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Urban Health Collaborative Launches COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Drexel’s Urban Health Collaborative Launches COVID-19 Data Dashboard on Vaccination Disparities

The Urban Health Collaborative, housed in Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published its “COVID-19 Health Inequities in Cities” dashboard – which exposes deeply intrenched inequities in cities across the United States through the lens of comprehensive data on COVID-19 outcomes. Unlike other COVID-19 dashboards that look at data at broader scales, the Drexel website offers data on inequities at the individual (racial/ethnic disparities), neighborhood (using zip code and social vulnerability measures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and city (characteristics such as overcrowding, health infrastructure, etc.) levels on COVID-19 outcomes including vaccination rates.

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Drexel University and University of Arizona Partner for Collaborative Complementary and Integrative Health Degree and Certification

Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions announced that it will offer a collaborative degree and certification program in Complimentary and Integrative Health with The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) at the University of Arizona starting Fall 2021. The Complementary and Integrative Health (CIH)/ Integrative Health or Wellness (IHW) Coaching Pathway Program is designed for qualified students who wish to pursue a Master of Science (MS) in Complementary and Integrative Health at Drexel, while concurrently pursuing an Integrative Health or Wellness Coaching certification from AWCIM.
Internal medicine and student health re-join clinical practices of the College of Medicine

Drexel Medicine Resumes Management of Internal Medicine Practice and Student Health Center

The Drexel Internal Medicine practice at 219 North Broad Street and Drexel University’s Student Health Center have rejoined the clinical practices of the College of Medicine. Previously managed by Tower Health Medical Group, the practices returned to Drexel effective July 1, which ensures continuation of these needed services and reflects Drexel’s mission-driven approach to student and population health in Philadelphia.

Drexel launches Minor in Pediatric Engineering

Drexel Establishes Nation’s First Minor in Pediatric Engineering for Students in STEM and Health Fields

The ongoing pandemic and the unique challenges to health care delivery it continues to create have brought to light the need for medical professionals to have a broader skillset to solve the most complex and pressing challenges. Because of this need, and to ensure technology and clinical care are optimized to an individual patient’s needs, Drexel University recently launched an unprecedented offering for future leaders in STEM and health disciplines: a new minor in pediatric engineering.

Sheena Coleman, 40, of Powelton Village, received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a walk-up clinic at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships on May 27.

Dragons Unite to Bring Vaccines, Resources to the Surrounding West Philadelphia Community

Drexel University faculty, staff, students and community partners, along with Sunray Pharmacy, have come together to put on weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in Powelton Village.

 

 

Text on image reads National Autism Indicators Report: Family Perspectives on Services and Supports, and includes logos for Life Course Outcomes Program and A.J. Drexel Autism Institute

States’ Developmental Disability Services Lacking for Autistic Adults and Their Families

In the latest National Autism Indicators Report, researchers from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute found families of autistic adults who use Developmental Disability services face gaps in services and supports, lack of emergency planning and barriers to community participation.
A screenshot of participants in the May 19 event.

Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions, Answered

A trio of public health experts discussed side effects, spread, development, clinical trials and other concerns related to the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine hesitancy.
Opening in Fall 2021 and housed in the University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, the Center will be led by inaugural director Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH, an assistant professor at Dornsife.

Drexel Names New Center on Racism and Health, Center Director

Drexel University will officially establish and name a new center on racism and health as The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements and Population Health Equity. The Center was made possible through a generous gift from philanthropists Dana and David Dornsife to the School earlier this academic year. Opening in Fall 2021 and housed in the University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, the Center will be led by inaugural director Sharrelle Barber, ScD, MPH, an assistant professor at Dornsife.

Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, to address graduates at Drexel College of Medicine 2021 Commencement

Physician-scientist and mRNA Researcher Drew Weissman, MD, PhD to Address Graduates at Drexel’s College of Medicine Commencement

An international leader in RNA biology, Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will address the graduates of Drexel’s College of Medicine during its commencement ceremony on May 18.

Kymberlee Montgomery, DNP, a clinical professor of nursing and senior associate dean of nursing and student affairs, administers Pfizer vaccines at an April 19 vaccination clinic at Drexel University.

Drexel Vaccine Clinics Offer Dragons A Shot of Post-Pandemic Hope

On April 19, more than 1,000 Dragons received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at one of many Drexel University-sponsored and Sunray Pharmacy-operated clinics for employees and students.

 

A black bean burger, one of the many recipe offerings from "The Anti-Inflammatory Family Cookbook." Photographs by Harper Point Photography.

For a Healthy Approach to Food, Consider Anti-Inflammatory Eating

A new family-friendly cookbook co-authored by a Drexel professor explores the benefits of eating whole, organic and plant-forward foods for better health.
Stress from Work and Social Interactions Put Women at Higher Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

Stress from Work and Social Interactions Put Women at Higher Risk of Coronary Heart Disease, Drexel Study Suggests

Psychosocial stress – typically resulting from difficulty coping with challenging environments – may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to a study by researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Red text on white background reading "Disrupting Disparities in Pennsylvania: Retooling for Geographic, Racial and Ethnic Growth"

New Research Shows Disparities Limiting Access to Health Care Services, Including COVID-19 Vaccines, In Pennsylvania’s Underserved Communities

Report by AARP Pennsylvania and Drexel University Finds Health Inequities Driven by Geography and Race, Shortage of Health Care Workers, Digital Divide, and Pharmacy Deserts