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  • Rapamycin May Slow Skin Aging, Drexel Study Reports

    Hand treated with rapymycin alongside placebo untreated hand

    November 25, 2019

    The search for youthfulness typically turns to lotions, supplements, serums and diets, but there may soon be a new option joining the fray. Rapamycin, a FDA-approved drug normally used to prevent organ rejection after transplant surgery, may also slow aging in human skin, according to a study from Drexel University College of Medicine researchers published in Geroscience.

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  • An Exhibit Epitaph Honoring 171 Years of Hahnemann History

    Hahnemann unit of the Student Army Training Corps in 1918, including students still in training at the end of World War I (classes 1919–1922) on the steps of the Broad Street college building. Photo courtesy Legacy Center Archives, Drexel College of Medicine.

    November 18, 2019

    The Drexel Collection, in collaboration with the College of Medicine's Legacy Center Archives, has unveiled Honoring the Hahnemann Community, which recognizes the pioneering legacy of Hahnemann University Hospital from 1848 to 2019.

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  • College of Medicine's Research Showcased at 2019 Discovery Day

    Poster judging at Discovery Day 2019

    November 12, 2019

    With topics ranging from cancer and epidemiology to neuroscience and regenerative medicine, more than 300 participants from Drexel University College of Medicine showcased original research at Discovery Day 2019 on Thursday, November 7.

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  • Long Considered a More Inclusive Field for Women, Wide-ranging Disparities Remain in Pediatrics

     

    Obstacles remain for many women in pediatrics

    November 11, 2019

    Three commonly argued justifications for the persistent discrimination and gender bias that prevent women from rising to leadership positions in the field of pediatric medicine have been debunked by a Drexel University College of Medicine researcher and colleagues in a special article published in the November 2019 issue of the journal Pediatrics. The article goes a step further, arguing that gender equity can be fostered by employing the same basic scientific principles used in solving other problems in medicine.

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  • 5 Presentations You’ll See at This Year’s Discovery Day

    The platform presenters for the Drexel University College of Medicine’s annual research day, called Discovery Day, divulge on their research topics and tips for success.

    October 31, 2019

    The platform presenters for the Drexel University College of Medicine’s annual research day, called Discovery Day, divulge on their research topics and tips for success.

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  • Drexel Pathway to Medical School Paves the Way to Success

    Drexel Pathway to Medical School graduates entering the MD class of 2023 smiling and high-fiving at orientation

    October 25, 2019

    At the start of the academic year, the class of 2023 came together to celebrate their initiation to medical school during the White Coat Ceremony. Among them stood several students whose paths to medical school didn’t travel the traditional route. Twenty-seven members of the class of 2023 are alumni of Drexel’s Pathway to Medical School (DPMS) program, the largest group from the program so far to be accepted into the College of Medicine’s MD program.

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  • Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

    Faculty Highlights

    October 10, 2019

    Read all about the sponsored research, major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel — like the Dornsife School of Public Health’s Alex Ortega, PhD, who was awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study psychiatric and substance use disorders among island Puerto Ricans impacted by Hurricane Maria.

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  • A New Student-Run Podcast Helps the Medicine Go Down

    Spoonful of Sugar Podcast - Advice for Medical Students

    October 01, 2019

    Spoonful of Sugar is a podcast for first- and second-year medical students, created by third- and fourth-year medical students at the College of Medicine. Its goal is to provide another way for students to review information for free at their convenience while also creating a community of medical students who help each other and pass forward knowledge.

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  • Drexel and Tower Health to Assume Ownership of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

    Exterior of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

    September 23, 2019

    Drexel and Tower Health have entered into an agreement to acquire St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for $50 million, ensuring that the health care provider will continue its role as a vital resource for families in North Philadelphia and the region following its sale in bankruptcy court.

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  • Can Talk Therapy Via Telemedicine Be the Answer for Cystic Fibrosis Patients Suffering from Mental Health Problems?

    Cystic Fibrosis model

    September 05, 2019

    Drexel University researchers are exploring how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a type of talk therapy, delivered via telemedicine, may alleviate the anxiety and depression common among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The multi-site nationwide trial led by C. Virginia O’Hayer, PhD, a clinical associate professor of Psychiatry in the Drexel University College of Medicine, is supported by a three-year, $960,000 grant from the Boomer Esiason Foundation. 

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  • Kidney Transplants Covered by Medicaid Increased in States After Medicaid Expansion

    Kidneys

    August 20, 2019

    Medicaid expansion has helped more young, low-income adults with advanced kidney disease to avoid the costs and poor quality-of-life associated with dialysis, reports a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine from researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine and the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel. 

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