    Regional Faculty Presentation

    Chalice Rhodes, PhD, LPC, NCC, an assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department and licensed professional counselor, will present, “Trauma, Addiction, and Motivational Interviewing” at the 32nd annual Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia’s Convention and Regional Conference.

    “Navigating the Mind” is the conference theme and takes place May 6 - 9, 2020.

    March 18

  • National Nutrition Month Bite by Bite Tip #3 Graphic

    National Nutrition Month Tip Tuesday

    This #NationalNutritionMonth, learn how to create healthful and tasty meals at home. Start by stocking your kitchen with important the essentials.

    Learn skills to create tasty meals

    • Keep healthful ingredients on hand.
    • Practice proper home food safety.
    • Share meals together when possible.
    • Reduce food waste.
    • Try new flavors and foods.

    Click here to learn more about #NationalNutritionMonth and what tools are really essential in the kitchen.

    March 17

  • Speakers and organizers from the Nutrition Advocacy and Policy Workshop

    PhD Student Gives Policy Presentation

    Dan Dychtwald, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, presented at a nutrition public policy seminar, which he also helped to coordinate. Dychtwald’s lecture, “Policy: A Primer for the Future RD” was adapted from presentations he developed and taught as part of Drexel’s undergraduate and graduate Community Nutrition courses.

    Dychtwald's advisor is Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD, an associate professor in Nutrition Sciences.

    Read the full article here.

    March 17

  • Tuesday Topic Panel discussing coronavirus pandemic best practices

    Preparing for Pandemic Panel

    Drexel is providing opportunities to learn about CoronaVirus best practices from our experts. One such event was the discussion at a Tuesday Topic at the College and the other was at the Dornsife School of Public Health.

    The story covering both events and links to watch can be found here.

    March 16

  • Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, CSSD, FAND, LDN, Director, Center for Nutrition & Performance, Kellsey Frank, MS, RD, LDN, and Andrea Irvine, MS, RD, LDN, Assistant Directors

    Philadelphia Union Preseason Training

    In January and February 2020, Nyree Dardarian, MS, RD, CSSD, FAND, LDN, director of the Center for Nutrition and Performance in Drexel’s Department of Nutrition Sciences, Kellsey Frank, MS, RD, LDN, and Andrea Irvine, MS, RD, LDN, the Center's assistant directors, attended the Philadelphia Union’s preseason training in Clearwater, Florida.

    The Center for Nutrition and Performance has been working with the Philadelphia Union to provide nutrition services for the team for the past six seasons, and participates in preseason training each year. This year, the team of sports dietitians spent time conducting hydration testing, meeting with individual players, creating menus and working with medical and coaching staff to create nutrition programming for the team for the upcoming season.

    March 13

  • Ebony White, PhD and Alexandra Mumma presenting at Columbia University

    MACY Fellow and Mentor Present at Columbia University

    Ebony White, PhD, and Alexandra Mumma presented at the 37th Annual Winter Roundtable Conference at Teachers College at Columbia University on February 29, 2020. Mumma is a Macy Undergraduate Leadership Fellow and a senior in the Behavioral Health Program. White is an assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department and Mumma’s mentor.

    March 13

  • National Nutrition Month graphic with theme "Eat Right Bite by Bite"

    Eat Right Bite By Bite

    Encouraging people to “Eat Right Bite by Bite” is one of the missions of Drexel’s PA SNAP-Ed/ EAT RIGHT PHILLY Program.

    Our nutrition educators teach children and adults the importance of eating healthy and being physically active. As a part of programming, educators teach participants how to prepare simple, healthy and delicious recipes. We have even created videos of some of our recipes.

    Check out a few Recipe Videos here.

    March 12

  • Nyree Dardarian

    Faculty Talks about Stocking the Pantry

    Nyree Dardarian, an assistant clinical professor in the Nutrition Sciences department, was featured in a March 9 WTXF-TV (FOX-29) broadcast about food items to stock in your pantry in case of emergency amid coronavirus fears.

    March 12

  • Banner with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day date

    Today is RDN Day!

    Since 2008, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has reserved the second Wednesday in March to celebrate Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and nutrition and dietetic technicians for their continuous commitment to maintain scientifically based nutrition information.

    Wednesday, March 11 is National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Day!

    RDNs are the world's food and nutrition experts who utilize their nutrition expertise to help individuals make personalized, positive lifestyle changes. In the College of Nursing and Health Professions, we are grateful to all of the RDN’s in our nutrition sciences department (any beyond!) who keep our College running!

    Celebrate the RDNs at Drexel, and in the community. Here are some helpful event ideas.

    March 11

  • National Nutrition Month graphic with theme "Eat Right Bite by Bite"

    National Nutrition Month

    Happy National Nutrition Month (NNM)!

    Every year, since 1973, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has celebrated NNM – promoting the message of good nutrition and an active and healthy lifestyle. This year’s theme, “Eat Right Bite By Bite” promotes eating a variety of nutritious foods every day, planning and creating healthful meals each week and the values of consulting a registered dietitian nutritionist. Let’s all celebrate through the month of March to spread the mission of good nutrition!

    Click here for more information. Let us know how you will be celebrating.

    March 10

  • National Nutrition Month Bite by Bite Tip #2 Graphic

    National Nutrition Month Tip Tuesday

    Eat Right, Bite by Bite means developing healthful eating habits one step at a time. This week, learn some strategies for successful meal planning by swiping right and visiting: 

    Plan your meals each week

    • Use a grocery list.
    • Be menu-savvy when dining out.
    • Choose healthful recipes.
    • Enjoy healthful eating and school or work.
    • Plan for healthful eating while traveling.

    Click here to learn more about #NationalNutritionMonth.

    March 10

  • Stuffing a tote bag from Philly Chef Conference

    Coverage Of the Philly Chef Conference

    The Philly Chef Conference, an event hosted by the Food and Hospitality Management department in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was featured in March 3 Philadelphia Magazine story about five moments and ideas from the event that are relevant to Philadelphia-area diners.

    March 10

  • Rosemary Trout

    Safety of Eating Raw Eggs

    Rosemary Trout, director of the Culinary Arts and Food Science program in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a March 6 HuffPost article about the safety of consuming raw eggs.

    March 10

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    Tuesday Topic: Preparing for a Possible Pandemic Panel

    • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 1043 and Via Live Webcast

    Join us for a panel discussion about what we know, what we should share and what we can do to keep ourselves and those we care for safe and informed.

    Presenters:

    • Deborah Clegg, PhD, Associate Dean of Research
    • Alison Rusgo, MPH, MHS, PA-C, Physician Assistant
    • Merritt Brockman, DHA, Health Administration
    • Susan Solecki, DrPH, Graduate Nursing
    • Theresa Fay-Hillier, DrPH, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, Undergraduate Nursing
    • Shara Epstein, MD, Drexel University College of Medicine

    Click here to register.

    To see all Tuesday Topics, click here.

    March 9

  • Graphic for C.L.A.S..S Spring Workshops

    Putting Off Procrastination Workshop

    Most of us procrastinate at least occasionally. Join the Peer Academic Coaches from the Center for Learning and Academic Success Services for an in-person workshop designed to help you procrastinate less. The workshop will take place in the Center City CLASS office in the New College Building.

    April 6, 2020

    • CLASS Center City
      New College Building, Suite 1602 (1st floor)
      245 N. 15th Street
    • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    This workshop is also offered on April 6 online from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. and on Wednesday 4/15/2020 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in University City.

    Register here.

    March 9

  • Justine S. Sefcik, PhD, RN, Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Postdoc Discussions: Strategies for Running Focus Groups

    • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 742 or via live zoom

    This presentation will discuss the basics of running focus groups from a qualitative descriptive approach. There will be a concentration on preparing for focus groups which is critical for successful meetings and data collection.

    Presenter: Justine S. Sefcik, PhD, RN

    Sefcik is a postdoctoral research fellow at the College of Nursing and Health Professions. She completed her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she was a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellow, a 2012-2014 National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, Patricia G. Archbold Scholar and a Jonas Hartford Scholar.

    What are Post Doc Discussions?

    College of Nursing and Health Professions, Office of Innovation, Discovery and Research present PostDoc Discussions, public presentations on issues of interest to researchers and health professionals.

    To RSVP, click here.

    March 9

  • Jennifer Nasser

    Obesity Researcher's International Work

    Jennifer Nasser, PhD, RD, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences and chair of the Obesity Research Interest Section of the American Society for Nutrition, will be sharing her expertise in the UK.

    Nasser was asked to review and comment on the Joint Consensus Statement on Obesity Stigma released by an international group of obesity researchers and clinicians organized by Kings College, London, United Kingdom. She is serving as a technical adviser for a BBC documentary on child obesity and eating practices that will air in 2021 and will participate as a presenter at two scientific conferences to be held in the United Kingdom the week of March 9. 2020.

    One will be held at the University of Huddersfield, and the other at the University of Leeds. Drawing on Drexel's excellent technology capabilities, Nasser will "beam in" to these conferences by Zoom, and present on the interaction of physical activity and the brain's response to food at the University of Huddersfield. She will discuss the use of functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to examine food reward at the University of Leeds.

    March 6

  • Justine S. Sefcik, PhD, RN, Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

    Postdoc Discussions: Strategies for Running Focus Groups

    • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 742 or via live zoom

    This presentation will discuss the basics of running focus groups from a qualitative descriptive approach. There will be a concentration on preparing for focus groups which is critical for successful meetings and data collection.

    Presenter: Justine S. Sefcik, PhD, RN

    Sefcik is a postdoctoral research fellow at the College of Nursing and Health Professions. She completed her PhD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she was a Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellow, a 2012-2014 National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, Patricia G. Archbold Scholar and a Jonas Hartford Scholar.

    What are Post Doc Discussions?

    College of Nursing and Health Professions, Office of Innovation, Discovery and Research present PostDoc Discussions, public presentations on issues of interest to researchers and health professionals.

    To RSVP, click here.

    March 6

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    Physician Assistant Program partners for "BRUNCH AT THE BARNES: EXPERIENCING ART FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS" during Drexel Alumni Weekend

    As part of Alumni Weekend this year, through a joint venture pioneered by Drexel’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program, educational experts at the Barnes have developed programming that teaches participants critical work and life skills through observing and discussing art.

    Drexel alumni can join in on this specially-designed event experience and immerse themselves in this program which has been applied to disciplines as diverse as medicine, business, social justice, public service and education. After brunch, alumni will be given guided prompts for how to view the artwork and will reconvene for a discussion about their experience.

    Click here for more information.

    March 5

  • Pictured from left to right: Dr. Beth Chiatti, Dr. Joan Bloch, Dr. Yosefa Birati, Dr. Ed Gracely, Dr. Amy McKeever and Dr. Brandy-Joe Milliron

    Dissertation Defended

    Congratulations to Yosefa Birati, who successfully defended her PhD in Nursing dissertation on February 28, 2020.

    Her dissertation is titled "The Relationship of Food Insecurity, Neighborhood Characteristics, and Gestational Diabetes Self-Management." Her committee chair is Joan Bloch, PhD, associate professor and director of Global Health Initiatives, and her committee consists of Beth Chiatti, PhD, Ed Gracely, PhD, Amy McKeever, PhD, and Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD.

    March 4

  • Kathleen Fisher, PhD, Joan Bloch, PhD, and Velma Weitz, PhD

    Dissertation Defended

    Congratulations to Velma Weitz, who successfully defended her PhD in Nursing dissertation on March 2, 2020.

    Her dissertation is titled "Perceived Stress, Anxiety and Self-reported Health among Breast Cancer Survivors Who Practice Yoga." Her committee  chair is Joan Bloch, PhD, associate professor and director of Global Health Initiatives, and her committee consists of Linda Guerra, PhD, Al Rundio, PhD,  Kathleen Fisher, PhD, and Sharon Byrne, DrNP.

    March 4

  • Chalice Rhodes, PhD, Counseling and Family Therapy

    Women's History Month Presentation

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, Chalice Rhodes, PhD, assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department, will present on a panel regarding the theme, “Women Who Balance Work Life and Lead.” The panel presentation event, hosted by the Rowan College of South Jersey Diversity Committee, will take place on March 11, 2020 at Rowan College of South Jersey.

    March 4

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    Tuesday Topic: Dementia Connection

    • Tuesday, March 3, 2020
    • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    • Three Parkway Building, Room 1090 and Via Live Webcast

    Natasha Goldstein-Levitas, MA, BC-DMT, a Drexel-trained, board-certified Dance/movement therapist well-versed in senior and dementia care, will offer movement-based and sensory techniques to help dementia care partners and care professionals support meaningful in-the-moment interactions and connect more effectively with those in their care.

    Click here to register.

    To see all Tuesday Topics, click here.

    March 4

  • National Nutrition Month Bite by Bite Tip #1 Graphic

    National Nutrition Month Tip Tuesday

    This National Nutrition Month, focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits by eating a variety of nutritious foods every day! Here's a tip for Tip Tuesday.

    Eat a variety of nutritious foods every day.

    • Include foods from all food groups.
    • Read food nutrition labels.
    • Practice portion control.
    • Take time to enjoy your food.
    • Hydrate.

    Click here to learn more about #NationalNutritionMonth.

    March 3

  • Chalice Rhodes, PhD, Counseling and Family Therapy

    Faculty Receives International Invitation

    Chalice Rhodes, PhD, assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy department, received an invitation, as a part of the Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing track, to present her co-authored Multifaceted Model of Depression in African American Women. The Global Summit on Women’s Health Nursing 2020 takes place in Vienna, Austria in September 2020.

    The conference theme is, “Instigating and Implementing Best Practices in Women’s Health by Nursing.”

    March 3

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    Meditation at Three Parkway

    Mindfulness Meditation at CNHP for Beginners through Experts

    “With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment." - Thich Nhat Hanh

    Join us at meditation every Wednesday in Three Parkway. Open to faculty, staff and students.

    • Wednesdays
    • 12:30 p.m.
    • Room 955

    There are very notable benefits from a meditation practice including reducing stress, promoting emotional health and reducing age-related memory loss. It doesn't matter if you've never meditated or you're a pro, everyone is welcome for these weekly, short guided meditation sessions.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to sit quietly with Drexel colleagues and friends and to learn how to better manage your stress and become more mindful in your everyday life. This time offers an opportunity for Drexel professional staff, faculty and students to reduce stress and grow in mindfulness and compassion together.

    Participants in our Wellness Incentive Program are eligible to earn 5 points (a $5 credit) for each session they attend on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

    You must register for the annual program AND complete your annual PHP before you will be eligible to receive any payouts. Points for attending these events will be sent to Health Advocate on a monthly basis for the prior month’s activities.

    Bring a friend!

    March 2

  • Jessica Chou

    Opioid Overdose Prevention and Narcan Rescue Training

    • Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Three Parkway Building

    Jessica Chou, PhD, an assistant professor in Counseling and Family Therapy, will host a free training offered by the city of Philadelphia DBHIDS. This 1.5 hour training will address:

    • The impact of the opioid epidemic both nationally and locally.
    • Efforts the city is making to combat the epidemic.
    • Different types of opioids both medically prescribed and non-prescribed.
    • Risk factors to an opioid overdose.
    • Laws that govern the ability to help people in distress.
    • Signs and symptoms of an opioid OD.
    • How to talk to someone experiencing a substance use disorder.
    • What Narcan is, the steps to administering it and how to access Narcan and treatment and services.

    Click here to RSVP.

    March 2

  • Michael Traud

    Faculty Quoted about Upcoming Event

    Michael Traud, JD, an assistant clinical professor and Hospitality Management program director, was quoted in February 28 Fortune and KYW Newsradio stories about the upcoming Philly Chef Conference and what attendees can expect to see this year.

    March 2

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    Putting Off Procrastination Workshop

    Most of us procrastinate at least occasionally. Join the Peer Academic Coaches from the Center for Learning and Academic Success Services for an in-person workshop designed to help you procrastinate less. The workshop will take place in the Center City CLASS office in the New College Building.

    April 6, 2020

    • CLASS Center City
      New College Building, Suite 1602 (1st floor)
      245 N. 15th Street
    • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    This workshop is also offered on April 6 online from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. and on Wednesday 4/15/2020 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in University City.

    Register here.

    March 2

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