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A Message from the Dean on Diversity and Inclusion

The recent horrific events of police brutality have demonstrated once again the systemic racism, discrimination, and hostility faced by the Black community in our country. In addition to the pervasive violence, these same communities have had to bear the brunt of the adverse health and economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now is the time for all of us in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems to join in addressing these and all injustices and inequities in our society. As a school devoted to providing life-saving solutions for society and as we develop a new strategic plan for moving forward, we must stand in support of our Black students, faculty, professional staff, and community and insure that our work is dedicated to securing the dignity, opportunity, safety, well-being, and health of all individuals regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or socioeconomic status.

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Paul Brandt-Rauf, ScD, MD, DrPH
Distinguished University Professor and Dean


Student Life: Diversity and Inclusion

The Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI) supports and empowers students of all backgrounds as they build a sense of community that reflects the diversity of Drexel University's student body.

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Improving Health Disparities: Translational Research

When translational research succeeds, gaps in the medical care system are closed, lives are saved and lives are enhanced. Higher quality healthcare for all leads to a healthier and a more economically viable population.

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