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2015

  • November

  • October

  • September

  • August

    • Rudman Foundation Grant Helps Prepare Top Masterman and Central High School Students for Medical Careers

      Photo of high school students at Mini-Med Discovery Days

      August 26, 2015

      Five students from Julia R. Masterman High School and Central High are receiving a once-in-a-lifetime summer experience, and summer education, through Drexel University’s “Mini-Med Discovery Days” program, offered through a grant from the Kal & Lucille Rudman Foundation.

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    • Pregnancy is a Missed Opportunity for HIV-Infected Women to Gain Control Over Condition

      Chart shows HIV engagement during pregnancy and for two years postpartum. 92% of women received HIV care during pregnancy. 51% had viral suppression at delivery. 38% received HIV care within 3 months after delivery.

      August 25, 2015

      Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to enter a long-term pattern of maintenance of HIV care after giving birth—but most HIV-infected women aren’t getting that chance, according to a pair of new studies led by Drexel and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

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    • Leading Immunologist Katherine L. Knight to Receive 2015 Marion Spencer Fay Award

      Katherine L. Knight

      August 18, 2015

      Drexel University College of Medicine’s Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership has selected noted immunologist Katherine L. Knight as the 2015 recipient of its Marion Spencer Fay Award. The award, which annually recognizes luminary women in science and medicine, is named for a pioneering former president of the College’s forerunner institution, the Woman’s Medical College of Philadelphia

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    • Class of 2019 Receives First White Coats

      August 11, 2015

      Drexel University College of Medicine welcomed 263 new medical students during the annual White Coat Ceremony on August 7. This 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.

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    • Class of 2019 Receive First White Coats

      Drexel students in the College of Medicine receive their first white coats as part of an annual ceremony.

      August 11, 2015

      The College of Medicine’s newest class of medical students recently took part in the time-honored tradition of receiving their very first white coats.

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    • The 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Teaching Empathy

      A doctor speaking with an older patient.

      August 06, 2015

      When it comes down to it, empathy is one of a doctor’s most important tools, and Drexel’s College of Medicine places a special importance on teaching it to medical students.

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    • Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Pope's Visit to Philadelphia

      Pope Francis

      August 04, 2015

      Pope Francis – and an estimated 1.5 million people – will descend upon the city of Philadelphia in late September as the capstone to the weeklong, international World Meeting of Families event, during which the Pope will deliver a public mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. From concerns about security measures to transportation, anxiety is already on the rise among Philadelphians regarding how the city will handle the influx of tourists expected to double the city’s population. Drexel University experts are available to comment on a range of issues related to the visit including safety, public health, environmental impact, infrastructure preparedness and tourism. Experts also are able to weigh in about what this once-in-a-lifetime event – and the Pope’s progressive views – mean for the Catholic church.

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  • July

    • Philadelphia to Host Commemoration of 19th Amendment Centennial

      July 02, 2015

      With hundreds of thousands of visitors expected to participate in the national recognition of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, Philadelphia planners are well on their way to developing the Year 2020 program into something a lot more grand than merely noting a historical date.

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    • College's Digital Communication-Skills Training Technology Expands Reach

      July 01, 2015

      Drexel University College of Medicine’s digital communication-skills training and assessment technology has been acquired by DecisionSim, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare simulation-based learning. The technology — known as CommSim™ — adds communications training to the company’s decision-making simulation platform, DecisionSim™.

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  • June

    • Annual Golf Classic Raises $242,000 for Medical Scholarships

      June 26, 2015

      With the temperature in the 90s and a beautiful blue sky above, more than 100 golfers hit the links for the 14th annual Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic, held by Drexel University College of Medicine, on June 22 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown.

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    • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies Launches Four New Programs

      June 23, 2015

      Drexel University College of Medicine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies is launching four new career-oriented academic programs that address the intersection of basic science with digital media, law, business and entrepreneurship. Students who successfully complete the programs will earn a master of science (MS) degree.

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    • Douglas W. Parrillo, MD, Named Chair of Radiologic Sciences

      June 10, 2015

      Douglas W. Parrillo, MD, has been appointed chairman of the Department of Radiologic Sciences at Drexel University College of Medicine and clinical service chief at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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    • Researchers Study Pill to Prevent HIV Infection in Couples Wanting to Conceive

      June 01, 2015

      For couples wanting to conceive a child when one partner is HIV positive, the options have previously been limited to expensive assisted reproductive technologies, such as in vitro fertilization, or risking HIV transmission through unprotected intercourse. Now researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine are studying patient response to a once daily pill that prevents the spread of HIV infection in couples who are trying to get pregnant.

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  • May

    • Hit the Links for the Annual Stamatakis Golf Classic!

      May 20, 2015

      It’s tee time for the 14th annual Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic. The June 22 event, at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, raises scholarship funds for Drexel University College of Medicine students.  Since the event began in 2001, more than $3 million has been raised for medical student scholarships through the Manuel N. Stamatakis Scholarship Fund, which makes money available to students who have everything it takes to succeed, but have a financial hardship.

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    • Annual Graduate Student Awards

      May 12, 2015

      The Graduate Student Awards recognize excellence in teaching and outstanding service to the students of Drexel University College of Medicine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies. The nominees and their students recently gathered together at Le Meridien in Center City Philadelphia for the annual awards banquet.

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    • ELAM Names New Class of Fellows

      May 05, 2015

      The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce the selection of its 2015-2016 class of Fellows.

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    • Commencement 2015

      May 05, 2015

      The years of dedicated studying, clinical rotations, research, papers and exams will culminate in a two-hour ceremony at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, on Friday, May 15, 2015. Visit the Commencement website to learn more about the ceremony, including information about tickets, photos, academic regalia and much more.

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    • Faculty Physicians Named “Top Docs” by Philadelphia Magazine

      May 01, 2015

      Philadelphia magazine has published its annual list of the region’s “Top Doctors” in various specialties. The list can be found in the May issue of the magazine on newsstands now.

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    • ELAM Announces Graduation of 2015 Class

      May 01, 2015

      The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce the graduation of its 20th class. This graduating class of Fellows joins a diverse alumnae community of nearly 900 highly accomplished leaders that represent over 210 medical, dental, and public health schools from around the world serving in a variety of leadership positions including department chairs, research center directors, deans and college presidents as well as chief executives in health care and accrediting organizations.

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  • April

    • Researchers Investigate How to Make the Heart Beat with Ultrasonic Waves

      April 30, 2015

      Ultrasound, the imaging technology used by health professionals for sonograms and to view the heart and other organs, may also be effective in helping heart cells beat faster. That’s according to Drexel University researchers who published a study describing the ultrasound settings that can change the beat frequency of cardiac cells. The study was published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

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    • Woman One Scholarship Program Reaches New Milestone

      April 28, 2015

      Scholarships for the Woman One program will now be raised to $100,000 over four years of medical study. The scholarships are presented by the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine and are awarded annually to women from underrepresented populations seeking to become physicians.  The announcement was made during an event honoring the 2015 Woman One Award recipient Lynne Honickman.

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    • Drexel/Rotary International Expands Maternal and Child Healthcare Training in Uganda

      April 27, 2015

      The Maternal and Child Health Care Project between Drexel University and Makerere University School of Health in Kampala, Uganda, continues to grow. A team recently returned from a multi-week mission that addressed the maternal and infant mortality rate in the East African country, where 16 mothers die in childbirth every day. Thanks to continued support from Rotary International and Rotary Clubs in both Pennsylvania and Uganda, this unique partnership has flourished.

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    • College of Medicine the Focus of President Fry’s 3rd Town Hall

      President Fry speaking during the third town hall of 2015 on the University's refreshed strategic plan.

      April 24, 2015

      Continuing his series of town halls on the strategic plan, President John A. Fry talked with faculty and professional staff at the Queen Lane Campus about the future of Drexel, including Queen Lane specifically.

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    • Unique Partnership Helps Train U.S. Air Force Elite

      April 24, 2015

      The Department of Emergency Medicine is marking a major milestone in a unique partnership with the United States Air Force. They are celebrating the ten year anniversary of a program that helps provide paramedic training for elite Air Force Pararescue candidates.

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    • Celebrating a New Health Outreach Project Clinic

      April 20, 2015

      Medical students at Drexel University are required to do some type of meaningful community service as part of the College of Medicine’s first-year curriculum. The majority of students continue to volunteer for community service projects above and beyond their first-year requirements, with many opting to volunteer at one of the college’s student-run Health Outreach Project (HOP) clinics.

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    • 20th Annual Golden Apple Awards

      April 13, 2015

      The Golden Apple Awards recognize excellence in teaching and outstanding service to the students of Drexel University College of Medicine. Students and nominees recently gathered together at the Queen Lane Campus for the 20th Annual Golden Apple Teaching Awards Ceremony during which the coveted gold statues were handed out.

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    • Helping Women for 25 Years, Drexel Professor Starts New Program

      Caring Together is an organization which works toward helping women suffering from substance addiction.

      April 02, 2015

      Barbara Schindler’s Caring Together program has helped women struggling with addiction for more than two decades and now she’s expanding her focus to women who are returning from incarceration.

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  • March

    • College of Medicine to Host Lyme Disease Conference

      March 26, 2015

      The Centers for Disease Control confirms there are 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease diagnosed every year in the United States. In the continental US, Pennsylvania is usually ranked as being first or second in the nation with the most cases. In 2014, the State Senate unanimously passed legislation intended to execute prevention, education and surveillance strategies for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

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    • It's Official Now!

      March 24, 2015

      With a quick tear of an envelope, 257 Drexel University College of Medicine students know officially where the next phase of their medical careers will take them. The future doctors filled the Student Activities Center on Friday, March 20, for National Match Day 2015, when fourth-year students learn where they will begin their residency programs. It is one of the most exciting days in a young doctor’s education.

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    • Caring Together Celebrates 25 Years of Treating Women With Addictions

      March 17, 2015

      The Caring Together program is turning 25. Established in 1990, the program, which is managed by the Department of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine, helps women and their children overcome substance abuse and start a new life without drugs and alcohol. 

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    • Fourth Annual Medical Student Research Day Results

      March 13, 2015

      Eighty-two posters were presented at the Fourth Annual Medical Student Research Day on March 12, 2015. Faculty volunteers judged the posters for content, presentation and appearance.

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    • Professors Receive Grants Through Statewide Refunds for Breast Cancer Research Campaign

      March 04, 2015

      The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) recently awarded two Drexel University College of Medicine researchers grants from its statewide Refunds for Breast Cancer Research campaign. Alessandro Fatatis, MD, PhD, professor in the Departments of Pharmacology & Physiology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Mauricio Reginato, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, each received a $50,000 award for their breast cancer research.

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    • Study Examines Effectiveness of Sports Concussion Laws

      March 03, 2015

      Recent concussion laws that set out to prevent head injuries in American teenage athletes should be extended to include the activities of summer camps, travel teams and all-star teams. This will ensure that all youths who suffer head injuries receive appropriate care and education, says Drexel sports medicine physician Thomas Trojian, MD. Trojian is the lead author of a study that showed a marked increase in the number of teenagers receiving medical treatment for sports-related concussions after laws pertaining to sports-related concussions were passed in Connecticut in 2010. The findings are published in the journal Injury Epidemiology.

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  • February

    • Research Finds Campaign Links Hepatitis C Patients to Care

      February 27, 2015

      Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common blood-borne illness, affecting three to five million Americans, and many of them don’t even know it. Philadelphia has a high rate of HCV among its residents, who many times have limited access to screening and treatment. So how do you get help to the people who need it the most? You go door to door. A new study, led by a Drexel University College of Medicine researcher and recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, shows that when advocates made a focused effort in a medically underserved area, they were able to help patients get screened, diagnosed and treated.

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    • Drexel Program Helping Violence Victims to Expand Across Philadelphia Hospitals

      A memorial for victims who died in incidents of violence in Philadelphia. Photo: Tony Fischer, CC BY 2.0

      February 19, 2015

      More than 25 hospitals nationwide have adopted a public health approach to helping victims of violence with programs that aim to prevent future violent injuries, not just treat them. In Philadelphia, that public health approach is about to reach a much larger public: Healing Hurt People, Drexel's trauma-informed hospital-based violence intervention program, is expanding at an unprecedented city-wide level.

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    • Drexel Program Helping Violence Victims to Expand Across Philadelphia Hospitals

      February 19, 2015

      As the epidemic of community violence swells in U.S. cities, one promising place for intervention and prevention of future violence is the emergency departments of hospitals. More than 25 hospitals nationwide have adopted a public health approach to helping victims of violence with programs that aim to prevent future violent injuries, not just treat them.

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    • Infectious Disease Scientists in Demand

      February 16, 2015

      Infectious diseases — like HIV/AIDS, measles, hepatitis, influenza, malaria and Ebola — are collectively the second leading cause of death globally, according to the Infectious Diseases Society of America. In the United States alone, the burden of infectious diseases is almost as high; infectious diseases are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., killing about 170,000 people each year.

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    • Surgery Department Receives Komen Community Grant

      February 13, 2015

      Drexel University College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery was recently awarded a Susan G. Komen Philadelphia® Community Grant to advance critical and life-saving breast cancer early detection, treatment and support for patients for 2015-2016.

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    • Drexel University College of Medicine Launches Neurosciences Institute

      February 05, 2015

      Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of the Drexel Neurosciences Institute, an innovative collaboration of Drexel's College of Medicine and Global Neurosciences Institute, LLC (GNI). The Drexel Neurosciences Institute, which will be led by prominent neurosurgeon Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, will serve as the focal point of an integrated approach to neuroscience-related clinical care, education and interdisciplinary research. Drexel's primary teaching hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, will be a clinical affiliate of the Institute.

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  • January