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August

    • Parents Consider Buying Bulletproof Backpacks as Gun Violence Shapes Their Children’s Lives

      August 31, 2019

      Dominic F. Gullo, PhD, a professor in the School of Education, was quoted in an Aug. 31 Philadelphia Inquirer article about whether or not parents should consider buying bullet proof backpacks for their children.

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    • The Ultimate Grilling Guide

      August 30, 2019

      Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in an Aug. 30 Popular Mechanics article about the science of grilling and barbecuing.

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    • Brazil Fires Impact Philadelphia and the World

      August 28, 2019

      Richard McCourt, PhD,  associate curator of Botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored an Aug. 28  Philadelphia Inquirer  opinion piece about how the Brazil fires impact Philadelphia and the world.  

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    • Jonathan Purtle on Legislators’ Opinions on Adverse Childhood Experiences

      August 26, 2019

      Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, an assistant professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was interviewed in Psychiatry Online’s Psychiatric Services podcast on July 26 about state legislators’ opinions on adverse childhood experiences as risk factors for adult behavioral health conditions, as well as how opinions vary between legislators with different characteristics.

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    • 196,000 Youth Lose Health Insurance Coverage in Last Three Years

      August 26, 2019

      Alex Ortega, PhD, a professor and chair in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an Aug. 26 Arizona Daily Register story about his research that found the national implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014 was connected with yields in health insurance coverage for youth, yet some of those gains back-pedaled during the last three years.

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    • When Doctors Fat-Shame Their Patients, Everybody Loses

      August 24, 2019

      A study by Janell Mensinger, PhD, an associate research professor and director of the Biostatistics Service Center in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was referenced in an Aug. 24 NBC News story. The study focused on how the practice of weighing patients is likely deterring people from going to the doctor. Mensinger's research suggests that body mass index is correlated with weight stigma and health-care stress.

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    • Shh! No Hacking the Census in the Library

      August 23, 2019

      Leeza Garber, JD, an adjunct professor in the Kline School of Law, authored an Aug. 23 Wired article about the cybersecurity concerns of digitizing the 2020 United States Census.

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    • Medicine and Government Have Failed to Help Us Battle Lyme Disease

      August 23, 2019

      Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD, a professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in an Aug. 23 NJ.com opinion article on common myths about Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment.

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    • Cape Coral Man Needing Kidney Transplant Hoping for State Medicaid Expansion

      August 23, 2019

      Meera N. Harhay, MD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine, led research reporting that Medicaid expansion has helped more low-income adults with advanced kidney disease avoid the costs and poor quality-of-life associated with dialysis. The findings were mentioned in an Aug. 23 WINK-TV (CBS-Fort Myers, Florida) story about a shortage of kidney transplants available in Florida. 

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    • Using Creativity and Culture Change to Tackle Philly Food Waste

      August 23, 2019

      Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, Sheetal Bahirat, a graduate student, and Cecilia Cirne, an undergraduate student, both in the College, along with Evan Ehlers, a recent graduate of the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship and founder of the startup Sharing Excess, were quoted in an Aug. 26 Environmental Health News article about the Food Lab and other organizations in Philadelphia working to reduce food waste with sustainable and “upcycling” methods. Deutsch was also featured in an Aug. 23 Specialty Food News video from his presentation at the Summer Fancy Food Show about food alternatives to drugs.

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    • How to Build a Zero-Tolerance Culture for Employee Theft

      August 22, 2019

      Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Department for Food and Hospitality Management in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, authored an Aug. 22 Restaurant Business story about disciplining employee theft.

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    • What if We All Ate a Bit Less Meat?

      August 21, 2019

      Robert Brulle, PhD, a Drexel environmental sociologist, was quoted in an Aug. 21 New York Times article about the relationship between economic recessions and the diminishing concerns about climate change.

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    • 'Too Practical'? Why Some Law Schools Don't Offer E-Discovery Education

      August 20, 2019

      Daniel Filler, JD, dean of the Kline School of Law, was quoted in an Aug. 20 Law.com article about the need for e-discovery-specific courses in a law school’s course catalog.

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    • Grieving Drexel Scientists Complete Murdered Colleague’s Study of Assaults on First Responders

      August 20, 2019

      Jennifer Taylor, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an Aug. 20 Philadelphia Inquirer article about her team’s most recent research into assaults of first responders and the judicial process following those incidents. The findings offer three solutions aimed at giving justice to victims. 

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    • New USDA Study: Washing Raw Poultry Increases Risk of Contaminating Foods, Surfaces

      August 20, 2019

      A 2013 study examining the effects of washing raw chicken, conducted by Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was mentioned in an Aug. 20 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story about the latest warning from the USDA to not wash raw chicken. The story was picked up by NBC affiliates across the country, including New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.

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    • Can Buffalo Tap into the Power of Investing Locally?

      August 16, 2019

      Bruce Katz, PhD, Drexel University economist, distinguished fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and director of Drexel's Nowak Metro Finance Lab was quoted in an Aug. 16 Buffalo News article about the power of investing locally as well as his role in crafting Buffalo’s economic development plan.

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    • Summer Youth Unemployment Rate Falls to Half-Century Low

      August 16, 2019

      Paul Harrington, PhD, a professor in the School of Education and director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy, was quoted in an Aug. 16 Wall Street Journal article about how summer unemployment among young Americans is the lowest it has been since the 1960s.

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    • Philly DA Larry Krasner Said He Offered Suspect in Police Shooting a 'Phony Baloney' Deal to Surrender

      August 16, 2019

      Daniel Filler, JD, dean of the Kline School of Law, was quoted in a Aug. 16 Philadelphia Inquirerstory about Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's involvement with negotiating the surrender of the suspect in last week's hostage situation and shooting of police officers in North Philadelphia.

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    • Doodling at Work Could Help You be More Productive

      August 16, 2019

      Girija Kaimal, EdD, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in an Aug. 16 Fast Company story about the productivity benefits of doodling at work and in meetings. 

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    • Cape May Diamonds: The Legend (And the Facts) About the Jersey Shore Gems

      August 15, 2019

      Ted Daeschler, PhD, curator of Vertebrate Zoology at the Academy of Natural Sciences and a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was quoted in an Aug. 15 Penn Live article about the rarity of Cape May “diamonds.”

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    • Keep your Fatphobia out of Food Deserts

      August 15, 2019

      A 2013 study of restricted eating being a predictor of weight gain by Michael Lowe, PhD, psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in an Aug. 15 Medium article about the focus of studies on BMI in food deserts, instead of finding solutions for the food desert issue.

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    • Does Protein Powder Really Expire?

      August 14, 2019

      Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in an Aug. 14 Women's Health story about what the expiration date on protein powder actually means.

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    • Could the Phanatic Really Leave the Phillies Amid Copyright Dispute?

      August 13, 2019

      An Aug. 13 Philadelphia Inquirer story, quoting Amy Landers, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, about the copyright battle involving the Phillie Phanatic mascot, was picked up by a number of outlets across the country, including the Allentown Morning Call.

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    • Just How Important Is a Presidential Candidate’s Hair?

      August 12, 2019

      Sharrona Pearl, PhD, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in an Aug. 12 Wall Street Journal article about the importance of hairstyles for the Democratic presidential candidates.

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    • Woodstock at 50: Why Division, Economics Overshadowed Music, Unity in 2019

      August 9, 2019

      Robert Weitzner , an assistant professor in Westphal College, was quoted in an Aug. 9  Poughkeepsie Journal  story about Woodstock’s legacy 50 years after the event.

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    • Companies Race to Dump Pensions

      August 7, 2019

      Norman Stein, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in an Aug. 7 Axios story about big companies racing to dump pensions.

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    • How Two College Students Tried to Outfox the Feds and Get Trump’s Tax Returns

      August 7, 2019

      Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in Aug. 7 Washington Post article about a Haverford College student hacking into the IRS to obtain President Trump's tax returns.

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    • Ex-Citi Exec Doesn't Have To Arbitrate SOX Claim: 3rd Circ.

      August 7, 2019

      Richard Frankel, JD, an associate professor in the Kline School of Law, was quoted in an Aug. 7 Law360 article about a recent Third Circuit opinion ruling for a former CitiGroup worker. The case was handled by the Drexel Federal Litigation and Appeals Clinic.

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    • The A$AP Rocky Case Shines Light on a Different Approach to Criminal Justice

      August 7, 2019

      Jordan Hyatt, JD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, co-authored an opinion article for the Philadelphia Inquirer about the American rapper A$AP Rocky who was released from jail in Sweden on Friday, pending the final verdict of his alleged assault case. The operation of the Swedish justice system has now become a focal point of contentious debate.

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    • Is the Gourmet Fish of the Future Frozen?

      August 6, 2019

      Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the Food Lab’s partnership with the World Wildlife Fund was mentioned in an Aug. 6 The Spoon article about the sustainability and rise in popularity of frozen seafood.

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    • Haverford College Graduate Pleads Guilty In Cyber ‘Prank’ To Access President Trump’s Tax Returns

      August 6, 2019

      Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in an Aug. 6 KYW-TV (CBS-3) story about a Haverford College student hacking into the IRS to obtain President Trump's tax returns.

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    • Terrifying Orb-Weaver Spiders Have Returned to the Spring Garden El

      August 6, 2019

      Isa Betancourt, curatorial assistant of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, was quoted in an Aug. 6 Billy Penn story about a spider invasion at SEPTA's Spring Garden station.

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    • Philly ‘Health Gap’ Varies by Neighborhood, City Finds

      August 3, 2019

      The Dornsife School of Public Health was mentioned in an Aug. 3 Plan Philly post as a leader in the creation of a new report on the health of Philadelphia's neighborhoods.

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    • #MeToo Meets Medicine: Philly Doctors Fight Sex Harassment, Pay Gaps by Joining Time’s Up Healthcare

      August 3, 2019

      Nancy D. Spector, MD, a professor at the College of Medicine and executive director of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, was quoted in an Aug. 3 Philadelphia Inquirer story about Philadelphia-area doctors fighting sexual harassment and gender pay gaps by joining Times Up Healthcare. Drexel College of Medicine is a signatory of Time's Up Healthcare.

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    • Philadelphia Health Department Releases First Of Its Kind Report On Health Of City Neighborhoods

      August 2, 2019

      The Dornsife School of Public Health was included in an Aug. 2 CBS Philly story for helping Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health with a report on the health of each of the city’s neighborhoods. 

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    • 2019 Industry Event

      August 1, 2019

      The Philly Chef Conference, an event organized by the Department of Food and Hospitality Management in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was recognized in Philadelphia magazine's "Best of Philly" issue as the Best Industry Event.

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    • 2019 Affordable Therapy

      August 1, 2019

      The Drexel Psychological Services Center, a mental health clinic run by the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, was recognized in Philadelphia magazine's "Best of Philly" issue as the Best Affordable Therapy.

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    • How Do You Heal?

      August 1, 2019

      Ted Corbin, MD, a professor and vice chair for research in the College of Medicine, and John Rich, MD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were quoted in a Aug. 1 Philadelphia Citizen story about Healing Hurt People, their trauma recovery program.

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    • 10 Things You Shouldn’t Touch at All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

      August 1, 2019

      Jennifer Quinlan, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in an Aug. 1 Reader's Digest article about the 10 things you shouldn't touch at an all-you-can-eat-buffet. The article was also picked up by MSN "Life Style" and AOL.

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    • People With Autism Are Hot Hires for AI Jobs

      August 1, 2019

      The "2015 National Indicators Report: Transition Into Adulthood" by the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute was referred in an Aug. 1 Wall Street Journal story about companies hiring people with autism for artificial-intelligence jobs.

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