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December

    • Why Invest in Public Health? The Life You Save Could be Your Own

      December 29, 2016

      Rosie Mae Henson, a project manager in the Dornsife School of Public Health, wrote a post on the “Health Cents” blog Dec. 29 on Philly.com making the case for how important it is to invest in public health in the United States.

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    • 'Weird Things in Jars' — On Display Now for the Holidays

      December 28, 2016

      The Academy of Natural Sciences' All-Star Days were profiled in a Dec. 28 story on Philly Voice.

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    • Philadelphia Cafe has a ‘Pay-What-You-Can’ Payment System for the Poor

      December 25, 2016

      Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a Dec. 25 True Viral News story about the EAT CAfe, a pay-what-you-can restaurant she established.

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    • Atlantic Club Waits for its Next Incarnation

      December 23, 2016

      Robert Ambrose, an instructor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Dec. 23 Press of the Atlantic City story regarding the next incarnation of the Atlantic Club on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Ambrose was also published in the December 2016 issue of Casino Life magazine, discussing the future of gaming in 2017.

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    • Design of New Drexel Hillel was Inspired by a Menorah

      December 22, 2016

      Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron wrote a Dec. 22 column about the design of Drexel's new Perelman Center for Jewish Life. She characterized the Perelman Center as Drexel's most powerful building in years.

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    • Who Is More Likely To Be Killed By Police? Everyone Who Isn’t White

      December 22, 2016

      James Buehler, MD, a clinical professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Dec. 22 Vocativ story on his research into how much more likely black males are to be killed as a result of police action than white males. He was also interviewed for a radio segment that aired on at least 10 CBS radio affiliates across the country, including on KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) Dec. 25.

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    • Policy Like EPA’s Clean Power Plan Would Mean Higher Crop Yields

      December 22, 2016

      Shannon Capps, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Dec. 22, Ars Technica story about her research on projecting the future effects of emissions-reduction policies, similar to those proposed in the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, on crops and vegetation.

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    • 3 Ways Being Childish Can Change Your Life

      December 22, 2016

      Drexel was mentioned in Reader's Digest Canada on Dec. 22. The story referenced a study by Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, that explored how art-making lowers stress hormone levels.

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    • Police Brutality, Trump Presidential Win Sparks Civil Unrest Across US

      December 22, 2016

      William Rosenberg, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Dec. 22 Sputnik News story regarding post-election demonstrations.

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    • McCaffrey And Fournette Recognize Their Value, Use Their Leverage

      December 22, 2016

      Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was mentioned in a Dec. 22 Huffington Post story referencing research on football and men’s basketball players at top sports schools in which NCAA rules prohibited them from being paid. 

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    • Happy Holidays: Why Some Families Go the Extreme With Their Light Displays

      December 22, 2016

      Steven Christian, an undergraduate in the College of Engineering, was mentioned in a Dec. 22 Philadelphia Inquirer story about his family’s home in Haddon Township, which exhibits a dramatic holiday light display.

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    • Drexel University Using Big Federal Grant To Help Philly Schools

      December 22, 2016

      President John Fry was quoted in Dec. 22 stories covering the local announcement of the Promise Neighborhood grant awarded to Drexel and Philadelphia. WPVI-TV (6-abc), KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) and WHYY-FM were among the media that covered the event.

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    • How Witnesses to Hunger Uses First-Person Stories to Affect Policy

      December 21, 2016

      Michelle Taylor, program manager of Witnesses to Hunger, an advocacy project of the Dornsife School of Public Health's Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a Dec. 21 story on Generocity. The story profiled Witnesses to Hunger and also quoted one of its local participants, Tianna Gaines-Turner.

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    • Infrequently Asked Questions: Why is Smartphone Battery Life Still So Short?

      December 21, 2016

      Vibha Kalra, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was featured in a Philly Voice “Infrequently Asked Questions” column about battery life of mobile devices.

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    • Black Males 3 Times More Likely to Be Killed by Police

      December 21, 2016

      James Buehler, MD, a clinical professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Dec. 21 U.S. News & World Report story about his study that found that black males are three times as likely as white males to be killed as a result of police action. He was also quoted stories the same day in The Root, Ebony and Jet magazine. Buehler was also quoted in a Wilmington News Journal editorial Dec. 21 that cited his study and quoted him when discussing the settlement of a lawsuit against the Wilmington Police Department. Buehler also appeared on WHYY/Newsworks Dec. 21. His study was also mentioned on KOMO-AM (Seattle), KFBK-AM (Sacramento) and KFYI-AM (Phoenix).

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    • The Heat: Venezuela's Economic Crisis

      December 20, 2016

      George Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was featured in a Dec. 20 panel on CCTV-America regarding Venezuela’s economic crisis.

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    • How a Little-Known NCAA Rule Shuts Athletes Out of the Legal System

      December 20, 2016

      Ellen Staurowsky, EdD, a professor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management was quoted in a Dec. 20 VICE Sports story regarding a little known NCAA rule that shuts athletes out of the legal system.

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    • Police are More Likely to Kill Black Men, Study Finds

      December 20, 2016

      James Buehler, MD, a clinical professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, released research that found black men are almost three times as likely to die as a result of police action as white men. His work was featured and he was quoted in stories in both the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer, and Reuters, Quartz, Huffington Post, Philly Voice and CNN Online Dec. 20. The Pacific Standard did a pair of stories the same day quoting Buehler, one featuring the study itself and the second a Q&A with Buehler. KGO-AM (San Francisco) also mentioned the study on their afternoon broadcast Dec. 20. The Reuters story was picked up by Yahoo! News and Business Insider, among others, and the CNN story was picked up by local news websites.

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    • Drexel Gets $6 Million to Help Seven Philly Schools

      December 20, 2016

      Lucy Kerman, PhD, senior vice provost for University and Community Partnerships, was quoted in a Dec. 20 Diverse Issues in Higher Education story about Drexel and Philadelphia receiving a $6 million Promise Neighborhood grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant provides up to $30 million over five years per locality. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly Voice, WCAU-TV (NBC-10), WTXF-TV (FOX-29) and numerous outlets covered the story.

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    • Travelers, Beware! Hacking Lurks in Plugs and Ports

      December 20, 2016

      Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean for humanities and social science research in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Dec. 18 USA Today story about how to avoid being hacked when traveling.

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    • Once a Year, Scientific Journals Try to Be Funny. Not Everyone Gets the Joke

      December 19, 2016

      Research by Lawrence Souder, PhD, a teaching professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, about the ethics of attempting humor in the writing of research studies, was mentioned in a Dec. 19 Smithsonian.com story about the trend of scientific journals putting out light-hearted holiday editions.

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    • New Test Helps Differentiate Autism and Anxiety Symptoms

      December 18, 2016

      Connor Kerns, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health's A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in a Dec. 18 Newsweek story about her research on developing a test to properly identify anxiety disorders in children with autism.

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    • 6 Facts About Drexel's New Law Dean

      December 16, 2016

      Daniel M. Filler, JD, professor and associate dean at the Kline School of Law, was featured in a Dec. 16 Philadelphia Business Journal story about his new appointment as incoming dean.

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    • How is the HPV Vaccine Perceived on Twitter?

      December 16, 2016

      Philip Massey, PhD, an assistant professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health was quoted in a HealthDay story about his research on people's Twitter conversations about the vaccine for HPV. The story was picked up by Philly.com and U.S. News & World Report on Dec. 16 and in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Dec. 17. More than a dozen outlets ran the story.

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    • 11 Things You Might Not Know About Drexel University

      December 16, 2016

      Richardson Dilworth, PhD, a professor and director of the Center for Public Policy in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Scott Knowles, PhD, an associate professor in the college, were mentioned in a Dec. 16 Philadelphia magazine story about Drexel's 125th anniversary.

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    • Pills With Poop Bacteria Studied as Cure, Treatment

      December 15, 2016

      Neilanjan Nandi, MD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a Dec. 15 story from Raycom News Network about “poop pills” for treating inflammatory bowel diseases that was picked up by multiple broadcast news station websites.

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    • Should Democrats act more like Republicans?

      December 15, 2016

      David S. Cohen, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, was interviewed Dec. 15 on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hates” about a New York Times opinion piece he co-authored, which called for Democrats to fight the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s election.

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    • 43rd Annual Alumni Holiday Turkey Project

      December 15, 2016

      Drexel was featured in a Dec. 15 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segment about the 43rd Annual Alumni Holiday Turkey Project, which provides turkey dinners to families in West Philadelphia.

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    • Should Democrats Fight the Election of Trump?

      December 15, 2016

      David Cohen, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, was interviewed on KCRW-FM (Los Angeles) on Dec. 15 about the New York Times opinion piece he co-authored on the Democratic Party’s quiet reaction to President-elect Donald Trump.

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    • Ancient Ritual, Modern Suffering: Drexel Program Aids Survivors of Female Genital Cutting

      December 15, 2016

      Sandra Wolf, MD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine and director of the Women’s Care Center at Drexel, was quoted in a Dec. 15 Philadelphia Inquirer story about a federally-funded project at the center that is aiding survivors of female genital cutting.

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    • 43rd Annual Alumni Turkey Project

      December 15, 2016

      Drexel’s 43rd Annual Alumni Holiday Turkey Project, which provides turkeys to families in West Philadelphia, was featured Dec. 15 in news segments on KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM), WTXF-PHI (FOX-29), KYW-TV (CBS-3) and WCAU-TV (NBC-10).

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    • Affordable Care Act Is a Big Success for Everyone

      December 14, 2016

      Robert Field, PhD, JD, professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and Kline School of Law, penned a piece on the successes of the Affordable Care Act for CFO magazine Dec. 14.

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    • All-Star Days Coming to The Academy of Natural Sciences

      December 14, 2016

      The Academy of Natural Sciences’ upcoming All-Star Days were profiled in a Dec. 14 Geekadelphia post.

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    • The 10 Biggest Philadelphia Real Estate Stories of 2016

      December 14, 2016

      The announcement of the Schuylkill Yards development topped Bisnow's list of the biggest Philadelphia real estate stories in 2016.

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    • Help Game Professor Frank Lee Bring an Alien Invasion to Philadelphia

      December 14, 2016

      Frank Lee, PhD, an associate professor in Westphal College and director of the Entrepreneurial Game Studio in the ExCITe Center, was mentioned in a Dec. 14 Technically Philly post about the Studio hosting an upcoming think tank event to develop ideas for a citywide, interactive game they’re creating based on the sci-fi classic “War of the Worlds.”

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    • Buck Up, Democrats, and Fight Like Republicans

      December 14, 2016

      David Cohen, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, co-authored an opinion piece for the New York Times regarding the absentee voice and actions of top Democrats leading up to the Electoral College vote-in for President-elect Donald Trump.

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    • Drexel Taps Insider as New Law School Dean

      December 14, 2016

      The Philadelphia Inquirer published a Dec. 14 story about the appointment of Drexel’s Daniel M. Filler, JD, as the incoming dean for the Kline School of Law. Drexel President John A. Fry and Drexel Provost Brian M. Blake, PhD, were quoted in the Inquirer story, as well as a Dec. 13 Philadelphia Business Journal story regarding the appointment. The Legal Intelligencer also covered the appointment.

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    • Road Theatre Company Presents Los Angeles Premiere of 'White Guy on the Bus'

      December 13, 2016

      Bruce Graham, a teaching professor in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was profiled in a Dec. 13 post on Broadway World about the opening of his new play “White Guy on the Bus,” which premieres on Jan. 27 in North Hollywood, California.

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    • Untangling Anxiety Symptoms in Children with Autism

      December 13, 2016

      Connor Kerns, PhD, assistant research professor in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute of the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Dec. 13 Philly Voice story about research she conducted into her new screening method for anxiety symptoms separate of autism symptoms in children. Her study was also mentioned on a Bay News 9 (Tampa Bay, Fla.) broadcast the same day.

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    • How Art Can Help Children Overcome Trauma

      December 13, 2016

      Drexel was mentioned in a Dec. 13 Education Week story about the ability of creative art-making to help children overcome trauma. The study mentioned was by Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, and explored how art-making by people of any skill level lowers stress hormone levels.

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    • Drexel to Get $150K Grant to Research Impact of Arts on Long-Term Stress

      December 12, 2016

      Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a Dec. 12 Philly Voice story about her program receiving grants as part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ first-ever funding of research labs.

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    • Need a Respite From 'The Frenetic Pace of Today?' Try Coloring

      December 12, 2016

      Nancy Gerber, PhD, an associate clinical professor and director of the Creative Arts Therapies program in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a Dec 12 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the therapeutic value of coloring.

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    • State Lawmakers Look to Expand Internet Gaming Opportunities

      December 12, 2016

      Robert Ambrose, an instructor in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, was quoted in a Dec. 12 Press of Atlantic City story regarding state lawmakers' plans to expand internet gaming opportunities.

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    • Advocate Health Care and Religious Exemptions to ERISA

      December 12, 2016

      Norman Stein, PhD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Dec 12 story in The Atlantic about the upcoming Supreme Court cast Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, which involves retirement benefits for workers affiliated with religious institutions. The story was also picked up by Politomix and Pensions & Investments.

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    • Anti-Hunger Advocates Concerned About Food Stamp Cuts

      December 12, 2016

      Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a Dec. 12 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story about concerns that the new presidential administration and Congress might cut federally funded food stamp programs.

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    • A Millennial's Health Care Plea: Keep the ACA's Key Protections

      December 12, 2016

      Rosie Mae Henson, a project manager in the Dornsife School of Public Health, authored a post for Philly.com's "Health Cents" blog about the importance of keeping key protections of the Affordable Care Act.

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    • Autism and Anxiety Symptoms: How They Differ; New Test Helps Identify Symptoms in Children

      December 9, 2016

      Connor Kerns, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health's A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, was quoted in a Dec. 9 Medical Daily story about her research into the method she developed for screening children with autism for separate anxiety issues. 

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    • How to Avoid Getting Sick During the Holidays

      December 9, 2016

      Advice from Neilanjan Nandi, MD, an assistant professor in the College of Medicine, was included in a Dec. 9 MSN.com "Health & Fitness" post about how to avoid getting sick during the holidays. 

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    • Are These Law Schools the Most Underrated?

      December 8, 2016

      Daniel Filler, JD, a professor of law and senior associate dean for academic and faculty affairs in the Kline School of Law had his research featured in Dec. 8 ABA Journal story regarding concerns with the way U.S. News & World Report rankings incorporate law school job placement statistics.

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    • This Woman Wants to Open Pay-What-You-Want Restaurants Across America

      December 8, 2016

      Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a Dec. 8 Mic.com story about her work to establish the EAT Café, a university-suppored pay-what-you-can restaurant in West Philadelphia. She was also quoted in a related story about the cafe on Vice.com's "Munchies" blog on Dec. 12.

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    • Ascent of Machines in Modern World Gives Rise to Performance of Dancers and Drones

      December 7, 2016

      Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was interviewed by WHYY-FM/Newsworks on Dec. 7 regarding his work with ExCITe Center students on crafting and programming custom-built drones to accompany New York-based professional dance company Parsons Dance in an upcoming performance titled "The Machines," which will preview at The Prince Theater on Dec. 8.

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    • Drexel Receives $1.17 Million For Student Scientists

      December 6, 2016

      Nancy Songer, PhD, dean of the School of Education, was quoted in a Dec. 6 Philadelphia Tribune story about an NSF grant that will fund a Drexel program to get middle school students in the Keystone Promise Zone interested in studying science, technology, engineering and math.

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    • Working Out to Lose Weight? Think Again

      December 5, 2016

      A study conducted by Meghan Butryn, PhD, a research assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Michael Lowe, PhD, a professor in the College, about college women and their motivations to exercise, was featured in a Dec. 5 USA Today College story.

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    • Cable-News Hopes For 'Nightline' Moment For Election-Cycle Shows

      December 5, 2016

      Lawrence Epstein, an teaching professor and department head in Westphal College, was quoted in a Dec. 5 Variety story about post-election cable news coverage. 

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    • Riders React to New Uber Feature, Tracking Your Location After Your Ride

      December 5, 2016

      Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor and associate dean for humanities and social science research in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed during a Dec. 5 KYW-TV (CBS-3) news segment about the security and privacy implications of the ride sharing service Uber collecting location information from riders for up to five minutes after their ride has ended. 

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    • Philly's New Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant Brings Everyone To The Table

      December 2, 2016

      Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger Free Communities, and Donnell Jones-Craven, general manager of the Center’s EAT Café, were quoted in a Dec. 6 NPR “The Salt” story about the pay-what-you-can restaurant. The story was picked up on the websites of at least 17 public broadcast stations across the country.

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    • Dornsife School of Public Health Hosts Panel Discussion Post-Trump Election

      December 1, 2016

      Yvonne Michael, ScD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was interviewed by WCAU-TV (NBC10) Dec. 1 for a panel discussion the school held to discuss the election's potential impacts on public health.

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    • Drexel Researchers Awarded $3 Million to Test Innovative Gadget that Heals Chronic Wounds

      December 1, 2016

      Peter Lewin, PhD, the Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, was quoted in a Dec. 1 Philly Voice story about an ultrasound device developed at Drexel, which heals chronic wounds. The story notes that the project is a collaboration between the School of Biomedical Engineering, the College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Professions. The project was also featured in a Dec. 1 Medical Design Technology post.

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    • Drexel Drones Star in Philly Dance World Premiere

      December 1, 2016

      Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in a Dec. 1 BillyPenn story about the upcoming performance collaboration with Parsons Dance Company, NextMove Dance and Drexel. Drexel students worked alongside Kim in the ExCITe Center to develop custom drones that will be a major part of the performance which will premiere in Philadelphia at the Prince Theater on Dec. 7.

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