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element Thursday, August 14, 2014

News & Announcements
New Patient Portal
Private Funding Opportunities
CoM-IT Outage
Won Center
Hospice Medicine Fellowship
Alzheimer's Clinical Trials

Autism CME Opportunity
Patient Care Workshop
Careers Beyond the Bench
Dean's Cup
NNHVIP Annual Conference
Informed Consent Forum

Grand Rounds & Seminars

Recurring Items
Security Reminder
Media Review

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New Patient Portal Available
Drexel Medicine is pleased to announce the addition of a new and convenient way for our patients to keep track of their health with myHealth at Drexel Medicine, our electronic patient portal. It is currently available at these practice locations:

  • Drexel Cardiology at 219 N. Broad Street
  • Drexel Center for Women's Health
  • Drexel Dermatology at 219 N. Broad Street
  • Drexel Endocrinology
  • Drexel Family Medicine (all locations)
  • Drexel Gastroenterology at 219 N. Broad Street
  • Drexel Internal Medicine (all locations)
  • Drexel Neurology (219 N. Broad and Hunting Park)
  • Drexel Nephrology at 219 N. Broad Street
  • Drexel Obstetrics and Gynecology (all locations)
  • Drexel Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Drexel Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice
  • Drexel Pulmonology
  • Drexel Rheumatology
  • Drexel Surgery at 219 N. Broad Street
  • Drexel Women's Care Center
  • Miller/Boselli Internal Medicine

Patients who sign up for myHealth at Drexel Medicine 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 all in one place.

As the year progresses, the myHealth at Drexel Medicine patient portal will be available to our patients at all of our health care locations.

To learn more, please visit

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New Private Funding Opportunities

A listing of the very latest funding opportunities, with deadlines from now into the fall and winter, has 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 FCR, 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. 

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, please contact Bernadette McNulty, director, Foundation and Corporate Relations–DUCoM, at or 215.255.7388.

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Psychopharmacology and Autism Spectrum Disorders CME

Health professionals serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are increasingly called upon to assist in psychopharmacological treatment of interfering behaviors and other co-morbidities associated with an ASD diagnosis. The CME and CE activity will be a web-based forum where Dr. James Connell and Dr. Edward Brodkin will interview a series of physician experts in the field of autism spectrum disorder about psychopharmacological interventions for individuals with ASD. The goal of this CME activity is to increase health care professionals' knowledge and performance in serving individuals with autism spectrum disorders through education regarding psychopharmacological interventions.

The program will be available from now until June 30, 2015.

For more information, please visit the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute's website.

Target Audience
General psychiatrists, internists, family practice physicians, residents and medical students, social workers, nurses, behaviorists, psychologists and educators.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize and diagnose ASD in adulthood and assess the need for medication for individuals with ASD.
  • Define and assess the degree and seriousness of professionalism lapses.
  • Define ways to treat social anxiety and other social difficulties in individuals with ASD medications and other interventions.
  • Identify dimensions of behaviors in individuals with ASD and coordinate medication management with behavioral treatment.

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 enduring material for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is eligible for 1-6 credits in Category 2A of the American Osteopathic Association.

Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This program is being offered for up to .1 hours of continuing education.

This organization, Drexel University College of Medicine/Behavioral Healthcare Education, provider #1065, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE program. The Drexel University College of Medicine/Behavioral Healthcare Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period 7/27/2011 to 7/27/2014. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive .1 hours of clinical or social work ethics continuing education clock hours."

Further requirements are:
a. Social work practice level(s) course targets (beginning, intermediate, advanced)
b. Instructor's qualifications
c. Instructions for requesting accommodations for individuals with disabilities (ADA in US) - not found in conference program

This conference has been approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors for a maximum of .1 educational hours. NAADAC Approved Provider #000125. NBCC (National Counselors): "Drexel University College of Medicine/BHE is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program." We can award a maximum of .1 hours of CE Credit.

PA Nurses
Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education 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. Participants will be awarded a maximum of .1 contact hours for attending this program.

Drexel University College of Medicine is a preapproved provider of continuing education for Social Workers and Clinical Social Workers. This program is being offered for up to .1 hours of continuing education.

PA Educators Act 48
Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education adheres to Act 48 Continuing Education Guidelines. PA educators will receive a maximum of .1 hours of credit for attending this program.

Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education will award a maximum of .1 PCB Approved Hours of Education for this program. Our program is certified by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Provider # 133. CPRP Drexel University College of Medicine/BHE is approved by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (Provider #107) to sponsor continuing education for Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners. Drexel University College of Medicine/BHE maintains responsibility for the program and its content. This program is being offered for up to .1 hours of continuing education.

Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, the Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as the Standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education, is authorized by IACET to offer .1 CEUs for this program.

Faculty Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of Drexel University College of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational programs. Speakers at continuing medical education activities are required to disclose to the audience their financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services related to the subject matter of the program topic. Any conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the presentation and announced to the audience. The intent of this disclosure is to allow participants to form their own judgments about the educational content of this activity and determine whether the speaker's commercial interests influenced the presentation. In addition, speakers are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in their presentation.

Speaker Disclosures
Joel Bregman, MD; Manely Ghaffari, MD; Michael Murray, MD; James Connell, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D; and Edward Brodkin, MD have no commercial relationships to disclose.

Planning Committee Disclosures
James Connell, PhD; Edward Brodkin, MD; Lindsay Shea, DrPH; and Erica Rohloff, MPH have no commercial relationships to disclose.

This activity is supported by a grant from the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). The ASERT Collaborative is a statewide initiative funded by the Bureau of Autism Services, PA Department of Public Welfare.

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CoM-IT Monthly Maintenance Outage

As a reminder, on Sunday, August 17, between the hours of midnight and noon, CoM-IT will be performing its regularly scheduled monthly maintenance. Please note that all systems will be unavailable for use during this time.

If you have any questions, please contact CoM-IT Technical Support at 215.762.1999.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Won Center for East West Medicine at HUH

The Won Center for East West Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital offers Chinese herbal medicine, meditation and acupuncture, and will implement other healing modalities in the future. These therapies may be beneficial to patients who are seeking to incorporate alternative medicine as a complement to traditional medical care. The clinic is located on the 4th floor of the hospital's South Tower. The clinic is open on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday afternoons from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Won Center website.

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Now Accepting Applications for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

The Drexel University/Hahnemann ACGME-accredited Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship is now recruiting for the 2015 program year. The interview process will begin in September 2014. We are accepting applications from all eligible specialties, including family medicine and internal medicine.

Our balanced curriculum will prepare fellows for practice excellence within hospice and palliative care. Fellows will spend 4.5 months each in hospice and inpatient palliative care consultation rotations. Longitudinal experiences include outpatient palliative care clinic, long-term care settings, and inpatient pediatric consultation. Additional required rotations include pain management, oncology and congestive heart failure.

For information about applying, please contact Akimi Jones, fellowship coordinator, at 215.967.1632 or

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Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials

The Memory Disorders Program offers numerous clinical trials for individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Participating in trials can be beneficial for both the participant and the medical community. Trials provide additional options for treatment, ignite a sense of hope in the individual with the disease and further advance the medical community's knowledge. Neurologist and memory disorders specialist Dr. Carol Lippa is currently hosting three clinical trials for AD:

  • An immunotherapy for mild AD
  • A nutritional supplement for mild to moderate AD
  • Symptomatic treatment of stubbornness/agitation in individuals with AD

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and would like to learn more about clinical trials, please contact Katie Rife at 215.762.1776 or Carolyn Edwards, RN, MSN, at 215.762.7783. Our research team members have extensive experience managing studies and encourage patients and their caregivers to participate.

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Patient Care Service Excellence Workshop
This summer, the clinical practice group is offering a workshop for anyone involved in patient care or service.

You Make the Difference: Service Excellence at Drexel Medicine

Date and Time
August 20, 2 – 4 p.m.

This workshop will:

  • Inspire and motivate participants to strive for excellence in patient service
  • Discuss the context and importance of patient satisfaction
  • Set expectations for service at Drexel University Physicians

Participants must register for this workshop via Career Pathway under the Employee tab in DrexelOne. For more information, contact Jennifer Livingston, 215.255.7312 or

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Careers Beyond the Bench

Date and Location
Friday, September 5, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Behrakis Grand Hall & Mandell Theater
University City Campus
33rd and Chestnut Streets

Conference Overview
Careers Beyond the Bench, a one-day professional development conference, will feature accomplished speakers and panelists discussing non-academic career options for PhD students and Drexel postdocs. Attendees will learn about careers in private industry, federal government and foundations, as well as training strategies and career planning tools. A networking reception following the sessions will provide the opportunity for attendees to learn more about non-academic career choices in an informal setting. To see the full agenda, please visit the conference website.

This full-day event will include:

  • More than a dozen highly accomplished speakers and panelists discussing careers for biomedical scientists.
  • Lunch roundtable discussions with speakers and panelists.
  • Presentation of career training and planning strategies for graduate and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Networking reception with speakers and panelists.

Speakers will include: William J. Martin, PhD; Rob Ring, PhD; Sally Rockey, PhD; David Howland, PhD; Janet Clark, PhD; Philip S. Clifford, PhD; Robert Cobuzzi, PhD; Katja Brose, PhD; David Michelson, MD; John Hemmer, JD; Pier Giorgio Pacifici, PhD. To view the full list of speakers, please visit the conference website.

Because space is limited, students are encouraged to reserve a spot by pre-registering. To register, please visit the
registration page.

  • $10 – Drexel Students
  • $15 – Postdocs
  • $20 – Non-Drexel Students & Guests

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The College of Medicine's First Ever Dean's Cup

Date and Location
Saturday, September 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Buckley Field
University City Campus
33rd and Cuthbert Streets

It's time to begin an annual tradition at the College of Medicine to celebrate school unity! There will be food, games, music and more. Using our competitive spirits, medical and PhD students, alumni and faculty will compete in a number of outdoor games.

Alumni and faculty: Use this opportunity to invite your family and introduce them to your friends and colleagues. Look for an email in August with a link to sign up and pay online. $5 entry per person; kids 12 and under are free!

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NNHVIP Annual Conference

Date and Location
September 8 – 9, 2014
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

About the Conference
Now in its sixth year, the annual NNHVIP conference brings together hospital- and community-based health care and service providers, policy makers and researchers with a vested interest in developing and strengthening hospital-based violence intervention programs. This year's conference, entitled "Diverse Roles and Common Goals: Hospital-Community Partnerships to Reduce Trauma and Violence," will focus on strategies for collaboration across hospital-based violence intervention programs and the behavioral health, criminal justice and education sectors to address the psychological trauma of violence.

Learning Objectives
After attending, the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe trauma-informed practice for victims of violence.
  • Discuss strategies to address psychological trauma of violence in health care, education, mental health and justice settings.
  • Summarize the data collected on injured youth to improve health outcomes and evidence for hospital-based violence intervention programs.
  • Describe how trauma influences biology and human behavior.
  • Apply trauma-informed practices to patients who have experienced interpersonal violence to decrease their likelihood of developing chronic diseases.
  • Explain how hospital-based violence intervention programs improve the well-being of the intentionally injured patient.

AMA, AOA, ABA, CHES, CLE, PA Board of Nursing, CEU for Social Work and CPH Continuing Education Credits are available.

Learn More
For more information on the conference and how to register, contact Susanna Kramer at or visit the
conference website.

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Moving Beyond the Basics of Informed Consent

Date and Location
October 23 – 24
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
1 Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Office for Human Research Protections is co-sponsoring a research community forum about informed consent.

Changes in the research environment, technological advances and a greater understanding of related ethical concerns have made the issue of informed consent in research increasingly complex. The forum will examine consent-related challenges faced by IRBs, investigators and other members of the research community. The conference will foster thought-provoking topics and stimulating discussions, and provide creative solutions to these challenges.

Early registration ends Friday, August 15. For more information and to register, please visit the forum website.

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Security Reminder of the Week Security Reminder of the Week
Reset your forgotten DrexelMed account password

The Password Self-Service Portal is accessible through your smartphone or any computer with an Internet connection. The portal requires that you register your account and set up security questions and answers. If you have not already set up your security questions, you should do so by clicking Register. Upon login, you will be directed through the two-step setup process.

If you don't remember your answers to the security questions you set up, please contact Technical Support at 215.762.1999, or email during business hours to reset your forgotten password.

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Media Review

June 2014: Ana E. Núñez, MD, associate dean, urban health equity, education and research; professor, Department of Medicine, was quoted in an article on about health care equity.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014: David J. Libon, PhD, professor, Department of Neurology, was quoted in a press release about improving the diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. The release was picked up by numerous media outlets including the San Francisco Chronicle.

Thursday, August 7, 2014: Beth Olanoff, director of the education initiative at Vision 2020, wrote an op-ed article for about gender bias in the teaching of American history.

Friday, August 8, 2014: Alessandro Fatatis, MD, PhD, and Joseph Salvino, PhD, professors, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, were featured in an article in The Triangle about a new compound designed to stop the spread of metastatic cancer cells.

Friday, August 8, 2014: The College’s ELAM® program was mentioned in an article in the
Lebanon Daily News about a Penn State faculty member’s acceptance into the new class of fellows.

Friday, August 8, 2014: The College’s White Coat Ceremony was featured in the 6 p.m. broadcast on 6ABC Action News.

Monday, August 11, 2014: Elisabeth Van Bockstaele, PhD, dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies; professor, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, was quoted in a press release about the upcoming Careers Beyond the Bench conference. The release was picked up by numerous media outlets including the San Francisco Chronicle.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014: Deborah Sandrock, MD, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics, was interviewed for a story on WHYY's "Radio Times" about encouraging more mothers to breastfeed their newborns.

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Grand Rounds & Seminars

There are no grand rounds or seminars this week.


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