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Drexel In the News

  • Experts Find Users Share Their Mental Issues on Instagram

    February 23, 2017

    Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor, and Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral candidate, both in the College of Computing & Informatics, were quoted in Feb. 23 stories in the Daily News (UK), Slate (France), La Nacion (Costa Rica) and Warta Nusa (Indonesia) about their research on Instagram users making sensitive self-disclosures via the platform.

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  • Marshmallow Test: What It Reveals About Our Children's Future Success

    February 23, 2017

    Evan Forman, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for a KYW-TV (CBS-3) news segment on Feb. 22 about instant gratification.

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  • Paramedic Jennie: Black Eyes, Split Lips, Drunken Monks and a Profession Not for the Faint of Heart

    February 21, 2017

    An article in the National Post (Canada) on Feb. 21 about the on-the-job hazards of a female paramedic cited a study tracking injury prevalence among paramedics by the Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends (FIRST) labs, which are run by Jennifer Taylor, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health.

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  • Walking 10,000 Steps a Day Toward Better Health

    February 20, 2017

    Thomas Trojian, MD, chief of the Division of Sports Medicine in the College of Medicine, authored a Philly.com blog post on Feb. 20 about how walking 10,000 steps per day can lower heart disease risk and aid weight loss.

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  • Fossil Fuels Foe Calls Proposed Pipelines 'Climate Disasters'

    February 20, 2017

    Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 20 Roanoke Times story about opposition to two proposed natural gas pipelines in Virginia.

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  • How Instagram Users Share Their #Depression Stories

    February 20, 2017

    Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral researcher in the College of Computing & Informatics was quoted in a Feb. 20 Vocativ story about research she co-authored with Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor in the College, about people using Instagram to make sensitive disclosures, including their struggles with depression and eating disorders.

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  • Drexel Basketball Player Recognized For Her Passion On And Off The Court

    February 20, 2017

    Meghan Creighton, a student-athlete on the varsity women's basketball team, was profiled in a CBS Local story Feb. 20 for her performance on the court and charity efforts off it — including a fundraiser program she created called "Assisting Others." Head Women's Basketball Coach Denise Dillon was also quoted in the story.

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  • Madison County Asbestos Trial Continues in Stobbs’ Court

    February 20, 2017

    Arthur Frank, MD, PhD, professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was mentioned for his testimony on asbestos exposure in a Feb. 12 Madison-St. Clair (Illinois) Record story on a teacher’s lawsuit in which he claimed asbestos exposure from grinding brakes.

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  • Climate Discussion on the Senate Floor

    February 17, 2017

    Robert Brulle, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in a CSPAN2 segment regarding his research that utilizes a range of front groups and astroturf operations to manufacture climate change uncertainty.

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  • U.S. Top Court to Set Guidelines for Trump Treatment of Non-Citizens

    February 17, 2017

    Anil Kalhan, JD, an associate professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Feb 17 Reuters article regarding three U.S. Supreme Court case decisions in coming months that could help or hinder President Donald Trump's efforts to ramp up border security and accelerate deportations of those in the country illegally. The story was also picked up by U.S. News & World Report.

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  • Philly Gets Silver 'Medal' for Health Policy. Could Restaurant Grades Get it to Gold?

    February 15, 2017

    Marla Gold, MD, a professor and dean emerita of the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Feb. 15 Philadelphia Inquirer story about Philadelphia getting a "silver medal" for its health policies. Gold was a member of the panel that oversaw the creation of the scorecard, which examines the potential impact of public policy and compares counties across the country.

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  • Study: New Moms May be Getting Opioid Painkillers They Don't Need

    February 14, 2017

    Owen Montgomery, MD, chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a Feb. 14 Philadelphia Inquirer story about a new study that shows doctors may be prescribing too many ovoid painkillers to new mothers. Montgomery is one of the authors of new Pennsylvania guidelines, which offer recommendations for opioids in obstetric care.

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  • Frogs, Detectives, Opening of American Revolution Museum Among Spring Museum Offerings

    February 14, 2017

    The Pearlstein Gallery’s exhibit 125 Years: Drexel & the City was included in Feb. 3 Philadelphia Inquirer article about Philadelphia’s spring museum offerings.


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  • Investigating Autism's Environmental Risk Factors

    February 14, 2017

    Craig Newschaffer, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the school's A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, did a Q&A Feb. 6 with Autism Speaks on his study looking at how chemical exposures during pregnancy might affect autism development.


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  • Tiverton Woman an Example of the Pipeline to Manufacturing Jobs in R.I.

    February 13, 2017

    Paul Harrington, PhD, a professor in the School of Education and director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy, was quoted in a Feb. 13 Providence Journal article about a Drexel study that demonstrated those who completed short-term training programs were more likely to get jobs, remain employed and earn higher wages compared to a group who did not take the program.

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  • Mussel Mania Comes to Fairmount Water Works

    February 13, 2017

    The Academy of Natural Sciences was mentioned in a Feb. 13 Philadelphia Inquirer story about a partnership it has joined in to create the Mussel Hatchery, a breeding program and demonstration project to help restore populations of freshwater mussels in the region.

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  • Medical Mystery: The Foe That Even Chairman Mao Couldn't Defeat

    February 13, 2017

    Allan B. Schwartz, MD, a professor in the College of Medicine, authored a Feb. 13 piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer, as part of a presidential medical mystery series, about Chinese communist party leader Chairman Mao Tse-Tung’s battle with ALS.

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  • Ex-Athlete’s Battle for Scholarship Upgrades: ‘I Feel Like I Helped My Brothers’

    February 12, 2017

    The Center for Hospitality and Sport Management’s Sport Management Department was referenced in a Feb. 12 New York Times story regarding its study with the National College Players Association that found over 80 percent of football and men’s basketball players in top conferences lived below the poverty line.

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  • Ivanka Trump, Who Are You?

    February 11, 2017

    Joseph Hancock, PhD, a professor in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was quoted in a Feb. 11 Boston Globe article about Ivanka Trump, her role in the Trump administration and the recent withdrawal of her fashion line from Nordstrom.

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  • 24th Annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert

    February 11, 2017

    The College of Medicine’s 24th annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert was featured in Feb. 11 news segments on WPVI-TV (6-abc), KYW-TV (CBS-3) and WTXF-TV (FOX-29).

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  • To Buy or to Rent? That is the Question

    February 10, 2017

    Kevin Gillen, PhD, a senior research fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, was quoted in a Feb. 10 Philadelphia Inquirer story about home buying versus renting in Philadelphia. 

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  • Justice Kennedy's Opinion in 2015 Case Looms in U.S. Travel Ban Fight

    February 10, 2017

    Anil Kalhan, JD, an associate professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Feb. 10Reuters story about Justice Anthony Kennedy's legal reasoning in a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court immigration ruling. The ruling could play a pivotal role in deciding the fate of President Donald Trump's travel ban, if the high court eventually decides the matter. 

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  • ‘Disheartening’? Some Liberals Warm Up to Trump Supreme Court Pick

    February 10, 2017

    David S. Cohen, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Feb. 10 Christian Science Monitor article about Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, and whether Democrats will warm up to the pick or hold out in the same fashion the Republicans did with Merrick Garland. The story was also picked up in Business Insider.

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  • Does Where You Live Impact Health? Your Stroke Risk, According To US Region

    February 10, 2017

    The Dornsife School of Public Health was mentioned in a Feb. 10 Medical Daily story profiling a study that mapped the prevalence of risk factors for stroke across the United States. Leslie McClure, PhD, professor in the school, was the senior author on the study and had her name listed at the end of the article.

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  • Study: Methane Levels Increase as Well Sites Decline

    February 9, 2017

    Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Feb. 9NPR "State Impact" story about his research on the rising levels of methane in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania.

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