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Centers and Initiatives

AgeWell Collaboratory

As more of us live longer, we face a powerful opportunity to reimagine health care in ways that help us remain active and vital in our homes and communities. At Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP), we believe that we need to re-engineer a whole range of programs and policies to better serve the growing numbers of people with chronic conditions and overcome the training limitations of today’s health care workforce. The AgeWell Collaboratory serves as a “center without walls” at Drexel. We bring together scientists, community members, practitioners, educators, and students together to find creative ways to address the most important challenges facing our aging society. 

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Center for Family Intervention Science

The Center for Family Intervention Science (CFIS) is dedicated to the development; testing and dissemination of Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) for depressed and suicidal youth. ABFT has been rigorously tested in several clinical trials and process research studies and now enjoys the distinction of being an empirically supported treatment on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) web site. Guy Diamond, PhD, the director of CFIS, is also the lead developer of the Behavioral Health Screening (BHS) tool, a web-based tool for mental health and non-mental health settings. The BHS is being used in primary care, emergency rooms, schools and college health and mental health centers. The Center houses eleven clinical rooms within 7,320 square feet.

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Human Nutrition Laboratories

The Human Nutrition Laboratories, within the Department of Nutrition Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Professions’ (CNHP), are interdisciplinary applied and clinical research facilities. They provide quality core services in clinical and applied measurement, biomarker analyses, and protocol development. They have nutrition scientists and registered dietitian nutritionists conducting cutting-edge research, who can also provide nutrition research consultation for the Drexel University research community, other universities/research entities, and businesses.

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Implementation Science Research

Implementation science helps researchers understand how to develop evidence that has potential for widescale dissemination and implementation and how to integrate study findings in practice settings. By including key stakeholders and end-users upfront in the research process, researchers can begin to prepare for implementation of their research findings. Also, implementation science offers guidance in group settings, as to theoretical frameworks, best practices and evidence-based strategies for implementing evidence in real-world settings and working with others who value and can apply your findings and maximize impact.

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