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Obama Money Brings Inner City Teens and SimMan Face to Face

July 23, 2009

What: Inner city teens are getting paid this summer to learn what it takes to be successful in high school, in life and in the healthcare industry. It’s a six-week program that exposes rising 9th graders to college and the job world, builds technology skills and opens their eyes to different jobs in health care. The program is funded by Federal stimulus money.

As part of the program, they will visit to the Drexel Sim Lab, which exposes the teens to health science skills, interactive software and simulated patients.

Visuals: 13- and 14-year olds meet and interact with animated manikins designed to mimic human behavior and medical conditions including SimMan, SimWoman (who is pregnant) and SimBaby. Who: Four dozen teens from throughout the City guided by faculty and students from Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions.

When: Friday, July 24, 2009, 10 a.m. to noon

Where:Drexel University- New College Building Room 3122 245 N. 15th Street, third floor, Philadelphia

Background: Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions enrolls approximately 3,100 students. The College includes 15 programs, 145 full-time faculty and affiliations with some of the finest health care institutions in the U.S. The College’s programs are designed to build knowledge, improve practice and culturally competent care, foster professional integrity, and ultimately improve the health outcomes of patients, families, and communities across the continuum of care. For more information on Drexel University or other programs in Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, visit

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News media contacts:

Beverly Volpe, Simon Public Relations Group for the College of Nursing and Health Professions 215-545-4715 x24

Niki Gianakaris, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-6741

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