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Dornsife Researcher Awarded $1.83 Million to Study Social Media as a Tool for HPV Prevention

Philip Massey, PhD, MPH, associate professor in the department of Community Health and Prevention, is the lead investigator for a new R01 grant designed to increase vaccination rates by educating parents through social media.

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Three-Quarters of U.S. Lawmakers Don't Look to University Scientists for Behavioral Health Research

A study designed to demystify the way research gets into legislators' hands found that the majority don't look to universities to inform their behavioral health policies.

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Drexel Research Group Developing New Checklist to Prevent Violence Against Ambulance Workers

A new checklist running down everything from the first dispatch for a call to potential coping strategies for injuries was developed at Drexel and will now be implemented by multiple fire departments, including Philadelphia's.

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The Longer Women Live in Poor Neighborhoods, the Less Likely They Are to Gain Healthy Pregnancy Weight, Study Shows

The length of time a woman spends in poorer neighborhoods was found to be negatively tied to gaining a healthy amount of pregnancy weight, which is important for newborn health.

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Existing Disaster Resources Lack Information for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

Families with children who have access and mobility challenges, chronic illness, or intellectual or developmental disabilities require targeted messages before, during, and after disasters to ensure that they understand risks to their children's health.

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Medicaid Expansion Under the ACA Increased Low-Income Patient Access to Kidney Transplants

A new study by Drexel researchers suggests that Medicaid expansion may have helped to curb racial and socioeconomic disparities in pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease care in the United States.