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The COVID-19 pandemic has provided students new opportunities for co-op and CNHP faculty members a chance to step in to very important leadership roles in testing and contact tracing.
A COVID-19 Hero Called to Serve Philadelphia
Zac Cohen is a fine example of a CNHP COVID-19 Hero, though something he likely wouldn't call himself. This Culinary Arts and Science junior answered a call when help was needed.
PA Alum Ken Korber Uses a Musical Cast of Characters to Explain COVID-19
Patient education is the hallmark of Ken Korber's career in medicine as a physician assistant. Of late, he's been conducting an interesting band of characters to reinforce medical messaging to the youngest of patients.
PA Alumnus Paul Possenti is a COVID-19 Health Care Hero
Paul Possenti's career demonstrates the breadth of paths physician assistants might take. This alumnus moved into administration and is making quite an impact in the care of COVID-19 care in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Nutrition Alum Respond to COVID-19 Challenges
Food and diet has become more important as the stay-at-home orders continue, so the Department of Nutrition Sciences' alumna Kellsey Frank adapted to provide the same great experience for her student and clients. The Center for Nutrition & Performance has started seeing people via telehealth to help those who have specific concerns about health and well-being.
Art Therapy Graduate Student Conducts an Online Mindful-Art Session for Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare workers are particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They are giving everything while at work and at home and sometimes forget to take a minute for themselves. Grad student Emily Wexler developed a tool to help those who are struggling take a moment and an important pause.
As a college educating health professionals, we are proud of our faculty, students, staff and alumni who choose to live their purpose, even in the face of a pandemic.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion During this Unprecedented Time: Call to Arms
Why blame is not the catalyst for change. Veronica Carey, PhD, a behavioral health assistant clinical professor and assistant dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion helps us see this pandemic from the lens of disparity and inclusion.
Drexel University's Rapid Response Research & Development Fund was designated for urgent action, short-term projects focused on COVID-19-related health and health-related research and development. Two CNHP faculty members were awarded grants to advance research and provide more PPE for our frontline heroes.
Drexel Team Comes Together to Make Personal Protective Equipment for Local Hospitals and Health Systems
As the well-documented shortages of personal protective equipment place greater risk on those in healthcare, an incredible team from across Drexel University is moving quickly to address this challenge for our local heroes.
Tending to Students' Mental Health
Faculty from Counseling and Family Therapy organized and recorded a 30-minute Zoom check-in for students about mental health. They provided excellent resources and tips for handling our new situation.
CAT Faculty Share Well-being Tips
Faculty and staff of the Creative Arts Therapies department took time during CAT Week to share what they're practicing to promote well-being. They are CNHP Heroes of COVID-19.
In this time of crisis, Heroes of COVID-19 come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and situations. From the littlest kindness to being on the front lines, the CNHP family is serving in so many different capacities.
The College of Nursing and Health Professions is rapidly responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of our students. There are a variety of ways for all of us to support their education—one of which is through funding the Gloria Donnelly Emergency Fund.