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    • A.J. Drexel Autism Receives Gift from the Close Foundation

      March 20, 2012

      Drexel University has received a gift of $1.5 million from the Charles and Barbara Close Foundation, founded by Drexel alumnus Charles Close (’36), to help establish the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. The Institute is the nation’s first autism center focused on public health science.

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    • Witnesses to Hunger Goes National with Boston Exhibit

      March 05, 2012

      A powerful research and advocacy project developed at the Drexel University School of Public Health featuring the voices and photography of women who have experienced hunger and poverty first-hand, is now expanding with the opening of “Witnesses to Hunger - Boston.”

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    • Study of Prescription and Illicit Drug Misuse in High-Risk Populations

      February 27, 2012

      A new report from researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health identifies patterns in the misuse of illicit drugs among young adults in Los Angeles and New York who also misuse prescription drugs.

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    • Diabetes Rates in Developing Countries

      February 01, 2012

      Rates of diabetes vary widely across developing countries worldwide, according to a new analysis led by Dr. Longjian Liu of Drexel University’s School of Public Health. Liu’s study found that access to healthcare support for diabetes varied widely in developing countries, and that one in 10 diagnosed cases remain untreated.

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    • Newschaffer-autism-definition-changes

      January 20, 2012

      Drexel University’s Dr. Craig Newschaffer, a renowned autism expert and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Drexel University School of Public Health, is available to comment on the proposed changes to the definition of autism and how they would impact the autistic population.

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    • Maternal Smoking Not Linked to Autism

      January 12, 2012

      A large population-based study in Sweden indicates that there is no link between smoking during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children. The study, led by Dr. Brian Lee, an assistant professor at Drexel University and a team of international collaborators, will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and was published online in December.

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