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All In The News tagged "WHYY-Radio"

Philly Company Spark Therapeutics Investing $575m Toward Gene Therapy Center on Drexel’s Campus

Drexel was featured in a Dec. 18 WHYY story about a new partnership between Drexel and Spark Therapeutics that will bring a state-of-the art gene therapy innovation center to the University City campus. Through a 99-year ground lease of Drexel’s F Lot, the new center, a $575 million investment, will be located at the intersection of 30th and Chestnut Streets and will create opportunities for collaboration with Drexel and Philadelphia’s booming life sciences community. President John Fry was quoted in the story.

Philly’s Health Department Is Getting Saucy, but Experts Warn There Could Be a Cost

Esther Chernak, MD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and College of Medicine and director of the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication, was quoted in an Oct. 22 WHYY story about how the Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health’s social media strategy may influence adherence to public health measures. 

U.S. Squash Finds a New Home in Philly With Plans To Create First Public School League

Drexel’s historic partnership with US Squash was mentioned in an Oct. 7 WHYY story about the organization opening the Arlen Specter US Squash Center at the Pennsylvania Armory on campus and its efforts to grow the sport in Philadelphia.

‘Medicine Is an Unstable Field’: Jefferson Shooting Reveals Precarity of Hospital Work

Jennifer Taylor, PhD, the Arthur L. and Joanne B. Frank professor and director of the Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends at the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an Oct. 5 WHYY story about a recent shooting at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and how to prevent violence in health care settings.

Got a Fake Profile? It’s Not Just You. Cyber Scammers Have Been Busy During the Pandemic

Pablo Molina, DLS, Drexel’s chief information security officer, was quoted in an Oct. 1 WHYY News story about an uptick in imposter scams and other cyber fraud in the Philadelphia region over the last year.

How a Children’s COVID Vaccine Could Offer a New Normal for Schools

Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Sept. 22 WHYY story about how a COVID-19 vaccine for children could offer a new normal for schools.

Unwrapping the Strange History of Prison Plastic Surgery

Sharrona Pearl, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a Sept. 17 WHYY-Radio's “The Pulse” episode about her research on prison plastic surgery programs to reduce recidivism.  

Wolf Creates New Redistricting Oversight Panel Ahead of Fraught Map-Drawing Process

Tabatha Abu El-Haj, JD, an associate professor in the Kline School of Law, was mentioned in a Sept. 13 article as a member of a new redistricting oversight panel created by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to help in the passing of a new congressional map next year. 

The Texas Abortion Law and the Future of Reproductive Rights

David Cohen, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, was interviewed during a Sept. 3 WHYY “Radio Times” segment about the Texas abortion law and the future of reproductive rights.

Reducing Child Poverty by Expanding Child Tax Credits

Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at the Dornsife School of Public Health, was a guest on the July 21 episode of WHYY’s "Radio Times" to discuss the role of child tax credits in reducing child poverty. 

‘Hot Mess of Cars’ to ‘Holistic’: Designers Offer a Kinder Ben Franklin Parkway

Harris Steinberg, a professor in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and executive director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, was quoted in a July 16 WHYY story about redesign efforts to make the Benjamin Franklin Parkway more inclusive, walkable and accessible.

The Supreme Court Weighs Religious Rights vs. LGBTQ Rights

David Cohen, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, was interviewed for a June 15 episode of WHYY-Radio's "Radio Times" in anticipation of when the Supreme Court will release their decision this month on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case involving issues of religious liberty and LGBTQ rights.