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2012

  • December

    • Eugene Hong, MD, Appointed Associate Dean for Primary Care & Community Health

      December 12, 2012

      Eugene Hong, MD, professor of family, community and preventive medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, was recently appointed associate dean for primary care and community health. In this role, Hong will be responsible for developing and maintaining a strategic primary care framework for Drexel University College of Medicine and the Drexel University Physicians practice. He will report to the dean of the College of Medicine and the CEO of the physician practice plan.

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    • New Drexel Medicine Website Wins "Best in Class" Award

      December 06, 2012

      The new Drexel Medicine website drexelmedicine.org recently won a "Best in Class" award from the Interactive Media Awards (IMA) Competition. The site – launched in August – won in the "Hospital" category.

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  • November

    • Pulse Wins Gold at International MarCom Awards

      November 14, 2012

      Pulse, the beat of the Drexel University College of Medicine community–highlighting research, clinical and education news, special events and noteworthy accomplishments–recently took home a gold award at the 2012 MarCom Awards in the "Employee Publication/Internal Newsletter" category.

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    • Drexel University College of Medicine to Address Urban Health Equity

      November 07, 2012

      As part of its commitment to improve access and quality of healthcare for underserved populations, Drexel University College of Medicine has announced the creation of a new Office of Urban Health Equity, Education and Research. The office will be led by Ana E. Núñez, MD, professor of medicine and the director of the college's Women's Health Education Program, as well as principal investigator of its National Center of Excellence in Women's Health.

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  • October

  • September

    • Save the Date! Discovery Day 2012

      September 05, 2012

      On October 4, Discovery 2012, the College's annual research day, is expected to draw more than 300 posters on topics as diverse as infectious diseases, cancer, behavioral neurobiology and many more.

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  • August

    • The Pew Charitable Trusts Awards Grant to Support Geriatric Home Visit Program

      August 30, 2012

      The Pew Charitable Trusts recently awarded Drexel University College of Medicine's Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine a three-year, $150,000 grant to support a home visit program for homebound, low-income seniors in Philadelphia. The newly-created program—Drexel Geriatric Home Visit Model (DGHVM)—combines comprehensive geriatric assessments with home visits for this underserved population. The DGHVM will provide approximately 250-300 home visits during the length of the project.

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    • Annual White Coat Ceremony Welcomes New Medical Students to Drexel

      August 22, 2012

      "…These things I do swear or affirm." With those final words of the Hippocratic Oath, Drexel University College of Medicine welcomed 260 new medical students during the annual White Coat Ceremony on August 10. This wonderful tradition is celebrated by medical schools across the country and is an important first step for these future physicians as they receive the traditional symbol of clinical care and service: the white coat. Like our Facebook page to see a photo album of the event.

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    • Drexel Students Travel to London Paralympic Games

      Olympic Park

      August 21, 2012

      Nine Drexel University students will travel to London from August 31 through September 8 to see the 2012 Paralympic Games, as part of the travel-integrated course “Perspectives on Disability,” the fourth course in the Great Works Symposium 2012 Series.

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  • July

    • Top Five Myths About Protecting Your Skin From the Sun

      Christina Chung

      July 24, 2012

      With summer in full swing and folks enjoying the outdoors, the College of Medicine's Dr. Christina Chung debunks a few popular myths about sun protection.

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    • Harriet Cole: Drexel’s Longest-Serving Employee

      Harriet Cole human nervous system

      July 19, 2012

      Harriet Cole, a maid employed at what is known today as Drexel’s College of Medicine, willed her body to science just before her untimely death in the late 1800s. Her sacrfice can still be appreciated today at Drexel's Queen Lane Campus.

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    • Stamatakis Golf Classic Raises $340,000

      July 19, 2012

      The eleventh annual Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic held by Drexel University College of Medicine raised $340,000, bringing the total raised to $2.7 million since the event debuted in 2002.

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    • ABIM Foundation Announces Grant to Enhance Physician – Patient Communication

      July 10, 2012

      Recognizing that many physicians feel compelled to accommodate patients' requests for interventions they know are unnecessary,1 and that patients need better information to help them understand that more care is not always better care, the ABIM Foundation recently awarded a grant of $50,000 to Drexel University College of Medicine to develop a set of interactive instructional modules to enhance physician and patient communication.

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    • Drexel Surgeon Makes Fourth Overseas Trip to Treat Wounded Troops

      July 05, 2012

      Dr. Michael S. Weingarten, professor and chief of vascular surgery and director of the wound healing program at Drexel University College of Medicine, recently returned from his fourth volunteer trip abroad treating severely wounded combat troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany, the largest American hospital outside the United States.

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  • June

    • Dr. Daniel Schidlow Appointed Drexel College of Medicine Dean

      photo of Dr. Daniel Schidlow, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president, medical affairs at the Drexel University College of Medicine

      June 27, 2012

      Internationally recognized clinician in pediatric diseases Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow has been appointed Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president, medical affairs at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Schidlow will assume the role from his current position as interim dean and senior vice president.

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    • Drexel University Appoints Dr. Daniel Schidlow as College of Medicine Dean

      June 27, 2012

      Internationally recognized clinician in pediatric diseases Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow has been appointed Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs at the Drexel University College of Medicine. Schidlow will assume the role from his current position as interim dean and senior vice president.

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    • Mini-Med Discovery Days

      June 22, 2012

      How does the typical high school student spend his or her summer vacation? Chances are it's not witnessing open-heart surgery or the birth of a baby. But that's exactly what five lucky Masterman High School students can look forward to this summer during Mini-Med Discovery Days at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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    • New Affiliation with Shore Medical Center

      June 18, 2012

      Drexel University College of Medicine and Shore Medical Center have signed an affiliation agreement to develop and implement a clinical education program. Beginning in July 2012, fourth-year students from Drexel University College of Medicine will have the opportunity to do one-month elective rotations at Shore.

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    • Drexel Hebrew Univ IDR Partnership Funds New BioTech

      June 13, 2012

      Four new methods for delivering improved medication within the bodies of suffering patients are now on track to be developed for commercialization as part of a research partnership between Drexel University and The Institute for Drug Research of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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    • Drexel University College of Medicine Hosts Unique International Symposium

      A medical researcher works in the lab.

      June 07, 2012

      Top infectious disease research scientists from across the country and around the world, including a Nobel Prize winner, will gather in Philadelphia later this month when Drexel University College of Medicine hosts the 2012 International Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease. The symposium will be held June 19-21 in the New College Building (15th & Vine Streets) in Geary Auditorium B.

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    • Drexel University College of Medicine Hosts Unique International Symposium

      June 07, 2012

      Top infectious disease research scientists from across the country and around the world, including a Nobel Prize winner, will gather in Philadelphia later this month when Drexel University College of Medicine hosts the 2012 International Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease. The symposium will be held June 19-21 in the New College Building (15th & Vine Streets) in Geary Auditorium B.

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  • May

    • 2012 Commencement Album Now Available On Facebook

      May 23, 2012

      Drexel University College of Medicine congratulates all of our recent graduates. The 2012 commencement ceremony was held May 18th at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. A total of 454 MD, PhD, and various master's degrees students graduated in front of their proud family and friends.

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    • Three Medical Students Selected as 2012 Schweitzer Fellows

      May 22, 2012

      The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship recently selected three Drexel University College of Medicine students as Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellows for 2012-13. Phoebe Dacha, Alicia Howard, and Ashley Stephens will join approximately 240 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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    • Three Students Selected as 2012 Schweitzer Fellows

      May 22, 2012

      The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship recently selected three Drexel University College of Medicine students as Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellows for 2012-13. Phoebe Dacha, Alicia Howard, and Ashley Stephens will join approximately 240 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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    • Tuberculosis Drug Bioavailability Global Health Research Project Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

      Dr. Christopher Vinnard

      May 10, 2012

      Drexel University College of Medicine announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Christopher Vinnard, M.D., MPH, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled "A Novel Diagnostic Test for Poor Anti-TB Drug Bioavailability."

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    • Grand Challenges Exploration Grant

      May 10, 2012

      Drexel University College of Medicine announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Christopher Vinnard, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled "A Novel Diagnostic Test for Poor Anti-TB Drug Bioavailability."

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    • 454 Students to Receive Degrees During Commencement Ceremony

      May 09, 2012

      Proud family and friends will gather to honor members of the Class of 2012 during the commencement ceremony for Drexel University College of Medicine on Friday, May 18 at 9 a.m. at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall), 260 South Broad Street. A total of 454 students will receive MD, PhD and various master's degrees.

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    • Woman One Event Raises $500,000 for Medical Student Scholarships

      May 03, 2012

      Civic leader Dianne Semingson received Drexel University College of Medicine's 10th annual WOMAN ONE Award on April 23 at a reception at the Rittenhouse Hotel for 350 business and community leaders.

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    • President Emeritus of the Association of American Medical Colleges to Speak at Drexel Medicine Commencement

      May 02, 2012

      President emeritus of the Association of American Medical College Jordan J. Cohen, M.D. will deliver the keynote address during the commencement ceremony for Drexel University College of Medicine on Friday, May 18 at 9 a.m. at the Kimmel Center.

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  • April

    • Golden Apple Awards: Honoring Faculty & Staff

      April 25, 2012

      Drexel University College of Medicine students recently gathered together to honor faculty and staff during the 2012 Golden Apple Teaching Awards Ceremony. The student activities center at the Queen Lane Campus was filled to honor those who excelled in teaching and to say goodbye to a respected administrator.

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    • Triennial AAALAC International Accreditation Site Visit

      April 25, 2012

      Visitors from AAALAC International (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International) will perform their triennial accreditation site visit with the Animal Care and Use program at Drexel University and Drexel University College of Medicine on May 30 and 31. This visit will continue Drexel University's history of AAALAC accreditation, which began with its first accreditation in 1982.

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    • Riviello Appointment

      April 23, 2012

      Ralph Riviello, MD, MS, associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, has recently been appointed president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. The chapter represents more than 1,300 emergency medicine physicians and residents in the state.

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    • Drexel University College of Medicine Program Receives Childhood Obesity Grant

      April 09, 2012

      The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently awarded Drexel University College of Medicine's Family Medicine Residency Program a one-year grant to help combat childhood obesity. It's one of just nine national grants awarded to programs across the country.

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  • March

    • Jordan J. Cohen, MD, to Deliver Commencement Address

      March 28, 2012

      Jordan J. Cohen, MD, president emeritus of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will deliver the keynote address during the commencement ceremony for Drexel University College of Medicine on Friday, May 18 at 9 a.m. at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall), 260 South Broad Street. He will receive an honorary doctorate from Drexel University.

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    • Student Honored for Promoting Awareness of LGBT Issues

      March 26, 2012

      Bobby Kelly, a fourth-year medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine was recently awarded the 2012 LGBT Health Achievement Award, presented annually by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA). The organizations chose Kelly for his efforts to provide opportunities for students, residents, faculty and staff to learn more about LGBT health.

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    • 2012 Match Day!

      March 21, 2012

      Match Day – the day when students learn where they will begin their residency programs – is one of the most exciting days in a young doctor's education. This year's event was no different and offered many cheers, and a few tears, as the fourth-year students learned where their careers will take them next.

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    • Dr. Novack to Receive Career Achievement Award

      March 16, 2012

      Dennis Novack, MD, professor of medicine and associate dean for medical education, will be honored by the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) with the 2012 SGIM Career Achievement in Medical Education Award. The award recognizes those medical educators whose lifetime contributions have profoundly impacted the field of medical education. The award will be presented at SGIM's annual meeting on May 11th in Orlando.

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    • 19th Annual Drexel University College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Raises $29,500

      March 07, 2012

      The annual Drexel University College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert was a wonderful, fun-filled evening that raised $29,500 for children with HIV and AIDS. More than 425 students, faculty and guests sang, danced, and laughed their way through the February 18th event that showcased a total of 13 acts.

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    • Dianne Semingson to Receive 2012 Woman One Award

      March 02, 2012

      Drexel University College of Medicine's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership has been recognizing outstanding women leaders in the Philadelphia community and raising scholarship funds for talented minority women medical students at Drexel University College of Medicine for 10 years with the Woman One program. This year's Woman One Honoree is community leader Dianne Semingson, who will be honored on Monday, April 23 at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia.

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  • February

    • Drexel University Finalizes Deal with Shima Seiki USA

      Drexel Launches Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory to Develop Smart Textiles and Wearable Technology

      February 27, 2012

      Following the signing of a groundbreaking, $1 million agreement with Shima Seiki USA, Genevieve Dion, assistant professor and fashion design program director in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, will now have the state-of-the-art laboratory to conduct research for the development of new smart textiles, wearable technologies and to explore new methods of production that will ultimately impact a number of market sectors.

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    • Malaria Research Team Awarded $2 Million NIH Grant

      Dr. Akhil Vaidya

      February 23, 2012

      The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Drexel University College of Medicine a $ 2 million grant for a four-year project to investigate molecular pathways targeted by antimalarial pyrazole compounds. These compounds were first discovered by a research team from Drexel.

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    • Malaria Research Team Awarded $2 Million NIH Grant

      February 23, 2012

      The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Drexel University College of Medicine a two million dollar grant for a four-year project to investigate molecular pathways targeted by antimalarial pyrazole compounds. These compounds were first discovered by a research team from Drexel.

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    • College of Medicine Research Links Prostate Cancer Spread to Sugar Found Naturally in the Body

      Dr. Maurico Reginato

      February 20, 2012

      For the first time, researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine have discovered that a certain type of sugar found naturally in the body is elevated in prostate cancer cells and it plays a critical role in cancer growth and movement. The findings are set to be published in the April edition of Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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    • College of Medicine Research Links Prostate Cancer Spread to Sugar Found Naturally in the Body

      February 20, 2012

      For the first time, researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine have discovered that a certain type of sugar found naturally in the body is elevated in prostate cancer cells and it plays a critical role in cancer growth and movement. The findings are set to be published in the April edition of Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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  • January

    • Drexel Receives Keck Foundation Grant to Expand Plasma Research

      Exterior of the A.J. Drexel Plasma Institute

      January 30, 2012

      Drexel University has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to expand research on the fundamental science of interactions between plasma, which is an ionized gas, and living systems. The research, funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation, will be led by the University’s Anthony J. Drexel Plasma Institute.

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    • Dr. Bryce Templeton Wins National Psychiatry Award

      January 30, 2012

      Bryce Templeton, MD, MEd, emeritus professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine, has been awarded the top national award for excellence, leadership and creativity in education from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

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    • Vision 2020 Names Donna E. Shalala as National Advisor

      January 24, 2012

      Vision 2020 is pleased to announce University of Miami President and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala as the newest addition to its advisory board.

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    • 19th Annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert

      January 05, 2012

      Students and faculty from Drexel University College of Medicine will be celebrating the 19th annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert (PABC) on February 18, 2012. The proceeds of this student-run event support the Pediatric AIDS program at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The event will be held at the Main Building on Drexel University's main campus on 32nd and Chestnut Streets.

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    • Dr. James Barrett to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

      January 04, 2012

      James E. Barrett, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 P.B. Dews Lifetime Achievement Award in Behavioral Pharmacology. The award is given by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). In selecting Barrett for the honor, ASPET noted his numerous research accomplishments focusing on some of the most important concepts and questions in the field of behavioral pharmacology.

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