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In the Media

How ‘Upcycled’ Ingredients Can Help Reduce The $940 Billion Global Food Waste Problem

May 19, 2020

Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a May 19 Forbes article about the Upcycled Food Association’s unveiling of a formal, standard definition of “upcycled food.” UFA’s definition is, “Upcycled foods use ingredients that otherwise would not have gone to human consumption, are procured and produced using verifiable supply chains, and have a positive impact on the environment.”

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The Reason We're So Uncomfortable Wearing Masks

May 7, 2020

Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an associate teaching professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, authored a May 7 Washington Post article about the history of physiognomy and why the lack of seeing a person’s face while wearing face masks makes people uncomfortable.

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The Big Impact of a Small Hobby

May 1, 2020

Girija Kaimal, EdD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a May 1 New York Times article about the health benefits of doodling and other forms of art making. A 2016 study led by Kaimal showing how art-making reduces stress was also mentioned in an April 30 Thrive Global article about art therapy’s health benefit.

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New North Philadelphia COVID-19 Testing Site Accepting All Residents

April 29, 2020

Mary Thornton-Bowmer, a nurse practitioner, and Natasha Thornton, a practice manager, both at the Steven and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center, were quoted in an April 27 WPVI-TV (6-abc) broadcast about the 11th Street Center opening as a new COVID-19 testing facility in North Philadelphia. The broadcast was re-aired in an April 27 WPHL-TV (PHL-17) segment. Information about the testing site at 11th Street Center was also mentioned April 27 on WCAU-TV (NBC-10) and April 28 on WTXF-TV (FOX-29) broadcasts.

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Culinology at The Drexel Food Lab with Rachel Sherman and Jon Deutsch

April 23, 2020

Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted on an April 23 episode of Hold the Mustard podcast about food sustainability and the work of Drexel's Food Lab, among other topics.

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5 Creativity Exercises to Keep You Sharp While Working From Home

April 21, 2020

A 2017 study on art-making activating the brain's reward pathway led by Girija Kaimal, EdD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was mentioned in an April 21 Entrepreneur article about exercises to boost creativity.

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The Right Songs to Calm Stir Crazy Kids

April 20, 2020

Scott Horowitz, clinical instructor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in an April 20 Fatherly article about how music can be calming for children during the pandemic and examples of music to play for them.

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Should You Stop Smoking Pot During the Coronavirus Pandemic? What About Vaping?

April 16, 2020

Brenda Douglass, DNP, associate clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in an April 16 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the increased risk of more severe symptoms from COVID-19 for people who smoke and/or vape.

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