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We're in the News

News & Announcements
Winter Funding Opportunities
Primary Care Preceptors Needed



Events
Diabetes Education
A Day with the Newborn
Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert

Grand Rounds & Seminars

Recurring Items
Security Reminder
Submissions

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We're in the News

Monday, January 19: Anita Gupta, DO, associate professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, was quoted in an Epoch Times article about the reasons why women’s pain is often ignored.

Tuesday, January 20: The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership’s Vision 2020 initiative was mentioned in a Huffington Post blog about tackling the problem of workplace inequality.

Tuesday, January 20: Beth Olanoff, Vision 2020’s education initiative director, authored an essay for Newsworks about the invisible women of the civil rights movement.

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Winter Funding Opportunities

Winter funding opportunities, with deadlines ranging from now 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 Foundation and Corporate Relations, 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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Primary Care Preceptors Needed This Spring

Philadelphia-area affiliate faculty or alumni who are in primary care are invited to serve as preceptors in their own practices this spring. This is an opportunity to be engaged with current medical students and have a real impact on their learning, and possibly their career choices.

The students in the Program for Integrated Learning, the College of Medicine’s problem-based curriculum, participate in a Primary Care Community Practicum at the end of their first year. The students have already learned basic history-taking and physical exam skills, as well as the first-year basic sciences. The purpose of the practicum is to expose them directly to primary care practice and community health. During the practicum the students see patients in a preceptor’s office, and use this as a basis for further independent learning in basic sciences, clinical sciences, and psychosocial and preventive issues.

The program seeks primary care physicians in the Philadelphia area to serve as preceptors just 12 hours a week for six weeks, from April 27 to June 6. If you are interested or want more information, please contact Bonnie Emilius in the program office at 215.991.8551 or email pamela.duke@drexelmed.edu or bonnie.emilius@drexlmed.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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A Day with the Newborn, 18th Annual Symposium

Date and Location
Friday, January 30, 7:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
160 E. Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Keynote Speaker
Frances J. Northington, MD, professor of pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, director, Neurosciences Intensive Care Nursery Program, Johns Hopkins Hospital NICU

Program Director
Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos, MD, professor of pediatrics, physiology, and obstetrics and gynecology, Drexel University College of Medicine; chief, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, and the Ralph W. Brenner Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Target Audience
Neonatologists, pediatricians, neonatal fellows, neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal nurses, pediatric residents

Program Overview
This symposium is designed to provide practitioners who provide care to the newborn with the most up-to-date knowledge of issues that are commonly encountered in critically ill neonates.

To Register
Please contact Alma Barberena at alma.barberena@tenethealth.com or Nancy Mowery at nancy.mowery@tenethealth.com or 215.762.7515.

Registration fee: $100

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It's Time for the 22nd Annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert

Date and Location
Saturday, February 14, 5 p.m.
Main Building, University City Campus
3141 Chestnut Street

About the Event
Drexel University College of Medicine students and faculty are getting ready to dazzle on the stage for the 22nd annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert. The proceeds of this student-run event support the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

Advance tickets cost $20 for Drexel students and $30 for all others; the price at the door will be $25 for Drexel students and $35 for others. The evening will include a live variety show provided by College of Medicine students and faculty, a wide selection of food donated by local restaurants, a silent auction and other fundraising activities.

Tickets & Donations
To buy tickets or make a donation, visit drexelmed.wix.com/pabc.

Any restaurants, businesses and individuals wishing to donate to the auction and/or dinner buffet should contact event staff by emailing drexelmedPABC@gmail.com.

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Security Reminder of the Week Security Reminder of the Week
Protect sensitive data with encryption

 
If it is absolutely necessary to store or transmit electronic protected health information or any other sensitive data to a laptop, smartphone or USB, make sure the device is encrypted. If your device is lost or stolen, no one will be able to access the data.

Utilize standard Drexel University College of Medicine encryption solutions for your devices:

  • Sophos Safeguard Enterprise or Credant software on computers. You will have the software notification icons on the task bar.
  • Blackberry and GOOD Mobile application for iPhone and Android.

USB devices must be encrypted with approved HIPAA-regulated vendor solutions (i.e., AES 256-bit FIPS 140-2 certified cryptography) from IronKey or McAfee. Please visit the IT website section on Encryption for more guidance.

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

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology | Medicine | Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar

Date and Location
Monday, January 26, 1 p.m.
Room 11101, New College Building
245 North 15th Street

Topic
RNA-Mediated Immunity in Bacteria: The CRISPR-Cas System

Presented By
Scott Bailey, PhD, associate professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Hosted By
Patrick Loll, PhD, professor

Additional Information
For more information, contact Lucia Boyer at 215.762.4424.

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Medicine Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Wednesday, January 28, 8:30 a.m.
Geary Auditorium B, New College Building
245 North 15th Street
Clinical Case Presentations: DiPalma Conference Room, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Topic
Molecular Mechanism Underlying Diseases of the Aorta
Presented by the Rose Depace Memorial Visiting Professor: Michael Parmacek, MD, chair, Department of Medicine, Francis C. Wood Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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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Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease Research Seminar

Date and Location
Wednesday, January 28, 4 p.m.
Geary Auditorium A, New College Building
245 North 15th Street

Topic
Probing the Biogeography of Polymicrobial Infections Using Genomics and 3D Printing

Presented By
Marvin Whiteley, PhD, professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Hosted By
Garth Ehrlich, MD, professor

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

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