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  • Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Spring 2019

    Faculty Highlights

    July 11, 2019

    Read all about the sponsored research and major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel, like the 53 faculty and staff members who were named this year’s Drexel Areas of Research Excellence (DARE) awardees.

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  • Tower Health and College of Medicine Break Ground at West Reading Site

    Photo of Drexel and Tower Health officials with shovels at the ceremonial groundbreaking

    June 18, 2019

    Tower Health and Drexel University held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 17 for the Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health four- year regional campus in West Reading.

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  • 'Selfie Mode' For Heart Imaging Could Help Doctors Spot Heart Disease Earlier

    Electrast ultrasound

    June 12, 2019

    Using the electrical impulses generated by the heart to carefully illuminate the picture, an ultrasound contrast dye created by Drexel University researchers is giving doctors a clearer look at the most camera-shy organ in the body. Enabling the heart to take a selfie, of sorts, means doctors could eventually be able to see the early signs of heart disease and treat it before it becomes deadly.

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  • Patients Who Lose a Significant Amount of Weight Before a Transplant Are at Higher Risk of Dying

    Patients Who Lose a Significant Amount of Weight Before a Transplant Are at Higher Risk of Dying

    May 21, 2019

    Unexpected weight loss can be the sign of a serious health problem, especially in kidney transplant patients whose body systems are already under duress. But a new study out of Drexel University suggests that even planned and advised weight loss could also be dangerous for kidney transplant candidates if it’s not closely monitored.

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  • Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ for 2019

    Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2019

    May 06, 2019

    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 2019 issue of the magazine.

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  • Walter Harris, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology

    Walter Harris, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology

    April 04, 2019

    Walter Harris, MD, has been named Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, effective May 1. Dr. Harris will join Drexel University College of Medicine from his private practice, Rittenhouse Eye Associates, which he founded in 1989. He has served as an affiliate member of the College of Medicine faculty for nearly 30 years.

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  • Charles B. Cairns, MD, Named Drexel College of Medicine Dean

    Charles B. Cairns, MD, will become the next Annenberg Dean and Senior Vice President of the Drexel University College of Medicine.

    April 02, 2019

    Charles B. Cairns, MD, will become the next Annenberg Dean and Senior Vice President of the College of Medicine. He will succeed Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, who announced last year that he planned to retire this summer.

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  • Fourth-Year Medical Students Meet Their Match

    Match Day 2019

    March 18, 2019

    On Friday, March 15, the sense of nervousness, excitement and anticipation was palpable in the Drexel University Main Building Auditorium where fourth-year medical students had gathered with friends, family and College of Medicine faculty and staff to learn where they would be spending the next three to seven years of their lives.

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  • Drexel University College of Medicine Joins Health Care Leaders to Ensure Equity in the Workplace

    Times Up Healthcare Logo

    March 01, 2019

    Drexel University College of Medicine has joined a network of leaders organizing across the health care industry to create safe, fair and dignified workplaces for women. TIME’S UP Healthcare aims to drive new policies and decisions that result in more balanced, diverse and accountable leadership; address workplace discrimination, harassment and abuse; and create equitable and safe work cultures within all facets of the health care industry.

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