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Frank Otto

Staff Writer
Frank Otto is a staff writer in the University Communications Department who serves as the editor of DrexelNow. He began at Drexel in December 2014. 

Previously, Frank served as a reporter for The Mercury in Pottstown, Pa. for three years. His duties included covering several school districts and municipalities as well as reporting on spot news and features. He also interviewed Carly Rae Jepsen once.

Contact:

fmo26@drexel.edu

215.571.4244

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When Vegetables Are Closer in Price to Chips, People Eat Healthier, Drexel Study Finds

A new study determined that the difference in price of healthy foods compared to unhealthy foods plays a significant role in whether people have a healthy diet.
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Drexel’s Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice Receives ‘Empowering’ Grant

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a grant to the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice that will expand offerings and resources in Healing Hurt People.
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Skip Cooking for Thanksgiving This Year — With Help from the EAT Cafe

Philadelphia’s first pay-what-you-can Café is offering delicious take-out side dish and dessert options for Thanksigiving as a fundraiser to support its mission of feeding the hungry.
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Academy of Natural Sciences Scan Reveals the Bones of Satan…Fish

A fish named after the devil because of its underground home was scanned by scientists at the Academy of Natural Sciences and the University of Texas in the hopes of understanding how it’s related to other catfish.
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Philadelphia’s First Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant Celebrates First Year

Closing out its inaugural year of business, the EAT Café is celebrating the beginning to its second year of delicious food and pay-what-you-can service.
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Multivitamin Use During Pregnancy Linked to Lower Risk of Autism With Intellectual Disability

Taking a multivitamin during pregnancy was linked to a 30 percent decrease in risk of a child developing autism with an intellectual disorder, according to a new Drexel University study.
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Drexel Study: Women Firefighters Can Improve Safety, But Fire Department Culture Must Change

A new study by Drexel’s Center for Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends discerned that gender may be a unique contributor to safety, but hypermasculine fire service culture creates barriers.
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Drexel Receives $1.5 Million FEMA Grant to Study Stress and Violent Injuries in Fire Departments’ EMS Workers

Drexel University’s Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST) team will lead a study that was funded for $1.5 million to create a data system and standardized checklist for injuries and stress suffered by EMS workers in fire departments.
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Roots, Rock & Research: A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Hosts First Benefit Concert

The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute will host its very-first benefit concert at World Café Live to raise money for its vital research into every phase of life for people on the spectrum.
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Violent Crime Increases During Warmer Weather, No Matter the Season, Study Finds

A study analyzing crime data in Philadelphia for 10 years found that rates of violent crime and disorderly conduct are higher when the weather is warmer and more pleasant, even rising sharply during warmer-than-typical winter days.
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A.J. Drexel Autism Institute to Benefit from Landmark Eagles Autism Challenge

For the first time, the Philadelphia Eagles will hold a bike ride and 5k run/walk to raise money for autism research efforts, and the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute was named as one of the benefitting partners.
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A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Researcher Awarded $11 Million Grant to Investigate Early Intervention Efforts

A researcher from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute received a $11 million Autism Centers of Excellence grant from the NIH to look into how early detection and treatment efforts lead to better outcomes for children on the spectrum.