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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 22, 2019
Tower Health and Drexel University have secured appropriate accreditation approval to establish a new four-year regional campus of Drexel University College of Medicine in West Reading near Reading Hospital. A 20-year academic agreement between Tower Health and Drexel University was signed today. The campus will be operational for the 2020-2021 academic year.
February 12, 2019
The 26th Annual Drexel University College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert (PABC) had another successful year, raising more than $29,000 for children living with HIV and AIDS. Since its inception, PABC has raised over $603,000 for the patients of the Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
February 07, 2019
Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH, has been named the assistant dean for diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. McCrea is an associate professor in the Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine and director of the Family Medicine Residency program.