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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. Most "Tuesday Topics" are open to all faculty, students and staff in CNHP, although some may have a more targeted audience.

"Tuesday Topics" are generally held Tuesdays throughout each 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.

Upcoming Events

Being Anti-Racist: Workshop 2 – Remaining Characteristics and Antidotes of White Supremacist Culture

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Live Webcast

Workshop 2 of this anti-racism series will focus on cultural racism of white supremacy. It builds on the first workshop in which 5 of the 11 characteristics and antidotes were reviewed. While this session will expand upon the lessons of the previous session, those who are interested are welcome to attend.

Participants can expect to learn about the foundations and characteristics of white supremacist culture and examine the antidotes reflected in inclusive culture. One of the purposes of naming characteristics of white supremacy culture and recognizing its' fundamental role in American culture is to understand how organizations, which use these characteristics as their norms and standards, make it difficult if not impossible, to open the door to other cultural norms and standards. As a result, black and brown-raced individuals are only invited into the white world, which still symbolizes power and privilege, as long as they quietly acclimate and adjust to whiteness and its structures. Being able to name both the behavioral manifestations and cultural structures of white supremacy will help us deconstruct racism to: (a) ameliorate cultural differences that overtly and covertly assign value and normality to white people and whiteness; (b) produce the inequitable practice and social status; (c) and reinforce undignified treatment of People and Communities of Color. This topic is offered in context of the adverse health effects that racism disproportionately causes for Black and Brown people.


  • Lidyvez Sawyer, MPH
  • Lindsay Edwards, MA, BC-DMT, LPC

Audience Statement: All are welcome! Presented by Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services


Coronavirus and Minority Groups in the United States: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Via Live Webcast

Experts in different fields will discuss how the current pandemic has affected minority groups (racial, ethnic, sexual, gender) in the United States, as well as in Philadelphia specifically and what are some resources that could be used to fight the disparity.

Lisa Lanza, MPH, RD, LDN, CLC
PhD Candidate, Nutrition Sciences


  • Dr. Ana V. Diez Roux, School of Public Health
  • Dr. Sharelle Barber, School of Public Health
  • Dr. Jennifer Nasser, Nutrition Sciences
  • Dr. Roberta Waite, Doctoral Nursing

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.

Sponsored By:
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Research Skills: An Introduction to ResearchMatch

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Via Live Webcast

Health research changes people’s lives every day, but many studies end early because there are not enough volunteers. Drexel has recently been officially added to ResearchMatch , a national electronic, web-based recruitment tool which helps match volunteers with research studies. Researchers need both healthy people and people with all types of conditions. Please join us to learn more about this system which enables researchers to reach out to more than 146,000 volunteers nation-wide to participate in remote and on-campus health related research studies. Everyone can be the perfect research match!

In this presentation you will learn how ResearchMatch works, register as a researcher, conduct feasibility study, post your IRB approved research, participate as a volunteer, interfacing with your university liaison, and more.

Presenter: Arun Ramakrishnan, PhD, Director of Research Labs

All are welcome! Presented by CNHP Research, Discovery and Innovation


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