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Tuesday Topics

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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 pandemic, we will be delivering 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

Want Engagement? Promote Psychological Safety

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 • 4 – 5 p.m.

Are you interested in building engagement in your classroom, clinical groups or simulation events? Building your skills to create and maintain psychological safety can be one of your tools. This presentation will discuss methods and tools to create and maintain psychological safety in all learning environments.


  • Kate Morse, PhD, MSN, RN, AGACNP-RET, assistant dean for Experiential Learning and Innovation

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


Listening with the Ears of the Heart: Developing Listening Skills to Be More Present, Available and Empathetic with Patients

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 • 4 – 5 p.m.

This interactive event will be an introduction to theater as a vehicle for communication skills development, especially with patients. We will explore the ways that acting techniques, focusing on improvisation, can be incorporated into medical education to elevate listening skills, empathy and communication. This overview presentation is appropriate for all members of CNHP (faculty, staff and students) and even the rest of the university. Anyone and any professional discipline can benefit from refined communication skills.


  • Nick Anselmo, director of Theater and Mandell Professionals in Residence Programs
  • Bobbi Block, Improvisation for Theater, Theater for Career and Life
  • Adrian Banning, DHSC, MMS, PA-C, Physician Assistant Department

All are welcome! This session is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their communication skills. Presented by CNHP Faculty Affairs Committee.


CNHP Reads: Climate Justice in Short Fiction

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 • 4 – 5 p.m.

As part of Drexel’s “climate action year,” the Boards of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Global Health Engagement are partnering for three college-wide short story reading events. For each meeting, we will discuss short stories that engage both Global Health and DEI as well as the growing global warming crisis. Participants will be guided through analysis and self-reflection, and our students will develop a visual representation of participants’ reactions and comments.

For the first event, we will discuss two very short stories, “Dusk” by Lauren Groff and “A Full Life” by Paolo Bacigalupi, that raise questions of intergenerational justice and solidarity in the climate crisis.

This session marks the first of three college-wide short story events. Register now to receive links to access the stories being discussed at this event.


  • Jesse Ballenger, PhD, Health Administration Department
  • Sharrona Pearl, PhD, Health Administration Department

All are welcome! Students, faculty, professional staff and community providers are encouraged to attend. Presented by the Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Veronica Carey, Chair and Board of Global Healthcare Engagement, Dr. Jane Greene Ryan, Chair.


Ethically Speaking: Case Study on Conflicts of Interest

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 • 4 – 5 p.m.

As a part of our ongoing series, and building upon our “Ethically Speaking” sessions initiated in May 2021, 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.


  • Marjorie Boone, compliance analyst (Conflict of Interest), Drexel University Office of Research and Innovation
  • Zachary Hathaway, BS, CIP, project manager, Interprofessional and Collaborative Research
  • Constance Perry, PhD, HEC-C, associate professor

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


Meeting the Moment: Empowering You, Empowering Change

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 • 4 – 5 p.m.

Imagine a world where the workplace is equal for all.

The demand for equality in the workplace – and society at large - is unrelenting (as it should be). What each of us does now matters. Equality can no longer wait.

The College of Nursing and Health Professions, Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites you to a presentation by Andrea Martin Inokon, founder and CEO of The 1972 Project. Andrea is experienced legal counsel who develops business solutions that align with the company’s objectives to maximize profits while minimizing risk. Throughout her career, she has been a trusted advisor and valued resource to senior management as well as internal and external stakeholders. Understanding the need to empower and educate the next generation of leaders to end gender bias and inequality, she founded the non-profit and serves as a board member of The 1972 Project whose mission is to promote gender and racial equality through knowledge, community and advocacy. To learn more about The 1972 Project visit this website: The 1972 Project


  • Andrea Martin Inokon, Founder and CEO of The 1972 Project

All are welcome! Students, faculty, professional staff and community providers are encouraged to attend. This session is ideal for all those who identify as female, as well male conspirators in the fight for gender equality. Presented by the Board of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Dr. Veronica Carey, Chair.


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