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Peer support model of the Building Wealth and Health Network

‘Building Wealth and Health Network’ Reduces Food Insecurity Without Providing Food

As the coronavirus pandemic forces so many to reckon with growing food insecurity and increased health challenges, the Building Wealth and Health Network program of Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities is reducing food insecurity and improving mental health – without distributing any food or medicine. How? By focusing on group experiences that promote healing and help people save money and take control over their own finances.
Pandemic in PA's Prisons

New Report: Pandemic in PA’s Prisons Warns of a Looming Public Health Crisis

The spread of the virus in Pennsylvania’s correctional facilities is particularly likely and dangerous due to a confluence of systemic factors, which are documented in a recently released report, from legal scholars in the Andy and Gwen Stern Community Lawyering Clinic at Drexel University and the Amistad Law Project, titled Pandemic in PA’s Prisons.
Image of text reading "National Autism Indicators Report: Children on the autism spectrum and family financial hardship" May 2020

National Autism Indicators Report: The Connection Between Autism and Financial Hardship

A new report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University highlighted the financial challenges facing households of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States. According to the report, households of children with ASD experience higher levels of poverty, material hardship and medical expenses than households of children with other special health care needs.
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The More You Know: How Better Understanding of Transgender and Nonbinary Biology Benefits Those Patients

In a recently published scholarly review of research gaps related to treatment of individuals who identify as gender nonbinary, Deborah Clegg, PhD, associate dean of research in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, found that enhancing the scientific understanding of biological origins of gender identity may reduce stigma and barriers to care for transgender and nonbinary individuals.
Rendering of new building for the Drexel College of Medicine at Tower Health

Tower Health and Drexel Celebrate ‘Topping Off’ at New Facility for College of Medicine

Tower Health and Drexel University celebrated an official “Topping Off” ceremony for the development of an additional site location of Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health, to be opened in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.

Tips for Cooking, Eating and Shopping for Food Right Now

Tips for Cooking, Eating and Shopping for Food Right Now

It’s important to be flexible with how you prepare and enjoy food, from loose grocery lists to setting schedules to balancing indulgences.
2002 Year of the Nurse & Midwife.

Celebrating and Honoring Drexel Nurses

It’s Nurses Week during the Year of the International Nurse and the Midwife. To recognize the achievements of Dragons in those professions, the College of Nursing & Health Professions created a website to highlight their important work.
cold plasma air filter

Created for Anthrax Attacks, Drexel Researchers' Cold Plasma Air Filter Is Now Being Prepped to Face COVID-19

Researchers at Drexel University’s C. & J. Nyheim Plasma Institute are modifying an air sterilization system they created to combat the threat of anthrax attacks post-9-11 in hopes it can now help to ward off COVID-19.

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Screen Time for Babies Linked to Higher Risk of Autism-Like Symptoms Later in Childhood

Sitting a baby in front of a tablet or television, as well as less parent-child play time, are associated with developing greater autism spectrum disorder (ASD)-like symptoms later in childhood. These findings, from the first prospective study on the subject, are published today in JAMA Pediatrics from researchers at Drexel University’s College of Medicine and Dornsife School of Public Health.
mutation trail of SARS-CoV-2

Genetic Tracing ‘Barcode’ Is Rapidly Revealing COVID-19’s Journey and Evolution

Drexel University researchers have reported a method to quickly identify and label mutated versions of the virus that causes COVID-19. Their preliminary analysis, using information from a global database of genetic information gleaned from coronavirus testing, suggests that there are at least six to 10 slightly different versions of the virus infecting people in America, some of which are either the same as, or have subsequently evolved from, strains directly from Asia, while others are the same as those found in Europe.
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Aha! + Aaaah: Creative Insight Triggers a Neural Reward Signal

A new neuroimaging study out of Drexel University's Creativity Research Lab points to an answer of what may have driven the evolutionary development of creativity.

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Where in the Brain Does Creativity Come from? Evidence from Jazz Musicians

A new brain-imaging study out of Drexel University's Creativity Research Lab sheds light on the controversy on which side of the brain is responsible for creativity by studying the brain of jazz guitarists during improvisation. 

Third-year medical student Edward Guo after collecting PPE supplies. Photo courtesy Estefania Alba-Rodriguez and Kira Smith.

Drexel Collects Coronavirus-related Supplies for Donations

Medical and nursing faculty, staff and students are gathering masks, gowns, gloves and other personal protective equipment to donate to hospitals and health care workers.