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News Archive

  • 2022

    • Q+A: Why Do Vaccines Work More In Some People Than in Others?

      Patient receiving a vaccine.

      November 21, 2022

      The breathtaking pace of development for COVID-19 vaccines showed what was possible with enough resources. Subsequent development of the vaccines is a reminder that viruses are a moving target that is ever-changing. Vaccines for COVID-19, malaria, the flu, and many other diseases must constantly adapt to these changes to protect recipients from disease. But how can researchers anticipate which participants in a clinical trial will gain immunity days after they get a dose of a vaccine?

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    • College of Medicine’s Research Showcased at 2022 Discovery Day

      Overhead view of the 2022 Discovery Day poster session

      October 28, 2022

      Members of the College of Medicine community came together on October 27 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia for Discovery Day 2022, to share original research across many biomedical science and clinical research topics. The event brought together those involved with research at different stages of their careers.

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  • 2021

    • The State of the Art on and off Drexel’s Campus

      “Miniature of Drexel University's Main Building,” a 1920 watercolor by John Dull (1859–1949), which is part of The Drexel Collection. Photo courtesy The Drexel Collection.

      November 01, 2021

      There are several art exhibitions and collections (both in person and online) showcasing the art of everything from Polish posters to presidential memorabilia to prehistoric fossils.

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    • Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

      Faculty Highlights

      October 13, 2021

      Last term, Drexel faculty were recognized for their research and achievements, like Alexis Roth, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, who received a NIH R01 grant for $4.9 million to assess HIV prevention interventions over the next five years.

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  • 2019

  • 2018

    • Top Drexel Stories of 2018

      Top stories 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

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  • 2013

    • 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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    • Center City Campus Shouldn't Be Just a 'Branch,' Fry Says at Town Hall

      Center City Town Hall

      December 16, 2013

      Too often, President John Fry said last week, Drexel's Center City Campus has been treated as an offshoot, entirely separate from the University City Campus. It's time for that to end, he said.

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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: 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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    • AIDS Awareness Month: Blocking HIV Virus-Cell Interaction

      December 13, 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. With an estimated 33.3 million individuals infected with AIDS, new research into preventing AIDS is vitally important.

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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

    • 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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    • 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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  • 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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  • 2007

    • Drexel University College of Medicine Receives Regional Public Relations Awards

      December 19, 2007

      Drexel University College of Medicine's Office of Communications and Marketing received several honors during the 39th annual Pepperpot and Achievement Awards reception. Each year the Public Relations Society of America's (PRSA) Philadelphia Chapter bestows awards for outstanding achievements in the field of public relations and communications. Top among these accolades is the Pepperpot award, one of the most coveted acknowledgments in the field.

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    • Internal Medicine Residents Win State “Medical Jeopardy” Competition - Advance to National Championships

      December 07, 2007

      A team of internal medicine residents from Drexel University College of Medicine has taken home the state title of "Medical Jeopardy" champions. The Drexel University College of Medicine team won the Pennsylvania title in a competition held last weekend at Hershey Medical Center. The team had advanced to the state round after winning the Southeastern Pennsylvania regional championship in October. At that time, Drexel University College of Medicine beat out seven other residency programs from the Philadelphia region, including last year's national champs Albert Einstein Medical Center.

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