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2008

  • November

    • 2009 Tobacco Settlement Grants Awarded to Researchers

      November 14, 2008

      Drexel University College of Medicine has announced the research projects which will receive funding from the College’s portion of Pennsylvania’s tobacco settlement funds. Eight awards were made from 38 applications after a rigorous internal review process. They include projects in a variety of research areas such as cancer, Alzheimer's Disease and HIV.

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    • Drexel University College of Medicine Hosts World's First Single Port Access (SPA™) Surgery Course

      November 13, 2008

      Drexel University College of Medicine will host surgeons from around the world for the first ever course dedicated to Single Port Access (SPA™) surgery, a minimally invasive procedure developed at Drexel that leaves patients with a hidden scar. The course will be held November 17-18, 2008, in Center City, Philadelphia.

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    • Awards for College of Medicine Grants 2009

      November 12, 2008

      A scientific review panel met on November 5, 2008, to evaluate the 38 applications that were submitted for funding by the formula funds from the CURE settlement of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with the tobacco industry. The panel contained faculty from the College of Medicine (basic and clinical scientists) and from other schools and colleges of Drexel University. The review was rigorous and conducted according to the traditional process used by NIH study sections.

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    • Drexel University College of Medicine Celebrates 10th Anniversary

      November 06, 2008

      Drexel University College of Medicine will host a celebratory dinner to commemorate its 10th anniversary and honor Drexel President Constantine Papadakis. The celebration will be held Monday, November 17, at the Westin Hotel's Grand Ballroom (99 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia). Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30.

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    • College’s "Medical Jeopardy" Team Advances to State Competition

      November 03, 2008

      Congratulations to Drexel University College of Medicine internal medicine residents Joseph Vadakara, Vaibhav Sahni, Petros Grivas and Krishna Rao, who came in first at the American College of Physicians' Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter Doctor's Dilemma Competition, held October 11 in Philadelphia.

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  • October

    • New Video Uses Art as Tool to Teach Empathy to Medical Students

      October 13, 2008

      Examining a person, not a painting, is how you would normally think medical students and residents learn, but that's not what you'll see in a first-of-its-kind video produced by a professor at Drexel University College of Medicine. "The Heart of Empathy" is an inside look into the unique teaching style of Dr. Florence Gelo, a pastoral psychotherapist and psychoanalyst for over 30 years, and the behavioral science coordinator for Drexel's Family Medicine Residency Program. This video captures Dr. Gelo's technique of using the visual arts to teach medical residents how to emotionally prepare for and deal with death.

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    • Drexel University College of Medicine to Participate in International Alzheimer’s Study

      October 08, 2008

      Drexel University College of Medicine has announced that it is participating in phase 3 clinical trials for a possible Alzheimer's vaccine.

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    • Dr. Stephanie King Honored by Ovarian Cancer Foundation

      October 01, 2008

      Stephanie King, MD, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and chief of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, was honored Sept. 27, 2008, by the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

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  • September

    • College Trains U.S. Army’s First Medical Toxicologist

      September 30, 2008

      Drexel University College of Medicine has announced that physicians here are currently training a United States Army colonel who, upon completion of his fellowship, will be the first and only U.S. Army officer trained in both occupational medicine and medical toxicology.

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    • Dr. Lydia Komarnicky Named to National Breast Cancer Campaign

      September 30, 2008

      Lydia Komarnicky, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Drexel University College of Medicine, has been named the medical advisor to a national breast cancer awareness campaign. The Learn.Love.Commit. campaign, developed in response to a survey conducted by the National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC), the nation's leading source for women's health information, offers new information and support on breast health.

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  • August

  • July

  • June

    • Study finds ELAM program provides effective leadership training

      June 11, 2008

      A recent study has found that Drexel University College of Medicine's highly respected Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women is effective in promoting leadership skills and attainment.

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    • Let the Golfing Begin! 2008 Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic

      June 09, 2008

      On Monday, July 28, Drexel University College of Medicine will tee off for the 7th annual Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic. The outing recognizes Manuel Stamatakis, chairman of Drexel University College of Medicine, for his dedication to the College. Proceeds will be used to support a scholarship fund in his name for the benefit of medical students with proven academic ability and financial need.

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  • May

    • College of Medicine hosts symposium on drug treatment of cognitive and attention disorders

      May 27, 2008

      Scientists at Drexel University College of Medicine will gather this weekend to discuss the pharmacology, physiology, and behavioral testing of drugs used to treat cognitive and attention disorders. The goal is to encourage an exchange of ideas to translate catecholamine neurobiology to clinical practice.

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    • Medical Jeopardy Team Takes Third Place in National Competition

      May 20, 2008

      A team of internal medicine residents from Drexel University College of Medicine recently placed third in the nation at the American College of Physicians' national medical jeopardy competition, Doctor's Dilemma.

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    • College of Medicine hosts breast cancer symposium

      May 13, 2008

      Physicians and scientists at Drexel University College of Medicine will gather to present the latest in breast cancer research during an interdisciplinary scientific symposium taking place at the college this weekend. Faculty from the College of Medicine will be joined by researchers from the university's College of Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems to exchange ideas for future collaborations in translational medicine and applied biotechnology. The symposium will be held on Saturday, May 17 inside the Student Activity Center, 2900 Queen Lane, Philadelphia.

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    • In Memoriam: June F. Klinghoffer, MD, WMC ’45, revered faculty member

      May 06, 2008

      June F. Klinghoffer, MD, an alumna of Woman's Medical College and revered faculty member who taught at the College of Medicine for five decades, passed away on May 3, 2008. She was 87. Dr. Klinghoffer continued to participate in College of Medicine activities in recent years, serving on Drexel's Legacy Committee and as co-chair of the campaign to build a permanent home for the College's archives. The family respectfully requests that contributions in her memory be made to the Archives Building Fund:

      Drexel University College of Medicine
      P.O. Box 8235
      Philadelphia, PA 19101

      You may also contact Melinda Johnson at 215-255-7375 or mjohnson@drexelmed.edu.

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  • April

  • March

    • Dr. Barbara Schindler Appointed William Maul Measey Chair in Medical Education

      March 14, 2008

      Drexel University College of Medicine has announced that Barbara Schindler, MD, professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, and vice dean for educational and academic affairs, has been appointed to the William Maul Measey Chair in Medical Education. The Measey Chair was established through the generosity of the Benjamin & Mary Siddons Measey Foundation. It is intended that the chair be dedicated to the development, implementation, and dissemination of academic innovations.

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  • February

    • ELAM Names Dr. Karen Stephenson as 2008 Senior Scholar

      February 26, 2008

      Drexel University College of Medicine's Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women has announced that Karen Stephenson, PhD, will serve as the 2008 ELAM Senior Scholar. Stephenson will analyze and diagnose the ELAM alumnae network (now numbering more than 500 women) with the goal of designing interventions for building a more robust professional community and assessing the growth and impact of these interventions over time. Additionally, in her role as ELAM Senior Scholar, Stephenson will translate her findings into articles for publication.

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    • College of Medicine, Robert Morris University, and Allegheny General Hospital to Launch Collaborative Medical Education Program for High School Grads

      February 22, 2008

      Robert Morris University (RMU), Drexel University College of Medicine, and Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) today announced plans to launch a unique, collaborative medical education program designed to attract promising students who will ultimately practice medicine in the Pittsburgh region.

      The Scholars Articulation Program will recruit qualified high school seniors to enroll in RMU's pre-medicine program in preparation for attending medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. During their undergraduate career, students will complete a pre-professional internship at AGH, which is a regional campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. Then, during their final two years of medical school, they will return to the hospital for a clerkship and a clinical rotation.

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    • Dr. Andrew Wechsler Receives Prestigious Thoracic Surgery Honor

      February 06, 2008

      Andrew Wechsler, MD, the Stanley K. Brockman Professor and chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, has been awarded the prestigious 2008 Scientific Achievement Award by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS). The award honors those who have made extraordinary contributions to the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery. Wechsler will be the seventh recipient of this award since its establishment in 1994.

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    • Black Tie White Coat Ball to Benefit Autism Research and Treatment

      February 01, 2008

      Drexel University College of Medicine will host its highly anticipated Black Tie White Coat Ball Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 6 p.m. at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street. The event will be a fun-filled evening of music, dinner, and dancing, featuring a concert by Village People. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit autism treatment and research at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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  • January

    • 15th Annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert - January 26, 2008

      January 17, 2008

      This year marks the 15th annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert, an event which has raised over $250,000 for the pediatric AIDS program at St. Christopher's Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. The AIDS program at St. Christopher's Hospital is the largest of its kind in the tri-state area, providing comprehensive care for hundreds of HIV infected children and their families. Included in this specialized HIV care are social services, well-child care and substance abuse counseling. The money raised by the benefit concert helps to finance the services of a dietician and a child-life specialist for the program, and offers the children the opportunity to attend a summer camp which many of them would be unable to experience otherwise. Additionally, the money raised by the PABC provides families affected by this illness with financial support for emergency funds needed for housing, transportation and other expenses.

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    • Dr. Michael Greenberg Recognized as a “Hero of Emergency Medicine”

      January 17, 2008

      The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has recognized Michael I. Greenberg, MD, MPH, FACEP, professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, as a "Hero of Emergency Medicine." The campaign, which is part of ACEP's 40th anniversary, recognizes emergency physicians who have made significant contributions to emergency medicine, their communities and their patients.

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    • Researchers Discover Potential New Way to Check for Liver Disease

      January 15, 2008

      Drexel University College of Medicine scientists, in partnership with the Hepatitis B Foundation, may have discovered a reliable alternative to liver biopsy for the early detection of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis, diseases affecting more than five million Americans. People with hepatitis B and C infections, as well as fatty liver diseases, are at greatest risk for progressing to cirrhosis that can lead to liver cancer.

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    • Researchers use magnets to guide cells to targets in the body

      January 14, 2008

      A study team, led by Boris Polyak, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, has used magnetically responsive nanoparticles to drive healthy cells to targeted sites in blood vessels. The research, done in animals, may lead to a new method of delivering cells and genes to repair injured or diseased organs in people. The study appears in the January 15th edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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