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News & Announcements
Commencement Update
Project Connect
Social Anxiety Study
CoM-IT Outage
Alzheimer's Clinical Trials
GE Centricity Training

Events
Breast Cancer Symposium
Seminar: Fundraising for Research
Vision 2020 Luncheon
NADD International Congress

Grand Rounds & Seminars

Recurring Items
Security Reminder
Media Review
Submissions

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Commencement Update

Commencement information sent Tuesday by the Provost's Office is incorrect for the College of Medicine. Faculty and administrators who wish to participate in the academic procession and have not RSVP'd must contact Caitlin Croke directly at ccroke@drexelmed.edu or 215.991.8250 so that seating may be arranged and to order regalia if needed. Online registration for the College of Medicine Commencement is closed. Robing for the College of Medicine ceremony begins at 8 a.m. at the Kimmel Center.

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Project Connect: Partner-Based Physical Activity Promotion for Women

Are you a woman age 25-70 who would like to be more active? Do you wish you could connect with someone who has a similar goal and could provide encouragement and support? Join Drexel's Project Connect. This month-long, no-cost program will pair you with another woman who wishes to be more active; you also will be able to test out an Internet-connected activity monitor and learn behavioral skills for increasing activity.

For more information, contact Project Connect at projectconnect@drexel.edu or call 215.553.7110 today.

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Social Anxiety Disorder Study Participants Needed

The Department of Psychology at Drexel University is seeking volunteers to participate in a study to test the efficacy of an Internet-based treatment for social anxiety disorder. The program consists of video lectures and quizzes and lasts eight weeks. The Internet program is done completely online and does not require participants to come to the clinic. Some participants will also be randomized to receive brief therapist support (via weekly videoconferencing and daily text messages). In this trial, we are comparing pure Internet self-help program versus Internet self-help plus therapist support. The treatment is free of charge to participants.

Potential participants should call 215.571.4257 in order to determine whether they are eligible to participate in the study.

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CoM-IT Monthly Maintenance Outage

As a reminder, on Sunday, April 20, 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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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 Kate Bowen 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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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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Scientific Update in Breast Cancer: Detection, Preclinical Modeling and Therapeutic Targeting

Date and Location
Friday, April 25, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson University
Bluemle Life Sciences Building
233 South 10th Street, Mandeville Conference Hall 101

Program Overview
Recently there have been dramatic advances in our understanding of the benefits of careful screening of high-risk individuals, the molecular biology of breast cancer, novel targets of importance and the development of targeted therapies. The latest advances in both breast cancer treatment and research – including innovations in molecular diagnostics, surgical management, systemic therapy and loco-regional radiation approaches – will be discussed.

The symposium is an opportunity for a range of specialists involved in the treatment of breast cancer to come together and highlight the innovative discoveries that will be important for the next generation of therapeutics in breast cancer patients. A range of topics will be covered by top experts at Jefferson and other institutions in the United States.

As part of the Kimmel Cancer Center Consortium, members of the Drexel community will be charged the same registration fee as Jefferson University faculty.

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

  • Apply updated guidelines in screening for breast cancer.
  • Integrate new diagnostic options into their practices.
  • Integrate new treatment options into their practices.
  • Integrate new imaging modalities into their practices.
  • Apply updated guidelines in screening for breast cancer.

Target Audience
Pathologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and all other health care professionals involved in the study and the decision-making process about breast cancer patients' treatment and care.

Accreditation
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Learn More
To learn more about the symposium or to register, visit www.kimmelcancercenter.org/symposium.

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Fundraising for Research: An Interactive Seminar

Date and Location
Wednesday, April 30, noon – 1 p.m.
Boardroom, New College Building, 19th Floor

About the Event
Co-hosted by the College of Medicine Offices of Research and Institutional Advancement–Foundation and Corporate Relations, this seminar for College of Medicine faculty and research administrators will include brief presentations by each office on topics such as their individual and collaborative roles, corporate-sponsored research agreements, outright gifts and foundation grant-seeking. Pizza and light refreshments will be served.

speakers
Kenny Simansky, PhD, vice dean for research

Keith Orris, senior vice president, corporate relations and economic development

Stacia Levy, CRA
, executive director, pre-award administration

Bernadette McNulty, PhD
, director of foundation and corporate relations, COM Office of Institutional Advancement

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Vision 2020: Women's Wit & Wisdom Luncheon

Date and Location
Monday, May 5, noon – 1:30 p.m.
Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

About the Event
Join Vision 2020 for a luncheon featuring Philadelphia's Lisa Scottoline, best-selling author of legal thrillers, and her daughter and "Chick Wit" columnist co-author Francesca Serritella. Registrants receive an autographed copy of Lisa's new mystery thriller Keep Quiet. Laurel Bellows, immediate past president of the American Bar Association, will receive the 2014 Visionary Award. Meet Laurel, Lisa and Francesca at the special pre-lunch sponsors reception.

Table, which includes access to a private pre-lunch sponsors reception with speakers: $750 (seats up to 10 guests)
Individual Ticket: $50

Registration
To register, visit the event website.

Learn More
For more information, call 215.991.8190.

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NADD International Congress & Exhibit

Date and Location
May 7 – 9, 2014
Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

Program Overview
This year's NADD International Congress program will bring together a broad range of national and international presenters. The theme of this year's program is Well-Being in Dual Diagnosis: Research to Practice (IDD/MI).

Target Audience
Administrators, direct support professionals, educators, family members, nurses, persons with disabilities, psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, researchers, residential providers, service coordinators, social workers, students, vocational staff and mental health providers.

Learn More
For more information, contact Anna Auch at 215.831.6923.

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Security Reminder of the Week Security Reminder of the Week
Keep software up to date

Keep your operating system and software programs up to date with the latest patches and bug fixes (e.g., Adobe, Java, etc.). Computer software security holes are constantly being identified and malicious code is written to exploit them to collect personal information and other sensitive data.

Patches are automatically updated each month for the College of Medicine on domain Windows operating system computers. Please make sure you are also protecting your personal computers and devices by keeping software up to date.

For help updating your software, call 215.762.1999, email dmsupport@drexelmed.edu or visit the Tech Support Self-Service portal.

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Media Review
 
Sunday, April 13, 2014: Carol F. Lippa, MD, professor and interim chair, Department of Neurology, was quoted in an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer about the emotional problems people suffer from following a stroke.

Monday, April 14, 2014: Agustin Legido, MD, PhD, MBA, professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology, was quoted in an article on Reuters Health about mitochondrial dysfunction and how it's evident in some patients with autism spectrum disorder.

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Grand Rounds & Seminars

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology  | Medicine  |   Microbiology & Immunology  |  Neurobiology & Anatomy |  Pediatrics

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar

Date and Location
Monday, April 21, 1 p.m.
Biochemistry Department Library
New College Building, Room 11101 (11th Floor)
(The seminar will also be video-conferenced to the Queen Lane Campus, Neuro/Anat Conference Room 276.)

Topic
Mechanisms and Models of Hereditary Breast Cancer

Presented By
Bing Xia, PhD, associate professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers University

Hosted By
Jane Clifford, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Learn more
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Lucia Boyer at lucia.boyer@drexelmed.edu.

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Medicine Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Wednesday, April 23, 8:00 a.m.
New College Building, Geary Auditorium B

Topic
Revascularization for Coronary Artery Disease

Presented By
David O. Williams, MD, professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, senior physician, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital

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
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, call 215.762.3489.

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Microbiology & Immunology Seminar

Date and Location
Wednesday, April 23, 4 p.m.
Queen Lane Campus, Auditorium A

Topic
IL-33 Is a Master Regulator of Inflammation and Fibrosis

Presented By
Sergei P. Atamas, MD, PhD, associate professor, Departments of Medicine, and Microbiology & Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Hosted By
Carol Artlett, PhD, associate professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Additional Information
For more information, contact Maryann Mendoza at 215.991.8353.

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Neurobiology & Anatomy Seminar

Date and Location
Wednesday, April 23, noon
Michael J. Goldberger Conference Room 276
Queen Lane Campus

Topic
Functional Regeneration Into and Beyond the Glial Scar

Presented By
Jerry Silver, PhD, professor, Department of Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Hosted By
John Houlé, PhD, professor, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Additional Information
For more information, contact Joy Hudson at 215.991.8401.

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Pediatrics Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Friday, April 18, 8 a.m.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Angelo M. DiGeorge Teaching Center, Lower Level

Topic
Multidisciplinary Case Conference

Speakers
Nicholas Kuzma, MD; Stephanie Skuby, MD; and Emily Souder, MD, chief pediatric residents, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an appropriate diagnostic plan for children who present with various pathologic or developmental symptoms.
  • Recognize common imaging and pathologic findings in various clinical pediatric disorders.
  • Describe the current pathophysiologic mechanisms of various clinical disorders.
  • Develop a suitable management plan for various clinical disorders.

Target Audience
Attending physicians, associate staff, referring physicians and nurses

Accreditation Statement
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA
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 commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure Statement
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).

Faculty Disclosure
All planners, moderators and presenters have nothing to disclose.

Additional Information
For more information, call 215.427.5159 or visit stchristophershospital.com.

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