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  • Collage of pictures of Mary Ann Zimmer, MSN, and other Jonas scholars.

    Zimmer named an NLN Jonas scholar for the year 2021-2022

    Mary Ann Zimmer, MSN, an assistant clinical professor of nursing, was named a NLN Jonas scholar.

    Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare is devoted to the preparation of the next generation of academic, clinical practice, and research nurse leaders who are focused on our nation's most urgent health care needs, including those of our veteran population. This involves mentoring with NLN Jonas faculty leaders that have research expertise in different areas. It also involved funding for her doctoral research and an invitation to attend this Jonas Nursing and Veterans Health Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.

    The purpose of the conference is to inspire new leaders and to encourage networking to further nursing research in some critical areas such as vision health, veterans health, environmental health and mental health. Some of the honored guests included: Bob Woodruff (the journalist who was hit by an IED and is a nurse champion); the Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Denise Hinton; Susan Hassmiller who represents nursing on the National Academy of Medicine and wrote the Future of Nursing report; Beverly Malone, president of the NLN, and Dr. Ernest Grant, president of the ANA. It was a who’s who in nursing event.

    October 31

  • Sharrona Pearl, PhD

    Pearl discusses White Hot documentary

    Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate teaching professor in the Health Administration Department, and colleagues published Branding Exclusion in White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch in Advertising & Society Quarterly.


    October 31

  • Kusuma Schofield, a PhD candidate in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, presented at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on behalf of the PA SNAP-Ed/Eat Right Philly program.

    PA SNAP-Ed's Eat Right Philly Program Presents at FNCE

    Kusuma Schofield, a PhD candidate advised by Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, a professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, presented at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on behalf of the PA SNAP-Ed/Eat Right Philly program.

    The presentation, “Examination of Data Analysis Methods on Behavioral Changes in the PA SNAP-Ed/Eat Right Philly Program: Eight Years of Data and Analysis Techniques,” by Schofield, Judith Ensslin, MS, program director of CNHP’s EAT.RIGHT.NOW, Quinlan and Michael Bruneau Jr, PhD, associate teaching professor in Health Sciences, represents collaborative work between Eat Right Philly, the Department of Nutrition Sciences and the Department of Health Sciences.

    October 31

  • Tuesday Topics

    Tuesday Topic: Tuesday Topic: How to Form and Support Your Affinity Group

    • October 25
    • 4–5:00 p.m.
    • Live Webcast

    This session will explain what affinity groups are and how they can benefit learning communities.


    • Michele Rattigan, MA
      Associate clinical professor, Creative Arts Therapies
    • Kristen Norine, BFA
      Assistant registrar, Academic Services/li>


    Check out upcoming Tuesday Topics here.

    October 24

  • Tyce Nadrich, PhD, LMHC, ACS, NCC (He/Him) is an assistant professor, licensed mental health counselor and approved clinical supervisor, and board certified counselor

    New Anti-Racism Lecture series at 11th Street Starts Friday

    Helping Holistically: Incorporating Antiracism Practices within the Helping Professions

    • Friday, October 28
    • 12:30 p.m.

    Presenter: Tyce Nadrich (he/him), PhD, LMHC, ACS, NCC

    In this presentation, the first of a new sereis at Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Health Services, Dr. Tyce Nadrich will define antiracism and discuss both its tenets and its importance within the helping professions. Thereafter, he will discuss how racism continues to manifest in today’s society and how to incorporate antiracism within the helping professions. Finally, Dr. Nadrich will provide real-world examples integrating antiracism when providing services for clients.


    October 24

  • Bayada Speaker Series Presents: Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH, is a physician scientist, chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care, and professor and chair of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, New Jersey.

    Bayada Lecture Series

    The Bayada Lecture Series Presents: Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference

    • Tuesday, November 1, 2022
    • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Compelling new research shows that health care is in the midst of a compassion crisis. But the pivotal question is this: Does compassion really matter?

    Join us for this installment of the annual Bayada Lecture Series, sponsored by Bayada Home Health Care, featuring Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH, physician scientist and co-other of the book Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference. Trzeciak will explore eye-opening data reflecting that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st Century.

    This event will be held in person in Drexel’s new Health Sciences Building, as well as online via Zoom.


    The first 30 in-person registrants will receive a copy of Trzeciak’s new book Wonder Drug.

    October 24

  • Kristine Mulhorn, PhD, chair of the Health Administration Department and teaching professor, Stephen Samendinger, PhD, associate teaching professor in the Health Sciences Department, and Edwin McCulley, MS, doctoral research fellow at the Dornsife School of Public Health

    Faculty across CNHP and DSPH give International Presentation 

    In September, Edwin McCulley, MS, doctoral research fellow at the Dornsife School of Public Health, presented the results of a team project examining the link between disability and all-cause mortality. The research team includes Stephen Samendinger, PhD, associate teaching professor in the Health Sciences Department, and  Kristine Mulhorn, PhD, chair of the Health Administration Department and clinical professor.

    The conference was the 33rd REVES Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which included several demographers, scientists and scholars addressing the patterns of health expectancy, including disability-free life expectancy in different parts of the world.

    This team’s work focused on data from the U.S. National Health Interview Survey, using an internationally standardized set of disability questions, and noted higher relative rates of all-cause mortality among individuals living with at least one disability. This work was the culmination of work since 2020, when McCulley, a PhD student in Epidemiology began working with Samendinger and Mulhorn on the project.

    October 24

  • Associate professors Denise Wolf, MA and Michele Rattigan posing on steps to promote podcast appearance.

    Art Therapy Faculty Appear on Episode 94 of the Think UDL Podcast

    Michele Rattigan, MA and Denise Wolf, MA, associate clinical professors in Creative Arts Therapies, were interviewed by Lillian Nave of the Think UDL podcast.

    They talk about the myth of perfectionism, teaching interventions to reach a variety of students (with an equally vast set of skills), what to do if you want to include art and creative expression in your classes as to expand your multiple means of expression options but aren’t an artist or an art therapist and how to face skill deficits with a lens of growth and renewal. Take a listen.

    October 24

  • Jennifer Nasser

    Nasser appointed NIH mentor for the All of Us Research Scholar Program

    Jennifer Nasser, PhD, associate professor and director of the PhD program in Nutrition Sciences, was recently appointed a mentor in the NIH All of Us Research Scholar Program.

    In this capacity Nasser will mentor two graduate students from Us medical or biomedical programs in conducting research across an eight months period, utilizing the All of Us health information databases maintained by the NIH.

    October 17

  • Beth Leonberg

    Nutrition Sciences for Monthly Seminar Series: October 20

    Please join the College of Nursing and Health Professions Department of Nutrition Sciences for Monthly Seminar Series:

    Dietetics Student’s Registration Exam Performance and Perceived Self-Efficacy after Participation in Traditional vs. Future Education Model Programs


    Beth L. Leonberg, DHSc, RDN, CSP, FAND, LDN
    Associate Clinical Professor Department of Nutrition Sciences
    College of Nursing and Health Professions

    • Thursday, October 20, 2022
    • 1:00 p.m.
    • Location: Health Sciences Building (HSB) 5W12
    • Join via Zoom:

    October 17

  • A group of students tasking a green smoothie at the Passport to Health event at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th St. Family Services.

    11th Street in the News

    Passport to Health, an event at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services, was highlighted on 6abc News. Students had the opportunity to tour and learn about all of the services at 11th Street and learn about health eating and exercise. There was food, games and giveaways and students had to get their passports stamped at each stop—physical therapy, nutrition, dental, primary care, physical fitness, etc.

    October 17

  • Faculty Volunteers Needed for a Research Study

    We invite you to take part in this research study exploring the lived experience of Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) faculty facilitating diverse students in the classroom.

    This research study is being done by a Drexel University doctoral student.

    Eligible participants:

    • Current CNHP faculty.
    • Currently facilitating CNHP-related courses for at least six months.
    • Must be able and willing to commit to 2-hour participation in a study interview.

    If you are interested in participating, please contact:

    October 12

  • Tuesday Topics

    Tuesday Topic: Getting You and Your Learners in the Zone

    • October 11
    • 4–5:00 p.m.
    • Live Webcast

    This presentation will introduce SIMZONES and how it can be applied in the academic setting.


    • Kate J Morse, Ph
      Assistant dean of Experiential Learning and Innovation and associate clinical professor of nursing

    All are welcome! Students, faculty, professional staff, and community providers are encouraged to attend. Presented by CNHP Simulation Committee.


    Check out upcoming Tuesday Topics here.

    October 10

  • A group of undergraduate nursing students in the new simulation center in the Health Sciences Building.

    CICSP has first simulation in the new simulation center in HSB

    Undergraduate nursing students in Adult Health 3 (Intro to Critical Care) classes visited the new Center for Interprofessional Clinical Simulation & Practice (CICSP) on the 8th floor of the Health Sciences Building to learn about Code Management through simulation and hands-on experiential learning.

    This was the first group of students to utilize the high-fidelity spaces in the simulation center and they engaged in rhythm management and CPR to celebrate our new space.

    October 10

  • Seven new PA National Health Service Corps Scholars

    There are 7 physician assistant students who have been awarded National Health Service Corps Scholarships.

    The NHSC builds healthy communities by supporting qualified health care providers dedicated to practicing in rural, urban, and tribal communities with limited access to care, upon graduation and licensure. In return, scholars commit to provide primary care health services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

    The scholars are from the Class of 2024 and include Vincent James, Cassie Job, Zainab Mustapha, Ariana Pepper, Natalia Perry, Haley Sherman and Ambar Solis-Fuentes.

    October 10

  • Dean’s Rapid Response Relevant Grant (R3) awarded

    Three research teams have been awarded the Dean’s Rapid Response Relevant Grant (R3). They include:

    • Paulina Sockolow, DrPH, MS, MBA (PI), Renee Moore PhD (Co-I), Edgar Chou MD (Consultant), Joy Doll OT (Co-I)
      Project Title: Assessing the impact of health information technology for screening, referral, and receipt of social services on healthcare utilization and patient outcomes.
    • Lynette Montgomery, PT, PhD
      Project Title: Effects of a Contusion versus Hemisection Spinal Cord Injury Model on Hindlimb Kinematics During the Early Stance Phase of Gait in the Rodent
    • Brandy-Joe Milliron, PhD (PI), Dahlia Stott, PhD (Co-I), Dane Ward, PhD (Co-I), Janell Mensinger, PhD (Co-I), Chetan Sharma, PhD (Co-I), Jonathan Deutsch, PhD (Co-I)
      Project Title: Nature Rx2: A mixed methods study exploring the relationships among interactions with nature and dietary quality.

    One PhD student has been awarded the Dean’s PhD Student Research Award for the summer 2022 cycle.

    • Asli Arslanbek, MA, ATR-BC
      Project Title: Arts-based psychosocial intervention training in post-disaster settings: Clinical, ethical, cultural, and professional implications

    Congratulations to these recipients for their exciting new pilot projects!

    October 5

  • Sharrona Pearl, PhD

    Pearl quoted on The Pulse

    A 2021 episode of The Pulse quoting Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, about her research on prison plastic surgery programs to reduce recidivism re-aired Sept. 26 on NPR channels WNYC-FM (New York, New York) and KCUR-FM (Kansas City, Missouri).

    October 4

  • Marisol S. Norris, PhD, MT-BC

    Norris participated in Sound Health Summit

    Marisol Norris, PhD, assistant clinical professor and director of Music Therapy and Counseling, participated in the Sound Health Summit at the Kennedy Center. She and four-time Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spadling and Helena Hansen, MD, PhD, interim chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, interim director of the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA, and interim physician-in-chief of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric, collaboratively designed an interactive musical concert experience. Norris facilitated the music and health multiple co-lab and discussion sessions and participated in a panel discussion entitled "Signal Boost: Equity and Access in Music and Wellness" to discuss critical justice issues across mental health and research.

    October 4

  • Tuesday Topics

    Tuesday Topic: Developing Search Strategies, Part 2

    • October 4
    • 4–5:00 p.m.
    • Live Webcast

    This is a hands-on workshop where attendees create their own search strategies. Part one is available on Tuesday Topic's channel on CNHP YouTube.


    • Joke Bradt, PhD
      Professor and program director of PhD in Creative Arts Therapies

    All are welcome! PhD Students, postdoctoral researchers and research focused faculty are encouraged to attend. Presented by CNHP Council of PhD Programs.


    Check out upcoming Tuesday Topics here.

    October 3

  • Kati Moran senior manager, Telehealth and Performance Improvement, Community Care Cooperative, College of Nursing and Health Professions' PhD candidate Martha Coates, MSN and Angela Foreshaw-Rouse

    PhD candidate Martha Coates, MSN, spoke at Public Health Law Summit

    Martha Coates, MSN, a PhD candidate in nursing, was an invited speaker at the 2022 Public Health Law Summit at the University of Maryland Baltimore on Health Equity and the Digital Divide on September 13, 2022 in Baltimore Maryland.

    Coates and Angela Foreshaw-Rouse, MS, manager AARP Pennsylvania, discussed findings from the 2021 AARP-PA White Paper on Disrupting Disparities in Pennsylvania.

    October 3

  • Rose-Ann Ghalili

    DiMaria-Ghalili moderates Malnutrition Awareness Week session

    Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, senior associate dean for Research and professor of nursing, was a moderator for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition’s Malnutrition Awareness Week session on Malnutrition in the Older Adult: Identification and Intervention in the Community Setting on September 19, 2022.

    Due to a last minute technical glitch she also delivered the presentation on Nutrition Screening for Undernutrition in Older Adults: Past, Present and Future at the session. Recordings from this session are available for on-demand viewing.

    October 1

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