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Tuesday Topics

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If it is Tuesday, it is time for Tuesday Topics.

College of Nursing and Health Professions hosts "Tuesday Topics," an informal, regularly designated space designed to connect faculty, students and staff and help grow the interprofessional community within the College. "Tuesday Topics" include sessions promoting CNHP's research initiatives, sharing scholarship on issues relevant to healthcare and providing guidance on best practices in research and education. "Tuesday Topics" are open to all faculty, students and staff in CNHP, as well as to our alumni and community partners. Not every session is for everyone, but if the topic appeals to you, please sign-up to join us.

"Tuesday Topics" are generally held Tuesdays throughout each 10-week quarter of the academic year. Participants can join in person or via live webcast. During the period of time Drexel University is operating remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday Topics will be offered entirely online via live webcast.

Details on all the precautionary measures to ensure our faculty, professional staff and students’ health and safety enacted thus far can be found on the Drexel coronavirus website. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we deal with this complex and rapidly changing situation.

Times may vary. Register to receive the specific zoom link and passcode.

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Upcoming Events

Inclusive Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Students and Staff

Tuesday, April 30 • 4–5 p.m.
Via Zoom

A primary responsibility for academic and learning communities is the obligation to create and offer inclusive support to LGBTQIA+ and gender diverse students. This event will provide current and evidence-based information related to inclusion and will present strategies to increase competency and support for LGBTQIA+ identified and gender diverse students and staff.


  • Kristen McLaughlin, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, Director of Undergraduate Clinical Education, Assistant Clinical Professor, Nursing


  • Anna Kiesnowski, LCSW Program and Education Manager, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

All are welcome! Students, faculty, professional staff, and community providers are encouraged to attend. Presented by the CNHP Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Dr. Veronica Carey, Chair.


Ethically Speaking: Creating Safe Research Environments

Tuesday, May 28 • 12–1 p.m.
Health Sciences Building, Room 3W02
or Via Zoom

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. According to the NIH: The responsible conduct of research (RCR) is essential to good science. This RCR training is provided to our students, postdoctoral research fellows, research faculty and staff to ensure we are in continual conversation to develop and maintain a culture of scientific integrity. Creating Safe Research Environments examines interpersonal biases and behaviors that can undermine that culture. We will discuss what is meant by a safe research environment, what kinds of interpersonal behaviors can make a research environment feel unsafe, how the culture of science can contribute to a lack of safety and what we each can do to help change the culture.

For more information on past Tuesday Topics discussing responsible conduct of research, visit the Ethically Speaking playlist on the CNHP YouTube Channel


  • Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, PhD, Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Case Study Discussion Leaders:

  • Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, RN, FASPEN, FAAN, FGSA, senior associate dean of research; professor, Nursing
  • Zachary Hathaway, BS, CIP, project manager, interprofessional and collaborative research

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.


Navigating Microaggressions in the Clinical Space: A Panel Discussion for Health Professionals

Tuesday, June 4 • 12–1 p.m.
Via Zoom

It is not so much a question of “if” microaggressions will occur in our clinical work, but “when.” As health care professionals, it is essential to prepare for these situations and consider how we will navigate when microaggressions present themselves from our clients, their families, our colleagues or even ourselves. A panel discussion with professionals representing the fields of nursing, physical therapy and creative arts therapy will explore ways they have navigated microaggressions, the impact microaggressions can have within the professional space and strategies for disrupting and repairing. Please join us for this important discussion!


  • Hope Heffner-Solimeo, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, Art Therapy & Counseling ‘11


  • Sophia Collins, MSN, RN
  • Nathalie Musey, PT, DPT, PCS
  • Lana Sommers, MA, ATR, Art Therapy & Counseling ‘22

All are welcome! Students, faculty, professional staff, and community providers are encouraged to attend. Presented by the CNHP Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Dr. Veronica Carey, Chair.


For past Tuesday Topics events, please visit our YouTube Channel.