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11th Street Family Health Services Selected for National Multi-Site Demonstration for Advancing Integrated Care Models for People with Complex Needs

Drexel University's Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services is one of eight organizations chosen to participate in Advancing Integrated Models, a multi-site demonstration promoting innovative, person-centered strategies to improve care for adults and children with complex health and social needs.
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Drexel to Receive Part of National $53.4 Million Grant for Dementia Care Interventions

Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions is one of 30 top research institutions benefiting from a $53.4 million National Institute on Aging grant to Brown University and Harvard University to improve health care and quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and their caregivers.
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$4 Million National Institute on Aging Grant to Drexel Will Test Platform Aimed at Helping Caregivers Manage Dementia Symptoms

Laura N. Gitlin, Distinguished Professor and dean of Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions, and Helen Kales, MD, chair of the University of California, Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, were awarded a nearly $4 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study the impact of an easy to use, online platform, called the WeCareAdvisor to help caregivers manage dementia symptoms.
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Drexel and Tower Health to Assume Ownership of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Drexel and Tower Health have entered into an agreement to acquire St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for $50 million, ensuring that the health care provider will continue its role as a vital resource for families in North Philadelphia and the region following its sale in bankruptcy court.
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Can Talk Therapy Via Telemedicine Be the Answer for Cystic Fibrosis Patients Suffering from Mental Health Problems?

Drexel University researchers are exploring how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a type of talk therapy, delivered via telemedicine, may alleviate the anxiety and depression common among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The multi-site nationwide trial led by C. Virginia O’Hayer, PhD, a clinical associate professor of Psychiatry in the Drexel University College of Medicine, is supported by a three-year, $960,000 grant from the Boomer Esiason Foundation. 
The exterior of the Three Parkway building that houses Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions.

The College of Nursing and Health Professions Welcomes the Division of Emergency Medical Services and the Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center

This summer, the Division of Emergency Medical Services and the Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center (PSARC) joined the College of Nursing and Health Professions community.
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196,000 Youth Lose Health Insurance Coverage in Past 3 Years; Yet Some Upsides Remain, Drexel Study Says

The national implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014 was associated with gains in health insurance coverage for youth, but some of those gains have reversed during the past three years, according to findings published this month in Academic Pediatrics from researchers at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University.
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Kidney Transplants Covered by Medicaid Increased in States After Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid expansion has helped more young, low-income adults with advanced kidney disease to avoid the costs and poor quality-of-life associated with dialysis, reports a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine from researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine and the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel.

Students in Drexel's "Kitchen Garden" class. Photo courtesy of the Drexel Food and Hospitality Management Facebook page.

The College of Nursing and Health Professions Welcomes the Center for Food and Hospitality Management

As of last month, there’s a new Department of Food and Hospitality Management at Drexel.
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Assaults to EMS First Responders are Felonies in Pennsylvania, So Why Do Many Victims Feel They Do Not Receive Justice?

Violence toward first responders is widespread and can face a felony charge in Pennsylvania, yet new research shows that victims often feel they do not receive legal justice. 
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Rolls Wit'out: Developed in Drexel's Food Lab, New Rolls Help Cut Salt from a Philadelphia Staple

Drexel Food Lab's partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Amoroso's Baking Company leads to lower-sodium hoagie roll.
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As Rocky Mountain Region Plans Its Energy Future, Study Suggests Reigning in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Will Save Hundreds of Lives and Billions of Dollars

Research by Drexel University and the University of Colorado at Boulder suggests that imposing fees on energy producers that emit greenhouse gas could improve the health and financial well-being of the Rocky Mountain region.

Earlier this year Drexel announced a 20-year academic affiliation with Tower Health, a six-hospital system with locations in the Philadelphia area, to educate Drexel medical students at a new regional location being built in Reading, Pennsylvania.

FAQ: How Hahnemann’s Closing Impacts Drexel

How does Hahnemann University Hospital’s closing relate to the University? Here’s what you need to know going forward.