Dear Fellow Alumni,
Welcome to the Winter 2017/18 edition of the Alumni Magazine. This issue features the topic of information in medicine, an area in which Drexel is leading the way. The University and the College of Medicine play a direct role in today's society and its future, as additional articles demonstrate.
From our time as Hahnemann Medical College and Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, our medical school has always been a school of opportunity. This was also A.J. Drexel's vision more than 125 years ago when he established his Institute of Art, Science and Industry in the heart of Philadelphia and opened its doors to people of all backgrounds. Today more than ever, the world needs Drexel University and the College of Medicine to continue to provide access to a diverse group of the best and brightest future physicians and researchers.
On November 11, 2017, Drexel University announced its most ambitious campaign to date, "The Future Is a Place We Make. The Campaign for Drexel," with a $750M goal. I hope you will be able to support this campaign. Philanthropy keeps us competitive for the best talent through scholarships and professorships. It helps fuel innovation and accelerates our impact. It is the margin of excellence. The College of Medicine will play a crucial role in this campaign as we work to expand our alumni engagement and grow our next generation of alumni leaders.
At the back of this magazine, you will find an invitation for you to have lunch with a member of Drexel's team. I encourage you to reach out to them to have a conversation about the state of our medical school today and to tell your own story.
Finally, we have many high-quality, interesting events planned throughout the coming year where I hope to see you. In particular, please save the date for Alumni Weekend: May 17–19, 2018.
Tim Manzone, MD, MCP '89, JD
President, Alumni Association Board of Directors