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Centers and Initiatives

AgeWell Collaboratory

As more of us live longer, we face a powerful opportunity to reimagine health care in ways that help us remain active and vital in our homes and communities. At Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP), we believe that we need to re-engineer a whole range of programs and policies to better serve the growing numbers of people with chronic conditions and overcome the training limitations of today’s health care workforce. The AgeWell Collaboratory serves as a “center without walls” at Drexel. We bring together scientists, community members, practitioners, educators, and students together to find creative ways to address the most important challenges facing our aging society. 

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The AgeWellCollaboratory’s Cell2Society Aging Research Network, led by Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, is comprised of scholars from a variety of disciplines, including biology, nursing, biomedical engineering, medicine, nutrition, rehabilitation science, creative arts therapy, computer science, architecture, sociology and public health.

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Drexel Food Lab

Drexel Food Lab is a food product design and culinary innovation lab that applies culinary arts and science to improve the health of people, the planet and economies.

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Eat Right Philly

Drexel University’s PA SNAP-Ed/EAT RIGHT PHILLY Program serves thousands of students, families, and staff in approximately 80 School District of Philadelphia schools, charter schools and community sites throughout the city of Philadelphia.

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Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Initiative

The NIH-funded Drexel FIRST (Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation) program aims to create sustainable institutional changes necessary to promote inclusive excellence for all and contribute to the science of health disparities that have an impact on individuals, communities and populations.

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