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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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  • 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: Five Ways to Maintain Healthy Arteries (and Protect Your Heart)

    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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