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Announcements
Why I Give Campaign
Inspire a Child to Dream Day






Events
Drexel/Sejong Cardiology Conference
A Conversation About Women’s Health
Gold Lecture: Humanism at the Bedside
Homeownership Vendor Fair
Therapy & Device Discovery & Development
Learning Empowerment Advantage Program
Training: Children at Risk
Diabetes Education Class

Grand Rounds & Seminars

Recurring Items
Security Reminder
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We're in the News

Friday, March 20: The College of Medicine’s Match Day ceremony was featured on 6ABC/Action News.

Friday, March 20: WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org profiled two of our students about their experience before, during and after Match Day in a two-part series. Maurice Hinson and Kelsie Persaud were featured in Part One. Part Two will air Friday, March 27 at 9 a.m. on WHYY-FM’s "The Pulse."

Monday, March 23: Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, chair, Department of Neurosurgery, and director, Drexel Neurosciences Institute, was quoted in a press release about research he published looking at ways to treat patients with so-called “wake-up stroke.” The release was picked up by BioPortfolio and numerous other online media outlets.

Tuesday, March 24: Drexel University College of Medicine was mentioned in a press release about the renewal of an agreement with Allscripts for electronic health records. Tish Calverese, chief information officer, was quoted in the release, which was picked up by Reuters and numerous other online media outlets.


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Why I Give Campaign

The Drexel University faculty and staff annual giving campaign, Why I Give, will kick off on April 2, 2015, and will end on June 30. As in years past, participation is the key element to a successful campaign. Last year 36% of our faculty and staff gave back to the College of Medicine. The goal for this year is 40% participation.

Payroll deduction is available to all Drexel employees. Payroll deductions can be stretched out over time for 12 monthly or 26 bi-weekly pay periods, but any period of time can be selected, including open-ended deductions.

All gifts to the College of Medicine received now through June 30, 2015, count toward the goal. Watch for the Why I Give packets in campus mail. Previous open-ended payroll deductions should still be in effect.

Additional Information
Contact Leah Cianfrani at 215.255.7347 or ljc56@drexel.edu if you need more information.

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Inspire a Child to Dream Day Activities and Volunteers

Inspire a Child to Dream Day is held annually at Drexel University on the University City Campus. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The event coincides each year with National Take Your Daughter/Son to Work Day in April. The program is for the children and relatives, aged 6 to 13, of all Drexel University faculty and professional staff.

Book Drive
The Inspire a Child to Dream program will host a book drive through April 23 to collect new or slightly used children’s/adolescents books (English or Bilingual: English/Spanish) to be donated to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Each child who attends the program is asked to donate a children’s book. The Drexel community can also participate in the children’s book drive now through Thursday, April 23. A collection box is available at Human Resources (Center City Campus) Bellet Building, 1505 Race Street, 1st Floor.

Host a Breakout Session
We are looking for departments, schools or colleges to host one or two breakout sessions for the children on Inspire a Child to Dream Day. The available time slot(s) to host an activity with the children are:

  • Session 1: 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Session 2: 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Volunteers Needed
HR is seeking professional staff, faculty and student volunteers to assist with the day's activities. Please complete the Volunteer Form and return to Althea Wallace at alw322@drexel.edu by Friday, April 10.

Additional Information
For more information, visit the event website.

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International Joint Drexel Cardiology and Sejong, Korea, Cardiology Conference
 
Date and Location
Thursday, March 26, 6 – 7 p.m.
New College Building, DiPalma Conference Room, 6th Floor
245 North 15th Street

Description
Drexel Cardiology will present "Cocaine-Induced Acute Coronary Syndromes." The Sejong, Korea, topic will be determined later. 

Additional Information
For more information, contact Gary S. Ledley, MD, at 215.762.7591 or gledley@drexelmed.edu.

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Women, Addiction and the Criminal Justice System: The Road to Recovery
A Conversation About Women’s Health
 
Date and Location
Friday, March 27
1 – 2 p.m. Reception
2 – 3:45 p.m. Conversation

Queen Lane Campus, Student Activities Center A
2900 W. Queen Lane

Presented By
The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine in collaboration with the Caring Together Program and Working Together for Women

Speakers
Roland Lamb, director, Office of Addiction Services, Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disability Services, City of Philadelphia
Dorothy Johnson-Speight, director, Mothers in Charge
Barbara Schindler, MD, medical director, Caring Together Program, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine

Moderator
Lynn H. Yeakel, director, Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership, Drexel University College of Medicine

Additional Information
This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email jbarber@drexelmed.edu or call 215.991.8194.

Funding for this program has been provided by the Doris Willig, MD, Fund.

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Arnold P. Gold Foundation Lectureship on Humanism and Professionalism in Medicine
 
Date and Location
Friday, March 27, 4 – 5 p.m.
New College Building, Geary Auditorium B
245 N. 15th Street

Reception 5 – 5:30, Geary Lobby

Topic

Teaching (and Doing) Humanism at the Bedside

Presented by
Paul Haidet, MD, director of medical education research, Penn State University, Hershey Medical Center

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Drexel Spring Homeownership Vendor Fair

Date and Location
Wednesday, April 1, noon – 2 p.m.
Drexel Recreation Center Lobby
33rd and Market Streets

All Drexel University faculty and professional staff, including those from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, are invited to attend this fair and take advantage of a wide variety of services offered by our homeownership partner vendors.

The director of the Drexel Homeownership program will be on hand to give details about how you can obtain $15,000 from Drexel for the purchase of your next home, or $5,000 to renovate your home, if it is located within the designated area.

Regardless of your participation in the Homeownership program, faculty and professional staff may utilize the services of the partner vendors.

Additional Information

For additional information about the event, please contact Althea Wallace at 215.895.2582 or alw322@drexel.edu. For more information regarding the Home Purchase Assistance Program, visit the program's page on the Human Resources website.

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New Programs for Therapy & Device Discovery & Development
 
Date and Location
Wednesday, April 1, 2 p.m.
New College Building, John A. Harvey Conference Room 8304
245 North 15th Street

Topic
NINDS Office of Translational Research: New Programs to Support Therapy and Device Discovery and Development

Presented by
Rajesh Ranganathan, PhD, director of the Office of Translational Research, National Institute on Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS); former senior advisor to the Director of the NIH; adjunct professor, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology

Hosted by
The Drexel Clinical and Translational Research Institute and the Drug Discovery & Development program.

Description
This is an informational presentation intended to provide an overview of funding programs supporting research in translational neurology.

Additional Information
For more information, call 215.762.4530.

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Learning Empowerment Advantage Program (LEAP) Information Session
 
Date and Location
Wednesday, April 8, noon – 1 p.m.
New College Building, Room 7401
245 North 15th Street

Lunch will be served.

Description
Sometimes we are filled with anxiety when we think about how we can be more, do more, expand our career options and take new risks. LEAP is designed to help you face those anxieties with a clear understanding of your gifts and aspirations, plus tools and knowledge to forge a new professional future. If you want to take charge of your development to move forward in your career, LEAP may be for you.

Prospective participants must attend the April 8 information session and be recommended by their manager or administrator.

Program sessions include:

  • Career Development, Revisiting My Career, May 5, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Career Development, My Vision For the Future, May 20, 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Job Knowledge Development, Healthcare Quality Improvement Processes, June 5, noon – 1 p.m.
  • Job Knowledge Development, I Am the Patient Experience, June 12, noon – 1 p.m.
  • Individual Coaching sessions

Target Audience
Non-manager College of Medicine staff who:

  • Demonstrate mastery of their current role and receive positive performance reviews.
  • Routinely go above and beyond to take on additional responsibilities and proactively address gaps or problems in their practice or department.
  • Desire to move into a management role or contribute to the organization at a higher level.
  • Have the respect of their peers, exerting a positive influence on others in their practice or department.

Additional Information
For more information or to RSVP, contact jennifer.livingston@drexelmed.edu.

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Children at Risk: A Pediatric Special Event

Date and Location
Friday, April 17, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Angelo M. DiGeorge Teaching Center, Lower Level
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Topic
Recognizing and Responding to Children at Risk: Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Education for Hospital Staff

Presented By
Maria McColgan, MD, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics

Target Audience
Professionals who are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect under the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.

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

  • Identify the role of child protection.
  • Understand categories of child abuse in the law.
  • Recognize potential risks/indicators of child abuse/neglect.
  • Describe the role of a mandated reporter.
  • Explain the referral process and follow-up.
  • Identify prevention resources.

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 that corresponds with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education
The Department of Nursing at 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. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children will provide 2 contact hours.

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 Kathy Bloom, RN, at kathleen.bloom@tenethealth.com or call 215.427.5472.

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Diabetes Education Class

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

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
To register, call Patricia Lawrence at 215.762.8872.

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Grand Rounds & Seminars

Pediatrics | Pediatrics Special Event

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Pediatric Grand Rounds

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

Topic
Advances in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Presented By
Erica Poletto, MD, assistant professor of radiological sciences and pediatrics
Catherine Avitabile, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, Division of Cardiology

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

  • Describe some common indications for cardiac MRI at SCHC.
  • Identify the anatomic and physiologic data that can be obtained from a cardiac MRI.
  • Increase understanding of the management of patients with post-operative congenital heart disease who require lifelong surveillance for sequelae of their repairs.

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 that corresponds 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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