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  • Sharrona Pearl, PhD

    Pearl published in Disability Studies Quarterly

    Sharrona Pearl, PhD, associate professor in the Health Administration Department, published Is There Dyslexia Without Reading? It appeared in Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) is the journal of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS).

    August 29

  • Sharrona Pearl, PhD

    Pearl publishes on face recognition

    Sharonna Pearl, associate teaching professor in the Health Administration Department, published Facial Recognition: From Face Blindness to Super Recognisers in Aboutface. Pearl explores the scale of human face recognition. 

    August 22

  • A female wearing a blue dress holding an award, Sally Miller, standing between a tall male wearing a black suit and woman in a black and white dress.

    Miller Awarded AANP Advocate State Award for Excellence

    Sally Miller, PhD, clinical professor in Graduate Nursing, received the Advocate State Award for Excellence at the 2022 American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference for the State of Nevada.

    The Advocate State Award for Excellence is given to an individual in each state who has significantly contributed to increasing awareness and recognition of nurse practitioners. Examples of past recipients have been physicians, legislators and educators. Nurse practitioners are also eligible for the advocate award for non-clinical practice initiatives related to leadership, precepting, policy, politics, research, education or community affairs.

    Congratulations to Dr. Miller on her outstanding advocacy to the nurse practitioner profession, which earned her this prestigious award.

    August 22

  • Two women wearing doctoral graduation robes and caps standing in front of a stage.

    DHSc Candidate abstract selected for podium presentation

    Courtney Brightharp, DHSc (c), MPH, and Kimberly McClellan, EdD, assistant clinical professor of nursing, and Brightharp's project chair, received acceptance for podium presentation at The 2022 South Carolina HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Conference to take place on October 26, 2022.

    The abstract is titled HER Health: Opportunities to improve the quality of health among pregnant women living with HIV in South Carolina.

    August 22

  • Photo of Dr. Ebony White in a white dress from the waist up standing in front of a yellow background

    White receives counseling award

    Ebony White, PhD,  assistant clinical professor in the Counseling and Family Therapy Department, was awarded the "Outstanding Service and Advocacy to the Profession of Counseling" award from the North Atlantic Region of the American Counseling Association.

    Congratulations Dr. White!

    August 17

  • Sharrona Pearl, PhD

    Pearl reviews Gabrielle Korn's new book

    Sharonna Pearl, associate teaching professor in the Health Administration Department, reviews Gabrielle Korn's Everyone (else) is Perfect: How I survived Hypocrisy, Beauty, Clicks, and Likes. Confronting the Fashion-World from Within appears in Lilith

    August 17

  • Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN

    Gitlin interviewed in new article about caregiver burnout

    Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, dean and distinguished university professor, share insights in a new article appearing in Health. Throughout What Is Caregiver Burnout—And How Can You Prevent It?, Gitlin talks about the extraordinary care family and friends give to loved ones with serious illnesses, like dementia, without resources and education.

    August 17

  • Forty-Under-Forty Submission Deadline is August 19

    CNHP often has alumni recognized in the Drexel 40 Under 40 program. It showcases some of our most promising, entrepreneurial, creative and inspiring alumni. To be eligible, alumni must be 39 years or younger as of March 25, 2022, and they must have received a degree from Drexel University. In addition, editors will be looking for evidence of professional success, community involvement and all-around amazingness. Alumni may self-nominate.

    If you know of alumni who you would like to nominate, please use the submission form. The deadline to apply for the 2023 40 under 40 is Aug. 19, 2022.

    August 17

  • Tuesday Topics

    Tuesday Topic: Ethically Speaking—Case Study on Social Responsibility and Contemporary Issues

    • August 16
    • 4–5:00 p.m.
    • Live Webcast

    As a part of our ongoing “Ethically Speaking” series, this session will support faculty, students and staff who must demonstrate continuing education in the ethical conduct of research with human subjects.

    Case Study Discussion Leaders

    • Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PHD Senior Associate Dean of Research, Professor, Nursing
    • Zachary Hathaway, BS, CIP
      Project manager, Interprofessional and Collaborative Research
    • Constance Perry, PhD
      Associate Professor, Health Administration

    All are welcome! Research focused students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and other professional staff are strongly encouraged to attend. Presented by CNHP Office of Research


    Check out upcoming Tuesday Topics here.

    August 10

  • Changes in the Simulation Lab

    There are a number of changes in staff and faculty in the lab.

    Gen Porrecca, MSN, RN, PCCN, CHSE, CNEN, has assumed the role of director of the Center for Interprofessional Clinical Simulation and Practice (CICSP). Gen has held a number of roles in the lab including lab faculty, lab leader and undergraduate education specialist. She has led the lab in transforming clinical make up for undergraduate nursing students, and we look forward to her working with faculty across the College.

    Jen Carroll, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, RN-BC, CHSE, will assume the role of education specialist for Undergraduate Nursing as of September 1, 2022. Jen’s passion and experience in zone 0 simulations, such as virtual reality and the infusion of gaming theory, to our simulations will help us to meet our learners in their preferred learning style.

    We welcome Jen and Gen to our leadership team and look forward to continued transformation to our learning activities.

    We have expanded out simulation specialist team to be able to support increased simulation.

    Patrick Kane, BA, comes to us with over a decade of experience with high stakes testing with standardized patients with medical education and will be in the role of simulation specialist II. Patrick has relocated from Chicago, so we are introducing him to Philadelphia restaurants. We are thrilled to have this level of experience in standardized patient education to help us develop more skill in high stakes testing.

    Syeeda Gee has joined the team as a simulation specialist I and has significant organizational and business experience, which will be invaluable with moving to the new building and changing our processes. JP Pickett has joined the team as a simulation specialist I and has over a decade of experience with high stakes testing with standardized patients with medical education. In his short time with us, JP has jumped into learning high fidelity simulation and helping us thinking about our processes in new ways.

    August 10

  • New accelerated course Community Engagement Theory and Practicum available in the fall

    This fall, a new course in partnership with Main Line Health, Community Engagement: Listening to Community Voices to Promote Health Equity, will be launching.

    This interprofessional course explores how community engagement and listening to the voices of the community can improve healthcare programming and better focus community services to achieve health equity and reduce social injustice. Throughout the semester, students will partner with community stakeholders and residents to apply and use the various toolkits highlighted in this course and will practice various deep-dive qualitative approaches to capture the voices of the community in a trusting and authentic manner.

    This course is sponsored by Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions in partnership (CNHP) with Drexel’s College of Medicine and Main Line Health’s Together for West Philadelphia Initiative and will be taught by Lorretta Jemmott, PhD,  vice president, Health and Health Equity and professor in Graduate Nursing, and Helen L. Teng, PhD, assistant clinical professor in Undergraduate Nursing, with guest lectures from CNHP, College of Medicine, the School of Public Health faculty and members of Main Line Health as well as those community stakeholders active in Together for West Philadelphia.

    Course details:

    IPS-T580 Community Engagement: Listening to Community Voices to Promote Health Equity. An Accelerated Course in Theory and Practicum

    • Fall 2022
    • Tuesdays 4p-7p
    • Course credit hours: 3 credit hours

    Pre-Requisites & Co-Requisites: Students will need to have an interest in community engagement, including but not limited to personal interest and prior volunteer activities (i.e., religious or fraternal organizations, community-based institutions, community service).

    August 8

  • Bruneau and Nasser co-author article in recent publication

    Michael Bruneau, PHD, assistant teaching professor in Health Sciences, and Jennifer Nasser, PhD, associate professor and director, PhD Program in Nutrition Sciences, co-authored Sport-Specific Crossover Point Differences during a Maximal Oxygen Consumption Test. The article, written with colleagues, appeared in Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

    August 8

  • Kate J. Morse, PhD MSN RN AGACNP-Ret

    Morse Named Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

    Kate Morse, PhD, assistant dean for Experiential Learning and Innovation, was named a 2022 fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). The organization announced that it has selected 250 distinguished nurse leaders from around the country to be inducted into the 2022 Class of Fellows.

    Through a competitive and rigorous application process, the Academy’s Fellow Selection committee, which is comprised of elected and appointed fellows, reviewed a record number of applications, representing a 30% increase from the previous year, ultimately selecting the 2022 Fellows based on their contributions to advance the public’s health. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in which past and current accomplishments are honored by their colleagues within and outside the profession.

    The inductees will be recognized for their significant contributions to health and health care at the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, taking place on October 27-29, 2022 in Washington, DC.

    August 1

  • Headshot of Joke Bradt, PhD

    New Director of Council of PhD Programs Announced

    The College of Nursing and Health Professions would like to announce that Joke Bradt, PhD, MT-BC, will be the director for the Council of PhD Programs beginning August 1, 2022.

    In this role, Bradt will represent the CNHP PhD programs at the Graduate College monthly meetings, including the University Council on Graduate Affairs, committee on Graduate Academic Affairs and Graduate Policy subcommittee meetings; disseminate information and policies from the Graduate College to CNHP PhD programs and students, develop and update the CNHP PhD handbook, chair the CNHP Council of PhD programs and associated responsibilities and coordinate the CNHP PhD student orientation and check-ins.

    She will collaborate with the assistant director of PhD Programs and Interprofessional Education, Darin Dunston, and report to the senior associate dean for Research, Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD. During this two-year appointment, they will work together to continue to support the infrastructure for the CNHP PhD programs.

    August 1

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