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2011

  • December

    • AIDS Awareness Month: Treatment in Our Community

      December 28, 2011

      December 29, 2011 - The conclusion of our month-long series of articles for AIDS Awareness Month is about The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice of Drexel University College of Medicine. It has been providing excellent medical care to adults living with HIV for 18 years. As the largest comprehensive HIV primary care practice in the region, it served more than 1,900 patients last year with primary and specialty HIV medical care.

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    • AIDS Awareness Month: Predicting NeuroAIDS

      December 19, 2011

      Every week through the month of December – AIDS Awareness Month – a Drexel University College of Medicine research study will be highlighted to showcase the important contributions our faculty are making to AIDS research. In the United States, more than 1.5 million people are living with HIV, according to a 2010 report issued by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. That is a sobering number of Americans who will have to endure the long-term effects of life with AIDS.

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    • AIDS Awareness Month: Blocking HIV Virus-Cell Interaction

      December 13, 2011

      Every week through the month of December – AIDS Awareness Month – a Drexel University College of Medicine research study will be highlighted to showcase the important contributions our faculty are making to AIDS research. With an estimated 33.3 million individuals infected with AIDS, new research into preventing AIDS is vitally important.

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    • D. Scott Lind, MD, Named Surgery Chair

      December 01, 2011

      Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital are pleased to announce that D. Scott Lind, MD, has joined both institutions as chairman of the Department of Surgery and clinical service chief, respectively.

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    • AIDS Awareness Month

      December 01, 2011

      December is AIDS Awareness Month. It has been more than 30 years since the HIV/AIDS epidemic began. An estimated 33.3 million individuals are infected with HIV worldwide. In the United States, more than 1.5 million people are living with HIV, according to a 2010 report issued by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

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  • November

    • $1.5 Million Grant to Enhance "Philadelphia Ujima Coalition for a Healthier Community"

      November 04, 2011

      Ana Núñez, MD, and the Women's Health Education Program (WHEP) at Drexel University College of Medicine were recently awarded a $1.5 million grant to enhance "Philadelphia Ujima Coalition for a Healthier Community," which is part of the gender-based national "Coalition for a Healthier Community" initiative. WHEP will receive $300,000 a year for the next five years to support its evidence-based health interventions targeting women and girls in the community. The Drexel University College of Medicine program is one of ten chosen from across the country and the only one in Pennsylvania.

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    • Drexel and UCD Program Offers Paid Training to Certified Medical Assistants from West Philadelphia

      November 01, 2011

      In an effort to build real connections between Drexel and the West Philadelphia community, Drexel and UCD have developed a 14-week program that provides paid technical skills training, professional development training, mentoring by seasoned medical professionals, career development and job coaching services, and job opportunities through Drexel University College of Medicine.

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    • Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, Named Interim Dean of Drexel University College of Medicine

      November 01, 2011

      Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, has been appointed interim dean and senior vice president of health affairs at Drexel University College of Medicine, effective November 1, 2011. Schidlow replaces Richard V. Homan, MD, who recently resigned from the College.

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  • October

    • Dr. Novack to Receive National Teaching Award from AAMC

      October 27, 2011

      Dennis Novack, MD, professor of medicine and associate dean for medical education, will be honored by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) for his outstanding contributions to academic medicine. Novack will receive the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, which will be presented November 5, during the association's annual meeting in Denver.

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    • National HIV Researcher to Present Lecture on Transmission, Prevention

      October 25, 2011

      Julie Overbaugh, PhD, has dedicated most of her career to HIV prevention and AIDS research, with a focus on understanding the biology of HIV transmission −particularly transmission to women and infants. For her unique contributions in increasing understanding of transmission and pathogenesis, her leadership in treatment and prevention strategies for infected women in the developing world, her pioneering research collaborative in Kenya and her noteworthy mentoring activities, Overbaugh was selected from a national pool of candidates to present the 2011 Marion Spencer Fay Award Lecture at 4:15 p.m. on October 27 at Drexel University College of Medicine's Geary Auditorium (245 N. 15th St., Philadelphia).

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    • Black Tie/White Coat Ball Raises $717,250 for Alzheimer's Research

      October 24, 2011

      More than 900 people danced the night away to the music of 2011 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love at Drexel University College of Medicine's Black Tie/White Coat Ball. The event, held Saturday, October 22 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, raised $717,250 for research into the prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders.

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    • Black Tie/White Coat Ball to Benefit Alzheimer's Research

      October 17, 2011

      Drexel University College of Medicine will host its highly anticipated Black Tie/White Coat Ball Saturday, October 22 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 2011 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit research into the prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer's disease and related memory disorders.

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  • September

    • Save the Date! Discovery Day 2011

      September 28, 2011

      On October 6, Discovery 2011, the College's annual research day, is expected to draw more than 300 posters on topics as diverse as infectious diseases, cancer, spinal cord repair, behavioral neurobiology and many more.

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    • Save the Date! Sex & Gender Forum

      September 27, 2011

      The Center for Women's Health Research is hosting the Helen I. Moorehead-Laurencin, MD, Sex and Gender Research Forum on Thursday, October 27.

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    • Drexel University College of Medicine Launches Unique Drug Discovery and Development Program

      September 09, 2011

      Drexel University College of Medicine is launching a new master of science degree program in Drug Discovery & Development that provides students the opportunity to understand, evaluate and engage with the entire process of drug discovery and development. This unique degree is being offered through the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology and prepares graduates for a sustainable career with a biotechnology firm, pharmaceutical company, contract research organization or academic research laboratory.

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  • August

  • July

    • FY11 DOD CDMRP Breast Cancer Research Program Announcement

      July 29, 2011

      The Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) Defense Appropriations Act provides $150 M to the Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) to eradicate breast cancer by funding innovative, high-impact research through a partnership of scientists and consumers.

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    • Stamatakis Golf Classic Raises $230,000

      July 14, 2011

      The tenth annual Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic held by Drexel University College of Medicine raised $230,000 bringing the total raised to $2.4 million since the event debuted in 2002.

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  • June

  • May

    • Student Selected as 2011 Schweitzer Fellow

      May 27, 2011

      The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship recently selected a Drexel University College of Medicine student as a Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellow for 2011-12. Victor Cueto, a third-year medical student, will join approximately 260 other Schweitzer Fellows from across the country in conceptualizing and carrying out service projects that address the unmet health needs of underserved individuals and communities.

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    • Human Cognition Enhancement Translational Medicine Workshop - 5/25/2011

      May 17, 2011

      You are cordially invited to attend the Translational Medicine and Applied Biotechnology Workshop titled "Advances in Human Cognition Enhancement."

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    • Free Skin Cancer Screenings

      May 17, 2011

      Drexel Dermatology is offering FREE skin cancer screenings on Thursday, May 26, from 9-11 a.m. The screenings will be given at Drexel Dermatology offices at 219 N. Broad Street, 4th floor. No appointments are necessary.

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    • Stanley W. Silverman Named Chairman of College of Medicine Board

      May 12, 2011

      Stanley W. Silverman, former president and CEO of PQ Corporation, has been named chairman of the Drexel University College of Medicine Board of Trustees. A Drexel alumnus, Silverman has served on the University’s board of trustees for 11 years and the College of Medicine board for four. He replaces Manny Stamatakis, who announced earlier this year that he would step down as chairman of the board in May.

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    • Dr. David Stein Named CCFA Physician of the Year

      May 09, 2011

      David Stein, MD, associate professor in the Department of Surgery and chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery, has been honored as the 2011 "Physician of the Year" by the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Stein was formally presented with the award at the CCFA's 36th annual Renaissance Ball on May 7, at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing.

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    • U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to Deliver Commencement Address

      May 03, 2011

      Senator Arlen Specter will also receive honorary degree

      U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, MD, will deliver the keynote address during the commencement ceremony for Drexel University College of Medicine on Friday, May 20 at 9 a.m. at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall), 260 South Broad Street. A total of 443 students will receive MD, PhD, and various master's degrees.

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  • April

    • Liver Diseases Translational Medicine Workshop - May 5, 2011

      April 22, 2011

      Drexel basic and clinical scientists, engineers, clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and medical students are cordially invited to attend the Translational Medicine and Applied Biotechnology Workshop titled "Liver Diseases: Advances in Research, Prevention and Treatment."

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    • ELAMĀ® Announces Graduation of 2010-2011 Class

      April 20, 2011

      The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce the graduation of its 16th class. The graduating class of 54 Fellows joins a diverse community of nearly 700 alumnae leaders that represent almost 169 medical, dental, and public health schools from across the United States and Canada.

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    • Honor for HIV Practice

      April 12, 2011

      The College of Medicine's HIV/AIDS practice – the Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice – is the recipient of a Nourish Award from MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) in recognition of its service to those living with HIV and in particular its commitment to proactive nutritional practices.

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    • Drexel University College of Medicine Joins National Initiative to Raise Awareness of Heart Attacks

      April 05, 2011

      A woman suffers a heart attack every minute in the United States. Yet only half of women say they would call 9-1-1 if they thought they were having a heart attack, and many women did not recognize several key symptoms, according to a 2009 American Heart Association survey. That is why the Women's Health Education Program at Drexel University College of Medicine has teamed up with the Department of Health & Human Services' Office on Women's Health to launch a new initiative to increase awareness and recognition of the seven most common heart attack symptoms among women and encourage the use of the 9-1-1 emergency response system when these symptoms occur.

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  • March

    • Medical Students Meet Their Matches

      March 21, 2011

      It's one of the most exciting days in a medical student's education. Known as Match Day, it's the day when students learn where they will complete their residency training. And for the second year in a row, more graduating U.S. medical students matched to residencies in primary care.

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    • Anatomy/Academy at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

      March 17, 2011

      Drexel University College of Medicine is a proud sponsor of Anatomy/Academy – Philadelphia Nexus of Art and Science, an exciting new exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA). Running January 27 – April 17, Anatomy/Academy is the first exhibition to focus on how Philadelphia's dynamic art and science communities collaborated to advance knowledge of the human body and transform the attitudes of the public towards mental and physical health.

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    • Glenn Laub, MD, Named Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery

      March 17, 2011

      Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce that Glenn W. Laub, MD, has joined the medical school as chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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    • Vision 2020 Teams Up with National Constitution Center To Celebrate Women's History Month

      March 10, 2011

      Vision 2020, the national initiative developed by Drexel University College of Medicine to make equality a priority among women and men, will hold a "Celebration of Women's History and Future" at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on March 30, 2011.

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    • Student to Attend Prestigious Nobel Laureates Meeting

      March 09, 2011

      Drexel University and Drexel University College of Medicine are proud to announce that Greg Botta, a student in the MD/PhD program, has been selected to attend the prestigious Lindau meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, this summer. Fellowships to attend the meeting are granted to graduate students from around the world and are highly selective.

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  • February

    • American Heart Association Honors Dr. Andrew S. Wechsler

      February 14, 2011

      Andrew S. Wechsler, MD, Stanley K. Brockman Professor and chairman of the Department of Cardiothoraic Surgery, has received the Edward S. Cooper, M.D. Award from the American Heart Association for his contributions to the advancement of cardiothoracic medicine in the Delaware Valley. Dr. Wechsler was formally presented with the award at the 2011 Philadelphia Heart Ball on February 12.

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  • January

    • Center for Digestive Health Recognized

      January 24, 2011

      Drexel Medicine's Center for Digestive Health has been recognized for quality and safety by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). The ASGE recognition is the latest accolade for the Center for Digestive Health, which offers routine outpatient endoscopy procedures at the Drexel Medicine Center City office building, located at 219 N. Broad Street.

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