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February

  • 20th Annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Raises $27,500

    February 22, 2013

    The annual Drexel University College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert was a wonderful, fun-filled evening that raised $27,500 for children with HIV and AIDS. More than 420 students, faculty and guests sang, danced and laughed their way through the February 18 event that showcased a total of 14 acts.

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    Brazilian English Teachers Wrap Up Six-Week Exchange Program at Drexel

    February 18, 2013

    Drexel is wrapping up a unique new exchange program that brought a group of high-school English teachers from Brazil to the United States for six weeks of intensive English language training and professional development. A farewell reception for the group takes place Thursday.

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  • Partnership with Kaiser Permanente to Develop Physician Leaders

    February 12, 2013

    Drexel University College of Medicine has partnered with Kaiser Permanente in California to help ensure a strong physician workforce for the future and to further develop emerging healthcare leaders for the Sacramento region.

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  • Make the Call. Don't Miss a Beat. National Campaign to Raise Awareness of Heart Attacks Among Women

    February 08, 2013

    A woman suffers a heart attack every minute in the United States. Yet only half of women say they would call 9-1-1 if they thought they were having a heart attack, and many women didn't recognize several key symptoms, according to a 2009 American Heart Association survey. Heart disease takes an especially heavy toll on Hispanic women. It is the number one killer of that group in the United States. Knowing the symptoms is essential to calling 9-1-1 and preventing this.

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  • Revolutionary Heart Device Now an Option for At-Risk Patients

    February 06, 2013

    A new, less invasive heart defibrillator, recently approved by the FDA, is offering new hope to patients at risk of cardiac arrest. The device, which cardiologists are calling a breakthrough treatment, is known as an S-ICD, which stands for subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

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  • David J. Schonfeld, MD, Named Chair of Pediatrics

    February 04, 2013

    David J. Schonfeld, MD, a world-renowned expert in school crisis and bereavement, has been appointed chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also the pediatrician-in-chief at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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