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In the News

Replacing Lead Water Pipes With Plastic Could Raise New Safety Issues
Patrick Gurian, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in an Aug. 16 Scientific American story about possible risks associated with using plastic pipes to replace lead water pipes.
Feds Slash Philly’s Monkeypox Vaccine Supply, Forcing a Scramble To Keep Providing Doses
Michael T. LeVasseur, PhD, an assistant professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an Aug. 16 Philadelphia Inquirer story about monkeypox, including Philadelphia’s available vaccine supply.
Drexel University Grad and Fashion Designer’s Journey With Autism Becomes Film
Drexel’s fashion program in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was highlighted in an Aug. 15 WPVI-TV (6-abc) feature on Kyle Westphal, an alumnus and designer whose story of learning how to communicate through autism using fashion has been made into a documentary.
Massachusetts Became the 18TH State To Outlaw Black Hair Discrimination. Here’s the Tangled History of the Crown Act.
Wendy Greene, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in an Aug. 15 Insider article about how Massachusetts has become the 18th state to outlaw Black hair discrimination. The article was republished by MSN.

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Quinlan’s research focuses on identifying potential unique food safety risks for minority racial/ethnic and low-income populations. Quinlan co-developed the Don’t Wash Your Chicken campaign based on surveys conducted by her laboratory finding that washing raw poultry is a common unsafe handling practice across multiple demographics. Her laboratory also conducts basic research on Campylobacter jejuni, a leading bacterial cause of foodborne illness, which is common on chicken.
Criminology & Justice Studies
D'Ovidio researches the intersection of computer technology, crime and the criminal justice system. He directs Drexel's research program in computer crime and digital forensics. In the past, he has worked with the New York City Police Department and Philadelphia Police Department on research projects involving computer crime. His work with the law enforcement community also includes training investigators on techniques to trace Internet communication and seize electronic evidence and cell phones.
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Kaimal’s research focuses on understanding the way that creative self-expression affects human emotions and other brain processes. Her work particularly focuses on the ways people's experiences influence what they create, and how art-making can be used to reduce stress and stress-related issues.

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