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  • December

  • November

  • October

    • Women's Care Center Offers Insurance Enrollment Help

      October 23, 2014

      The Drexel Medicine Women's Care Center will be providing onsite services to assist patients in enrolling in health insurance, thanks to the extension of a grant from the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association.

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    • Discovery Day 2014 Winners

      October 14, 2014

      Alumni, faculty, staff, students and guests gathered to view hundreds of posters at Discovery 2014. The October 2 event covered such topics as infectious diseases, cancer biology and many more.

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    • Online Tool May Improve Care for Substance Users

      October 09, 2014

      Online learning interventions and small group debriefings can improve medical residents' attitudes and communication skills toward patients with substance use disorders, and may result in improved care for these patients, according to a new study from Drexel University College of Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and published online in Academic Medicine.

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    • Lynne Honickman to Receive 2015 Woman One Award

      October 03, 2014

      The Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce that its 2015 Woman One honoree is philanthropist and civic activist Lynne Korman Honickman.

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  • September

    • Visit the Drexel Medicine Fall Health Fair

      September 19, 2014

      Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the free Drexel Medicine Fall Health Fair on Wednesday, October 22, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place (16th and Chestnut Streets).

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    • Discovery 2014 Is Coming!

      September 19, 2014

      Discovery Day is Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Queen Lane. Hundreds of posters will be presented during the College of Medicine's annual research day. Topics will include infectious diseases, cancer, behavioral neurobiology and many more.

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    • Leader in Neonatology Care and Research to Receive 2014 Marion Spencer Fay Award

      September 08, 2014

      Drexel University College of Medicine’s Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership is pleased to announce that the 2014 Marion Spencer Fay Award recipient will be Phyllis A. Dennery, MD.

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  • August

    • Discovery Days: Opening Eyes to a Career in Medicine

      August 26, 2014

      For most high school students, summer usually means a break from the books. Not so for a handful of Julia R. Masterman High School and Central High School students chosen to participate in Mini-Med Discovery Days at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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    • Unique Program Addresses Health Information for Teens

      August 20, 2014

      Generations of people are now receiving news and information in 140 characters or less, thanks to the popularity of social media. So how do you get important health information out to teens when what currently exists is considered boring to them? Easy – just ask them.

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    • The College of Medicine Welcomes 260 New Medical Students

      August 13, 2014

      Every August, new Drexel University College of Medicine students participate in the White Coat Ceremony, marking their entrance in medical school. This tradition is celebrated across the country and is an important first step for these future physicians as they receive the traditional symbol of clinical care and service — the white coat.

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    • Conference to Help Graduate Students Find Careers Beyond the Bench

      August 11, 2014

      Drexel University College of Medicine's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies will host a day-long conference aimed at helping graduate students learn about various career options available to them outside of academia.

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    • Ask a Drexel Physician - Healthy Arteries

      August 06, 2014

      Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains by far the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States and most developed countries?

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    • New Research May Improve Alzheimer's/Vascular Dementia Diagnostic Guidelines

      August 06, 2014

      Alzheimer's disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD) are the most common forms of dementia. Traditionally, these illnesses have been treated as separate clinical syndromes. But new research led by Drexel University College of Medicine suggests that AD and VaD have much more in common than current diagnostic guidelines allow. The study is set for publication in the September edition of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

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    • New Research Tests C. Difficile Vaccine Efficacy

      August 04, 2014

      Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterial infection that occurs during or after antibiotic use and can make people very sick. In fact, C. diff, which causes symptoms ranging from diarrhea to colon inflammation, kills thousands of Americans every year and is becoming more common, harder to treat and much more expensive. Now, new research from Drexel University College of Medicine details the results of a study investigating an experimental vaccine that proved to be successful in preventing the infection. The study is set for publication in the October 2014 edition of Infection and Immunity.

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  • July

    • John Lee Graduate Student Profile

      July 30, 2014

      Earlier this summer, John Lee listened as the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics gave a speech to a group of aspiring scientists. But what was the physicist perhaps most proud of? The wine he makes as a hobby.

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    • Drexel Scientists Develop Compound to Stop Spread of Metastatic Cancer Cells

      July 28, 2014

      An estimated 68,000 women and men in the U.S. die each year from metastatic breast and prostate cancers — aggressive forms of the disease that occur when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lungs, liver, bones or brain. Now researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine have developed a compound directed at a target they identified that inhibits metastatic progression by blocking tumor cells from “re-seeding.” Their discovery has been accepted into a highly competitive drug development program at the National Cancer Institute and will now be headed to clinical trials.

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    • Theresa Connors Employee Spotlight

      July 23, 2014

      Theresa Connors gets varying reactions when she tells people where she works. But she treats her job with reverence.

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    • Stamatakis Golf Classic Raises $275,000

      July 21, 2014

      The thirteenth annual Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic, held by Drexel University College of Medicine, raised $275,000, bringing the total raised to more than $3 million since the event debuted in 2002.

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    • Valerie D. Weber, MD, Named Vice Dean for Education

      July 18, 2014

      Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce that Valerie D. Weber, MD, MS, FACP, has been appointed vice dean for education, effective October 1, 2014.

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    • Barbara Schindler, MD, Appointed to Medical Education Accreditation Board

      July 16, 2014

      Barbara Schindler, MD, professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine, has been elected a professional member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting body for educational programs at medical schools that grant Doctor of Medicine degrees in the United States and Canada. Schindler's appointment began July 1, 2014.

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  • June

  • May

  • April

    • Ask a Drexel Physician - Seasonal Allergies

      April 30, 2014

      Seasonal allergies are one of the most common medical problems in America, with around 20 percent of people affected. That means that if you do not personally have allergies, chances are a close relative or friend of yours does have them.

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    • 2014 Golden Apple Awards

      April 25, 2014

      The Golden Apple Awards recognize excellence in teaching and outstanding service to the students of Drexel University College of Medicine. Students and nominees recently gathered together at the Queen Lane Campus for the 19th Annual Golden Apple Teaching Awards Ceremony during which the coveted gold statues were handed out.

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    • Drexel at Philadelphia Science Festival

      April 23, 2014

      The press of a button triggering a chain reaction of more than 300 energy transfers will serve as the elaborate opening to the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival. The harbinger of this year’s week of science excitement is a Rube Goldberg machine –a complex device designed to perform a simple task- built by Drexel engineering students with the goal of setting a world record.

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    • Commencement 2014 Is Here!

      April 14, 2014

      Commencement 2014 is quickly approaching. The years of dedicated studying, clinical rotations, research, papers and exams will culminate in a two-hour ceremony at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, on Friday, May 16, 2014. Visit Drexel's Commencement website to learn more about the ceremony, including information about tickets, photos, academic regalia and much more.

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    • College of Medicine Student Receives 2014 Excellence in Public Health Award

      April 04, 2014

      Maurice Hinson, a third-year medical student, has been awarded a 2014 Excellence in Public Health Award from the United States Public Health Service for his work to achieve health equity, to eliminate health disparities and to improve the health of all groups. His notable achievement in creating the Drexel University College of Medicine Mentoring and Pipeline Program (DMAPP) was integral to his receiving this award. DMAPP is designed to increase opportunities for and advance the health and well-being of teens in an underserved Philadelphia community. The program is currently in its second year.

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  • March

    • Match Day 2014

      March 26, 2014

      Happy tears, bouts of laughter, shouts of joy, a few disappointed sighs, champagne bubbles and excitement filled the air of the Student Activity Center at the Queen Lane Campus during Match Day 2014. This annual event is the day when fourth-year students learn where they will begin their residency programs. It is one of the most exciting days in a young doctor's education.

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    • Third Annual Medical Student Research Day

      March 21, 2014

      The Third Annual Medical Student Research Day, held on March 13, was another huge success. In all, 64 posters were submitted. There were three separate categories of research: MD/PhD, basic science, and clinical research. Faculty volunteers judged the posters for content, presentation and appearance. This year's winners are as follows:

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    • New Graduate Program in Medical & Healthcare Simulation

      March 05, 2014

      The Drexel University College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies recently launched a new graduate program offering a Master of Science Degree in Medical and Healthcare Simulation. This unique program offers advanced training to healthcare professionals to prepare them to teach others how to care for patients in simulation practice environments rather than practicing on patients.

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  • February

  • January

    • College of Medicine Student Awarded American Medical Women's Association Fellowship

      January 29, 2014

      Maranatha (Stephany) Gabaud, a third-year medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine, was recently named a 2013-2015 Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellow by the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA). Gabaud is one of only four women medical students awarded this fellowship in the country. This is a two-year fellowship that offers the awardees the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the practice of international medicine during their medical education.

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    • DU-CHOP-HU Symposium

      January 17, 2014

      When researchers from Drexel, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Hebrew University of Jerusalem come together next week, leaders hope the result will be new research "dream teams" that can tackle pediatric problems in new ways.

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    • It's Time for the 21st Annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert

      January 13, 2014

      Drexel University College of Medicine students and faculty are getting ready to dazzle on the stage for this year's 21st annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert (PABC) on Saturday, February 15. The proceeds of this student-run event support the Pediatric AIDS program at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The event will be held at the Main Building on Drexel University's campus on 32nd and Chestnut Streets.

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    • Drexel Ventures Selects Inaugural Proof-of-Concept Projects

      January 09, 2014

      In its first round of proof-of-concept funding, Drexel Ventures — the University’s new technology accelerator and transfer enterprise — is supporting research that could lead to improved solar cells, new drug therapy for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, safer chemicals for oil extraction and smarter software system monitoring.

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