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  • December

  • November

    • Estrogen May Help Protect Against Hearing Loss, Drexel Study Suggests

      November 30, 2023

      It’s no secret that growing older can be taxing on the body, and this is no less true during perimenopause, which occurs just before menopause, characterized by a significant drop in mature eggs in the ovaries, irregular ovulation, and plummeting levels of estrogen and the hormone progesterone. This drop in estrogen may play a role in hearing loss and help explain gender differences in hearing loss, according to data recently published by researchers at Drexel’s College of Medicine in the American Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery.

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    • College of Medicine Team Creates Award-Winning Educational Game

      CRISPR Cutout™

      November 10, 2023

      An educational game designed by a team from the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease at Drexel University College of Medicine recently took home a silver medal from the International Serious Play Awards competition in Toronto, Canada.

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    • College of Medicine’s 2023 Discovery Day Highlights Research Efforts

      2023 Discovery Day

      November 03, 2023

      Members of the College of Medicine community came together on Thursday, November 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia for Discovery Day 2023. The annual event highlights participants’ original research across many biomedical science and clinical research topics.

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  • October

  • September

    • Fitness and Staving Off Weight Gain May Be More Important than Weight Loss for Preventing Kidney Disease in Obese Adults, Drexel Study Says

      September 28, 2023

      As obesity is a contributing factor to chronic kidney disease, weight loss can help mitigate a patient’s risk. But new research suggests that fitness and preventing weight gain could actually play a more important role in reducing risk than weight loss. The findings were published today in the journal Obesity from researchers at Drexel University’s College of Medicine and Dornsife School of Public Health.

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    • Volunteer Opportunity for Faculty

      Middle school students smiling with their faces in open school bus windows

      September 19, 2023

      Drexel is privileged to have the opportunity to work with the Science Leadership Academy Middle School (SLAMS), located adjacent to our Health Sciences Building, to provide mini-courses in health education for 5th- through 8th-grade students. Faculty and students from the College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Professions will collaborate together to teach these actively engaged mini-courses.

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    • Could a Breakdown in the Brain’s Networks Allow Infections to Contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease?

      September 13, 2023

      New data published this month in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, from researchers at Drexel’s College of Medicine, gives more evidence to the possibility that developing a pathobiome in the brain could cause some forms of Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

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    • Advice for Incoming Graduate Students at Drexel

      September 13, 2023

      How can you best connect with peers and mentors? What are some good places to eat, study and relax — on or off campus? Current graduate students shared tips for Dragons who are just starting at the University this year.

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  • August

  • July

    • Cell & Gene Therapy Symposium Highlights Cutting-Edge Research at Drexel

      DNA sequencing image

      July 25, 2023

      Drexel faculty researchers working on the cutting edge of cell and gene therapy shared insights and information about their groundbreaking work at the Cell & Gene Therapy Symposium held in May 2023. Faculty from across the University spoke about their visions to treat or even cure devastating conditions ranging from neurodegenerative disease to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis to HIV, and debilitating injuries including heart attacks, spinal cord injury and acute kidney injury. Their expertise spanned diverse disciplines from the College of Medicine, College of Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems.

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    • Dr. Linwood Haith Appointed Academic Chair of Surgery

      July 25, 2023

      Linwood R. Haith Jr., MD, has been appointed academic chair of the Department of Surgery effective July 1. Dr. Haith has been a faculty member of the College of Medicine for more than 40 years and is currently a professor of surgery, as well as associate dean of external affairs.

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    • Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew Appointed Academic Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology

      Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, MD, MEd, MPPM, academic chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology

      July 05, 2023

      Drexel University College of Medicine is proud to announce that Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, MD, MEd, MPPM, has been appointed academic chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, effective July 1. Dr. Larkins-Pettigrew brings experience as a clinician, educator and national leader to her new role.

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  • June

  • May

    • ELAM and ELH Programs Name 2023-2024 Classes of Fellows

      May 26, 2023

      The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) program and the Executive Leadership in Health Care (ELH) program at Drexel University College of Medicine are pleased to announce the selection of the 2023-2024 class of fellows.

      ELAM® is the only longitudinal program in North America dedicated to preparing women for senior leadership roles in schools of medicine, dentistry, public health, and pharmacy. The prestigious program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. The ELH program is designed for senior-level women leaders interested in advancing in hospitals and health care systems to positions such as CEO, CMO, CNO and CFO.

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    • Q+A: How Can Artificial Intelligence Help Doctors Compare Notes to Improve Diagnoses?

      May 26, 2023

      Spotting patterns among patient records can allow physicians to better diagnose and treat their patients. With access to more records, and more time to parse them, it’s possible that these health care providers could identify and provide better treatments for conditions that have been particularly elusive to diagnoses. Recent developments in artificial intelligence and natural language processing programs are making it possible to glean information from volumes of electronic health records — giving doctors an important new tool to help patients.

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    • DrExcel Health Project Team Looks Toward the Future

      DrExcel Health

      May 23, 2023

      On May 2, multidisciplinary teams of medical and biomedical engineering students from the DrExcel Health student group gathered at Drexel University’s Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building Atrium to present concepts for innovative medical devices. The goal of each team’s concept is to address an unmet need in clinical practice. The event, DrExcel Health Demo Day, is a culmination of yearlong collaboration for members of the student-driven, extracurricular group.

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    • Commencement Ceremony Celebrates Class of 2023

      2023 Commencement

      May 15, 2023

      The class of 2023 celebrated Commencement at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on May 12, with an audience of family, friends, Drexel leadership, special guests, faculty, alumni and professional staff. The ceremony celebrated over 550 MD program and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies students as they became alumni.

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    • 2023 Graduate School Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Awards Announced

      May 15, 2023

      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, professional staff and students selected faculty members to receive these honors.

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    • Cancer Research Pioneer to Keynote Drexel Medicine Commencement

      May 11, 2023

      John H. Glick, MD, emeritus professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, will deliver the keynote address to Drexel University College of Medicine’s class of 2023 during the college’s commencement on Friday, May 12 at 9 a.m. at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

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    • ELAM and ELH Announce Graduation of 2023 Class

      2023 graduates of the ELAM and ELH programs

      May 09, 2023

      The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) program at Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce the graduation of its 28th class. The graduating class included 72 ELAM fellows and 24 fellows of the inaugural class of Executive Leadership in Health Care (ELH), from a total of 81 institutions. They join a diverse alumnae community of more than 1,300 highly accomplished leaders that represent 300 medical, dental, public health and pharmacy schools from around the world.

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    • PA Breast Cancer Coalition Awards $100,000 Grant to Mauricio Reginato, PhD

      May 02, 2023

      On Thursday, April 27, 2023, the PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) presented a $100,000 grant to Mauricio Reginato, PhD, professor and interim chair in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and director of the Graduate Program in Cancer Biology.

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    • Obesity Prevents Patients from Receiving a Kidney Transplant

      Measuring Tape

      May 01, 2023

      Obesity is a risk factor for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), and it can prevent an ESKD patient from becoming eligible for a life-saving kidney transplant. New findings from researchers at Drexel’s College of Medicine, School of Public Health and College of Nursing and Health Professions – in conversations with patients and clinical teams – suggests that critical weight management conversations between patients and their care teams simply aren’t happening, and the communication breakdown doesn’t end there.

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  • April

  • March

  • February

  • January

    • Marla J. Gold, MD, to Receive the 2022-2023 Marciano Award

      Marla J. Gold, MD

      January 13, 2023

      Marla J. Gold, MD, senior vice provost of community health and chief wellness officer at Drexel University, has been named the 2022-2023 recipient of the WMC/MCP Phyllis Marciano, MD, WMC '60, Woman in Medicine Award. She will be honored with the award during the WIMSC Leadership Summit on February 10.

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    • Orthopedic Enrichment Program Addresses Need for Diversity in Orthopedic Surgery

      OEP faculty in the Sawbones lab at DePuy Synthes with David Okhuereigbe (far right)

      January 09, 2023

      The Orthopedic Enrichment Program (OEP), a new educational opportunity made available to medical students across the Philadelphia region, held a launch event on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The OEP was created to address racial, ethnic and gender disparities that exist broadly in medicine and specifically in the field of orthopedic surgery.

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