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  • Massimiliano Sani (UNICEF Mozambique); Suruchi Sood; Francesca de Maria (PCI Media Impact); and Amy Henderson Riley at UNICEF Mozambique.

    Striking 'Gold' with Public Health Entertainment-Education

    April 30, 2015

    Amy Henderson Riley, a doctoral student in the School of Public Health, wants to change the way the public learns about health. Right now, she's researching whether love triangles and radio drama on a program called "Black Gold" helps inform the people of Mozambique about maternal and child health.

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  • What happened to young adults with autism between high school and their early 20s? 36% attended any postsecondary education. 19% lived independently. 58% had a job for pay. 74% received any services.

    Drexel Releases National Indicators Report on Autism & Adolescent Transitions

    April 21, 2015

    Autism does not end when children reach adulthood—yet most public awareness, public policy and research about autism focus on the needs of children. A new national report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute answers critical questions about the experiences and outcomes of young people on the autism spectrum with transition planning, living arrangements, social participation, employment, postsecondary education, health and mental health, safety and other domains.

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    Fulbright Recipient

    April 17, 2015

    Carmen Cronin, MPH ’14, has been selected for a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to conduct research on menstrual health with adolescent girls in Uganda. Cronin is the second Fulbright recipient from the School of Public Health and the 32nd recipient in Drexel University history.

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  • Chart of cancer awareness ribbon colors. Credit: Judith E. Bell, CC-BY SA 2.0

    Today is [Insert Health Issue Here] Awareness Day. Is That Making Us Healthier?

    April 16, 2015

    Public health researchers contend that health awareness days have not been held to an appropriate level of scrutiny given the scale at which they have been embraced, in a peer-reviewed commentary in the American Journal of Public Health.

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