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Ultrasound Wound Healing Device

Healing Wounds With Ultrasound

Drexel researchers have received a $3 million NIH grant to test a new treatment for the millions of patients who suffer from slow-healing, chronic wounds.
A young girl holding her finger out for an HIV test.

In Africa, Fighting HIV in Young Mothers Through Education

A new program run by a new faculty member in Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health will attempt to address education as a determinant of HIV risk in young South African mothers.
Technician holding a blood sample for HIV testing.

Risk-Taking Behaviors Tied to Racial Disparities in HIV in Gay Communities

Researchers from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health re-examined data showing a disparity between HIV prevalence in black and white men who have sex with men and found that a racial gap between them was reduced once levels of risk within their communities were considered.
Epilepsy EEG Test

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Epilepsy

During Epilepsy Awareness Month, Carla LoPinto-Khoury, MD, a neurologist and assistant professor in the College of Medicine, explains the many faces of the condition.
Map of Female Genital Cutting Prevalence in Africa

Improving Health Services for Immigrants in Philadelphia 

Drexel's Women's Care Center has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the needs of women and girls who have been affected by female genital cutting. 

Wine on shelves at a grocery store.

After Privatization, Link Found Between New Liquor Establishments, Violence

A team led by a Drexel University professor found that areas of Seattle where new establishments with alcohol were added following Washington state’s privatization efforts saw a significant increase in violent assaults.
Fibroblasts

Sleeping Cells’ Survival Instincts: A Double-Edged Sword?

For researchers who study aging, a central riddle remains: If the human body has evolved to protect itself, why are cells unable to cope with the challenges associated with getting old?
Dermatologist checking patient

Black Organ Transplant Recipients at Risk for Skin Cancer

A new study from the College of Medicine suggests all organ transplant recipients, regardless of race, should receive routine, total-body screenings for skin cancer.
A child holding up one of his baby teeth.

Autism Researchers Looking at Baby Teeth to Identify Risk Factors

A group of autism researchers led by Drexel’s Craig Newschaffer will use new technology to study the baby teeth of children who have siblings with autism — considered high-risk already — to determine if they’re more likely to develop the disorder if exposed to chemicals in the womb.
Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa. is part of Crozer-Keystone Health System.

Crozer-Chester to Become Drexel's Regional Medical Campus

Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Delaware County will serve as a regional medical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine, beginning July 2017.
Glimcher

Leading Physician-Scientist to Receive 2016 Marion Spencer Fay Award

The award, named after the former dean and president of Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, annually honors a woman who has made a significant contribution to medicine.

PCB transformers, which contain chemicals like the ones in the study found to increase the risk of autism when there are high levels of exposure.

Chemicals Banned Decades Ago Linked to Increased Autism Risk Today

A group of man-made chemicals used in some pesticides and insulating materials banned in the 1970s continues to linger in the United States, and new research by a Drexel University professor and colleagues found that high levels of exposure to some of them during pregnancy may increase the likelihood of a child being diagnosed with autism by roughly 80 percent.