The Office of Alumni Relations is your link to Drexel, its predecessor institutions, and your fellow alumni. We hope you will maintain a lifelong engagement with our community.
Our office, and this website, strive to be a resource for you, whether you are hoping to network with other alumni, attend an event, or simply tell us about an accomplishment or update your contact information.
Student Loan Updates
The Office of Financial Planning is providing updates regarding changes to student loans that may affect alumni. Learn more.
From the Alumni Magazine
1842: 1.8 acres are purchased on Broad Street between Race and Vine Streets for the medical school. Read more.
Loretta Christensen, MD, HU ’84 — Lori, as loved ones called her back then in Gallup, New Mexico, long before her time at Harvard, at Hahnemann, at posts from the Jersey shore to the Indian Health Service — remembers the natural and cultural richness of the Southwest. Read more.
Asif Ilyas, MD, MCPHU ’01, MBA, FACS, is associate dean of clinical research, a newly created position at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also a professor of orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and a surgeon at the Rothman Institute. Read more.
Donald “DJ” Hall, PhD ’20, played an outsized role in keeping Drexel safe during the pandemic as director of the University's ad hoc COVID lab. Now an assistant professor, he’s leading the lab’s transformation into a for-profit diagnostic service. Read more.
Black women’s histories have either been ignored or mentioned only in their support of Black male figures for far too long. More Philadelphians should know about and cherish the trailblazing legacy of Dr. Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson. She was 24 when she entered the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania (WMCP). Hidden City Philadelphia (March 30, 2023)
The Legacy Center at the College of Medicine was mentioned in a March 30, 2023 Asbury Park Press article about Anandi Joshi, the first Indian woman to graduate with a medical degree in the United States.
We proudly present the 40 Under 40 Class of 2023 — brimming with individuals who advance knowledge, lift communities, forge connections and improve conditions for others. They’re clearing new pathways to health for the underserved. Putting empathy into how we communicate and learn. Creating opportunities where choices were few. Drexel University College of Medicine alumni Erica Berlin Baller MD ’15 and Meghan Berkenstock MD ’11 are among the honored. Read more.
Drexel alumn Julie Hyppolite recently co-authored "Underrepresented Minority Family Physicians More Likely to Care for Vulnerable Populations" in The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine March 2022 issue. The paper examined data that found family physicians who identify as underrepresented minorities in medicine were more likely to have a larger percentage of vulnerable patients in their care.