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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

Scholarly Writing: An APA 7th Edition Refresher

Tuesday, October 10 • 12–1 p.m.
In Person, Health Sciences Building, Room 11W74 or Via Zoom

APA Style, developed by the American Psychological Association, is used by writers for concise, powerful and persuasive scholarly communication. This event will provide an overview of the 7th edition of the style manual and best practices for scholarly writing that is precise and inclusive. We’ll also highlight free APA resources including the APA Style website and APA Style blog.

For more information on past Tuesday Topics, visit the playlist on the CNHP YouTube Channel.


  • Janice Masud-Paul, Librarian for Health Sciences Research, Drexel University Libraries

All are welcome! This session is ideal for researchers, faculty and students. Presented by CNHP Council of PhD Programs.


Ethically Speaking: Research Misconduct and Policies for Handling Misconduct

Tuesday, October 17 • 12–1 p.m.
In Person, Health Sciences Building, Room 11W74 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. RCR promotes the aims of scientific inquiry, fosters a research environment that enables scientists to work together toward common goals and promotes public confidence in scientific knowledge and progress for the public good. However, there are several serious detrimental effects of research not conducted ethically and responsibly. This RCR training is provided to our student, postdoctoral research fellow, research faculty and staff to ensure we are in continual conversation to develop and maintain a culture of scientific integrity.

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

Case Study Discussion Leaders:

  • Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, RN, FASPEN, FAAN, FGSA, senior associate dean of Research, professor of nursing
  • Cassandra Myers, associate vice provost for research compliance and regulatory affairs
  • 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.


Improving Survivor Care through Sexual Assault Nurse Examination Simulation Training

Tuesday, October 24 • 12–1 p.m.
In Person, Health Sciences Building, Room 11W74 or Via Zoom

In the United States, only 25% of hospitals are compliant with federal guidelines in ensuring access of care for sexual assault nurse examination (SANE) after a sexual assault. Not only does this create chaos for the survivor in seeking life-saving resources in the criminal justice system or alternate routes of safety, but also often translates to a critical failure of public health response when necessary screening and treatment options are not accessible for this high risk patient population. Having a clinician in the community who is competent in trauma-informed and patient-centered SANE care is crucial to addressing the ripple effect of harm caused by sexual violence. By means of simulation support, clinicians can learn how to best care for the SANE patient in a way that enhances evidence collection, acute medical care, and resource referral while also prioritizing representation, respect, and recovery for all patients in this unique setting. In this presentation, we will explore Drexel’s latest clinical skills curriculum for SANE training in partnership with the simulation team, as well as the impact of simulation in this nature of care.


  • Allison Denman, MS BSN RN SANE-A, Clinical Director, Forensic Nurse Manager, Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center

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


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