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  • Tuesday Topics

    Tuesday Topic: Data Management and Sharing - Is Your Team Secure?

    • January 31
    • 12–5:00 p.m.
    • In Person, Health Sciences Building, Room 11W74 or Live Webcast

    In this session, we introduce best practices for data management, including access, storage and sharing with a focus on meeting the new requirements of the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy (effective January 25, 2023). We will share resources available at Drexel that will help your team ensure your team is in compliance.


    • Reneé H. Moore, PhD (BSC)
      Director of the Biostatistics Scientific Collaboration Center


    • Daniel Vader, PhD
      Statistician, Biostatistics Scientific Collaboration Center

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


    Check out upcoming Tuesday Topics here.

    January 24

  • Veronica Carey

    Carey Designated Certified Diversity Executive

    Veronica Carey, PhD, assistant dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and associate clinical professor in Counseling and Family Therapy, has earned the designation of Certified Diversity Executive, a five-year designation of competence in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging after an arduous 187-item examination. The Institute for Diversity Certification is the granting institution. Carey will apply the information learned from the trainings and resources, like instituting a culture of agility, C-suite culture, and demographic shifts in organizational strategy, to continue the elevation of CNHP toward equity and inclusion.

    January 23

  • Nutrition Sciences for Monthly Seminar Series: January 17

    Please join the College of Nursing and Health Professions Department of Nutrition Sciences for Monthly Seminar Series on January 17 to learn about our Senior's Research Projects this year.

    Senior Research Project Proposals 2022-2023

    12:05-12:25 pm - Availability and Cost of Fresh vs. Frozen Produce
    Jake Desrochers, Melanie Mullenix, Marie Noon and Teresa Vu

    12:25-12:40 pm - Determining Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior of Hydration Among Drexel University Students
    Amber Conner, Shay Fisher and Bruce Zechman

    12:40-1 pm - “But I saw It on Instagram!” Exploring the Availability of Evidence-Based Breastfeeding Information on Social Media
    Alexandra Abbott and Morgan Price

    1-1:20pm - Analyzing Nutrient Loss Among College Students’ Food Waste
    Klea Abedinaj, Daniel Luu and Sofia Weingarten

    1:20-1:30 - General comments and questions

    • Tuesday, January 17, 2023
    • 12-1:30 p.m.
    • Location: Health Sciences Building HSB 3W12
    • Also via Zoom:

    Refreshments will be provided. The Seniors appreciate your joining us for as much of this seminar as is possible for your schedule either in person or via Zoom.

    January 11

  • Tuesday Topics

    Tuesday Topic: Together We Share

    • January 17
    • 12–5:00 p.m.
    • In Person, Health Sciences Building, Room 11W74 or Live Webcast

    Our College is a dynamic place. Our students, faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and learning, advancing science and collaborating in the communities in which we serve all the time. In such a busy environment, some continual challenges arise like, "Who else might be having the same issues our group is experiencing, and how did others approach them?" and “How do we attract the right audience when we want to share successes?”

    Come learn about how we organize and promote events, showcase some highlights of what we have learned and share what we have planned for the weeks and months ahead. .


    • Darin Dunston, BFA
      Assistant Director, PhD Programs and Interprofessional Education and Producer of Tuesday Topics


    • J. Darius Greene
      Director of Retention, Recruitment and Alumni Engagement, CNHP Student Services

    All are welcome! This session is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their communication skills. Presented by CNHP’s Tuesday Topics.


    Check out upcoming Tuesday Topics here.

    January 10

  • Jennifer Cummings Headshot

    Cummings publishes her DNP Project synopsis, Program Evaluation of Faith Community Nursing Cardiovascular Education Intervention

    Jennifer Cummings, DNP, assistant track director in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and assistant professor, is a 2022 graduate of Drexel University's postmasters degree DNP Program. Her DNP project was published December 2022 in the International Journal of Faith Community Nursing, a peer-reviewed. evidenced based international journal.

    January 9

  • Graphic for Doing the Right Thing event at the College of Nursing and Health Professions featuring Dr. Marybeth Gasman

    Doing the Right Thing: Racism in Hiring Faculty

    • January 12, 2023
    • 1:30 - 3 p.m.
    • Health Sciences Building RM 3W02

    Dr. Marybeth Gasman, author of Doing the Right Thing: How Colleges and Universities Can Undo Systemic Racism in Faculty Hiring, takes a hard, insightful look at the issues surrounding the recruitment and hiring of faculty of color to understand why the numbers of faculty of color are so abysmal. Dr. Gasman recognizes her privilege in this conversation but is tired of faculty of color consistently being called upon to solve this issue.

    Dr. Veronica Carey, assistant dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, encourages faculty, professional staff and students to attend this no-holds-barred Distinguished Presenter event in which Dr. Gasman will address Doing the Right Thing with respect to recruitment, faculty hiring practices and retention of faculty of color at CNHP and why we perhaps have not had success in this area. Dr. Gasman will offer recommendations for deliverables and wants to hear the audience's take on this issue for the enhancement of the climate and culture of CNHP.


    January 3

  • Clarissa Lacson, PhD, MA, MT-BC

    Welcome Clarissa Lacson, PhD, MT-BC

    The Department of Creative Arts Therapies is pleased to welcome Clarissa Lacson, PhD, MT-BC. Clarissa earned her master’s degree in music therapy and counseling and her PhD in creative arts therapies from Drexel University. She built the music therapy program at Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in Harrisburg (2009–2011) and the music therapy program at Children’s National Health Systems in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (2011–2017). She initiated an internship program at Children’s National Health Systems and has had experience in supervising interns and practicum students. Clarissa has served as a study coordinator for both Dr. Joke Bradt’s Music, Creativity and Wellness lab and Dr. Minjung Shim’s Mind-Body Movement Research for Whole Person Health lab. Her dissertation work focused on interprofessional collaboration between pediatric music therapists and their multidisciplinary co-workers. Clarissa has presented her scholarship on regional, national and international platforms. Clarissa also serves as vice president for membership for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association.

    Clarissa is thrilled to join the Creative Arts Therapy faculty at Drexel University and looks forward to engaging students.

    January 2

  • Kate Clark, smiling, selfie, in a forrest green shirt

    Kate Clark, MPA, will be stepping down 

    Kate Clark, MPA, will be stepping down from her role as CNHP’s director of Strategic Initiatives for the AgeWell Collaboratory as of January 6, 2023.

    Kate has been an integral part of very important first-time ever initiatives at CNHP since she started with me in 2018. For example, she helped organize and provide support to various CNHP activities including the Future of Work committee, strategic planning with Fairmount and McKinsey, the Dean’s Leadership Council, the Global Board and others.

    As many of you are aware, Kate is an amazing connector and networker. During her five years here, Kate championed work globally and traveled to Chile alongside me and Dr. Jesse Ballenger (and served often as translator) to provide an incredible student ICA experience. She was my co-creator of the AgeWell Collaboratory, a center without walls bringing together researchers, community-based organizations and educators to disrupt the traditional healthcare system’s approach towards caring for older adults and to pave the way for new, proven strategies that improve health aging over the lifespan. Currently, the Collaboratory has over 80 community partners. As part of AgeWell, she has helped to organize a student group and engage many of our students in AgeWell Collaboratory’s partnership meetings and coffee hours. She also helped to coordinate international forums on disrupting health care.

    Importantly, Kate has helped to secure significant funding to support various initiatives such as the Good Life Model (telesupport for family caregivers referred to us from a neurology practice) and development of the Get Safe at Home app (home environmental assessment for older adults/providers using a mobile application).

    She also created important relationships internally throughout the Drexel community, served on several boards in the college and co-taught two courses.

    Kate also was key in helping to obtain Age-Friendly University designation, the first in Philadelphia and one of only two in Pennsylvania. This important designation promotes the participation, inclusion, education and wellness of older adults in higher education, based on 10 guiding principles. She coordinates the Age-Friendly Steering Committee composed of key administrative leaders at the University and the Age-Friendly pilot initiative which has funded seven exciting and highly innovative projects being led by various academic and administrative units throughout the University.

    We wish Kate all the best in her new exciting role at the Kennedy Forum as the senior director of Strategic Alliances.

    January 2

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