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  • First Annual Women’s Leadership Summit Tackles the Challenges of COVID-19, Racism

    December 21, 2020

    The Women in Medicine and Science Committee (WIMSC) was months away from holding its inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit, a discussion of gender equity in medicine and science, when restrictions took affect across the United States to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. By the time the first annual iteration of the event began on Friday, Dec. 11, the pandemic had impacted not only the timing and format of the conference, but also its focus – and organizers say that latter change was one for the better.

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  • SEPTA and Drexel Team up to Battle COVID-19

    SEPTA cleaning

    December 15, 2020

    Researchers from Drexel University will be working with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) on a partnership aimed at enhancing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on public transportation. Through a recently formed partnership, the institutions are pursuing a federal grant for research into risk assessment, mitigation and communication strategies that will help keep riders safe and healthy.

     

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  • Call for Nominations: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

    December 15, 2020

    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 8, 2021.

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  • Resiliency, Mentorship and $10 Million in Grants: Drexel Neurobiology & Anatomy in 2020

    The Spinal Cord Research Center of Drexel University College of Medicine was named in memory of Professor Marion Murray, PhD (1937-2018), the founder and director of the Center. Photo courtesy Itzhak Fischer, PhD.

    December 11, 2020

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the department’s tried-and-true strategies remained strong enough to yield record-breaking levels of research funding.

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  • Health Outreach Project (HOP) Adapts to Providing Care During the Pandemic

    December 10, 2020

    In her first year of medical school, Sanjana Venkat found a passion for serving patients at a Salvation Army rehabilitation center’s health clinic, one of the five, free health service sites from the College of Medicine’s Health Outreach Project (HOP). Venkat returned to the clinic last spring as its steering coordinator, only to quickly shift her plans and expectations as the site suspended in-person operations just two weeks into the semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • AWIS-PHL Honors Three College of Medicine Women

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    December 10, 2020

    The College of Medicine is proud to recognize three members of our community whose work was recognized this semester by the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) , an organization working to advance opportunities for women in STEM.

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  • Drexel’s Interdisciplinary Battle Against COVID-19

    From administering COVID tests to conducting case investigation and contact tracing, the University has relied on a cross-college battalion of faculty, professional staff and students to protect Dragons against the coronavirus, and in turn, protect the surrounding community. Photo by Jeff Fusco.

    December 07, 2020

    From administering COVID tests to conducting case investigation and contact tracing, the University has relied on a cross-college battalion of faculty, professional staff and students to protect Dragons against the coronavirus, and in turn, protect the surrounding community.

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  • Vision 2020: A Historic Commemoration During a Historic Year

    The group of 44 women and men who joined Vision 2020’s SHE Leads Road Rally in October from East Falls in Philadelphia to Seneca Falls, NY.

    November 17, 2020

    For over a decade, a national women’s equality coalition headquartered at Drexel planned a national celebration of this year’s centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Then the pandemic happened.

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  • AOA Student Research Fellowship Winner Rohan Sehgal Studies Healthy Aging

    Rohan Seghal, of the MD Program Class of 2023

    November 12, 2020

    Rohan Sehgal, of the MD Program Class of 2023, wants to make something clear: the research to which he is contributing isn't about finding the fountain of youth or the key to eternal life.

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  • ELAM Program Announces Graduation of 2020 Class

    October 30, 2020

    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 25th class. This graduating class of 59 fellows from 53 institutions joins a diverse alumnae community of more than 1,100 highly accomplished leaders that represent 287 medical, dental, public health and pharmacy schools from around the world.

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