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Drexel University College of Medicine Pulse - Summer/Fall 2021

Drexel University College of Medicine Pulse Magazine Summer/Fall 2021

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Inaugural Class Takes on Community Mural Project

Inaugural Class Takes on Community Mural Project
Students in the inaugural class at Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health took part in a mural painting activity to get to know their community during their medical school orientation week. Students painted a portion of a mural sponsored by the Berks County Suicide Prevention Task Force ruOK Berks? The 45-foot-tall mural’s theme is “HOPE.” West Reading and the Greater Reading area are home to many murals, and local art teacher Michael Miller showed the public art and downtown West Reading to students, who took a walking tour prior to breaking out their paintbrushes. College of Medicine students are just some of the community members helping to add the area’s newest mural; ruOK Berks? is working to engage as many people in the project as possible to help raise awareness of the services they provide. “Being a part of something to help reduce suicide, and the stigma surrounding it, is critically important,” said Karen Restifo, MD, JD, regional vice dean, Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health. “We’ve made a promise that our students and faculty will be dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the community, and this project is a clear demonstration of that commitment.”


 
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Pulse is published five times a year for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College, highlighting innovations in research, clinical practice and education; key events; and accomplishments. News, professional and academic achievements, calendar items and story ideas may be submitted by email to pulse@drexelmed.edu.