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News & Announcements
Insurance Discount
Private Funding Opportunities
2014 Kidney Walk
Alzheimer's Clinical Trials

Events
Autism CME Opportunity
Fall Home Ownership Vendor Fair
Patient Care Workshops
Presentation by Finalist for Neurology Chair
Rosenberg Lecture: Population Health
Hypertension Highlights
Informed Consent Forum

Grand Rounds & Seminars

Recurring Items
Security Reminder
Submissions

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Insurance Savings with Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual Insurance is offering savings on home and auto insurance to Drexel faculty and professional staff. Stop by the Liberty Mutual table at the Fall Homeownership Vendor Fair on September 11 from noon – 2 p.m. in the Drexel Recreation Center Lobby to learn more.

For more information, please visit the Drexel Human Resources website.

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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.

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

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2014 Kidney Walk

Date and Location
Sunday, October 12, 8:30 a.m.
West River Drive (Martin Luther King Drive)

Employees in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension are forming a team for the 2014 Kidney Walk in Philadelphia. To donate or join, please visit the Kidney Walk's website and sign up for Team Drexel.

If you have questions, please contact Beverly Miller at 215.762.3412 or bmiller@drexelmed.edu.

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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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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.

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.
  • Associate ADHD and OCD symtoms in individuals with ASD with medication.
  • 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.

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

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Drexel Fall Home Ownership Vendor Fair – Today!

Date and Location
Thursday, September 11, noon – 2 p.m.
Drexel Recreation Center Lobby
33rd and Market Streets

All Drexel University faculty and professional staff are invited to attend this fair and take advantage of a wide variety of services offered by our home ownership partner vendors, including:

  • Lenders (mortgage banks and credit unions)
  • Realtors
  • Home contractors and developers
  • Home inspectors
  • Home insurance
  • Title company

The director of the Drexel Home Ownership program will be on hand to give details about how you can obtain $19,000 ($15,000 from Drexel and $4,000 from the City of Philadelphia) for the purchase of your next home, or $5,000 to renovate your home, if it is located within the designated area.

Regardless of your participation in the Home Ownership program, faculty and professional staff may utilize the services of the partner vendors.

For additional information about the event, please contact Althea Wallace at 215.895.2582 or alw322@drexel.edu. For more information regarding the Home Purchase Assistance Program, please visit the program's page on the Human Resources website.

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Patient Care Service Excellence Workshops
 
This fall the clinical practice group is offering two workshops for anyone involved in patient care or service.

Topic
You Make the Difference: Service Excellence at Drexel Medicine

Dates and Times
September 12, 9 – 11 a.m.
October 2, 9 – 11 a.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

Topic
LEADing for Patient Loyalty: Service Recovery at Drexel Medicine

Dates and Times
September 17, 9 – 11 a.m.
October 10, 9 – 11 a.m.

This workshop discusses:

  • What to do and say when patients are dissatisfied
  • Listen-Empathize-Apologize-Deliver model of service recovery
  • The Empathetic "No"
  • Scripts and skill practice for common scenarios

Participants must register for workshops via Career Pathway under the Employee tab in DrexelOne. For more information, contact Jennifer Livingston, 215.255.7312 or jennifer.livingston@drexelmed.edu.

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Meet the Finalists for Chair of Neurology

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
Thursday, September 18, noon – 1 p.m.
New College Building
1st Floor, Geary Auditorium A

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

Topic
Neurology in the 2020's

Presented By
Anna M. Barrett, MD, director of stroke rehabilitation research at the Kessler Foundation Research Center; chief, Neurorehabilitation Program Innovation and co-leader of the Stroke Rehabilitation Program, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation; professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Rutgers Medical School

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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The Henry Rosenberg, MD, Endowed Lectureship in Anesthesiology

Date and Location
Wednesday, October 1, 5 – 6 p.m.
New College Building
1st Floor, Geary Auditorium B

Topic
Population Health: Is It a Secret Sauce?

Presented By
David B. Nash, MD, MBA, FACPE, dean, Jefferson School of Population Health

Target Audience
This grand rounds lecture is geared toward attending and visiting physicians, residents, medical students and CRNAs.

Educational Objectives

  • How did we get into the current jam with regard to how much we spend and what we have to show for it?
  • What is population health and what are the social determinants of health?
  • Can we connect population health to health reform?
  • What will the future hold?

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
David Nash has no commercial relationships to disclose. The following Planning Committee Members have no commercial relationships to disclose: Drs. Mian Ahmad and Mario Gonzalez, and Sheryl Matthews.

Additional Information
Kindly RSVP by September 15 to Sheryl Matthews: sheryl.matthews@tenethealth.com or 215.762.8936. You can also
register online for this event. For more information about the lecture, please visit the College of Medicine website.

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Hypertension Highlights – ASH 2014

Date and Location
Wednesday, October 8, 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
New College Building
1st Floor, Geary Auditorium B

This medical seminar is jointly developed and provided by the Drexel University College of Medicine Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Hahnemann University Hospital and ASH Delaware Valley Chapter. It will be followed by the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension Delaware Valley Chapter to develop future tri-state community clinical outreach and educational programs.

To register for this event, download the brochure. Please complete the form and mail to:

Office of Continuing Medical Education - Drexel University College of Medicine
1427 Vine Street, Room 405
Philadelphia, PA 19102

For more information, please contact Miki Kurtz at 215.762.3489.

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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 federal Office for Human Research Protections is co-sponsoring a research community forum with local institutions, including Drexel, 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.

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
Check Microsoft Office files for hidden data before sharing with others.

 
Hidden data could contain sensitive information that you may not intend to share (e.g., hidden tabs or cells in Excel, or hidden text in Word).

  1. In your open MS Office 2010 document, go to File and select Info.
  2. Click on Check for Issues and select Inspect Document from dropdown menu.
  3. In the Document Inspector Window, make sure all checkboxes are selected and click the
    Inspect button.
  4. Results will show where there is hidden data and other areas of potential risk. Review these results carefully.
  5. Click Remove All to delete the hidden data, where applicable.

For assistance, please contact Technical Support at 215.762.1999 or dmsupport@drexelmed.edu.

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Grand Rounds & Seminars

Emergency Medicine  |   Medicine  |   Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Wednesday, September 17, 8 a.m. – noon
New College Building, Room 2105 (2nd floor)

Topic
M&M Conference, 8 – 10 a.m.
Presented by: Garett Forosisky, MD, administrative resident, Department of Emergency Medicine

Journal Club, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Faculty Moderator: Romy Nocera, PhD, director of clinical research

Target Audience
Emergency medicine faculty and residents.

Learning Objectives: M&M
Describe and assess the evaluation and management of a recent patient who was treated in the emergency department. Critique the acute care decision-making in an attempt to uncover any medical errors, and discriminate between human, communication, technology-based, and systems-based factors that may lead to an adverse outcome. Update and inform the physician about diagnostic and therapeutic options available for the evaluation and treatment of that illness. Characterize and debate current controversies in the diagnosis and treatment of the acute illness.

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, September 17, 8:30 a.m.
New College Building, Geary Auditorium B

Topic
Stem Cell Stimulation – from Bench to Bedside

Presented By
Cynthia Dunbar, MD, head, Molecular Hematopoiesis Section, Hematology Branch, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

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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Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Tuesday, September 16, 8 a.m.
New College Building, Lecture Hall B, 3rd Floor

Topic
The Developmental Effects of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure: Mythology & Reality

Speaker
David Bennett, PhD, professor, Department of Psychiatry

Target Audience
This grand rounds lecture is geared towards attending and visiting physicians, residents, and medical students.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the potential effects of cocaine exposure on the fetus
  • Review the cognitive and behavioral outcomes of prenatal cocaine exposure in children and adolescents
  • Discuss the practical implications of identifying children with prenatal cocaine exposure

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 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(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
Dr. Bennett has no commercial relationships to disclose. The following Planning Committee members have no commercial relationships to disclose: Drs. N. Pereira, M. Woodland, and D. Delvadia, and Ms. T. Robinson.

Additional Information
For more information, contact Teresa Robinson at 215.762.8292 or teresa.robinson@drexelmed.edu.

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