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  • December

    • Microgreens Project Grows Community Connections

      Microgreens growing on windowsill.

      December 15, 2022

      College of Medicine students know that food plays an important role in health, and they want not only to share that knowledge with Philadelphians from underserved communities, but also to empower them to grow their own fresh food. Students are engaged in work through the Health Outreach Project (HOP) to provide community members with the tools to grow microgreens, a nutritious vegetable that is simple to grow.

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    • Health Outreach Project Looks Back on First Year at West Reading Campus

      Drexel College of Medicine West Reading Campus Health Outreach Project

      December 14, 2022

      While the Health Outreach Project (HOP) has been part of the Drexel University College of Medicine’s culture for more than 25 years, the community outreach programming only expanded to Berks County, Pennsylvania in 2021, when Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health opened in West Reading. HOP faculty advisor Eugene York, MD, is impressed with the work students have done to grow HOP programming around the campus.

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    • Ceremonial Opening and Celebration of the Health Sciences Building in University City

      Drexel Health Sciences Building in University City

      December 08, 2022

      On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Drexel University community gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration of the ceremonial opening of the new Health Sciences Building, at 36th and Filbert Streets on the University’s main campus. As 2022 comes to an end, the College of Medicine looks forward to our medical and graduate students joining the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions in the new space in the new year.

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    • Call for Nominations: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

      December 08, 2022

      Nominations are open for election into the Delta Zeta chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. You do not need to be a member of AOA to nominate a deserving candidate. The deadline is January 6, 2023.

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  • November

    • 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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  • October

    • 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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    • Innovation Shines at Tower Health Research Day

      Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health

      October 18, 2022

      On October 12, Tower Health hosted its second annual Research Day. The event showcased the recent scholarly activity of fellows, residents and medical students across the health system through poster and podium presentations.

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    • Peer Mentoring Brings First, Second-Year Medical Students Together on West Reading Campus

      West Reading Class of 2026

      October 12, 2022

      Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health welcomed its inaugural class, 40 members of the MD Program Class of 2025, in fall 2021. Many of those students signed on this year to be matched as “Bigs” to Class of 2026 “Littles,” sharing lessons they learned in their own first year of medical school and welcoming the incoming first-year medical students to the campus community they helped to build.

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    • Welcome Asif Ilyas, Associate Dean of Clinical Research

      Asif M. Ilyas, MD ’01, MBA, FACS

      October 05, 2022

      We are pleased to announce that Asif M. Ilyas, MD ’01, MBA, FACS, has accepted the newly created position of associate dean of clinical research at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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  • August

    • Concluding the Inaugural Year of the Janssen-Drexel 4D Fellowship

      Janssen-Drexel 4D Fellowship

      August 25, 2022

      The inaugural class of Janssen-Drexel 4D fellows successfully completed their first year in Drexel graduate programs, capping off a great start to their educational journey and to the entire 4D program. The occasion was marked by a 4D Fellowship event at Janssen’s Spring House facility, where the inaugural fellows presented their research progress and the incoming fellows introduced themselves to Janssen scientists.

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    • MD Program Class of 2026 Celebrates White Coat Ceremony

      2022 White Coat Ceremony

      August 08, 2022

      The MD program class of 2026 gathered at The Academy of Music in Philadelphia on Friday, August 5, for the White Coat Ceremony, a tradition that marks students’ entry into medical school and underscores their commitment to the duties and values of the profession.

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  • June

    • Virtual Symposiums Teach Current, Future Providers About LGBTQ+ Health

      Progress Pride Flag

      June 17, 2022

      The second annual LGBTQ+ Health Symposium on Wednesday, June 15, organized by the College of Medicine and Tower Health, was virtual and open to the public. The all-day event covered a variety of topics, from the basics of sexuality, gender identity and expression, to providing culturally-sensitive health care to LGBTQ+ patients who are refugees.

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  • May

    • 2022 Golden Apple Award Winners Announced

      May 23, 2022

      The annual Golden Apple Awards recognize outstanding service and teaching by Drexel University College of Medicine faculty and professional staff, who are nominated by each class of medical students for the honor. Students vote to determine the award winners.

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    • ELAM Program Names 2022-2023 Class of Fellows

      May 19, 2022

      The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce the selection of its 2022–2023 class of fellows and the fellows for its new program, Executive Leadership in Health Care (ELH).

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    • Commencement Ceremony Celebrates Class of 2022

      Commencement Ceremony Celebrates Class of 2022

      May 17, 2022

      The class of 2022 celebrated Commencement at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts at 9 a.m. on May 13, with an audience of family, friends, Drexel faculty and staff. The ceremony celebrated 552 MD program and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies students as they became alumni.

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    • DrExcel Health Showcases Student-Driven Innovation

      DrExcel Health

      May 12, 2022

      On April 29, multidisciplinary teams of medical and biomedical engineering students from the DrExcel Health student group gathered at Drexel University’s Bossone Research Center to present concepts for innovative medical devices. The event, DrExcel Health Demo Day, marked the student-driven, extracurricular group’s first in-person meeting in two years.

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    • 2022 Graduate School Faculty Awards

      May 06, 2022

      Drexel University College of Medicine's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies recently recognized faculty excellence with its Teaching and Mentoring Awards. Fellow faculty, staff and students selected faculty members to receive these honors.

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    • Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ for 2022

      Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors 2022

      May 02, 2022

      Philadelphia magazine recently published its annual list of the region's "Top Doctors." The list of physicians, who were chosen by their peers, can be found in the May 2022 issue of the magazine.

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  • April

    • Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership 2022 Woman One Award Celebrates Lynn Yeakel

      April 26, 2022

      The Institute for Women's Health and Leadership celebrated the 19th annual Woman One Award on Monday, April 25. Lynn Yeakel, former director of the Institute and the Betty A. Cohen Chair in Women's Health, and founder of the Woman One Award and Scholarship Fund program, was honored posthumously during the ceremony as Woman One 2022.

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    • Transition to Clinician Ceremony Is an Exciting Milestone for MD Class of 2024

      Transition to Clinician 2022 Pin

      April 22, 2022

      On Monday, April 25, the College of Medicine’s MD Program Class of 2024 will gather at the Kimmel Center to celebrate students’ accomplishments in their first two years of medical education as they enter the next phase of their journey to becoming physicians. The students have completed many milestones in their early medical education virtually due to the pandemic, making the in-person Transition to Clinician Ceremony even more meaningful.

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    • Drexel Announces Cape Fear Valley Health System as Regional Medical Campus

      Cape Fear Valley Health Network

      April 07, 2022

      Drexel University’s College of Medicine announced Cape Fear Valley Health System as a new regional medical campus option for students, starting in May 2022. Through an affiliation agreement, Drexel medical students will have the opportunity to select the health system for their required clinical rotations in the third and fourth years of their education.

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    • 2022 Inductees of Medical Honor Societies Announced

      April 05, 2022

      The College of Medicine proudly congratulates our faculty, residents, alumni and students who have recently been inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Honor Societies.

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  • March

  • February

    • Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert Raises Over $16,000

      February 24, 2022

      The 29th Annual Drexel University College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert (PABC) raised over $16,000 for children living with HIV and AIDS. Since its inception, PABC has raised over $600,000 for the patients of the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

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  • January

    • Remembering Lynn Yeakel

      January 20, 2022

      Lynn Yeakel, who was director of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership and held the Betty A. Cohen Chair in Women’s Health since 2002, passed away on Thursday, January 13.

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