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Drexel University College of Medicine student Hong De Sa running a 100-mile race

Life Lessons From a Drexel Med Student’s 100-Mile Race

Hong De Sa, a fourth-year medical student in Drexel University’s College of Medicine, ran a 100-mile race this summer and still went to work the next day. Along the way, she learned that there’s always more gas in the tank to overcome a challenge.
the logo for the Eagles Autism Challenge

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.
Zak Brodnik in the lab

Zak Brodnik Wants to Change How You Think About Addiction

As a doctoral candidate in neuroscience in the Drexel University College of Medicine, Zak Brodnik’s work focuses on the biology underlying drug-use disorders, and he has a message he wants to deliver alongside his research.
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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.

Drexel researcher Helen Murray

A PhD Student’s Quest to Better Treat Food-Related Disorders

Helen Murray, a third-year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, is determined to improve the detection and treatment of eating, feeding and gastrointestinal disorders, and she’s using her research at Drexel to make it happen.
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Consistency May Be Key to Long-Term Weight Loss

When it comes to losing weight, it’s not necessarily slow, but steady, that wins the race, according to new research from Drexel psychologists.
Fiona Pelly, PhD, director of nutrition of the World University Games is discussing food quality with Drexel's Nyree Dardarian and Coco Ellis.

Drexel Nutrition Students 'Jump In' at the 2017 World University Games in Taiwan

Drexel Dragons from the University’s Department of Sports Nutrition are currently in Taiwan working with American student-athletes at the World University Summer Games.
A cigarette in an ashtray

Smokers 20 Percent More Likely to Quit When Cigarettes Cost $1 More

Smokers were found to be 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when packs of cigarettes cost just one dollar more, according to a new public health study out of Drexel University.
Water during a rain

Cloudy Water Linked to Gastrointestinal Illnesses

A review of studies from both North America and Europe found links between acute gastrointestinal illness, which typically includes diarrhea and vomiting, and cloudy drinking water.
Scale

Daily Check-Ins and Weight Loss

A new study by Drexel psychologists found that college freshmen who weighed themselves daily saw a drop in their BMI.
Dragon Heart

Giving Children a New Heart

The Hartwell Foundation has awarded a 2016 Individual Biomedical Research Award to Amy Throckmorton, PhD.
A syringe, pills and bottles of prescriptions

Opioid Users 50 Percent More Likely to Get Treatment Under Obamacare

People with opioid use disorder are 50 percent more likely to get treatment and their insurance is twice as likely to pay for it since the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented, a Drexel University researcher found.
A pregnant woman holding her stomach

Domestic Violence Twice as Likely to Start for Pregnant Women After HIV Diagnosis

For women who have never experienced intimate partner violence before, a diagnosis of HIV during pregnancy means that they are twice as likely to experience violence after their child is born, a new study found.