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Health

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Drexel Researcher Receives NIH Director's Award to Study City Growth

Usama Bilal, MD, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, has been awarded a $1.25-million Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health.
Firefighters

Drexel Researchers Improving Firefighter Safety

Researchers at Drexel University will assess and train firefighters nationwide to improve on-the-job safety and prevent injuries. The project, called FOCUS 2.0, is funded by a $1.5 million grant from FEMA and DHS.
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Medicaid Expansion Helped Immigrants, But Disparities Persist

The disparity between uninsured noncitizens and native citizens grew between 2010 and 2015, according to new research from the Dornsife School of Public Health.
Kidneys

Despite Changes to U.S. Kidney Allocation System, Inequality Persists

Early disease diagnosis and preemptive waitlisting remain the most effective strategies to improve survival chances, says a new College of Medicine study.
Latino health

Undocumented Immigrants Least Likely to See a Doctor, but Still Healthier Than Other Populations

Undocumented immigrants have the worst rates of health care utilization and access, however, they have lower risk of chronic disease than other immigrants and U.S. citizens.
Actor and "In Search Of" host Zachary Quinto filming at Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions' research lab facilities.

History Channel Show Visits Drexel ‘In Search Of’ Superhuman Answers

A Drexel professor recently appeared on the History Channel show “In Search Of” to test why a Shaolin monk could break a wooden staff over his head without any injuries or problems.
Roberta Waite

11th Street Health Center Welcomes New Director

The College of Nursing and Health Professions has appointed Roberta Waite as the new executive director of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center.

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Pennsylvania's Youth More Accepting of Marijuana, But Not Using It More, Report Shows

A report by the Pennsylvania State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup, which is chaired by a Drexel University professor, found that attitudes toward marijuana became more of its use in recent years as the state legalized it for medical usage.
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Obamacare Relieved Financial Strain of Those Closest to the Federal Poverty Line

While data shows that the Affordable Care Act helped people across the spectrum, a study shows that those around or below the federal poverty line benefitted most.
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Drexel's Polymer Pill Proves it Can Deliver

Selecting the right packaging to get precious cargo from point A to point B can be a daunting task at the post office. For some time, scientists have wrestled with a similar set of questions when packaging medicine for delivery in the bloodstream: How much packing will keep it safe? Is it the right packing material? Is it too big? Is it too heavy? Researchers from Drexel University have developed a new type of container that seems to be the perfect fit for making the delivery.
WELL Clinic

Drexel Opens New Treatment Clinic for Eating Disorders and Weight Management

The WELL Clinic will provide evidence-based treatment for weight management, eating disorders and related conditions, all under one roof.

 

Dean Schidlow.

Employee Spotlight: College of Medicine Dean Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, and His Storied Life and Career

After eight successful years as dean of the College of Medicine, Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, looks ahead to a sabbatical — and looks back at his journey to Drexel University.
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Three-Quarters of U.S. Lawmakers Don't Look to University Scientists for Behavioral Health Research

A study designed to demystify the way research gets into legislators' hands found that the majority don't look to universities to inform their behavioral health policies.