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Drexel University College of Medicine is one of six founding signatories of a new branch of the TIME’S UP foundation aimed at creating safe spaces for women in the health care industry.

Drexel University College of Medicine Named Founding Signatory with TIME’S UP Healthcare

Drexel University College of Medicine is one of six founding signatories of a new branch of the TIME’S UP foundation aimed at creating safe spaces for women in the health care industry.
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Drexel Study: 'Hospitals Spend a Lot of Money to Convey the Same Message'

The Philadelphia region has one of the highest concentrations of hospital services in the U.S. Yet, the print advertising themes for these hospitals lack variation, according to a study conducted by two health administration researchers at Drexel University.
A rendering of the Drexel College of Medicine branch campus that will be built in West Reading through an agreement with Tower Health.

Tower Health, Drexel Sign Medical School Academic Agreement, Further Plans for New Campus

Tower Health and Drexel University have secured appropriate accreditation approval to establish a new four-year regional campus of Drexel University College of Medicine in West Reading near Reading Hospital.  A 20-year academic agreement between Tower Health and Drexel University was signed today. The campus will be operational for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Women painting another woman's nails red at a salon

Educational Outreach and Public Policy Changes Needed to Reduce Health Hazards for Nail Salon Technicians

The nail salon industry has seen rapid growth within the last 20 years, becoming increasingly popular among women of all ages who like to get their nails professionally done. For the technicians in those salons – many of whom are non-native English speakers – this beauty comes with a cost: an exposure to potentially unsafe chemicals and other health hazards in the workplace. A new study by Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health found that educational outreach and change in public policy are needed to help reduce these hazards for salon employees and owners.

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Can a 6-hour Program Prevent Obesity? Drexel Psychologist Wants to Find Out

What if an hour a week for six weeks could prevent young adults from becoming obese? Meghan Butryn, PhD, a Drexel University psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is trying to find out.
The view of Reading Hospital at sunset.

Q&A: Drexel’s Future Reading Hospital – Tower Health Medical Branch Campus

How will the College of Medicine’s Reading Hospital – Tower Health medical branch campus benefit Drexel? The College of Medicine’s Senior Vice Dean for Educational and Academic Affairs Valerie Weber explains.
Bill visits the site of his former makeshift home which was demolished by the city, 2018. The city demolished Bill’s home and countless others during the summer of 2017 when a deal was reached with Conrail, who owns the land, to clean up and secure the area.

Kensington Blues: Philadelphia’s Opioid Crisis in a Decade of Photographs

Photographer and Drexel University alumnus Jeffrey Stockbridge has captured the veracities of the opioid crisis in Philadelphia through the lens of a decade long photography project, Kensington Blues.

 


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Drexel and Arizona State Researchers Look at Risk of Infection From Water in the Air at Home

Researchers from Arizona State University and Drexel University have developed a more detailed framework for understanding and managing the risk of transmitting a bacterial disease via water spray from sinks, showers and toilets. As continuous testing of indoor water is not always feasible, the guidelines can help to identify water use situations that could increase the risk of exposure.
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Measuring How Public Health Messaging Influences Policy

With a $500,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jonathan Purtle will investigate how adjusting messaging can influences public opinions and policymaking about the science of child development.
Nanoscale cell coating

Biomedical Engineer Receives NSF CAREER Award to Study Tissue Scarring

Lin Han, PhD, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study fibrous tissues at the nanoscale, advancing the treatment and understanding of cartilage diseases.
autism

Study: As Many As 1 in 40 U.S. Children Has Autism

As many as 1 in 40 children in the United States have been diagnosed with autism, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with researchers from Drexel University, Harvard Medical School and George Washington University. The report, based on data from the DHS’s 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, seems to confirm a decades-long trend of increasing autism diagnoses among children in the United States.
Philadelphia and Drexel Medicine skyline

Drexel Creates Center of Excellence to Address Opioid Crisis

With a $1.5 million three-year grant from the HHS, College of Medicine clinicians are undertaking an ambitious project to address the opioid epidemic in Philadelphia.