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    • Drexel Report Offers Opportunities for Hospital-based Violence Prevention Programs Under Affordable Care Act

      September 02, 2015

      A new report in Annals of Internal Medicine co-authored by members of Drexel University’s Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, describes effective strategies to increase adoption of evidence-supported violence prevention programs in hospitals. The article also describes some opportunities to enhance program sustainability resulting from the Affordable Care Act.

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    • Research Network Improving Healthy Weight in African American Populations Moves to Drexel University School of Public Health

      September 01, 2015

      The African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN), a leading voice of scientific evidence for optimizing nutrition and physical activity lifestyles in the US black population, will move to the Drexel University School of Public Health as of September 1, 2015. Previously located at the University of Pennsylvania, the network will now be sustainably situated within the Drexel University School of Public Health, which is dedicated to improving population health, reducing health disparities, and transforming evidence into practice and policy.

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    • Remembering Professor Lisa Ulmer

      September 01, 2015

      In late June, the Department of Community Health and Prevention (CHP) and the School of Public Health lost one of its most valued faculty members, Dr. Lisa Ulmer. Lisa left a strong imprint and was a major force in building the School we have today. She will be deeply missed by many but will live on in the School she helped build, in the students she trained and in the public health improvements she led and championed.

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    • Chart shows HIV engagement during pregnancy and for two years postpartum. 92% of women received HIV care during pregnancy. 51% had viral suppression at delivery. 38% received HIV care within 3 months after delivery.

      Pregnancy is a Missed Opportunity for HIV-Infected Women to Gain Control Over Condition

      August 25, 2015

      Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to enter a long-term pattern of maintenance of HIV care after giving birth—but most HIV-infected women aren’t getting that chance, according to a pair of new studies led by Drexel and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

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    • Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Pope's Visit to Philadelphia

      August 04, 2015

      Pope Francis – and an estimated 1.5 million people – will descend upon the city of Philadelphia in late September as the capstone to the weeklong, international World Meeting of Families event, during which the Pope will deliver a public mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. From concerns about security measures to transportation, anxiety is already on the rise among Philadelphians regarding how the city will handle the influx of tourists expected to double the city’s population. Drexel University experts are available to comment on a range of issues related to the visit including safety, public health, environmental impact, infrastructure preparedness and tourism. Experts also are able to weigh in about what this once-in-a-lifetime event – and the Pope’s progressive views – mean for the Catholic church.

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    • Remembering Professor Lisa Ulmer, ScD, MSW

      June 24, 2015

      The Drexel University School of Public Health is saddened to announce that longtime professor, Lisa A. Ulmer, ScD, MSW, passed away on Sunday, June 21. Prior to coming to Drexel in 2003, Lisa served Southern University in Louisiana, the University of Tennessee, Johns Hopkins University, and the Catholic University and rose from Assistant to Full Professor. At Drexel, Lisa served as Chair of the Department of Community Health and Prevention and founder of the school’s first doctoral program. She also served as interim chair of Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and mentored generations of students, faculty, and staff.

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    • Jonathan Fielding Celebrates Graduates as Public Health Ambassadors

      June 12, 2015

      More than 160 graduating students gathered along with family, faculty and staff for the School of Public Health's annual graduation celebration on June 12, 2015. Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, gave an inspirational keynote address during the Awards Celebration, giving attendees an added job title: public health ambassadors.

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    • Pertinent Social Justice Conversations: Critical Issues in Public Health

      June 10, 2015

      Within the School of Public Health, small pockets of conversations were taking place regarding numerous issues related to race, police force and militarization, and the right to protest. Many people wanted more opportunities to speak, to listen, and to learn. There was an especially apparent desire to talk about issues of social justice as they relate to public health. One student stepped up and organized a series of conversations about contemporary issues related to injustice and health as a human right.

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