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We're in the News

Announcements
Why I Give Campaign
Commencement – RSVP & Regalia
Agenda for Faculty Meeting
Inspire a Child to Dream Day
Research Day Judges Wanted
Free Weight Loss App

Events
Children at Risk: A Pediatric Special Event
Vendor Show & Technical Seminar
Pediatrics Reception, San Diego
Medical Research Seminar

Grand Rounds & Seminars

Recurring Items
Security Reminder
Submissions

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We're in the News

Sunday, April 12: Daniel Taylor, DO, associate professor, Department of Pediatrics, authored an article for philly.com about finding help for victims of human trafficking.

Monday, April 13: Medical student Cory Heal was featured in an NBC Philadelphia story for being the victim of a theft and the efforts of his classmates to help raise money on his behalf.

Tuesday, April 14: Thomas Scott, MD, professor, Department of Neurology, was quoted in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about a new MS drug for people with aggressive disease.

Tuesday, April 14: Several Drexel University College of Medicine students and residents were featured in a MedTechBoston story about their team’s selection as a finalist in the Medstro Wearables in Healthcare Pilot Challenge. The team will present their idea for using wearables in cancer care in a pitch-off at Google Cambridge headquarters next week. Fourth-year student Ajay Kohli was quoted in the article.


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Why I Give Campaign

The Drexel University faculty and staff annual giving campaign, Why I Give, kicked off on April 2 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. 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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Commencement – May 15
 
Academic Procession and Regalia
Faculty members and administrators who wish to participate in the academic procession need to register online even if they have their own regalia, so that enough seating will be provided: webcampus.drexelmed.edu/regalia.asp. Please register no later than Friday, April 17. For those who request rented regalia through the site, the University will cover the rental expenses. If you are unable to utilize the online reservation server, please contact the University Bookstore at 215.762.7629 to RSVP and/or order your regalia.

A confirmation and additional information regarding Commencement will be sent to those who register. Rented regalia will be distributed at the Kimmel Center prior to the ceremony.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Lombardo, senior director of student affairs, at 215.991.8219 or michael.lombardo@drexelmed.edu.

Additional Information
Additional commencement information is available at drexel.edu/commencement/ceremonies/medicine/.

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Agenda Set for Faculty Meeting
 
Date and Location
Thursday, April 23, noon – 1 p.m.
New College Building, Geary Auditorium B
245 North 15th Street

Agenda
Opening Remarks
Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD

Dean’s Report
Daniel V. Schidlow, MD

Curriculum Review Update
Valerie Weber, MD


Videoconference locations to be announced.

Lunch will be served at the Center City Campus location only.

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Inspire a Child to Dream Day: Children's Book Drive

You can participate in the book drive being held in conjunction with “Inspire a Child to Dream Day” by donating a new or slightly used children's/adolescents' book (English or bilingual English/Spanish) now through Thursday, April 23. Drop off books to one of the following locations:

  • University City Campus, Human Resources, 3201 Arch Street, Suite 430
  • Center City Campus, Human Resources, Bellet Building, 1505 Race Street, 1st Floor
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Human Resources, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Additional Information
If you have any questions, please contact Althea Wallace at alw322@drexel.edu.

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Research Day Judges Wanted

Date and Location
Friday, May 1, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Daskalakis Athletic Center
33rd and Market Streets

Description
All members of the Drexel University community are invited to a celebration of research, innovation, scholarship and creativity with a day of posters and presentations.

Participation is limited to trainees only (undergraduates, graduate students, professional students and postdocs/residents/fellows). For more information, including a summary of changes to the format this year, please visit the Research Day website.

Judges Wanted!

Research Day is a great forum for scholarly interaction among our Drexel faculty, clinicians and students in the research community. We rely on our own faculty to serve as judges for this important event.

We will be offering three time slots:

  • Slot A, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Slot B, noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Slot C, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Lunch will be provided for our hard-working judges. Your leadership in this event will be a model for your students, as well as a chance for you to see the diverse and impressive work being done here at Drexel. Thank you for your time and participation.

To sign up as a Research Day judge, please use the online form on the Research Day website. For more information, please contact Maryann Skedzielewski at ms39@drexel.edu.

Additional Information

For more information about Research Day, email researchday@drexel.edu.

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Weight Watchers to Offer Free Weight Loss Smartphone App

Drexel has been funded by Weight Watchers and The Obesity Society to offer free subscriptions to the Weight Watchers mobile app, and a pre-release of a new companion app called DietAlert. The program is part of a study run by Drexel's Laboratory for Innovations in Health-Related Behavior Change that seeks to develop and test the ability of DietAlert to enhance adherence to the Weight Watchers program. The goal of DietAlert is to facilitate more successful dieting.

Faculty, staff and students who are at least 20 pounds overweight and between the ages of 18 and 65 may be eligible to participate in this study. Interested participants should own an iPhone 5 or 6. Volunteers should be capable of and willing to respond to questions on their iPhones about their eating habits. Participation involves using DietAlert and Weight Watchers smartphone apps for six weeks.

To request to participate, please complete this form.

Additional Information

For more information, contact Stephanie Goldstein at dietalert@drexel.edu or 215.553.7111.

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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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Vendor Show & Technical Seminar

Date and Location
Thursday, April 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Queen Lane Campus, G23G
2900 W. Queen Lane

Hosted By
University Procurement

Description
Participating vendors will include Life Technologies, Fisher Scientific and Specialty Underwriters. Mike Troutman from Fisher Scientific will give a series of seminars on subjects relating to real-time PCR basics (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.), applications and solutions (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.).

Additional Information
For any questions, contact Debbie Rizzo at dma49@drexel.edu or 215.895.6132.

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Pediatrics Reception
 
Date and Location
Saturday, April 25, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo 204-A
1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

Mary M. Moran, MD, interim chair of pediatrics, and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, cordially invite faculty, alumni and friends to a reception at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies.

Additional Information
For more information, contact Alma Barberena at alma.barberena@tenethealth.com or 215.427.5159.

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Save the Date: Fundamentals of Medical Research Seminar
 
Date and Location
Tuesday, July 21 – Wednesday, July 22
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

New College Building, Geary Auditorium B
245 North 15th Street

This annual two-day seminar for faculty, residents and fellows provides attendees with an overview of the core knowledge and strategies needed to be successful in their scholarly research endeavors at the College of Medicine. More details will follow.

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Security Reminder of the Week Security Reminder of the Week
Back up your data regularly

 
Use the network share H: and T: drives to back up work-related documents. For more information about network data storage, please review the Network Data Storage Policy IT-4.

If you are using cloud computing to store or back up your personal data somewhere online, here are some tips to reduce the risk of that data falling into the wrong hands:

  • Make sure your cloud service provider is a reputable company.
  • Use a strong password (preferably one that is different from your other accounts).
  • Enable two-factor authentication technology that requires two identifications to login, like your password and a one-time PIN.
  • Encrypt or password-protect files that contain personal or sensitive information.

Please contact Technical Support at 215.762.1999, or email dmsupport@drexelmed.edu if you have any questions.

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Grand Rounds & Seminars

Medicine | Microbiology & Immunology

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Medicine Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Wednesday, April 22, 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
Are We Diagnosing Too Many Older People with Chronic Kidney Disease? A Critique of the Current Clinical Practice Guidelines for CKD

Presented By
The Charles Swartz, MD Memorial Visiting Professor: Richard J. Glassock, MD, MACP, emeritus professor, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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)TM. 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 relevant commercial interest (which is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients). 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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Microbiology & Immunology Research Seminar

Date and Location
Wednesday, April 22, 11 a.m.
Queen Lane Campus, Room C9
2900 W. Queen Lane

Topic
Mosquito Immune Mechanisms Limiting Malaria Parasite Development: Constitutive and Induced Responses

Presented By
Michael Povelones, PhD, assistant professor of pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Hosted By
James Burns, PhD, professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Additional Information
For more information, contact Maryann Mendoza at maryann.mendoza@drexelmed.edu.

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