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We're in the News

Announcements
Why I Give Campaign
Translational Research Funding Opportunity


Events
Advances in Cardiovascular Research
Pediatrics Lecture and Dinner
Diabetes Education
Gastroenterology & Hepatology CME Event
2015 ENRICH Course
Fundamentals of Medical Research

Grand Rounds & Seminars

Recurring Items
Security Reminder
Submissions

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We're in the News

Monday, May 11: An editorial co-authored by Sarah Long, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics, was mentioned in an ObGynNews.com article about prenatal pertussis vaccination recommendations.

Wednesday, May 13: Eric Stander, MD, assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured on ABC World News talking about treating train derailment victims at Hahnemann University Hospital.

Wednesday, May 13: Anita Gupta, DO, assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, was featured on CNN discussing the medical response to the train derailment.

Friday, May 15: The Drexel Neurosciences Institute was profiled in the Philadelphia Business Journal. Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, director and the Robert A. Groff Chair in Neurosurgery, was quoted.

Monday, May 18: The College of Medicine’s post-baccalaureate linkage program with Scripps College in California was mentioned in an article in Long Beach’s Grunion Gazette newspaper.


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Why I Give Campaign

The Drexel University faculty and staff annual giving campaign, Why I Give, kicked off on April 2 and will end on June 30. As in years past, participation is the key element to a successful campaign. Last year 36% of our faculty and staff gave back to the College of Medicine. The goal for this year is 40% participation. At this point, we have reached 17% participation. Thank you to everyone who has made a commitment and to the volunteers who are working to get their departments to 100%.

Payroll deduction is available to all Drexel employees. Payroll deductions can be stretched out over time for 12 monthly or 26 bi-weekly pay periods, but any period of time can be selected, including open-ended deductions.

All gifts to the College of Medicine received now through June 30, 2015, count toward the goal. Previous open-ended payroll deductions should still be in effect.

Additional Information
Contact Leah Cianfrani at 215.255.7347 or ljc56@drexel.edu if you need more information.

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Clinical & Translational Research Institute Funding Opportunity

The Clinical & Translational Research Institute is now inviting applications from Drexel faculty who wish to undertake studies focused on developing new translational research capabilities.

Proposed research must include a clinical investigator.

Those who received funding last year may apply for a one-year continuation with appropriate documentation of progress that is included as a progress report, clear plans for project completion and potential for further non-CTRI funding. As with previous funding through the CTRI, an independent panel of faculty from across the University will review the proposals and will provide feedback on the merits of the proposed research.

Up to nine awards will be announced on or around July 1 (submission deadline is May 27). For more information about preparation and submission of applications in response to this RFP, please visit the CTRI funding opportunities website or email CTRI@drexelmed.edu.

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Advances in Cardiovascular Research

Date and Location
Friday, May 29, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
New College Building, Geary Auditorium A
245 North 15th Street


Topic
Translational Medicine & Applied Biotechnology Interdisciplinary Workshop

Additional Information
Refreshments will be available for registered participants. Register for this free event. For additional information, please contact Dr. Noreen Robertson at noreen.robertson@drexelmed.edu or Lauren May at lauren.may@drexelmed.edu

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The Waldo E. Nelson Initiative Lectures
 
Date and Location
Thursday, May 21
6:00 p.m. Registration
6:30 p.m. Lecture
7:30 p.m. Dinner

The Normandy Farm Hotel and Conference Center
1401 Morris Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Topic
Evolution of Medical Therapy in Childhood Cancer

Presented By
Yaddanapudi Ravindranath, MBBS, professor of pediatrics, Georgie Ginopolis Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer and Hematology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Michigan

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

  • Discuss critical developments that have led to increased cure rates in children with cancer and leukemia.
  • Identify that childhood malignancy is highly curable and that early diagnosis is critical.
  • Manage the early manifestations of childhood cancer.

Target Audience
Attending physicians, pediatricians, family and general practitioners, referring physicians and nurse practitioners

Continuing Medical Education Credits
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 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.

Disclosure
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).

All planners, moderators and presenters have nothing to disclose.

Additional Information
There is no charge for dinner and lecture. Space is limited. To make your reservation, please email your information to alma.barberena@tenethealth.com.

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Date and Location
Friday, May 22
7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:00 a.m. Lecture

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
The Angelo DiGeorge Auditorium
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Topic
Hematologic Manifestations in Down Syndrome and Down Syndrome Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Presenter

Yaddanapudi Ravindranath, MBBS, professor of pediatrics, Georgie Ginopolis Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer and Hematology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Additional Information
For more information, contact Alma Barberena at alma.barberena@drexelmed.edu.

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Diabetes Education Class

Date and Location
Wednesday, May 27, 10 a.m. – noon
4th Floor North Tower, Conference Room 496
Hahnemann University Hospital

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
To register, call Megan Berry at 215.762.8872.

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Gastroenterology & Hepatology CME Event

Date and Location
Saturday, May 30, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
New College Building, Geary Auditorium B
245 North 15th Street


Topic
Best of Digestive Disease Week and European Association for the Study of the Liver 2015

Additional Information
Download the brochure to register for this event. For additional information, contact Melissa Coleman at 215.762.2219.

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2015 ENRICH Course Enrich 2015

Date and Location
June 18 – 21
Queen Lane Campus
2900 W. Queen Lane

Topic
Meeting at the Crossroads of Communication and Professionalism

Sponsored by the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, ENRICH is a hands-on, experiential program developed to teach and enhance relationship-centered skills of individuals or teams of individuals. Using a learner-centered model, the course features keynote presentations, interactive workshop tracks and small learning group sessions designed to enhance knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to practice and teach relationship-centered communication. The course fosters interprofessional collaboration and welcomes clinicians and educators from a variety of health care perspectives.

Additional Information
For more information or to register, visit the event website. Please note that Drexel faculty may register at a discounted price! Apply the promo code DREXEL15-ENRICH to receive $300 off your registration.

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Save the Date: Fundamentals of Medical Research Seminar
 
Date and Location
Tuesday, July 21 – Wednesday, July 22
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

New College Building, Geary Auditorium B
245 North 15th Street

This annual two-day seminar for faculty, residents and fellows, provides attendees with an overview of the core knowledge and strategies needed to be successful in their scholarly research endeavors at the College of Medicine. More details will follow.

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Reset your forgotten DrexelMed account password

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

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Grand Rounds & Seminars

Medicine | Neurobiology & Anatomy | Pediatrics

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Medicine Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Wednesday, May 27
7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Poster Presentations, New College Building Lobby
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Oral Presentations, Geary Auditorium B
10 – 11:30 a.m. Clinical Case Presentations, DiPalma Conference Room
New College Building, Geary Auditorium B
245 North 15th Street

Topic
The 7th Annual Department of Medicine Research Day Symposium for Fellow and Internal Medicine Resident Research

Presented By
James C. Reynolds, MD, June Klinghoffer Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
Richard G. Paluzzi, MD, associate professor of medicine and director, Internal Medicine Residency program
Michele Kutzler, PhD
, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, assistant dean for faculty affairs and professional development

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)TM. 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 relevant commercial interest (which is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients). 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, contact Michelene Kurtz at 215.762.3489.

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Neurobiology & Anatomy Seminar

Date and Location
Wednesday, May 27, noon
Michael J. Goldberger Conference Room
Queen Lane Campus, Room 276

Topic
Transcriptional Control of Axon Growth in the Central Nervous System

Presented By
Murray Blackmore, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Marquette University

Hosted By
Marie-Pascale Côté, PhD, instructor, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Additional Information
For more information, contact Kathleen Golden at 215.991.8402.

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Pediatric Grand Rounds

Date and Location
Friday, May 22, 8 – 9 a.m.
Angelo M. DiGeorge Teaching Center, Lower Level
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Topic
Hematologic Manifestations in Down Syndrome and Down Syndrome Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Presenter

Yaddanapudi Ravindranath, MBBS, professor of pediatrics, Georgie Ginopolis Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer and Hematology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Michigan

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

  • Describe the hematologic manifestations of Down syndrome.
  • Distinguish transient melodysplasia from leukemoid reaction in neonates with Down syndrome.
  • Manage transient leukemia/myelodysplasia in Down syndrome.

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

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

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.

Disclosure
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).

All planners, moderators and presenters have nothing to disclose.

Additional Information
For more information, contact Alma Barberena at alma.barberena@drexelmed.edu.

Continental breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m. Parking passes for visiting physicians are available.

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