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Health

Fry, Marquez and  Duguay alongside WV WASH managers, national directors, regional directors and other staff that will be hosting Drexel's Dornsife Scholars this summer.

Drexel Dragons Travel to Sub-Saharan Africa With World Vision 

A Drexel delegation including President John Fry recently traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa with philanthropists David and Dana Dornsife.
Salad

Drexel’s WELL Center Seeks to Improve Eating Behaviors

A new research center opening in July at Drexel University is seeking to untangle Americans’ complicated, and often problematic, relationship with food.
Cover photo for the National Autism Indicators Report 2017: Developmental Disability Services and Outcomes in Adulthood

27 Percent of Adults with Autism Who Use State Disability Services Have No Work or Other Activities: National Autism Indicators Report 2017

In its latest annual report, the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute examined a survey of adults who use developmental disability services and found that a significant number with autism are not engaged in work or day activities outside the home.
Aerial view of West Philadelphia

Urban Health Collaborative Develops New Health Profile of West Philadelphia Promise Zone

Examining data from a variety of sources to create a picture of health factors in the Promise Zone, the Urban Health Collaborative seeks to put information in the hands of those able to use it to work toward improving the neighborhoods’ health.
Felix Kim, College of Medicine

Invented at Drexel

Three biopharmaceutical startups led by Drexel University researchers are one step closer to bringing new, potentially life-saving drugs to the market.
Kitchen with black countertops, sink, oven, microwave and refrigerator.

Most Home Kitchens in Philadelphia Study Would Earn Severe Code Violations

A pair of studies found that most of the home kitchens in Philadelphia that they examined would get critical code violations if they were judged by the same standards that we hold to the restaurants where we eat.
A cupcake display at last year's Relay for Life event on campus.

At Relay for Life, Drexel Students to Walk for a Cancer Cure

This year’s benefit for the American Cancer Society is looking to improve on last year’s event, which raised $17,800 and featured 230 participants.

water treatment workers

CDC/WHO Ebola Guidelines Could Put Sewer Workers at Risk

Research from Drexel University and the University of Pittsburgh suggests that guidelines for safe disposal of liquid waste from patients being treated for the Ebola virus might not go far enough to protect water treatment workers from being exposed. In a study recently published in the journal Water Environment Research, a group of environmental engineering researchers reports that sewer workers downstream of hospitals and treatment centers could contract Ebola via inhalation — a risk that is not currently accounted for in the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention or World Health Organization Ebola response protocol.
Drexel professor Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD, center, and doctoral student Brielle Ferguson, right, at the Society for Neuroscience's Capitol Hill Day.

Drexel Neuroscientists Go to Washington to Make Budget Requests

Doctoral student Brielle Ferguson and professor Ramesh Raghupathi participated in the Society for Neuroscience’s Capitol Hill Day last month, speaking with congressional representatives about the importance of federal funding for their research.
The top of a soda can

Purse Strings, Not Heart Strings: Revenue Emphasis Helped Philly ‘Soda Tax’ Pass Instead of Health Argument

In a behind-the-scenes look at how policymakers formed Philadelphia’s sugar-sweetened beverage tax, researchers from Drexel University found that an emphasis on revenue generation for pre-kindergarten education, not health benefits, served as a winning strategy.
The Community Wellness HUB at Drexel University

A Community Wellness HUB Opens at the Dornsife Center

In an effort to decrease health disparities among residents in Mantua and Powelton Village, the College of Nursing and Health Professions is opening a comprehensive wellness program that will focus on education, preventive services and community building.
A photo taken in 1885 of Anandibai Joshee, who graduated in 1886; Kei Okami who graduated in 1889; and Sabat Islambooly, who graduated in 1890. Photo courtesy Legacy Center Archives, Drexel College of Medicine.

Remembering the Pioneering Women From One of Drexel’s Legacy Medical Colleges

Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, the world’s first medical school for women and one of two predecessor institutions to Drexel’s College of Medicine, graduated the first Native American doctor, the second African-American doctor and the first women with medical degrees in India, Syria, Japan and Canada.
Colony morphologies of 96 Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients.

The Evolution of a Deadly Bacteria in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

College of Medicine scientists have made new headway in understanding how a common pathogen leads to chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients.