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August

  • Shezda Afrin - BS PH 19 - DCI Bangladesh teaching

    Public Health Undergraduate Spends Summer in Bangladesh Slums Supporting Distressed Children and Infants

    August 31, 2016

    Drexel University’s Shezda Afrin, BS PH ’19, is spending her summer in Bangladesh working with a non-profit assisting orphans in Dhaka.

    Afrin, who considers Dhaka her second home, has been working at an orphanage and local health clinic led by Distressed Children and Infants (DCI), a non-profit organization helping poor children to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. She is teaching English to both staff and the girls at the orphanage. She's also working with staff to develop computer skills, helping them learn to create spreadsheets and documents to help run the orphanage.

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  • Firefighters wearing their self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

    Peers, Public Perception Influence Firefighters Against Safety Equipment

    August 30, 2016

    Interviews conducted across the country by Drexel University researchers found that firefighters are often influenced by both colleagues and the public’s perception of them as risk-takers when choosing whether or not to use their safety equipment.

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  • Dornsife SPH Alumna Named Student Representative to National Maternal and Child Health Teachers Association

    August 23, 2016

    The Association of Teachers of Maternal & Child Health (ATMCH) recently named Kiana Hardy, MPH, as Student Representative to the organization. In her role as Student Representative, Kiana will speak on behalf of students as a part of the Executive Committee and work to bridge the gap between current MCH leaders and students to foster professional relationships earlier and an exchange of interests and ideas.

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  • PCB transformers, which contain chemicals like the ones in the study found to increase the risk of autism when there are high levels of exposure.

    Chemicals Banned Decades Ago Linked to Increased Autism Risk Today

    August 23, 2016

    A group of man-made chemicals used in some pesticides and insulating materials banned in the 1970s continues to linger in the United States, and new research by a Drexel University professor and colleagues found that high levels of exposure to some of them during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of a child being diagnosed with autism by roughly 80 percent.

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  • Kevin McNamara authored "Dreams of a Great Small Nation."

    Employee Spotlight: Kevin J. McNamara

    August 05, 2016

    This chief development officer recently published a book about an obscure yet epic piece of history about WWI and the Russian Revolution — with an assist from some Drexel Dragons.

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