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  • 2021

    • ELAM Graduates See Success in New Appointments

      December 22, 2021

      For more than 25 years, the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) program has been helping women develop the professional and personal skills to lead in academic medicine and health care. ELAM graduates, known as ELUMs, now number over 1,200. In 2021, a remarkable 11 of the program’s alumnae were appointed deans or interim deans of medical schools. Three of these ELUMs shared about their experience with the program and its importance in academic medicine.

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    • Women's Leadership Summit Addresses Allyship

      Barbara Atkinson, MD, Founding Dean Emeritus, UNLV School of Medicine

      December 14, 2021

      Allyship was the theme of the second annual Women’s Leadership Summit, a discussion of gender equity in medicine, science and leadership, from the Women in Medicine and Science Committee (WIMSC). WIMSC held the Friday, Dec. 3 event in collaboration with the Offices of Faculty, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as well as the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program.

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  • 2020

    • First Annual Women’s Leadership Summit Tackles the Challenges of COVID-19, Racism

      December 21, 2020

      The Women in Medicine and Science Committee (WIMSC) was months away from holding its inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit, a discussion of gender equity in medicine and science, when restrictions took affect across the United States to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. By the time the first annual iteration of the event began on Friday, Dec. 11, the pandemic had impacted not only the timing and format of the conference, but also its focus – and organizers say that latter change was one for the better.

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    • SEPTA and Drexel Team up to Battle COVID-19

      December 15, 2020

      Researchers from Drexel University will be working with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) on a partnership aimed at enhancing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on public transportation. Through a recently formed partnership, the institutions are pursuing a federal grant for research into risk assessment, mitigation and communication strategies that will help keep riders safe and healthy.

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  • 2019

  • 2018

    • Top Drexel Stories of 2018

      December 17, 2018

      2018 was a big year for Drexel University. Thanks to DrexelNow, you can relive the year's top stories concerning faculty, staff and students who were involved with some of the biggest news and events on and off campus.

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    • Conference Combats Racism in Medicine

      Racism in Medicine Conference

      December 12, 2018

      Earlier this semester, Drexel University College of Medicine hosted the 4th annual Racism in Medicine Conference (RiMC).

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  • 2017

    • Top Drexel Stories of 2017

      December 20, 2017

      2017 was a big year for Drexel University, which made strides in research and developments that could impact all of our futures.

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    • In Memory of Dr. Andres Castellanos

      December 20, 2017

      Drexel University College of Medicine is saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Dr. Andres Castellanos, who passed away on December 12, 2017, after a prolonged illness.

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  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

    • Laurada Byers to Receive 2014 Woman One Award

      December 20, 2013

      Drexel University College of Medicine's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership is pleased to announce that its 2014 Woman One honoree is Laurada Byers, founder of the Russell Byers Charter School.

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    • College of Medicine Develops New Physician Communication Training Tools

      December 17, 2013

      The ABIM Foundation announces new education modules, developed by Drexel University College of Medicine and nine medical specialty societies, to help physicians engage their patients in conversations about tests and procedures to question. Research has found that patient-doctor communication is perhaps the most significant component of a patient's visit; yet many physicians receive limited training to develop these critical communication skills. To help address this gap, the ABIM Foundation funded Drexel to create a series of interactive instructional modules based on specialty society recommendations from the Choosing Wisely campaign.

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  • 2012

    • Eugene Hong, MD, Appointed Associate Dean for Primary Care & Community Health

      December 12, 2012

      Eugene Hong, MD, professor of family, community and preventive medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine, was recently appointed associate dean for primary care and community health. In this role, Hong will be responsible for developing and maintaining a strategic primary care framework for Drexel University College of Medicine and the Drexel University Physicians practice. He will report to the dean of the College of Medicine and the CEO of the physician practice plan.

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    • New Drexel Medicine Website Wins "Best in Class" Award

      December 06, 2012

      The new Drexel Medicine website recently won a "Best in Class" award from the Interactive Media Awards (IMA) Competition. The site – launched in August – won in the "Hospital" category.

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  • 2011

    • AIDS Awareness Month: Treatment in Our Community

      December 28, 2011

      December 29, 2011 - The conclusion of our month-long series of articles for AIDS Awareness Month is about The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice of Drexel University College of Medicine. It has been providing excellent medical care to adults living with HIV for 18 years. As the largest comprehensive HIV primary care practice in the region, it served more than 1,900 patients last year with primary and specialty HIV medical care.

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    • AIDS Awareness Month: Predicting NeuroAIDS

      December 19, 2011

      Every week through the month of December – AIDS Awareness Month – a Drexel University College of Medicine research study will be highlighted to showcase the important contributions our faculty are making to AIDS research. In the United States, more than 1.5 million people are living with HIV, according to a 2010 report issued by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. That is a sobering number of Americans who will have to endure the long-term effects of life with AIDS.

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  • 2010

    • DUCOM IBC Medical Simulation Center Awards

      December 22, 2010

      A scientific review panel met on August 13, 2010 to evaluate the applications that were submitted for funding by the Independence Blue Cross Medical Education Simulation Center.

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    • NIH Grant Supports a Healthier Philadelphia

      December 21, 2010

      The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health has awarded a $100,000 planning grant to Ana Núñez, MD, and the Women's Health Education Program for the next phase of its community outreach programming and research.

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  • 2009

    • College’s Medical Jeopardy Team Advances to National Competition

      December 10, 2009

      Congratulations to Drexel University College of Medicine internal medicine residents Petros Grivas, Ashwani Gupta, Gaurav Mathur, and Krishna Rao, who won the statewide Medical Jeopardy–Doctor's Dilemma Competition. The Drexel/Hahnemann residents beat teams from Penn State and West Penn in the contest Dec. 5 in Hershey.

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    • Chairman Manuel N. Stamatakis to Receive Heart of Philadelphia Award

      December 10, 2009

      The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced that Manuel N. Stamatakis, chairman of Drexel University College of Medicine, will receive the coveted 2010 Heart of Philadelphia award at the annual Heart Ball gala on Saturday, February 20 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

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  • 2008

    • 2009 Tobacco Settlement Grants Awarded to Researchers

      November 14, 2008

      Drexel University College of Medicine has announced the research projects which will receive funding from the College’s portion of Pennsylvania’s tobacco settlement funds. Eight awards were made from 38 applications after a rigorous internal review process. They include projects in a variety of research areas such as cancer, Alzheimer's Disease and HIV.

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    • Drexel University College of Medicine Hosts World's First Single Port Access (SPA™) Surgery Course

      November 13, 2008

      Drexel University College of Medicine will host surgeons from around the world for the first ever course dedicated to Single Port Access (SPA™) surgery, a minimally invasive procedure developed at Drexel that leaves patients with a hidden scar. The course will be held November 17-18, 2008, in Center City, Philadelphia.

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