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element Thursday, August 28, 2014

News & Announcements
Discovery Day Abstracts
GE Centricity Training
Hospice Medicine Fellowship

Careers Beyond the Bench
Diversity and Leadership Conference
Dean's Cup
NNHVIP Annual Conference
Patient Care Workshops
Upcoming CME Events

Grand Rounds & Seminars

Recurring Items
Security Reminder
Media Review

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Discovery 2014: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
It's time to submit your abstracts for posters and platforms!

  • Abstract submissions for platform presentations are due
    Friday, August 29.
  • Abstract submissions for poster presentations are due
    Friday, September 5.
  • To submit a poster, go to the Discovery submission webpage. For information on Discovery 2014, please head to the
    Discovery Day website.

    If you have questions, please contact Angelo Milone at

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    GE Centricity Business eLearning Lessons

    Are you a practice manager, medical assistant, receptionist, scheduler or other clinical professional who uses GE Centricity?

    The GE Centricity eLearning lessons are available via the Drexel University Blackboard Learn website. The current topics are:

    • Business reporting (which covers how to run reports, definition of reports, and downloading reports)
    • Invoice inquiry functionality (which covers how to look up an invoice and definition of invoice fields)
    • Reminder list (which covers how reminder appointments and the reminder list are a valuable patient service tool)
    • Wait list (which covers how the wait list can be used as a valuable patient service tool)
    • View only (which covers view only, also known as "inquiry access," functionality for those deemed "view only" users)

    All lessons include audio narration, and some are interactive.

    These lessons are available to any user in the Drexel University College of Medicine community, provided that the user has a DrexelOne ID.

    • There are no restrictions on who can request and view the lessons.
    • There are no work or class prerequisites.
    • User security is not affected by viewing or not viewing the lessons.

    The lessons can be watched on any computer with an Internet connection, anywhere, at any time, and as many times as desired (Adobe Flash is required). As an additional viewing option, users can download the video as an Adobe PDF and view it offline.

    Access is initiated from the Electronic Health Records Portal, in the Training and Access section within the Front Office page, under the eLearning Lessons section.

    Contact Paul Marino with any questions at 215.255.7746 or

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    Now Accepting Applications for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

    The Drexel University/Hahnemann ACGME-accredited Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship is now recruiting for the 2015 program year. The interview process will begin in September 2014. We are accepting applications from all eligible specialties, including family medicine and internal medicine.

    Our balanced curriculum will prepare fellows for practice excellence within hospice and palliative care. Fellows will spend 4.5 months each in hospice and inpatient palliative care consultation rotations. Longitudinal experiences include outpatient palliative care clinic, long-term care settings and inpatient pediatric consultation. Additional required rotations include pain management, oncology and congestive heart failure.

    For information about applying, please contact Akimi Jones, fellowship coordinator, at 215.967.1632 or

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    Careers Beyond the Bench

    Date and Location
    Friday, September 5, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Behrakis Grand Hall & Mandell Theater
    University City Campus
    33rd and Chestnut Streets

    Conference Overview
    Careers Beyond the Bench, a one-day professional development conference, will feature accomplished speakers and panelists discussing non-academic career options for PhD students and Drexel postdocs. Attendees will learn about careers in private industry, federal government and foundations, as well as training strategies and career planning tools. A networking reception following the sessions will provide the opportunity for attendees to learn more about non-academic career choices in an informal setting. To see the full agenda, please visit the conference website.

    This full-day event will include:

    • More than a dozen highly accomplished speakers and panelists discussing careers for biomedical scientists.
    • Lunch roundtable discussions with speakers and panelists.
    • Presentation of career training and planning strategies for graduate and postdoctoral fellows.
    • Networking reception with speakers and panelists.

    Speakers will include: William J. Martin, PhD; Rob Ring, PhD; Sally Rockey, PhD; David Howland, PhD; Janet Clark, PhD; Philip S. Clifford, PhD; Robert Cobuzzi, PhD; Katja Brose, PhD; David Michelson, MD; John Hemmer, JD; Pier Giorgio Pacifici, PhD. To view the full list of speakers, please visit the conference website.

    Because space is limited, students are encouraged to reserve a spot by pre-registering. To register, please visit the
    registration page.

    • $10 – Drexel Students
    • $15 – Postdocs
    • $20 – Non-Drexel Students & Guests

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    5th Annual Philadelphia Diversity and Leadership Conference

    Date and Location
    Thursday, September 4, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
    4200 City Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131

    Drexel is a co-sponsor of the 5th Annual Philadelphia Diversity and Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. Human Resources has some free tickets to this event, which will include a keynote address by Former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

    If you are interested in attending, please contact Althea Wallace at The tickets will be given to Drexel faculty, professional staff or students on a first come, first served basis. Once these tickets are gone, Drexel employees may register for the event at a 40 percent discount.

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    The College of Medicine's First Ever Dean's Cup

    Date and Location
    Saturday, September 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Buckley Field
    University City Campus
    33rd and Cuthbert Streets

    It's time to begin an annual tradition at the College of Medicine to celebrate school unity! There will be food, games, music and more. Using our competitive spirit, medical and graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff will compete in a number of outdoor games.

    Alumni, faculty and staff: Use this opportunity to invite your family and introduce them to your friends and colleagues. To sign up and pay online, please visit the Dean's Cup registration page. $5 entry per person; kids 12 and under are free!

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    National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Annual Conference

    Date and Location
    September 8 – 9, 2014
    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    315 Chestnut Street

    About the Conference
    Now in its sixth year, the annual NNHVIP conference brings together hospital- and community-based health care and service providers, policymakers and researchers with a vested interest in developing and strengthening hospital-based violence intervention programs. This year's conference, entitled "Diverse Roles and Common Goals: Hospital-Community Partnerships to Reduce Trauma and Violence," will focus on strategies for collaboration across hospital-based violence intervention programs and the behavioral health, criminal justice and education sectors to address the psychological trauma of violence.

    Learning Objectives
    After attending, the course participants will be able to:

    • Describe trauma-informed practice for victims of violence.
    • Discuss strategies to address psychological trauma of violence in health care, education, mental health and justice settings.
    • Summarize the data collected on injured youth to improve health outcomes and evidence for hospital-based violence intervention programs.
    • Describe how trauma influences biology and human behavior.
    • Apply trauma-informed practices to patients who have experienced interpersonal violence, to decrease their likelihood of developing chronic diseases.
    • Explain how hospital-based violence intervention programs improve the well-being of the intentionally injured patient.

    AMA, AOA, ABA, CHES, CLE, PA Board of Nursing, CEU for Social Work and CPH continuing education credits are available.

    Learn More
    For more information on the conference and how to register, contact Jazzmin Cooper at or visit the conference website.

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    Patient Care Service Excellence Workshops
    This fall, the clinical practice group is offering two workshops for anyone involved in patient care or service.

    You Make the Difference: Service Excellence at Drexel Medicine

    Dates and Times
    September 12, 9 – 11 a.m.
    October 2, 9 – 11 a.m.

    This workshop will:

    • Inspire and motivate participants to strive for excellence in patient service
    • Discuss the context and importance of patient satisfaction
    • Set expectations for service at Drexel University Physicians

    LEADing for Patient Loyalty: Service Recovery at Drexel Medicine

    Dates and Times
    September 17, 9 – 11 a.m.
    October 10, 9 – 11 a.m.

    This workshop discusses:

    • What to do and say when patients are dissatisfied
    • Listen-Empathize-Apologize-Deliver model of service recovery
    • The Empathetic "No"
    • Scripts and skill practice for common scenarios

    Participants must register for workshops via Career Pathway under the Employee tab in DrexelOne. For more information, contact Jennifer Livingston, 215.255.7312 or

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    SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming CME Events

    Hypertension Highlights – ASH 2014

    Date and Location
    Wednesday, October 8, 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    New College Building
    1st Floor, Geary Auditorium B

    This medical seminar is jointly developed and provided by the Drexel University College of Medicine Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Hahnemann University Hospital and ASH Delaware Valley Chapter. It will be followed by the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension Delaware Valley Chapter to develop future tri-state community clinical outreach and educational programs.

    To register for this event, download the brochure at the seminar's website. Please complete the form and mail to:

    Office of Continuing Medical Education - Drexel University College of Medicine
    1427 Vine Street, Room 405
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    For more information, please contact Miki Kurtz at 215.762.3489.

    PACE PHILADELPHIA 2014: Optimization of Device Therapy

    Date and Location
    The Union League of Philadelphia
    140 S. Broad Street

    For more information, please contact Valerie Paoletti at 215.762.3457.

    NADD 31st Annual Conference & Exhibit Show: Models of Excellence in Dual Diagnosis that Shape the Future

    Date and Location
    November 12 – 14, 2014
    Hilton Palacio del Rio
    San Antonio, Texas

    For more information, please contact Anna Auch at 215.831.6923.

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    Security Reminder of the Week Security Reminder of the Week
    Free antivirus/malware protection from Sophos

    Our Drexel University Sophos Endpoint license is extended to one home Windows computer per person for the duration of employment.

    Please visit the DrexelMed software portal to download the antivirus program called Sophos Home Use version and follow the installation instructions. For Macintosh computers Sophos offers a free antivirus program on its website at, which you may continue to use beyond your employment.

    To customize Sophos protection settings, please refer to the help user manual within the program.

    For software installation questions or assistance, please contact Technical Support at 215.762.1999, or email

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    Media Review

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014: Terry Heiman-Patterson, MD, professor, Department of Neurology, was mentioned in an article on Montgomery News about the Lower Moreland High School hockey team's efforts to raise ALS awareness for a player's dad.

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014: Steven Peitzman, MD, professor, Department of Medicine, was mentioned in an article in the Philadelphia Daily News about a new biography of the Mutter Museum's namesake, Dr. Thomas Mutter.

    Thursday, August 21, 2014: Medical student Avir Mitra contributed a story for WHYY's radio program “The Pulse” about temporarily shutting down the frontal lobes of the brain in an effort to increase creativity.

    Sunday, August 24, 2014: Ellie Kelepouris, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, was quoted in an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about home dialysis.

    Sunday, August 24, 2014: David Schonfeld, MD, professor and chair, Department of Pediatrics, was quoted in an article in Calgary’s Child Magazine about strategies to limit children’s stress levels.

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    Media Review


    Grand Rounds & Seminars



    Medicine Grand Rounds

    Date and Location
    Wednesday, September 3, 8:30 a.m.
    New College Building, Geary Auditorium B

    Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: The GI Connection

    Presented By
    Lee Michael Kaplan, MD, PhD, director, MGH Weight Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Accreditation Statement
    Drexel University College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement
    Drexel University College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1-2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This program is eligible for 1-2.5 credit(s) in Category 2A of the American Osteopathic Association.

    Faculty Disclosure Statement
    Speakers at continuing medical education activities are required to disclose to the audience any financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services. Any conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the presentation and announced to the audience.

    Faculty Disclosure
    All disclosures will be announced at the beginning of grand rounds.

    Additional Information
    For more information, call 215.762.3489.

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