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Fry, Marquez and  Duguay alongside WV WASH managers, national directors, regional directors and other staff that will be hosting Drexel's Dornsife Scholars this summer.

Drexel Dragons Travel to Sub-Saharan Africa With World Vision 

A Drexel delegation including President John Fry recently traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa with philanthropists David and Dana Dornsife.
A cupcake display at last year's Relay for Life event on campus.

At Relay for Life, Drexel Students to Walk for a Cancer Cure

This year’s benefit for the American Cancer Society is looking to improve on last year’s event, which raised $17,800 and featured 230 participants.

This year's class of Drexel Fulbright awardees. From left to right, top row: Carli Moorhead, Claudia Gutierrez, Emily Lurier and Gregory Niedt. From left to right, bottom row: Kaitlin Thaker, Shawn Joshi, Vaughn Shirey, Wen-kuni Ceant.

Record-Breaking Eight Drexel Dragons Named Fulbright Grantees

Eight students and alumni from Drexel were offered grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program this year.
The Community Wellness HUB at Drexel University

A Community Wellness HUB Opens at the Dornsife Center

In an effort to decrease health disparities among residents in Mantua and Powelton Village, the College of Nursing and Health Professions is opening a comprehensive wellness program that will focus on education, preventive services and community building.
syringe and vials

‘Who Needs a Flu Shot? – Not Me’
 

“There has been a little flu, but there will be more…we have not seen the worst of it, flu usually peaks in February,” said an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer in January. Now in February, we think – people better get their flu shots, take vitamin C and heed the public health cautions plastered across the news media. But what impact do these public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a Drexel University communication researcher, probably not. And it’s not because we think we’re invincible, it’s because we like to think we’re immune to the influences of messages in the mass media — a communications theory termed the “third-person effect.”
Chef Brian Lofink serves up an Asian-inspired menu at a recent cooking workshop.

Building Community Over Cauliflower at Dornsife’s Cooking Workshops

Chef Brian Lofink, of Sidecar Bar & Grille, offers weekly lessons in cooking healthy food. Free and open to the Drexel community and neighborhood residents, the program fits right in with the Dornsife Center’s mission.
A Latino couple visiting with a physician.

Study: Obamacare Benefitted Latinos, But Disparities Remain

A new study found that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, helped improve access and utilization of health care for Latinos, but the benefits varied by heritage group and persistent disparities remain.
Allison Gutierrez, right, receives the United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award from Capt. JoAnne Hitte, an officer in the Commissioned Corps USPHS, on behalf of the Surgeon General of the United States.

Medical Student Wins Award for Developing Prenatal Program

Allison Gutierrez, a third-year medical student, was recently recognized for her efforts to connect Drexel medical students with underserved expecting mothers. 

Milk being poured into a bowl.

Soft Drink, Soft Price: Soda Prices Found Significantly Lower Than Healthy Alternative Milk

Drexel University researchers found a huge disparity between the price of soda, which is linked to the prevalence of health issues like diabetes, and milk — a difference in price that could be narrowed by taxes like the one on sugary drinks recently approved in Philadelphia.
DietDash

Training the Brain to Resist Temptation 

Psychologists have designed a computer game aimed at improving users’ inhibitory control and a mobile app that combats unhealthy urges before they strike.
The team yellow shirts are “Charlie’s Angels,” a collection of players from Student Engagement and LeBow and captained by Benjamin Oser.  The red shirts team is from Institutional Advancement and their captain was Michelle Yurko.

7th Annual Drexel Employee Olympics

Relive the fun and excitement of the 2016 Drexel Employee Olympics with this picture gallery.
A produce section at a store.

Healthy Eating Gets No Boost After Corner Store Interventions, Drexel Study Finds

While many government, community and private interventions look at local corner and convenience stores as prime areas to stoke healthy eating, a Drexel study found that even two years after such an intervention took place, attitudes and purchasing habits didn’t change.