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America's Health Future

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, a research professor at the Dornsife School of Public Health, participated in a June 4 Washington Post "Post Live" panel on "America's Health Future." Kumanyika offered insights on how climate change and other factors influence health, and discussed the importance of equitable medical care for all.

Pfizer Had Clues Its Blockbuster Drug Could Prevent Alzheimer's. Why Didn't It Tell the World?

Robert I. Field, PhD, JD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and Kline School of Law, was quoted in a June 4 Washington Post article about a team of Pfizer researchers who found its rheumatoid arthritis therapy drug could also potentially reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Field explained the procedures a company must go through to receive regulatory approval to use a drug for a completely different disease.

Diagnosed With Autism at 3, This Young Man Became High School Valedictorian. Today He Graduated From College.

Paul Shattuck, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute's Life Course Outcomes program, was quoted in a May 24 Washington Post article about options for youth with autism after high school.

Supporters of Abortion Rights Should Be Energized, Not Demoralized

David S. Cohen, JD, a professor in the Kline School of Law, co-authored an April 29 op-ed in theWashington Post about possible challenges facing abortion rights laws during this Supreme Court session.

‘Kensington Blues’ Gives Devastating Picture of Drug Addiction in Philadelphia

"Kensington Blues" a decade long photography project by Drexel alumnus Jeffrey Stockbridge on display in the Paul Peck Alumni Gallery was featured in a March 16 Washington Post article. The exhibit will run through Saturday, March 30.

How to Pay NCAA Athletes Like Zion Williamson Without Costing Colleges a Dime

A 2012 study by Ellen Staurowsky, PhD, a professor in the Sport Management program of the LeBow College of Business, and the National College Players Association was mentioned in a Feb. 26 Washington Post opinion piece about paying college athletes.

Thieves Stole 7,000 Creepy Insects and Spiders From a Museum. But Why?

Karen Verderame, curator of Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences, was quoted in a Sept. 11 Washington Post story about the theft of living collections of insects that struck the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion in August.

Learning To Live Well With Dementia

Laura Gitlin, PhD, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in an Aug. 9 Kaiser Health News story about the new book she co-authored, “Better Living with Dementia.” The story was also published in the Washington Post.

Why Your Pool’s Lifeguard is More Likely to be a Senior Citizen

Paul Harrington, PhD, a professor in the School of Education and director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy, was quoted in a July 3 Washington Post article about older adults and retirees becoming lifeguards — a job that historically has been a rite of passage for high-schoolers and college students.

CEOs Are Calling the Separation of Children and Families at the Border 'Inhumane' and 'Tragic'

Daniel Korschun, PhD, an associate professor in the LeBow College of Business, was quoted in a June 20 Washington Post story about corporate America's leaders adding their voices to the growing chorus of critics denouncing the Trump administration's hard-line "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in a sharp rise in children separated from their parents at the southern U.S. border.

What if Physicians Stopped Weighing Heavier Patients? Health Care Might Improve.

Janell Mensinger, PhD, an associate research professor and director of the Biostatistics Service Center in the Dornsife School of Public Health was quoted in a June 19 Washington Post story 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.

Thirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, mounting evidence shows

Peter DeCarlo, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in several stories on May 9 about research he recently published, with Michael Waring, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, and Anita Avery, PhD, who was a doctoral student in the College, about the persistence of third-hand smoke chemicals inside. Outlets that covered the research include The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NPR’s “Shots” blog, NBC News Online, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Gizmodo, New Atlas, KYW-TV (CBS-3) and a HealthDay story that was picked up by several publications, including U.S. News & World ReportThe Washington Post’s story was also picked up by the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, The Seattle Times and the Daily Beast.