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We're in the News

News & Announcements
Winter Funding Opportunities
Patient Portal Available
GE Centricity

Events
Diabetes Education
Women's Care Center ACA Enrollment

Grand Rounds & Seminars

Recurring Items
Security Reminder
Submissions

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Happy Holidays

Enjoy the holidays. The Drexel Med Monitor will return on January 8.

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We're in the News

Sunday, December 14: James J. Reilly, MD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, was featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for receiving the Laureate Award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Monday, December 15: Ana Núñez, MD, professor, Department of Medicine, and associate dean for urban health equity, education and research, was quoted in a story in Diabetes News Journal about a study she co-authored that looks at how neighborhood factors affect diabetes risk.

Tuesday, December 16: Thomas Trojian, MD, faculty, Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine, authored an article about tendon injuries in the philly.com Sports Doc Blog.

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Winter Funding Opportunities

Winter funding opportunities, with deadlines ranging from December 31 into the spring, have been posted on the Research SharePoint website. A DrexelMed username and password are required. Visit now, as some resources have tight application deadlines.

Institutionally Limited Opportunities
Some grant and fellowship programs limit the number of proposals that may be submitted by an institution. If more than the allowed number(s) are submitted, all will likely be rejected by the funder without review. To prevent this, Drexel's Office of Research, in collaboration with FCR, coordinates an internal review process to select submissions. We encourage you to notify the Office of Research if you are aware of funders with such funding constraints.

Gifts-in-Kind
If you have received or plan to receive a gift-in-kind of equipment, services, medical supplies or meeting and conference support, contact IA-FCR to ensure proper processing and stewardship.

Before applying for funding, please contact: Bernadette McNulty, PhD, director, Foundation and Corporate Relations, CoM Office of Institutional Advancement, at 215.255.7388 or bmcnulty@drexel.edu.

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Patient Portal Now Available: myHealth at Drexel Medicine
 
Drexel Medicine has launched an electronic patient portal called myHealth at Drexel Medicine, a secure and convenient way for patients to manage personal health information and communicate with their health care providers.

Patients who sign up for the myHealth portal can check their personal health records using a smartphone, tablet or computer; send secure messages to their health care provider’s office; request prescription refills and appointments; and manage their health care all in one place. This service is available at all Drexel practice locations.

To learn more, please visit drexelmedicine.org/FAQs.

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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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Diabetes Education Class

Date and Location
Wednesday, January 28, 10 a.m. – noon
Hahnemann University Hospital, 4th Floor North Tower
Conference Room 496

Presented by:
Lyn Weisbein, RN, CDE, clinical nurse specialist

Topic
Learn the basics of diabetes and basic nutrition for diabetics, such as:

  • Types of diabetes
  • Medications
  • Recognition and treatment of low blood sugar
  • Introduction to carbohydrate counting and reading labels
  • Complications
  • Understanding basic portion control
  • Exercise and weight loss
  • Setting goals

Registration
Please call Patricia Lawrence at 215.762.8872 to register.

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The Women's Care Center NFPRHA Enrollment Grant

In January 2014, The Women's Care Center was selected as a "Get Covered: Family Planning" grantee by the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) and awarded a one-year grant of $90,476. The grant allows us to integrate Affordable Care Act education and enrollment services into our clinical sites. The grant has been extended to allow us to provide onsite services through the next full ACA open enrollment period, which runs through February 15, 2015. (When not in an open enrollment period, we assist clients who may qualify for special enrollment due to qualifying life events such as loss of a job or birth of a child.)

Anyone in the Drexel community, our patients and their families or friends may call us directly to learn more about the services. Please contact Paul Foster at 267.507.6623 or Corinne Brundage at 267.507.6629 for more information.

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Security Reminder of the Week Security Reminder of the Week
Keep software up to date

Keep your operating system and software programs up to date with the latest patches and bug fixes (e.g., Adobe, Java, etc.). Computer software security holes are constantly being identified and malicious code is written to exploit them to collect personal information and other sensitive data.

Patches are automatically updated each month for the College of Medicine on domain Windows operating system computers. Please make sure you are also protecting your personal computers and devices by keeping software up to date.

For help updating your software, call 215.762.1999, email dmsupport@drexelmed.edu or visit the Tech Support Self-Service portal.

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Grand Rounds & Seminars

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine | Pharmacology & Physiology

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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Tuesday, January 6, 4 p.m.
New College Building, 245 North 15th Street
Pathology Conference Room, Room 5202

Topic
Targeted Therapeutics for Cancer: Quantitative Experimental and Computational Modeling Studies
Presented by: Matthew J. Lazzara, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Target Audience
Attending pathologists from within Drexel University College of Medicine, its affiliated hospitals and private practice pathologists and pathology fellows.

Educational Objective
Physicians will acquire up-to-date knowledge about specific aspects of pathology theory and practice. Physicians will be exposed to content information in specialty areas of pathology which are not a routine aspect of their clinical practice but can enhance their clinical practice.

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: The Drexel University College of Medicine 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. AOA: This program is eligible for 1 credit 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
Dr. Matthew J. Lazzara has no commercial relationships to disclose. The following Planning Committee Members have no commercial relationships to disclose: Drs. C. Hanau, S. Hou, and R. Ownbey.

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Pharmacology & Physiology Seminar

Date and Location
Tuesday, January 6, 11 a.m.
New College Building, John A. Harvey Conference Room 8312

Topic
DNA Repair and Cancer Etiology

Presented By
Roger A. Greenburg, MD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Hosted By
Joseph M. Salvino, PhD, professor

Additional Information
For more information, contact Carolann Imbesi 215.762.2353.

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Submissions
 
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