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News & Announcements
New Ob/Gyn Location
Alzheimer's Clinical Trials
Dragon Drive
Care Center Grant






Events
High-Deductible Plan Information Sessions
Presentation by Finalist Candidate for Neurology Chair
Diabetes Education
President's Awards Ceremony
Autism Conference
DUCoM Classical Concert

Grand Rounds & Seminars

Recurring Items
Security Reminder
Media Review
Submissions

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Drexel Obstetrics & Gynecology Seeing Patients at University City

Obstetrics and gynecology services are now available at the Drexel Medicine University City location at 3401 Market Street. Both Drs. Dana Farabaugh and Luisa Galdi are available to see patients on Wednesdays.

Appointments may be made by calling 215.762.5580.

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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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Dragon Drive

The Dragon Drive is the annual workplace giving campaign for Drexel University faculty and professional staff. During the month of October, faculty and professional staff can conveniently make tax-deductible contributions to support:

  • AIDS Fund
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Bread & Roses Community Fund
  • Delaware Valley Legacy Fund
  • EarthShare Pennsylvania
  • United Way California Capital Region
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
  • Women's Way

During the campaign, all faculty and professional staff members who make a donation through the Dragon Drive will be entered to win weekly raffle prizes. Check the Raffle Prizes page to see if you are a winner.

Donate or learn more about the Dragon Drive.

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Women's Care Center NFPRHA Grant

In January 2014, the Women's Care Center was selected as a "Get Covered: Family Planning" grantee by the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association and awarded a one-year grant of $90,476. The grant allows us to integrate Affordable Care Act education and enrollment services into our clinical sites. The grant has now been extended to allow us to provide onsite services through the next full ACA open enrollment period that will run from November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015. (When not in an open enrollment period, we assist clients who may qualify for special enrollment due to qualifying life events such as loss of a job or birth of a child.) Please tell your friends and family who might want assistance that we can provide it.

Anyone in the Drexel community, our patients and their families or friends may call us directly to learn more about the services. Please contact Paul Foster at 267.507.6623 or Corinne Brundage at 267.507.6629 for more information.

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Information Sessions Regarding the High-Deductible Health Plan Option
 
For 2015, Drexel University will be adding a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) option, along with our current health plans. A HDHP combines a qualified high-deductible health plan (e.g., a qualified PPO or HMO) and a tax-advantaged health savings account (HSA) that can be used for health services — including deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance — or saved for future medical expenses. A HDHP provides medical coverage and a tax-advantaged way to build funds to cover qualified medical expenses. HDHPs are structured around lower premiums up front.

High-Deductible Health Plan Facts

  • All covered benefits (except preventive care) apply to the deductible, including prescription drugs.
  • One deductible and out-of-pocket maximum apply to family coverage — the entire family deductible must be met before benefits are paid.

Health Savings Accounts Facts

  • Employee contributions reduce their taxable income.
  • Interest earned is tax-free when funds are spent on qualified medical expenses.
  • Qualified medical expenses reimbursed from the account are tax-free.

Learn about how certain health benefits work under a HDHP by attending one of the upcoming HDHP seminars:

Dates, Times and Locations
October 23, 2014: 2 – 3 p.m.
Queen Lane Campus
Classroom A-8

October 27, 2014: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Center City Campus
New College Building, DiPalma Conference Room, 610-1

October 28, 2014: 1 – 2 p.m.
Academy of Natural Sciences
Bird Classroom

For questions or concerns about the high-deductible health plan, please call Human Resources at 215.895.2850.

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Presentation by Finalist Candidate for Neurology Chair

One of the three finalists for the position of chair of the Department of Neurology will deliver a public presentation that all are welcome to attend. Finalists were selected by a search committee chaired by Michael Green, DO.

Date and Locations
Tuesday, October 28, noon – 1 p.m.
Center City Campus
New College Building, Board Room, 19th Floor

Queen Lane Campus (videoconference)
2nd Floor, Classroom C-9

Manayunk Offices (videoconference)
10 Shurs Lane, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Topic
Shaping the Future of Academic Neurology

Presented By
Larry B. Goldstein, MD, professor of neurology at Duke University School of Medicine; vice chair for quality and credentials, chief, Division of Stroke and Vascular Neurology, and director, Duke Stroke Center, Duke University Medical Center

Additional Information
For more information about the lecture, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development at 215.762.2500 or arlene.padolina@drexelmed.edu. Lunch will be served at the Center City Campus.

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Diabetes Education Class

Date and Location
Wednesday, October 29, 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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President's Awards Ceremony

Date and Location
Monday, November 3, 5 p.m.
Main Building Auditorium
3141 Chestnut Street

You are invited to attend the President's Awards Ceremony, where the hard work of all of our award nominees and winners will be celebrated.

Kindly RSVP for the ceremony by October 29.

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Creating Integrated Health Care Services for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Date and Location
Saturday, November 8, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Behrakis Grand Hall
3210 Chestnut Street
University City Campus

Program Overview
An interdisciplinary conference for health care professionals and students in nursing, medicine, dentistry, physical and occupational therapies, health counseling, health education and other health-related professions.

Program Highlights

  • Describe the ideal environmental, behavioral and/or individual supports needed during the provision of health care to people with autism spectrum disorder.
  • Identify barriers to the delivery of integrated care in primary care, emergency departments and inpatient health care settings.
  • Propose technology or information system improvements to eliminate the barriers to interprofessional communication across acute and primary care settings.
  • Define measures to demonstrate the effectiveness of policies to improve treatment outcomes and efficiency of care for this special needs population.

Learn More
All attendees must register in advance. To register, please visit the event registration page. For more information or to be added to the mailing list, please email healthcare.ASD@drexel.edu or call 215.762.7086.

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SAVE THE DATE: 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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Security Reminder of the Week Security Reminder of the Week
Set a strong password

 
Set strong passwords that are easy to remember. Your password is the first line of defense against malicious users and hackers. You could create your own technique that is easy for you to remember, or use the following method for replacing letters:

  • a with @
  • s with $
  • space with %
  • o with 0
  • i with !

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

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Media Review

Wednesday, October 15, 2014: Paul Nyirjesy, MD, professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and director of the Drexel Vaginitis Center, was quoted in Fitness magazine about solutions to common gynecological problems.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014: Ellen Casey, MD, faculty, Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine, authored an article for philly.com’s Sports Doc Blog about why women are more affected by "runner’s knee."

Thursday, October 16, 2014: The College’s Mini-Med School program was mentioned in an article in the Main Line Times profiling the Main Line Student of the Week, who attended the Mini-Med Summer Camp.

Thursday, October 16, 2014: Owen Montgomery, MD, chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, was mentioned in a MedCity News article about preparing for a clinical trial of the Smart Fabric BellyBand.

Thursday, October 16, 2014: Brian Carlin, MD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, was quoted in an article in Advance for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine about COPD management.

Monday, October 20, 2014: David Reich, MD, professor and vice chair, Department of Surgery, was quoted in HCP Live about portable perfusion devices for organ transplants.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014: D. Walter Cohen, DDS, chancellor emeritus, was mentioned in a press release announcing Philadelphia University’s most successful capital campaign. The press release was picked up by numerous media outlets including the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014: Beth Olanoff, director of Vision 2020’s education initiative, authored a commentary piece on newsworks.org about Liberty Medal recipient Malala Yousafzai.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014: The Drexel Medicine Fall Health Fair at Liberty Place was mentioned on CBS 3’s morning news.

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Grand Rounds & Seminars

Biochemistry | Medicine | Molecular Medicine & Infectious

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar

Date and Location
Monday, October 27, 1 p.m.
Biochemistry Library
New College Building, Room 11101

Topic
Flipping the Switch: Role of Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases in Metabolic Signaling

Presented By
Kendra K. Bence, PhD, associate professor of neuroscience, Department of Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Hosted By
Todd Strochlic, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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

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Medicine Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Wednesday, October 29, 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
Coronary Artery Disease: Rethinking How to Evaluate Chest Pain
Presented by the Joseph DiPalma, MD Memorial Visiting Professor: Pamela Douglas, MD, Ursula Geller Professor of Research in Cardiovascular Disease, Duke University

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.

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Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease Research Seminar

Date and Location
Wednesday, October 29, 4 p.m.
New College Building, Lecture Hall A

Topic
Haemophilus influenza Infection in COPD:  Acute or Chronic … Or Both?

Presented By
Timothy F. Murphy, MD, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research, University of Buffalo, State University of New York

Hosted By
Garth Ehrlich, PhD, professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Additional Information
For more information, contact Maryann Mendoza at 215.991.8353

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