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Facilities and Equipment

CNHP Clinical Labs at Three Parkway

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions' Three Parkway (CNHP) has 35,000 square feet of state-of-the-art clinical and research space located in the heart of the Philadelphia at 1601 Cherry Street just overlooking City Hall. Within the proximity of clinical and research areas, the facility promotes synergistic partnerships between clinicians and researchers thereby reducing the effective bench to clinic time. Our research focuses particularly on motion analysis, physical therapy, art therapy, dance movement therapy, music therapy, couple and family therapy, nursing and nutrition sciences both in-house and out in the community. Three Parkway houses a vast student center and many conference rooms to encourage interaction among CNHP faculty, post-doctoral students, program managers and students from various departments and promote interprofessional and mixed-methods research.

The Three Parkway facility is available to CNHP departments including physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences, nutrition sciences, nursing, couple and family therapy and creative arts therapies. This facility fosters strong collaborative relationships with other Drexel University schools and colleges such as the College of Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and the College of Computing and Informatics. There have also been numerous collaborations with Drexel’s innovation and entrepreneurial centers such as the ExCITe Center and the Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership where patentable research has developed into marketable products.

The Three Parkway facility features multiple instrumented motion capture labs including a physical therapy gym; art, dance and music therapy; metabolic research with iDXA bone density scanner; fNIR; Kinect-based gaming; and a running analysis. Therapy rooms feature built-in HIPAA compliant audio/video streaming and recording. With dedicated lab research personnel, machine shop, electronic prototyping lab and access to Drexel’s university machine shop and 3D printing facilities, the facility has served as a stepping stone for innovative projects that can lead to startup ventures.

The clinical and lab space occupies the second and third floors of Three Parkway. There is additional space on the seventh floor offering more than 44 cubicles, 16 offices, 7 conference rooms, 2 data reduction labs, 15 specialized labs, 2 touchdown areas, 19 consultation areas and much more. It's a great foundation for research and collaborations.