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News & Announcements
Family and Sports Medicine
OBGYN Adds Location
Private Funding Opportunities





Events
403(b) Open Enrollment
PACE Philadelphia
Consumer Expo
Autism Conference
A Day With the Newborn

Grand Rounds & Seminars

Recurring Items
Security Reminder
Media Review
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New Location for Drexel Family Medicine and Sports Medicine

Drexel Family Medicine and Sports Medicine at Center City have moved to a new location at 231 North Broad Street, 1st Floor. The office is located a few steps from the Drexel Medicine Center City building, with expanded space and additional exam rooms, to better serve patients.

These practices are no longer seeing patients in the Arnold T. Berman, MD, Building at 219 North Broad Street.

The new office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Should you have any questions, please call Drexel Family Medicine at 215.762.5145 or Drexel Sports Medicine at 215.482.1234.

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Drexel Obstetrics and 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 on Wednesdays.

Appointments may be made by calling 215.762.5580.

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New Private Funding Opportunities

A listing of the very latest funding opportunities, with deadlines from now into 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.

A listing of the latest funding opportunities from President Fry's priority foundations has also been posted on the site. Please notify Bernadette McNulty (contact below) if you decide to apply for any of those opportunities. The president requires that any inquiry/application to these foundations be coordinated through Institutional AdvancementFoundation and Corporate Relations.

Before applying, please contact Bernadette McNulty, director, Foundation and Corporate Relations–DUCoM, at
brm45@drexel.edu or 215.255.7388.

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403(b) Active Open Enrollment for Faculty and Professional Staff Begins November 1
 
For 2015, Drexel University has restructured the 403(b) plan. Details of the new plan will be presented at the 403(b) seminars noted below. Anyone who is looking for clarification on this new plan is welcome to attend.

Dates, Times and Locations
October 16, 2014: 2 – 3 p.m.
University City Campus
LeBow Engineering Center, Hill Conference Room 240

October 22, 2014:
10 – 11 a.m.
University City Campus
MacAlister Hall, Sky View

Also new for 2015, we are moving to electronic enrollment, which will be managed through Drexel One. All 403(b) eligible faculty and professional staff are required to re-enroll or waive participation in the 403(b) plan from November 1 through November 30.

Please note: If you do not make a new election during this enrollment window, all current employee and University contributions to the 403(b) plan will terminate on December 31, 2014. You will be placed into the waiver category and no contributions will be deducted in the month of January 2015.

For questions or concerns about your 403(b) enrollment or waiver, please call Human Resources at 215.895.2850.

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PACE PHILADELPHIA 2014: Optimization of Device Therapy

Date and Location
October 17 – 18
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia

PACE Philadelphia is a conference designed to provide the latest updates regarding optimizing device therapy for arrhythmias and heart failure, including patient selection, lead positioning, biventricular programming, new technologies and lead management.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Cardiologists, cardiac electrophysiologists, emergency room physicians, primary care physicians, anesthesiologists and allied health professionals, including electrophysiology laboratory and device nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and hospital nursing staff who refer or care for patients requiring cardiac implantable electrical devices (CIEDs) or heart failure devices.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Examine the implications of major clinical trials and their impact on patient selection for device implantation.
  • Describe specific device programming techniques to optimize function for individual patients.
  • Discuss the implications of coronary sinus lead location for improvement in ventricular function.
  • Explore new technologies for optimal device performance.
  • Point out the collaborative role of arrhythmia and heart failure specialists to improve patient outcomes.
  • Summarize the clinical aspects of lead management as it relates to patient safety, optimal device performance, and the implications of recalled leads.
  • Examine the use of echocardiography for patient selection and for optimizing biventricular device function.
  • Discuss end-of-life wishes and programming options for patients with malignancy.

For more information, please contact Valerie Paoletti at 215.762.3457.

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Drexel University’s First West Philadelphia Neighborhood Consumer Expo – sponsored by Enterprise Holdings

Date and Location
Monday, October 20th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Drexel University Recreation Center
3301 Market Street
Philadelphia

Join us for the first annual West Philadelphia Neighborhood Consumer Expo. Meet some of the incredible small businesses and entrepreneurs from our neighborhood who have exciting products and services to sell. You will be able to make purchases at the expo so come prepared for shopping fun. We extend a special thank you to Enterprise Holdings for their generous support and sponsorship of this inaugural event.

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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: 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, 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, 215.762.7515.

Registration fee: $100

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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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Media Review

Wednesday, October 8, 2014: Drexel University College of Medicine was mentioned in an article in Science Daily about a study that found an online intervention tool may improve care for patients with substance use disorders. The article quoted Barbara Schindler, MD, vice dean emerita, Educational and Academic Affairs, and professor, Department of Psychiatry. Dennis Novack, MD, professor and associate dean of medical education; and Christof Daetwyler, MD, associate professor, Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine, were also mentioned.

Thursday, October 9, 2014: Anita Gupta, DO, PharmD, associate professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, was quoted in an article in Monthly Prescribing Reference about postherpetic neuralgia management.

Monday, October 13, 2014: Thomas Trojian, MD, faculty, Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine, authored an article for philly.com’s Sports Doc Blog about ACL injury prevention.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014: Drexel University College of Medicine was mentioned in a press release for being a recipient of research funding from The University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for BRCA. The release was picked up by several news outlets including phys.org.

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Grand Rounds & Seminars

Biochemistry | Emergency Medicine | Medicine | Microbiology | OBGYN | Pharmacology & Physiology

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Seminar

Date and Location
Monday, October 20, 1 p.m.
Biochemistry Library
New College Building, Room 11101

Topic
Calcium Signaling in the Liver

Presented By
Andrew P. Thomas, PhD, senior associate dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the Thomas P. Infusino Endowed Chair; and professor and chair of pharmacology and physiology, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers

Hosted By
Michael Bouchard, PhD, associate professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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

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Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Wednesday, October 22, 8 a.m. – noon
New College Building, Room 2105 (2nd floor)

Topics
Case Conference, 8 – 10 a.m.
Presented by: Ryan Hudson, MD, administrative resident, Department of Emergency Medicine
Faculty Moderator: Edward Ramoska, MD, clinical associate professor

Grand Rounds:
Sodium Metabolism, 10 – 11 a.m.

Potassium Metabolism, 11 a.m. – noon
Moderator: Allan B. Schwartz, MD professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine

Target Audience
Emergency medicine faculty and residents.

Learning Objectives: Case Conference
Perform an effective, yet timely, evaluation of a chief complaint presenting to the emergency department, utilizing history, physical examination, and ancillary tests and studies. Analyze the information obtained and assemble a differential diagnosis of the chief complaint and choose the most likely one. Describe a treatment strategy for the chief complaint and respond to changes in the patient's condition by altering that plan. Practice performing an "oral board" type of case presentation.

Learning Objectives: Grand Rounds/Summer Core Curriculum
Recognize and describe the presentation of acute illness and injury to the emergency department. Review and summarize the epidemiology of acute illness and injury. Update and inform the physician about therapeutic options available for the treatment of acute illness and injury. Characterize and debate controversies in the diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and injury.

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 1-6 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 1-6 credits 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.

This activity is supported by departmental funds.

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Medicine Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Wednesday, October 22, 8:30 a.m.
Geary Auditorium B; New College Building, 245 North 15th Street
Clinical Case Presentations; DiPalma Conference Room, 10:00 – 11:30am

Topic
Using the Genome as a Drug
Presented by the Robert F Johnston, MD Memorial Visiting Professor: Ronald G. Crystal, MD, professor and chairman,
Department of Genetic Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


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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Microbiology & Immunology Research Seminar

Date and Location
Wednesday, October 22, 4 p.m.
Auditorium B
Queen Lane Campus

Topic
Designing a Novel Therapeutic for Levodopa Induced Dyskinesia From First Principles

Presented By
Sandhya Kortagere, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Hosted By
James Burns, PhD, professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

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Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Tuesday, October 21, 8 a.m.
New College Building, Lecture Hall B, 2nd Floor

Topic
Advances and Controversies in Neonatology in the 21st century
Presented by: Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, professor of pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania; chief, Division of Neonatology, Werner and Gertrude Henle Chair in Pediatrics, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Target Audience
Attending and visiting physicians, residents and medical students

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the most common problems of the very low birth weight infant.
  • To understand the challenges of the late preterm infant.
  • To understand the current controversies in neonatal care.

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 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 credit 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
Dr. Dennery has no commercial relationships to disclose.
The following Planning Committee Members have no commercial relationships to disclose: Drs. R. Irani, M. Woodland, and D. Delvadia, and Ms. T. Robinson.

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Pharmacology & Physiology Seminar

Date and Location
Tuesday, October 21, 11 a.m.
New College Building, John A. Harvey Conference Room 8312

Topic
Signaling Mechanism of Angiotensin II in Mediating Target Organ Damage

Presented By
Satoru Eguchi, MD, PhD, professor, Department of Physiology, Cardiovascular Research Center, Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center, Temple University School of Medicine

Hosted By
Patrick Osei-Owusu, PhD, assistant professor

Additional Information
For more information, contact Carolann Imbesi 215.762.2353

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