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Patient Portal Available
GE Centricity

Events
Meet the CT Surgery Candidate
Graduate School Meeting
Cancer Treatment Options
DUCoM Classical Concert
Medical Education Retreat
Faculty Leadership & Excellence Seminar Series
Grant Writing Workshop

Grand Rounds & Seminars

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Security Reminder
Media Review
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Drexel Med Monitor

Enjoy the holiday. The Drexel Med Monitor will return on December 4.

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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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Meet the Candidate: Director of Surgical Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Cardiac Support

Date and Location
Monday, November 24, noon – 1 p.m.
New College Building
Surgical Classroom 7401, 7th Floor

On Monday, one of the candidates for director of surgical heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery will deliver a presentation. The candidates were selected by a search committee chaired by Glenn W. Laub, MD. All are welcome to attend.

Title
Long-Term Mechanical Circulatory Support

Candidate
Themis Chamogeorgakis, MD, associate director of heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at the Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, and associate professor of surgery, Texas A&M School of Medicine

For more information, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development at 215.762.2500 or arlene.padolina@drexelmed.edu.

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Graduate School Meeting

Date and Location
Tuesday, November 25, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Queen Lane Campus
Student Activities Center B

Faculty, administration and staff of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies are invited to the first all-school meeting. Dean Elisabeth Van Bockstaele will be discussing matters pertinent to the growth and structure of the Graduate School. Joining her in a panel session will be the vice dean, associate dean and division directors.

The discussion will last one hour, and will be followed by a reception. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The next all-school meeting will be held at the Center City Campus after the holidays.

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Professional Education: Cancer Treatment Options

Date and Location
Wednesday, December 3, noon – 2 p.m.
New College Building
19th Floor Boardroom

Topic
Cancer Treatment: How to Make Informed Choices About Standard Care and Clinical Trials

Speaker
Rene Rubin, MD, FACP, clinical associate professor of medicine, Division of Internal Medicine

Target Audience
Nurses, social workers and other health care professionals.

Goal
To educate oncology nurses and social workers about steps patients can take to help make decisions about standard treatment or treatment in clinical trials, and how to communicate this to patients and caregivers.

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • List steps patients can take to make informed treatment decisions.
  • Advise patients about the benefits and risks of standard treatment and treatment in a clinical trial.
  • Describe how new cancer treatments are developed and approved.
  • Sort out the myths from the facts about clinical trials.
  • Explain how to search for clinical trial listings for blood cancers.
  • Identify resources offered by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under provider number CEP 5832 to award 2.0 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), provider number 1105, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org Approved Continuing Education Program (ACE). Approval Period: December 2011 – December 2014. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive 2.0 CE (1.50 clinical and .50 social work ethics) clock hours.

Registration
Pre-registration for this free program is required. Please contact Nancy Chhum at 610.276.3198 or email
nancy.chhum@lls.org to register for the program. You may also register online at the LLS website.

Additional Information
Complimentary lunch will be provided. Parking vouchers are available if you park in Hahnemann University Hospital valet, which is located at the main hospital entrance at Broad & Vine Streets.

Upon completion of this program and submission of the activity evaluation, a certificate of completion will be issued to you via email within 30 days. For more information, assistance for people with disabilities or grievances, please contact Nancy Chhum at 610.276.3198.

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DUCoM Classical Concert

Date and Location
Wednesday, December 3, 8 p.m.
Philadelphia Ethical Society
1906 Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Come support the medical students' classical music club, DUCoM Classical, for their winter recital.

DUCoM Classical is looking for additional performers to participate in the event. For more information, please contact ducomclassical@gmail.com.

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19th Annual Medical Education Retreat

Date and Location
Friday, December 5, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Queen Lane Campus, Student Activities Center

Topic
Transforming Medical Education Through Innovation: Preparing Our Graduates for the Evolving Health Care Environment

Presented By
Maryellen E. Gusic, MD, chief medical education officer, Association of American Medical Colleges
Susan Perlis, EdD, associate dean for academic affairs, Cooper-Rowan University School of Medicine
Valerie Weber, MD, MS, vice dean for educational affairs, Drexel University College of Medicine

Learn More
For additional information, contact the Division of Clinical Education at 215.991.8360.

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: The Drexel University College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA: This program is eligible for 3 credits in Category 2A of the American Osteopathic Association.

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Faculty Leadership and Excellence Seminar Series

Date and Location
Wednesday, December 10, noon – 1 p.m.
Pharmacology/Physiology Conference Room, Room 8312
Videoconference: Queen Lane Campus, Room A2

Topic
How to Publish Your Quality Improvement Project: Designing and Executing Your QI Project as Scholarly Activity

Presented By
David Cooperberg, MD, attending hospitalist, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children; associate professor, Department of Pediatrics

Target Audience: All faculty and trainees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Design a high-impact quality improvement (QI) project.
  • Apply the SQUIRE guideline to draft a QI manuscript.

Lunch will be provided.

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Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop

Dates and Location
Monday, December 15, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., NSF Grant Writing
Tuesday, December 16, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., NIH Grant Writing
Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, 104

A continental breakfast will be provided.

The Office of Research will be sponsoring a two-day grant writing workshop taught by the Grant Training Center. These workshops are being made available to those who are in the process of submitting grants to the National Institutes of Health and/or the National Science Foundation or who are planning submissions to these agencies. Given the limited seating available, graduate students are currently not eligible for this workshop.

Working both nationally and internationally, the Grant Training Center has helped institutions of higher education, K–12 schools, non-profit organizations, service professionals, foundations, government agencies, educators, researchers and professionals from various agencies to succeed amid the complexities and rapid change of the grant writing world. They pride themselves on their tradition of integrity, expertise and creative approach to grant development.

After attending, you will be able to:

  • Find the appropriate program and grant mechanism for your idea.
  • Identify and avoid common pitfalls of a grant.
  • Develop an irresistible idea for your grant application.
  • Address the pieces of the request for proposal.
  • Maximize your application for competitiveness.
  • Package the proposal in the requested format.
  • Understand the new scoring system and the review process.
  • Learn what actually happens in the study section.
  • Search for the appropriate study sections for submissions.

Target Audience
All Drexel University faculty and professional staff (including postdocs).

Additional Information
Individuals can register for one or both workshops. To register for a workshop, please complete the registration form. All applications should include a short letter of nomination from each prospective attendee’s department head, director or dean. Space is limited so please register early. Registration will close on November 28.

If you have any questions, please contact Kairi Williams or Katie Parker for more information.

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Security Reminder of the Week Security Reminder of the Week
Free antivirus/malware protection from Sophos

 
Our Drexel University Sophos Endpoint license is extended to one home Windows computer per person for the duration of employment.

Please visit the DrexelMed software portal to download the antivirus program called Sophos Home Use version and follow the installation instructions. For Macintosh computers, Sophos offers a free antivirus program on its website at Sophos.com, which you may continue to use beyond your employment.

To customize Sophos protection settings, please refer to the help user manual within the program.

For software installation questions or assistance, please contact Technical Support at 215.762.1999, or email
dmsupport@drexelmed.edu.

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Media Review

Wednesday, November 12: Carol Lippa, MD, professor and interim chair, Department of Neurology, was interviewed on KYW Newsradio about Lewy body dementia in light of autopsy results that found comedian Robin Williams suffered from the condition.

Friday, November 14: Thomas Trojian, MD, faculty, Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine, authored an article for philly.com’s Sports Doc blog about how vitamin D affects athletic performance.

Sunday, November 16: Ana Núñez, MD, associate dean for urban health equity, education and research, and professor, Department of Medicine, was interviewed in a story that ran on WHYY radio and Newsworks.org about her research detecting people most at risk for diabetes.


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Grand Rounds & Seminars

Biochemistry | Pharmacology & Physiology

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar

Date and Location
Monday, November 24, 1 p.m.
Biochemistry Library
New College Building, Room 11101

Topic
Recent Advances in Targeting Inflammation

Presented By
Peter R. Bernstein, PhD, principal, PhaRmaB LLC; digest editor, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters; adjunct professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Delaware

Hosted By
Alexander Mazin, PhD, professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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

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Pharmacology & Physiology Seminar

Date and Location
Tuesday, December 2, 11 a.m.
New College Building, John A. Harvey Conference Room 8312

Topic
New Approaches to Reduce Impact of Traumatic Stress

Presented By
Esther Sabban, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, New York Medical College

Additional Information
For more information, contact Carolann Imbesi 215.762.2353

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