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We're in the News

Announcements
Discovery – Call for Abstracts
Papal Visit
GE Centricity Training




Events
Urban Health Symposium
Brown Bag Lunch Seminar
Infant Safe Sleep Symposium
Hypertension Highlights
Success in Academia
Pediatric Gastroenterology Conference

Grand Rounds & Seminars

Recurring Items
Security Reminder
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We're in the News

August 20, 2015: Kristene Whitmore, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and medical director of the Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute, was quoted in a WHYY-FM/Newsworks story about the new female libido drug approved by the FDA.

August 23, 2015: Daniel Taylor, DO, associate professor of pediatrics, authored a Philadelphia Inquirer column about a mysterious medical condition that he diagnosed in a young boy.

August 24, 2015:
Mark Zarella, PhD, research assistant professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, was mentioned in a Technically Philly post about Drexel’s REThink program, which places local teachers in Drexel research labs over the summer.

August 2015: Michael R. Clancy, MBA, CFP®, CLU, director of financial planning, was quoted in an Association of American Medical Colleges article about medical schools taking an active role in helping students manage debt.

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Discovery Day – Call for Abstracts: Poster and Platform Presentations

Date and Location
Thursday, October 8, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Queen Lane Campus

It's time to submit your abstracts for Discovery Day! Abstract submissions for platform presentations are due Friday, September 4. Abstract submissions for poster presentations are due Friday, September 11. To submit an abstract, go to the Discovery submission webpage.

About the Event
Discovery Day, the College of Medicine's annual day of research, will feature more than 250 poster and platform presentations on various biomedical and clinical topics.

Speaker
Carl June, MD, Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will be the keynote speaker.

Learn More
For more information about Discovery Day, contact Angelo Milone at angelo.milone@drexelmed.edu, or visit the Discovery Day website.

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Information About the Papal Visit

On September 22 – 27, Philadelphia will host the World Meeting of Families, a massive multi-day Catholic celebration culminating in a visit by Pope Francis on Saturday, September 26, and Sunday, September 27. The City of Philadelphia expects that as many as 1.5 million visitors may attend the event.

Drexel has created a website, drexel.edu/papalvisit, as a repository for information, advisories and announcements about the impact this event will have on students, faculty and staff.

Please visit this site regularly; it will be updated as new information becomes available. You may also email papalvisit@drexel.edu with questions.

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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 paul.marino@drexelmed.edu.

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Reimagining Health in Cities: New Directions in Urban Health Research

Date and Locations
September 10 – 11
Drexel University School of Public Health
Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market Street

Overview
The Drexel University School of Public Health invites College of Medicine alumni and faculty who are interested in health challenges facing cities today, health administration and understanding health impacts of policies to attend Reimagining Health in Cities: New Directions in Urban Health Research and Action. With speakers discussing topics including place-based actions to prevent chronic disease, innovations to monitor health in cities and building health equity in cities, the symposium brings together researchers, practitioners and policy makers focused on health in cities. The symposium will energize work on urban places and health, generate novel ideas for research and stimulate debate on policy implications. Participants will reflect critically on the links between urban environments and health, identify new opportunities for research (including novel data and methodological approaches) and consider implications for community action and policy.

To view the agenda and register, please visit publichealth.drexel.edu/urbanhealthsymposium.

Additional Information
For more information, please contact Kim Menard at 267.359.6120.

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Brown Bag Lunch Seminar

Date and Location
Wednesday, September 16, noon – 1:00 p.m.
19th Floor Boardroom, New College Building
245 North 15th Street

Videoconference: Beitler Conference Room, Queen Lane Campus

Topic
From Innovation to Commercialization: How Academic Discoveries Make It to the Market Place

Educational Goals
This lecture is intended as a resource to any Drexel faculty, staff, students, residents or clinicians interested in understanding the process of obtaining a patent and what patents cover – including recent Supreme Court decisions affecting patentability of certain types of biological materials and biological observations. How universities such as Drexel pursue the
commercialization of patented technologies will also be discussed.

Target Audience
Medical students, residents, and clinical faculty.

Presented by
Heather Rose, JD, PhD, licensing manager, Office of Technology Commercialization

Beverages will be provided at New College Building.

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Infant Safe Sleep Symposium

Date and Location
Monday, September 21, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Angelo M. DiGeorge Teaching Center, Lower Level
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Every year in the United States, approximately 3,500 infant deaths occur due to accidental suffocation, asphyxia, or undetermined causes during sleep. This symposium will discuss how to make sudden unexpected infant death prevention a priority in local communities.

Registration
There is no registration fee, but pre-registration is required. Download the flyer to register [PDF] by September 15.

Target Audience
Physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, coroners, deputy coroners, child protective services, health department and injury prevention professionals.

Continuing Medical Education Credits
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Pennsylvania Medical Society through the joint providership of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Cribs for Kids®. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nurse Education Credits
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Additional Information
For information on continuing medical education, contact Alma Barberena at alma.barberena@drexelmed.edu.

For information on continuing nursing education, contact Kathleen Bloom at kathleen.bloom@tenethealth.com.

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Hypertension Highlights – ASH 2015

Date and Location
Wednesday, October 7, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
New College Building, 1st Floor, Geary Auditorium B
245 North 15h Street

Overview
This program is designed to discuss controversies of the 2014 Hypertension Guidelines. Specific recommendations on diabetes, CKD, age-related treatment goals, racial differences in therapy, and heart disorders with specific requirements will be discussed. Newer concepts in neurogenic blood pressure control, hypertension and orthostatic hypotension, salt-related hypertension and renal sodium reabsorption differences and secondary causes of hypertension, including adrenal disorders, will be presented. Those treating adolescents with hypertension will recognize special diagnostic procedures and treatments. We will discuss newer recommendations for specific indications.

The program is accredited for 5.0 credit hours by the ACCME.

This medical seminar is jointly developed and provided by the Drexel University College of Medicine Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Hahnemann University Hospital and ASH Delaware Valley Chapter. The seminar 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.

Target Audience
Cardiologists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, neurologists, general internists, family practitioners, all subspecialties, primary care practitioners, CRNP, PA, MA, PharmD and all trainees.

To register for this event, download the brochure. 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 Angelina Ditri at 215.762.2582.

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Success in Academia
Professional and Career Development Series

Date and Location
Friday, October 30, 12:30 p.m.
Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center
3210 Chestnut Street

Success in Academia, a professional development conference, will feature nine highly accomplished speakers and panelists discussing academic career options and providing advice for graduate students, postdocs and biomedical scientists. Attendees will learn how to best position themselves for success in obtaining jobs in academic institutions, how to overcome obstacles and challenges, and gain important lab management skills. The event includes break-out and panel sessions with options to learn about career-building skills, negotiation tactics for faculty positions, or transitioning into academic careers from different job sectors. Following the sessions, a networking reception will provide the opportunity for attendees to learn more about academic career choices by interacting with panelists in an informal setting.

Download the agenda.

Speakers
Sulie L. Chang, Seton Hall University (keynote address)
Nancy Pilotte, NIH-NIDA
Debra Bangasser, Temple University
Nick Bello, Rutgers University
Jean Hardwick, Ithaca College
Grace Peng, NIH-NIBIB
Nina Tandon, Columbia University
Meredith Wooten, Drexel University
Amy Throckmorton, Drexel University

Sponsored by
Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
   Professional and Career Development Series chair: Elisabeth Van Bockstaele, PhD, Graduate School dean
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
   Success in Academia event chair: Andres Kriete, PhD, associate director, Graduate Studies and Academic Operations

Registration
Register for the event before September 30 and save 20% off the ticket price.

Additional Information
For more information, contact Denise Cotter at denise.cotter@drexelmed.edu.

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Pediatric Gastroenterology: Updates for the Primary Care Provider

Date and Location
Saturday, October 31, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Angelo M. DiGeorge Teaching Center, Lower Level
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

This conference is designed to provide pediatric care providers with focused, up-to-date educational sessions on a number of hot topics in pediatric gastroenterology, presented by St. Christopher's team of GI physicians. Attendees will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and practice regarding an array of common but often challenging entities, including diagnosis and management of gluten sensitivities, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, functional abdominal pain, gastroesophageal reflux, chronic diarrhea, and feeding disorders in children.

Registration
There is no registration fee, but pre-registration is required. Register online by October 20.

Target Audience
Physicians, nurse practitioners and other professionals who provide medical care for children.

Continuing Medical Education Credits
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure
Speakers and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

Additional Information
For more information, contact Lisa Rausch at 215.427.6781 or lisa.rausch@tenethealth.com.

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Security Reminder of the Week Security Reminder of the Week
Email data loss prevention

 
Emails sent outside of the College of Medicine will be inspected by the system for sensitive data in order to attempt to detect accidental transmission of sensitive information (e.g., if someone forgets to use "Send Secure" in Outlook) and encrypt the email before sending, per the Email Encryption Policy.

If you accidentally forget to encrypt an email going outside of DrexelMed with sensitive data, you should receive an automated notice to let you know the message was sent and auto-encrypted from proofpoint-pps@drexelmed.edu with subject "Message Secured [your email subject]."

It is best practice to follow up with your recipient(s) in a separate email or by phone to make sure they have received the secured message from you. Please visit our page on How to Use Email Encryption and review the frequently asked questions.

If you have any questions, please email IT_Security@drexelmed.edu or contact the Technical Support Desk at 215.762.1999.

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Grand Rounds & Seminars

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology | Pediatrics

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar

Date and Location
Wednesday, August 31, 1 p.m.
New College Building, Room 11101
245 North 15th Street

Topic
Biophysical Mechanism of Regulated Actin Nucleation: Simple Concepts Fueling Complex Molecular Behaviors

Presented By
Shae B. Padrick, PhD, instructor, Department of Biophysics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Hosted By
Patrick Loll, PhD, professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Additional Information
For more information, contact Lucia Boyer at lucia.boyer@drexelmed.edu.

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Pediatric Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Friday, August 28, 8 – 9 a.m.
Angelo M. DiGeorge Teaching Center, Lower Level
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Topic
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: From Bench to Bassinet and Back

Speaker
Vineet Bhandari, MBBS, MD, DM, FAAP, professor of pediatrics; chief, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Hahnemann University Hospital NICU and Temple University Hospital NICU

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the pathogenesis of human bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
  • Discuss the role of specific molecules in the pathogenesis of experimental BPD.
  • Identify the potential biomarkers of human BPD.

Target Audience
Attending physicians, associate staff, referring physicians and nurses.

Continuing Medical Education Credits
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure
Speakers and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by St. Christopher's Hospital for Children are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

All planners, moderators and presenters have nothing to disclose.

Additional Information
For more information, contact Alma Barberena at alma.barberena@drexelmed.edu.

Continental breakfast is available at 7:30 a.m. outside DiGeorge Center. Parking passes for visiting physicians are available.

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