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Drexel University College of Medicine Alumni Magazine - Winter 2009

Richard Homan, MD

A Message from the Dean
The College of Medicine draws strength from and flourishes because of our multifaceted history. We are extremely proud of the rich legacies of our two pillars of American medicine: Woman's Medical College and Hahnemann University.
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Student-Centered Learning of Patient-Centered Medicine

Student-Centered Learning of Patient-Centered Medicine: The Program for Integrated Learning
The Program for Integrated Learning is a problem-based curriculum in which small groups of students use medical case studies to learn basic science and clinical practice.
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Gene Hong, MD

A Specialty for All Seasons: Family Medicine
Since 1995, Warminster Hospital, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, had been the primary training center for residents in Drexel University College of Medicine's Family, Community and Preventive Medicine Department.
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Christian Sell, PhD

Living Longer, Living Better: Dr. Christian Sell
Christian Sell, PhD, associate professor in pathology and laboratory medicine at the College of Medicine, has received national attention for his research into aging. His current discoveries may have implications for many diseases that plague old age, such as dementia. 
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Dr. Mary Oda, '46

The Legacy of Generations: Alumni Dr. Mary Oda, '46
"If I were you, I would quit," Dr. Theodore Beckwith said tersely. The UCLA Bacteriology Department chair was addressing his student, Mary Sakaguchi. The 19-year-old sophomore didn't understand. Quit? She had excellent grades. Why would she quit school? 
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Nikhil Jain

Making Connections with the Community: MD Student Nikhil Jain
In a school known for – and populated by – nontraditional students, Nikhil Jain would still be considered unique. He completed his medical studies, yet deferred his graduation date to pursue his Master of Business Administration in a joint MD/MBA program. 
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Joseph R. DiPalma, MD, PhD

Decanus Maximus Lives On: Donor Joseph R. DiPalma, MD, PhD
Joseph R. DiPalma, MD, a much-beloved professor and dean at Hahnemann University, has been involved with the school in some capacity since 1951. Students and colleagues alike consider him a tireless researcher, brilliant teacher, and adroit administrator...
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Stacie Solt, MD

Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve: Resident Stacie Solt, MD
"I'm a person that likes to just jump in and get my hands dirty…I like the idea of being on the front line of things," observes Stacie Solt, MD A first-year resident specializing in emergency medicine, Dr. Solt has a history of jumping in and serving on a community's front lines.
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Steven Jones, PhD Student

Exploring How the Mind Arises from the Brain: PhD Student Steven Jones
Steven Jones, a doctoral candidate in neuroscience, began his fascinating journey in neurobiology with the description of an undergraduate cognitive psychology course: "The study of how the mind arises from the brain."
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