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On December 15, 2019, Drexel University and Tower Health completed the acquisition of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Founded in 1875, St. Christopher’s is a vital resource of health and healing, medical education and research, and is relied upon by the children and families in its Philadelphia neighborhood and the broader region. The goal of St. Christopher’s pediatric medical training programs is to offer a comprehensive, in-depth and personally rewarding educational experience in one of its many pediatric disciplines, preparing trainees to confidently choose careers in academic medicine, private practice or public health.

Research

The Carey Lab seeks to identify mechanisms and potential modifiable risk factors for infants' susceptibility to infections using animal models, in vitro work and ex vivo studies on human cord blood.

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News and Announcements
 

2024 Red Book Dedicated to Dr. Long

The American Academy of Pediatrics 2024 Red Book will be dedicated to Sarah Long, MD, professor of pediatrics. The dedication is in recognition of her "lifetime of commitment to children and those who take care of them." Long is renowned for her expertise in pediatric infectious diseases and her research in the field of vaccine-preventable diseases. Published every three years, the AAP Red Book contains the organization's policies regarding immunizations, medications, and the diagnosis, treatment and management of over 200 infectious diseases. Read more.

Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert (PABC) Marks 31 Years of Entertainment for a Cause

Drexel University College of Medicine students, faculty and professional staff brought song and dance to Drexel’s Main Building auditorium in a more than three decades-long tradition. Held on Friday, January 27, the Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert (PABC)’s annual night of entertainment has raised more than $650,000 for children living with HIV and AIDS to date. Read more.

Nearly 2000 kids get school supplies at St. Christopher's back-to-school carnival

"In the blink of an eye, summer is nearly over and it's almost time for another school year. St. Christopher's Hospital for Children hosted a back-to-school carnival where nearly 2,000 kids were given school supplies." Read more.

2023 Golden Apple Award Winners Announced

The annual Golden Apple Awards recognize outstanding service, teaching and mentoring by Drexel University College of Medicine faculty and professional staff, who are nominated by each class of medical students for the honor. Students vote to determine the award winners. Read more.

NIH Grant

Alison Carey, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, received a one-year grant from NIH for “Mechanisms of Age-specific Differences in the Type I IFN Response to Respiratory Viral Infection.” The total award was $450,642. (Pulse Winter 2023)

 
In the Media
 

September 3, 2020: Daniel R. Taylor, DO, an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, wrote a WHYY.org story urging Pennsylvania to protect its citizens against eviction to promote health.

July 23, 2020: Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Pharmacology & Physiology, and Medicine, was quoted in an Al Día story about preserving the memory of those who died in a bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires 26 years ago.

July 17, 2020: Daniel Taylor, DO, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, co-authored an opinion article for the Philadelphia Inquirer about the importance of accurate and rapid COVID-19 testing for kids.

July 15, 2020: Research led by Nancy Spector, MD, executive director of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program, was mentioned in a Becker’s Hospital Review about the role of gender and racial implicit bias in the workplace.

June 19, 2020: Daniel Taylor, DO, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, wrote a “Medical Mystery” article for the Philadelphia Inquirer about an unusual rash on a newborn’s feet.

June 17, 2020: Alison J. Carey, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about how a common complication of viral infections such as the flu or the coronavirus is a secondary, superimposed bacterial infection — or a superinfection — resistant to most antibiotics, including ones used earlier during treatment. The article was also published by the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other newspapers nationwide.

May 12, 2020: Hans Kersten, MD, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and Daniel Taylor, DO, an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, were quoted in a New York Times story about pediatricians being worried about the impact of the coronavirus on children.

February 14, 2020: Alison J. Carey, MD, an associate professor of pediatrics, was quoted in a Passport Health blog post about how to stay healthy during cold and flu season.

February 13, 2020: Charles B. Cairns, MD, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean, and senior vice president of medical affairs, was quoted in a Philadelphia Business Journal story about future plans for St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

February 2020: Pediatrician Dan Taylor, OD, was invited to be a panelist for "Telling Your Health Story," an event sponsored by the Philadelphia Inquirer for physicians, social workers and health advocates interested in medical writing and writing for change. Taylor joined panelists who shared their knowledge and experiences with writing health stories, so potential authors in the audience could learn about different ways writers approach their work. He shared his experiences in the Winter 2019/2020 issue of Pulse. Read more.

January 31, 2020: Daniel Taylor, DO, an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, authored a Philadelphia Inquirer “Medical Mystery” column about an eczema patient presenting with unusual blisters and itching.

December 12, 2019: Nancy D. Spector, MD, executive director of the ELAM program and associate dean for faculty development, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about women outnumbering men at medical colleges both in Philadelphia and nationwide.

December 2, 2019: Daniel R. Taylor, DO, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, authored a Philadelphia Inquirer column about the importance of an accurate Census count for funding safety net programs that help children.

November 14, 2019: Nancy Spector, MD, executive director of the ELAM program and associate dean for faculty development, was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about leading a recently published study on the myths behind the gender imbalance in pediatrics leadership. The study was also featured in WIA Report.

November 5, 2019: Daniel R. Taylor, DO, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, authored a Philadelphia Inquirer article in which he discusses what he is doing to combat unconscious bias in his care for patients and offers advice for his peers.

October 21, 2019: Daniel R. Taylor, DO, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, authored a Philadelphia Inquirer article about why he asks all the families of his young patients if they are working, staying at home or in school.

October 18, 2019: Daniel R. Taylor, DO, associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, authored a Philadelphia Inquirer medical mystery column about the cause of a teenage patient’s severe stomach pain.

 
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St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a primary academic campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. Its physicians are non-compensated members of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine and its clinical practices are independent of Drexel University.

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