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Drexel students in the College of Medicine receive their first white coats as part of an annual ceremony.

Class of 2019 Receive First White Coats

The College of Medicine’s newest class of medical students recently took part in the time-honored tradition of receiving their very first white coats.
A doctor speaking with an older patient.

The 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Teaching Empathy

When it comes down to it, empathy is one of a doctor’s most important tools, and Drexel’s College of Medicine places a special importance on teaching it to medical students.
brain images show reduced cortical surface area and increased cortical thickness in Down Syndrome

Thick Cortex Could Be Key in Down Syndrome

The thickness of the brain’s cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down Syndrome, according to a new study led by a Drexel psychologist.

The group of Drexel nursing practice doctoral students who participated in a study abroad program in Canada.

Due North: Drexel Students Learn Nuances of Canadian Health Care

A collection of Drexel students studying for their doctorates in nursing practice took a trip up north to better understand the differences between Canada’s and the United States’ health-care systems.
The crowd at Drexel's annual Food Day.

In Photos: The Best of A Healthier U 2014–15

As this school year winds down, take a look at some of the biggest highlights of Drexel’s University-wide health and wellness program since last fall.
What happened to young adults with autism between high school and their early 20s? 36% attended any postsecondary education. 19% lived independently. 58% had a job for pay. 74% received any services.

Report: 1 in 3 Young Adults with Autism Disconnected from Work and School

Autism doesn't end at adulthood — yet most public awareness, public policy and research on autism focus on children. A new national report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute answers questions about the experiences and outcomes of young adults on the spectrum.
Chart of cancer awareness ribbon colors. Credit: Judith E. Bell, CC-BY SA 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/jhandbell/14357589121

Do Health Awareness Days Actually Promote Health?

Public health researchers contend that health awareness days have not been held to an appropriate level of scrutiny given the scale at which they have been embraced,in a peer-reviewed commentary in the American Journal of Public Health.
Voxel-lesion symptom map shows areas associated with speech production (blue-green) and speech recognition (red-yellow) factors in the brain. Credit: Mirman et al., Nature Communications

Mapping Language in the Brain

Aphasia, an impairment of language common after stroke or other brain injury, can make it difficult to return to work and maintain social relationships. A new study published provides a detailed brain map of language impairments in aphasia following stroke.
African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) photographed in Vwaza Wildlife Reserve, Malawi. Credit: Jason D. Weckstein

Study of African Birds Reveals Hotbed of Malaria Parasite Diversity

A new study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE explores the scope of malaria parasite diversity in southeast African birds, and provides insight into how lifestyle characteristics of birds can influence their association with different parasite genera.
A group of students working on the last interdisciplinary health care training event in October. Courtesy of the Drexel Student Government Organization for the School of Public Health.

Simulation to Spur Interdisciplinary Learning in Health Care

Two Drexel graduate students are doing their best to prompt the type of interdisciplinary learning they know they’ll need once they leave school.
Bicycle lane. Credit: Jim Henderson

Which Natural Experiments Reduce Obesity?

Drexel public health researchers published a review of the state of the science on which policy and infrastructure changes have a real impact on obesity prevention.

Women with a tendency for excessive weight gain during development may be more susceptible to developing an eating disorder, Drexel research finds.

Elevated Childhood Weight May Increase Risk of Eating Disorders

A group of researchers at Drexel University suggest that actual elevations in body mass during childhood may play a much bigger role in the development of disordered eating than previously thought.