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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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