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Drexel University College of Medicine is very fortunate to have St. Christopher's Hospital for Children as an academic affiliate teaching pediatric care. St. Christopher's Hospital for Children was founded in 1875, when it opened as a one-room dispensary for the mill workers' children of the Kensington area of Philadelphia. Today St. Christopher's is a 189-bed hospital providing cutting-edge medical services to children across the Greater Philadelphia area and has been at the forefront of many areas of pediatric medicine.

Research

The Carey Lab seeks to identify mechanisms and potential modifiable risk factors for infants' susceptibility to infections using animal models, in vitro work and ex vivo studies on human cord blood. We have established a clinically relevant model of neonatal influenza virus infection in 3-day-old neonatal mice in order to focus on both the adaptive and innate immune response to viral infection. Specifically, we study the evolution of the development of the cytotoxic CD8+ T cell repertoire, which play an important role in eliminating virally infected cells. Additionally, we investigate the innate immune system and its ability to prime the adaptive immune system during infections. We also study the use of probiotics in boosting the innate immune response to viral infections.

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News and Announcements
 

2017 Golden Apple Awards

The Golden Apple Awards recognize excellence in teaching and outstanding service by faculty and staff of Drexel University College of Medicine.

Annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert Raises over $25,000

The 24th Annual Drexel University College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert was another smashing success, raising more than $25,000 this year for children with HIV and AIDS. (February 28, 2017)

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In the Media
 

"Meet a Health Hero: Dr. Hans Kersten"
Related Faculty: Hans Kersten, MD
Philadelphia Magazine (September 26, 2016)

"How Poverty Hurts Kids Health"
Related Faculty: Daniel Taylor, DO
WHYY's "Radio Times" (May 25, 2016)

"Fact Check: Can Your Child Be Spanked in School?"
Related Faculty: Maria McColgan, MD
WCAU-TV (NBC-10) (April 2016)

"Medical Mystery: Trusting a Mother's Instincts"
Related Faculty: Daniel R. Taylor, DO
Philly.com (March 27, 2016)

"Medical Mystery: Sudden thigh pain sidelines young athlete"
Related Faculty: Daniel R. Taylor, DO
Philly.com's Check Up blog (January 17, 2016)

 
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St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a primary academic campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. Its physicians are non-compensated members of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine and its clinical practices are independent of Drexel University.