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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
 

MD Students Form Task Force to Collect PPE

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has changed the routines of daily life for many, but Drexel University College of Medicine students are working together – and collaborating with new student groups – to make the best of the difficult situation. Read more.

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2019 Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ for 2019

Congratulations to the many faculty members from the Department of Pediatrics who were named "Top Doctors" in Philadelphia magazine's annual list of the region's best physicians.

2019 Golden Apple Awards

In February, several pediatrics faculty members and trainees were recognized by students in the MD program for excellence in teaching and outstanding service at the 2019 Golden Apple Award Ceremony. Pediatrics recipients included Drs. Norrell Atkinson, Stacy Ellen, Maher Abadeer, Brian Novi and Jonathan Albert. Numerous others received nominations.

Annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert Raises Over $24,000

The 26th Annual Drexel University College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert was another smashing success, raising more than $29,000 this year for children with HIV and AIDS.

 
In the Media
 

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.

October 3, 2019: Nancy Spector, MD, professor of pediatrics, executive director of the ELAM program and associate dean for faculty development, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about a new 2019 census of women board members of medical and educational institutions in the Greater Philadelphia area. Spector suggests requiring boards to enforce gender parity, improve transparency and establish metrics.

September 17, 2019: Daniel R. Taylor, DO, an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, authored a Philadelphia Inquirer column encouraging physicians to support their patients’ health trajectories “with words to empower and heal,” quoting Toni Morrison.

 
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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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