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Felix Kim, College of Medicine

Invented at Drexel: Startup Companies to Showcase New Drug Treatments at the Coulter Investment Forum

Three biopharmaceutical startups led by Drexel University researchers are one step closer to bringing new, potentially life-saving drugs to the market.

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  • Parts press photo Drexel Players Present Parts: A Speed-Through as part of Philadelphia Fringe Festival
    September 3, 2013

    The Drexel Players return to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival from Sept. 6 – 14 with Parts: A Speed-Through, an immersive theater experience conceived, produced, written and performed entirely by Drexel University students and alumni. Parts: A Speed-Through takes an inside look at the relationships that young theater artists share as they produce a fictional theater show.
  • Drexel Students Write "Life Journals" for Local Hospice Patients
    August 20, 2013

    “A Beautiful Life” is a community-based learning course in the Department of English & Philosophy which pairs students with a patient in an area hospice or home to pen a “life journal” that will chronicle the patient’s life experiences for their family and loved ones. Taught by Kenneth Bingham, a teaching professor of English, the 11 students range in areas of study from biology to English, film, nursing and psychology.

  • 11th Street Family Health Services Cooks Up A Recipe for Healthy Living with the Walmart Foundation
    August 20, 2013

    Nutrition and fitness opportunities at the 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University (11th Street) have never been better, thanks to a recent $100,000 contribution from the Walmart Foundation. The 11th Street community and Drexel marked their appreciation today by unveiling a special plaque dedicated to Walmart and inviting guests and patients to join a healthy cooking class.
  • "Don't Wash Your Chicken" Video Vignettes Make Cooking Safer
    August 19, 2013

    Drexel University food safety researchers have helped develop a new educational campaign to raise awareness that washing raw poultry prior to cooking risks spreading bacteria, without any benefit of removing or killing them. The campaign is based on their research showing that washing chicken is one of the most common unsafe food handling practices in minority populations.
  • Philadelphia Geek Award Winners 2013
    August 19, 2013

    In a strong showing for some of Drexel University’s best and brightest, Dr. Frank Lee, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and director of the Entrepreneurial Game Studio, and undergraduate digital media student Greg Lobanov were among the winners at the 2013 Philadelphia Geek Awards.
  • ANS Explore App App Helps Visitors Explore Academy of Natural Sciences
    August 15, 2013

    Visitors at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University can now explore the museum right on their smartphone through a new interactive app called “ANS Explore!” The app, which was designed by students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, takes visitors on a scavenger hunt, of sorts, where they can collect virtual badges and unlock educational facts while wandering the museum.

  • Danielle Rice Delaware Art Museum Executive Director Danielle Rice Joins Drexel as Inaugural Museum Leadership Program Director
    August 5, 2013

    Delaware Art Museum Executive Director Dr. Danielle Rice has been appointed director of the new museum leadership graduate degree program in Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, which will launch in September 2013.
  • Ultrasound device Using Ultrasound to Speed Wound Healing
    August 1, 2013

    In hopes of helping patients suffering from extremely slow-healing injuries, called chronic wounds, researchers from Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and College of Medicine are taking a new approach to using ultrasound as a healing tool. By dialing down the energy level on therapeutic ultrasound, similar to that used to treat athletes’ muscle and ligament injuries, the team is finding a solution that could give the body’s natural healing process a boost and could save patients a great deal of time, money and suffering.

  • New Book by Drexel’s Dr. Yaba Blay Explores Racial Identity and Skin Color Politics
    July 31, 2013

    What does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? What determines who is Black and who is not? A new book by Dr. Yaba Blay, an assistant professor and co-director of the Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, seeks to challenge narrow perceptions of what Blackness is and what it looks like.  

  • Experiences in the Urban Environment Inspire New Art Exhibition Presented with InLiquid at Drexel
    July 25, 2013

    From a wood and copper sculpture that explores an emotional response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, to drawings on mylar that translate walks through Manhattan into map-inspired shapes, “Spatial Translations” takes visitors on a visual journey through experiences in urban environments. The new exhibition, which features drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations by Pennsylvania and New York-based artists Annette Cords, Brent Crothers, William Cromar and Paul Fabozzi, is a collaboration between Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Philadelphia nonprofit artist network InLiquid.

  • Drexel Students’ Concept for Harnessing Energy from Wind Tunnels Takes Them to Paris
    July 24, 2013

    Alexa Forney, a junior product design major in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, and Greg Yeutter, a junior majoring in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering with a minor in product design, recently created a concept for installing wind power solutions in urban settings.
  • Donald Tibbs Where Do We Go From the George Zimmerman Trial? Panel Will Discuss Race, Justice and Activism at Drexel
    July 23, 2013

    The Africana Studies program in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host a candid panel discussion on race, justice and activism on Saturday, July 27. The discussion and question-and-answer session will take place from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Room 120 of the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (33rd and Chestnut Streets). It is free and open to the public.
  • Drexel Research Gets Boost From PA Department of Health
    July 19, 2013

    Health research at Drexel University received a boost from the Pennsylvania Department of Health this week as the school was one of four area recipients of Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) Program grants.
  • Drexel President John Fry Welcomes WorkReady Philadelphia Summer Interns to Campus
    July 15, 2013

    Drexel President John A. Fry will host a breakfast event to welcome more than 60 WorkReady Philadelphia summer interns to the University’s campus. The high school interns will be working in a variety of academic and administrative units across the University.
  • Jaemi HUBO Drexel-led Team Advances to Phase II of DARPA Robotics Challenge
    July 11, 2013

    The collaborative work of roboticists from 10 institutions who have pooled their efforts to compete as team DRC-HUBO in the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s Robotics Challenge has been rewarded with an official thumbs up from the agency. The Drexel-led team passed the first phase of critical design review by DARPA program management staff and will be among the competitors at the DRC head-to-head trials in December. The goal of the DRC is to develop robots that can perform the hazardous activities associated with disaster response.

  • First Large Public Health Study of Medical Marijuana Use in Young Adults to Begin with NIH Grant
    July 11, 2013

    Drexel University has received a grant for a five-year study of medical marijuana and its impact on drug use and physical and psychological health among young adults in Los Angeles. It is the first large-scale NIH project funded to directly investigate medical marijuana use among young adults aged 18 to 26.

  • Frank Lee Cira Pong Drexel Professors Among 2013 Philadelphia Geek Awards Nominees
    July 8, 2013

    Nominees for the 2013 Philadelphia Geek Awards are in.  Among the field for this year’s recognition of local ingenuity, intellect and innovation are Drexel’s Dr. Frank Lee, an associate professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and director of the Entrepreneurial Game Studio, and undergraduate digital media student Greg Lobanov.

  • A screenshot of some ICD-9 codes used to indicate medical diagnoses in billing records Medical Safety Innovation Gets a Boost from Systematic Analysis
    July 8, 2013

    Researchers from the Drexel University School of Public Health say that health care organizations have an untapped opportunity to use data analysis methods on their own administrative data as a “springboard to problem identification” at the leading edge of preventing medical errors.

  • Drexel Launches Ventures Innovation Fund and Technology Incubation Program
    July 1, 2013

    Drexel University is creating a seed funding, incubation and technology transfer enterprise called “Drexel Ventures,” with the goal of spurring technological advancements with real-world applications. The program, which supports Drexel’s strategic priority of fostering economic development in the area, will make it easier for researchers to enter into partnerships with the private sector and translate their work into the marketplace.    

  • Drexel Students Design Visions of the Future
    June 27, 2013

    The future isn’t as hard to imagine as you might think. At least not for these six graduate students who recently completed a year-long project creating what they called “near-future speculations,” or prototypes of designs that could plausibly enter the marketplace in the next 5-10 years.
  • Study Measures Pleasure Response from Chocolate from Signals in the Eyes
    June 24, 2013

    The brain’s pleasure response to tasting food can be measured through the eyes using a common, low-cost ophthalmological tool, according to a Drexel-led study just published in the journal Obesity. If validated, this method could be useful for research and clinical applications in food addiction and obesity prevention.
  • Drexel Student Designs Sustainable Urban Garden for Moore College of Art & Design
    June 20, 2013

    A “self-sustaining urban oasis” designed by Alexandria Imbesi, a student in the Interior Architecture + Design graduate degree program in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was recently implemented at Moore College of Art & Design.
  • Posthumous Degree Awarded to Construction Management Graduate Student John Gibbons
    June 14, 2013

    The family of John Gibbons, a graduate student in Drexel University’s Construction Management Master’s degree program, will receive his posthumous degree on his behalf. He passed away on October 9, 2012, at the age of 57 after a four-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. He was in the midst of completing the last course toward his MS degree. 

  • Camden Women Raise Hunger Awareness through Photo Project and Exhibit
    June 11, 2013

    Drexel's "Witnesses to Hunger" program is debuting in Camden with support from the Campbell Healthy Communities Program. There, 10 women have taken up digital cameras to share their stories about hunger and food insecurity and raising children in a city often named one of America's most impoverished and most dangerous.
  • Drexel President John Fry Testifies Before House Committee on Amtrak’s NE Corridor
    June 10, 2013

    Drexel President John Fry traveled to New York City on Friday to testify before the chairman and members of the Committee of Transportation of the U.S. House of Representatives on the future of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor and the benefits of private involvement in train service along the corridor.
  • Fourteen nursing students celebrated their achievements as the first cohort in a leadership program. New Nurses Graduate with Lessons on Leadership
    June 7, 2013

    The first cohort of Drexel nursing students has just completed the Macy Fellows leadership program, which will better prepare them to take on leadership roles as they begin their careers in healthcare. These fourteen students will graduate with their peers on June 14.

  • Mantua in Action Check Presentation Drexel University and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Host $90,000 Check Presentation to Mantua After-School Program
    June 5, 2013

    Drexel University and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation hosted a check presentation celebration on Wednesday, June 5, in honor of the Aberdeen Charitable Foundation’s commitment to provide $90,000 of funding over three years to Mantua in Action, a youth development program for middle-school students in Mantua.
  • A family walks in an urban neighborhood, Powelton Village, near Drexel University in Philadelphia. Neighborhood Features Could Prevent Obesity
    June 4, 2013

    Living in a neighborhood that supports a healthy lifestyle can make a measurable difference in preventing obesity, according to a longitudinal study recently published in the journal Obesity. The multi-city, multi-ethnic study was led by Dr. Amy Auchincloss in the Drexel University School of Public Health.

  • A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Contributes to Pennsylvania's Website and Toll-Free Number for Autism Resources
    May 31, 2013

    The Pennsylvania Autism Services, Education, Resources & Training Collaborative (ASERT), headquartered at Drexel for Pennsylvania's eastern region, has announced the launch of a statewide resource center to provide streamlined access to information for the estimated 30,000 Pennsylvanians living with autism.

  • Fashion design students prepare for show Art, Architecture and the Apocalypse Inspire Student Designs at Drexel’s Annual Fashion Show
    May 24, 2013

    Inspired by a spectrum of influences, ranging from Japanese Kabuki paintings to Frank Gehry architecture to post-apocalyptic high society, collections by 24 graduating student designers will hit the runway at Drexel University’s annual senior fashion show, presented by the Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising programs in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
  • Drexel Announces 2013 Honorary Degree Recipients
    May 23, 2013

    Drexel University will celebrate its 126th commencement on its University City campus with five separate ceremonies honoring Drexel’s graduating class on June 14 and June 15. More than 5,000 students will receive a degree from Drexel this year. The ceremonies will be held at Drexel’s John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center, 33rd and Market Streets. Drexel will award 13 honorary degrees to prominent individuals distinguished in their fields.
  • Drexel to Host 2013 Men's Lacrosse NCAA Championships
    May 20, 2013

    Drexel University will be hosting the 2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships at Lincoln Financial Field, the home of the Philadelphia Eagles, on May 25-27. The top teams in NCAA Div. I, II and III lacrosse will all be crowned during the holiday weekend.
  • Academy of Natural Sciences to Guide Region-Wide Delaware Watershed Protection
    May 20, 2013

    The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has received a major grant from the William Penn Foundation to support watershed protection and restoration in the Delaware watershed that is intended to coordinate and demonstrate a region-wide impact on improving water quality.

  • Two Weeks Remain to See First-Ever Exhibition of Art and Archival Artifact Highlights from Drexel’s Collections
    May 16, 2013

    Only two weeks remain to see the most treasured works of art and archival artifacts from around Drexel University displayed together for the first time in Drexel’s history. The exhibition, entitled A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University, features approximately 90 objects spanning the 15th through 20th centuries, including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, rare books, historical documents, political posters, historical costumes and even a surgical amputation kit.

  • Students perform Gutenberg! The Musical! Students Produce and Perform “Riotously Funny” Two-Man Musical Comedy Gutenberg! The Musical! at Drexel
    May 16, 2013

    The “riotously funny” (Time Out New York) two-man musical spoof "Gutenberg! The Musical!" will take center stage in the new Black Box Theater in Drexel University’s URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.) from Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m.
  • Green Roof Javits Center
    May 16, 2013

    In what is estimated to be one of the largest green retrofitting projects in U.S. history, a makeover of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is underway in New York City. The cost of the transformation is on the order of $463 million. While the effects that the green technology will have on the massive convention center and its surrounding environment are not yet known, they will, however, be closely monitored by a team of engineers from Drexel University and The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

  • New Historical Marker Marks the Spot Where the Academy of Natural Sciences Was Founded in 1812
    May 15, 2013

    At a ceremony today, state and local officials gathered in the oldest part of the city to dedicate a historical marker near the site of the founding of the Academy of Natural Sciences two centuries ago.

  • Wall Street ‘Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking’ Forum at Drexel , May 23
    May 14, 2013

    A public forum entitled “Rescuing Cities, Schools and Students: New Models for Municipal Banking” will be held at Drexel University on Thursday, May 23, sponsored by Drexel University's Center for Public Policy, the Pennsylvania Project and the Public Banking Institute.
  • Music Hack Day
    May 14, 2013

    A 24-hour marathon of conceptualizing, hacking and coding with the goal of designing the future of music technology will bring artists, engineers, musicians, programmers and enthusiasts from around the region to Drexel’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center on May 18-19. Drexel’s Music Hack Day will be the 12th such event worldwide and the first time that it has been held in Philadelphia.
  • MAD Dragon Anniversary
    May 13, 2013

    MAD Dragon Records, Drexel University’s student-run record label, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special concert that will take place on Friday, May 17 at The Trocadero Theater (1003 Arch St.). The show will feature a lineup of MAD Dragon artists that spans all genres and styles of music. Cheers Elephant and Hoots & Hellmouth will headline the event with special guests Kuf Knotz, Andrew Lipke & The Prospects, Matt Duke and Wild Rompit.

  • Dad Vail 2013 Dad Vail Champs 2013
    May 13, 2013

    In front of a roaring crowd and a worldwide audience, Drexel Rowing won the overall team title, the men's point trophy and the Men's Varsity 8 Gold Medal at the 2013 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta over the weekend. The Dragons sent a program-record 12 boats to the semifinals on the final day of racing, nine advanced to the grand finals and six reached the medal podium to help Drexel make history on the Schuylkill River.
  • Drexel Crew Takes the River at Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta
    May 10, 2013

    Drexel Crew will send 12 boats into competition at the 2013 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River on May 10-11. The annual rowing completion is one of the largest in the country, with more than 125 varsity rowing teams from the United States and Canada descending on Philadelphia for the weekend.

     

  • Earle Mack School of Law Holds Fifth Commencement Ceremony at the Kimmel Center, May 17
    May 8, 2013

    The Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University will celebrate the Class of 2013 at its fifth commencement ceremony, which will take place at the Kimmel Center on May 17.
  • Screenshot from the Standard Occupational Classification, a federal standard method for systematically coding occupational data Occupational Data in Medical Billing Records Could Prevent Workplace Injuries
    May 6, 2013

    A subtle change to hospital data collection policies could make a big difference in preventing occupational health and safety hazards, according to workplace safety researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health.

  • Exhibit of War Diaries and Photos from Iraq to be Displayed at Drexel
    May 2, 2013

    On the heels of the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, the powerful multimedia exhibit “Invasion: Diaries and Memories of War in Iraq” will be on display in Drexel University’s URBN Center from Wednesday, May 15 through Thursday, May 23. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (a photo ID will be required to enter the building after 3 p.m.).
  • Drexel Student Performance of “The Grapes of Wrath” Ties Steinbeck’s Classic Novel to Modern-Day Social Issues
    April 30, 2013

    John Steinbeck’s epic novel “The Grapes of Wrath” will be brought to life on an intimate new stage by students in the Department of Performing Arts in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The production, which marks the inauguration of the new Black Box Theater in the URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.), opens on Friday, May 10 and will run through Saturday, May 25.

  • Painting a mural at 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University, with the Porch Light Program Drexel's 11th Street Family Health Services Takes Health and Wellness Outside
    April 30, 2013

    The 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University (11th Street) is partnering with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS) in an event called Painting a Healthy City, part of a series that aims to promote health and well-being across Philadelphia by bringing together the powerful forces of public art, community engagement and health resources.
  • Drexel Acquires Firestone Building Key Piece of Real Estate for Campus Transformation
    April 26, 2013

    Drexel University acquired the property located at 3161-67 Market Street, a triangular-shaped parcel on the north side of Market Street between JFK Boulevard and 32nd Street that currently houses a Firestone auto repair shop. Located at the heart of Drexel’s campus, the 26,675 square-foot parcel is key to the University’s strategic and master plans, which call for the development of a superblock along Market Street that will serve as a gateway to University City from 30th Street Station.
  • Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing to Receive Westphal Award at Drexel
    April 26, 2013

    Fashion visionary Ken Downing, the senior vice president and fashion director of American luxury department store Neiman Marcus, will be presented with the second annual Westphal Award from Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The award ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the URBN Center Annex (3401 Filbert St.). This event is free and open to the public. 
  • Wrestling EIWA
    April 25, 2013

    Drexel’s varsity wrestling team will have a new conference home when the 2013-14 season opens, as the Dragons will join former Colonial Athletic Association conference-mate Hofstra as two of the newest members of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. The EIWA announced on Thursday that it will add Drexel, Hofstra, Binghamton University and Boston University to bring the league’s membership to 18 schools.