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Drexel University College of Medicine Alumni Magazine - Summer 2010

Richard Homan, MD

A Message from the Dean
Considering the individuals and programs profiled in this issue of the Drexel University College of Medicine online Alumni Magazine, the preceding quote from anthropologist Margaret Mead readily comes to mind. This magazine, much like our College, is filled with the stories of thoughtful, committed people doing extraordinary work. 
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The Center for Spinal Cord Research

Thirty Years Ahead of the Curve: The Center for Spinal Cord Research
Approximately 250,000 people in the United States, mostly young men, suffer from spinal cord injury (SCI) with 10,000 new cases added every year. 
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Global Outreach at the College of Medicine

Physicians on a Mission: Global Outreach at the College of Medicine
Although global outreach is not a formal part of the College of Medicine's mission statement, the commitment to take aid to less fortunate communities is embodied in many of the physicians who choose to work and teach here. 
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The Human Cognition Enhancement Program

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: The Human Cognition Enhancement Program
Gestalt psychology argues that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This theory vividly describes the dynamic and prolific synergy at work in Drexel University's Human Cognition Enhancement Program (HCEP)... 
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Wilbur W. Oaks, HU '55

Treating Body and Soul: Alumni Wilbur W. Oaks, HU '55
The next morning, Dr. Nathanial Ludwick from Hahnemann Medical College called. He wanted Oaks to come in for an interview, matriculate there. The call was completely unexpected. Before Billy Oaks left the interview room, he knew he had been accepted at Hahnemann.
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Grace Kavjian

What One Life Can Do: Donor Grace Kavjian
Grace Kavjian may not be your typical College of Medicine donor, but her vision, altruism, and humility place her in a truly elite stratum of the Drexel community.  
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Kimberly Tustison, MD Student

Finding Your Match: One Student's Match Day Journey
Match Day, the highly anticipated third Thursday in March, marks the occasion when fourth-year medical students across America simultaneously open their envelopes and discover to which residency program they have been assigned. 
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Tricia Gearhart, PhD

From Outbreak to Doctorate: PhD Student Tricia Gearhart
One could say that recent Drexel University College of Medicine graduate Tricia Gearhart, PhD was first exposed to the field of virology through an epidemic.
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The Medical Jeopardy Team

This Team Is Medical Jeopardy State Champions: Who Is Drexel University College of Medicine?
By correctly answering rapid-fire questions, the Drexel University College of Medicine's Medical Jeopardy Team became Pennsylvania State Champions. 
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