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We're in the News

News & Announcements
Women's Herstory Month
Patient Portal Available
SharePoint Now Available





Events
Black History Month Event
Women's Rights & the Constitution
Medical Student Research Day
Lyme Disease Conference
Women's Issues in Gastroenterology

Grand Rounds & Seminars

Recurring Items
Security Reminder
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We're in the News

Thursday, February 19: Zachari Breeding, RDN, LDN, clinical dietitian in the Department of Medicine, authored an article for Food & Nutrition about food’s effect on your skin.

Friday, February 20: Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, the recently named director of the newly created Drexel Neurosciences Institute, was quoted in a press release about interim data that shows promise for an emergency clot retrieval device. The release was picked up by several online news outlets including the Stamford Advocate.

Saturday, February 21: Theodore Corbin, MD, associate professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, and co-director of the Healing Hurt People program, was quoted in articles on WHYY/Newsworks and NBC10 about the expansion of the program across Philadelphia hospitals.

Tuesday, February 24: Donald Kaye, MD, professor, Department of Medicine, authored an article in Infectious Disease News about the MERS virus epidemic.

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Drexel Celebrates Women's Herstory Month
 
Women’s Herstory Month is a time when Drexel commemorates the history, achievements and contributions women have made in our community and the world. We learn about unspoken histories and add a different perspective to the retelling of the past. At Drexel, the month includes speakers, movies and workshops to engage the Drexel community in this conversation.

Women’s History Month was first celebrated nationally in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28, which authorized President Jimmy Carter to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as Women’s History Week. In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9, which designated the month of March 1987 as Women’s History Month. You can find out more about the month online at womenshistorymonth.gov.

This month recognizes the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, government, literature, art, sports and medicine. The National Women’s History Project encourages us to discover stories about our mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers to help us better understand their lives, the challenges they faced and, ultimately, ourselves and our own times. Find out more at nwhp.org.

Visit the inclusion and culture website for upcoming Herstory events. Also see the women's rights event in this newsletter.

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Patient Portal 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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SharePoint Now Available

CoM-IT is now providing SharePoint to users who want to easily collaborate, share files, or manage a group calendar. Our SharePoint server is configured to meet the highest security standards for patient health information, while being accessible from the Internet, so that your collaboration can include outside organizations. We have already provided SharePoint solutions to both research and clinical teams, and we can tailor the product to meet your specific needs. Our customizations include everything from design and layout modifications to programming enhancements, such as our department scheduling tool.

To learn more about SharePoint or to request a site, visit
http://sharepoint.drexelmed.edu/requestsite (Drexel username and password required).

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7th Annual Black History Month Closing Reception
 
Date and Location
Friday, February 27, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center

Description
The Black Faculty and Professional Staff Association will be hosting the Black History Month closing reception, featuring talented local youth artists and local vendors who will be selling unique cultural gifts, clothing, arts, crafts, jewelry, books and more. Faculty, professional staff and students are encouraged to wear African attire.

Additional Information
RSVP at bfpsa@drexel.edu. For more information, visit the Black Faculty & Professional Staff Association page.

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Do We Need an Equal Rights Amendment to Ensure Gender Equality in the U.S.?
Join Vision 2020 for an Important Discussion of Women's Rights and the Constitution

Date and Location
Wednesday, March 4, noon – 1:15 p.m.
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street, Philadelphia

In celebration of Women’s History Month, explore the parallels between second-wave feminism and the Supreme Court cases of that time.

Presented by
Cary Franklin, constitutional law expert
Alice Kessler-Harris, leading women's history scholar
Serena Mayeri, American legal history professor

Moderated by

Jeffrey Rosen, National Constitution Center president and CEO

RSVP
The event is free, but reservations are recommended. Call 215.409.6709 or order online.

Parking
Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first come, first served basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.

Lunch
BYOL (Bring your own lunch)

CLE
This program has been approved for 1.0 substantive law credit hour for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring payment in the amount of $30 cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Medical Student Research Day

The fourth annual Medical Student Research Day will be held on Thursday, March 12 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Queen Lane Campus. All students are encouraged to submit an abstract from any research done during medical school. The event will include an invited keynote speaker and medical student poster presentations, followed by an awards ceremony and reception for the presenters.

If you have any questions regarding Medical Student Research Day, email Alyssa Abrohms at alyssa.abrohms@drexelmed.edu.

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International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society Conference

Date and Location
Drexel University – ILADS 2015 Conference
April 10-11
New College Building, Geary Auditorium
245 N. 15th Street

Topic
Tick-borne and Other Chronic Infections, Research and Practice

The goal of the conference is to give physicians in clinical practice the basic tools to diagnose and treat Lyme disease and associated diseases, including complicating factors; options for testing; diagnosis and treatment challenges; case studies; less recognized manifestations; and enhanced knowledge sharing between researchers, tick-borne disease experts and front-line practitioners. The event is cohosted by the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.

Target Audience

MDs, DOs, NDs, DMDs, DVMs, PhDs, PsyDs, RNs, NPs, PAs, LCSWs, DCs and select alternative medicine providers. Medical students, residents or interns may register at a discounted rate. Must show proof of full-time student status in MD or DO program. Non-medical professional registrants accepted as space permits (approved by Conference Leadership) and must pay full rate.

Additional Information
For a full program and registration information, visit the conference website.

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Forum on Women’s Issues in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Date and Location
April 17 – 19
Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Description
The Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology is hosting its Fifth National Forum on Women’s Issues in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Asyia Ahmad, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology is program director. Barbara Frank, MD, MACG, FASGE, professor of medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology is co-director.

Nationally recognized faculty from around the United States will speak on gender-related issues in gastroenterology, including IBD, endoscopy, liver disease, motility disorders, nutrition and obesity.

Up to 10 travel grants are available for trainees who submit an abstract for poster presentation. You may view the full brochure and register online.

Additional Information
For any questions, please call the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 215.762.2580 or contact Jennifer Sumter, conference coordinator, at jsumter@drexelmed.edu.

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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

Medicine | Obstetrics & Gynecology | Pathology & Laboratory Medicine | Pediatrics

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Medicine Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Wednesday, March 4, 8:30 a.m.
New College Building, Geary Auditorium B
245 North 15th Street
Clinical Case Presentations: DiPalma Conference Room, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Topic
From Big Data to Comparative Effectiveness

Presented By
The Louis Eni, MD, Memorial Visiting Professor: William Weintraub, MD, MACC, FAHA, FESC, the John H. Ammon Chair of Cardiology, Christiana Care Health System; professor of medicine, Thomas Jefferson University

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 1-2.5 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 1-2.5 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, contact Michelene Kurtz at 215.762.3489.

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Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Tuesday, March 3, 7 a.m.
New College Building, Lecture Hall B, 2nd Floor

Topic
The Multiple Births Epidemic 1967 – 2001: Iatrogenic and Demographic Forces at Play

Presented By
Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS, CPE, FACOG, professor of medical science, former dean of medicine and biological sciences, The Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Target Audience
Attending and visiting physicians, residents and medical students.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the magnitude of the multiple births epidemic.
  • Define the drivers of the epidemic.
  • Offer health policy solutions for the epidemic.

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. Eli Adashi has no commercial relationships to disclose. The following Planning Committee Members have no commercial relationships to disclose: Drs. R. Irani, M. Woodland, and D. Delvadia, and Ms. T. Robinson.

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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Tuesday, March 3, 4 p.m.
New College Building, Pathology Conference Room, 5202
245 North 15th Street

Topic
Practice of Pathology, Outside the Box

Presented By
V. Raman Sukumar, MD, medical director, Beebe Community Lab Doctors Pathology Services

Target audience
Attending pathologists from within Drexel University College of Medicine, and its affiliated hospitals, 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 that 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. V. Raman Sukumar 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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Pediatric Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Friday, February 27, 8 – 9 a.m.
Angelo M. DiGeorge Teaching Center, Lower Level
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Topic
Transformation in Healthcare Financing and Delivery: What Does It Mean for Children and Families?

Presented By
Terry Adirim, MD, professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine; director of academic advancement, Section of Emergency Medicine, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

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

  • Describe the factors driving rapid health care transformation.
  • Describe the contents of the Affordable Care Act and provide an update on its implementation.
  • Identify the benefits and unintended consequences of health care reform for children and families.

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 begins at 7:15 a.m. Parking passes for visiting physicians are available.

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