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Drexel University College of Medicine Alumni Magazine - Winter 2012

A Message from the Dean: Daniel V. Schidlow, MD

A Message from the Dean: Daniel V. Schidlow, MD
Welcome to the College of Medicine's online Alumni Magazine! As physicians and educators, we are continually called upon to address long-standing challenges and solve life-threatening problems. In the trenches, it can seem that once one difficulty is vanquished, others quickly appear in its place.
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Jeffrey Jacobson, MD

New Vaccines for an Ongoing Problem: The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice
The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice (the Partnership), the HIV clinical program of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, is the largest HIV clinic in the greater Philadelphia area.
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Gerald Soslau, PhD

The Office of Professional Studies in the Health Sciences
The Office of Professional Studies in the Health Sciences offers a treasure trove of courses, certificate programs, and advanced degrees for students desiring to achieve a career in medicine or the health sciences.
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Anthony Rodriguez, MD

The New Diversity in Medical Education
Drexel University College of Medicine believes it is important to have a wide variety of voices and experiences represented in medical school.
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William T. Schleyer: A Gift and a Challenge

A Gift and a Challenge
The Schleyer Family Matching Gift Challenge for Scholarships in Medicine addresses what Schleyer identifies as two looming problems: a lack of access to healthcare in urban areas and the crushing debt confronting newly minted physicians.
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Alumni Profile: Catherine Nicolaides-Codella, MD, HU '84

Saving More Than Sammy: Alumna Catherine Nicolaides-Codella, MD, HU '84
Few pediatricians see a patient's illness make the national news, yet Catherine Nicolaides, MD, HU '84, experienced this with Sammy Maloney, a young man suffering with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections.
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Student Profile: Kellie Christenson

Taking Center Stage: Student Kellie Christenson
Even by College of Medicine standards, third-year medical student Kellie Christenson is unique. She has always shown an interest in her unofficial specialty, rheumatoid arthritis, and been familiar with physicians and comfortable around them.
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Student Profile: Christopher Haas

No Looking Back: Student Christopher Haas
Christopher Haas has accomplished something many consider to be nearly impossible. In his first year of graduate school, he not only submitted a review, but had it accepted and published in a national medical journal.
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Resident Profile: Pooja Sharma, MD '08

Vision for the Future: Resident Pooja Sharma, MD '08
If the human eye is like a camera, capturing and interpreting images, then Pooja Sharma, MD, a third-year resident at the College of Medicine, works to ensure that that camera remains as functional and healthy as possible.
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