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Ellen Garven observing for BMES-596

In the Flesh: Drexel Biomedical Engineering Students Gain Surgical Insight in Clinical Settings

Students in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems who take BMES-596 are invited to observe on surgical floors at Hahnemann University Hospital and flex their imaginative muscles through final projects.



Isaiah Hoffman making one of the winning football throws.

The $100K Halftime Show That Changed One Dragon’s Life

No football team? No problem. Drexel University junior Isaiah Hoffman won a $100,000 tuition scholarship from Dr. Pepper for a successful halftime football toss.
Drexel College of Medicine students celebrate upon learning their residency destinations.

Emotions Run High as Drexel’s Future Doctors Meet Their Match

At the annual Match Day celebration at the Queen Lane Campus, 260 College of Medicine students learned where they would be working as residents next year. More than one-third will be staying in Pennsylvania.
Martin Luther King Jr. being treated by Walter P. Lomax Jr. in his Philadelphia hotel room on Feb. 10, 1968.

The Hahnemann Alumnus Who Championed Philly’s African-American Community — and Also Treated Martin Luther King Jr.

Walter P. Lomax Jr., MD, who graduated from Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel’s College of Medicine) in 1957, lived a long life in which he continually treated and supported African-Americans and their community.
Peter Ngo ready for work at Renji Hospital.

West Meets East on an Enlightening Medical Co-op in China

Drexel biology student Peter Ngo gained a new perspective on the relationship between Western and Eastern medicine during his six-month co-op shadowing nurses and physicians in Shanghai.
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. 

Malario Mosquito

How Do You Kill a Malaria Parasite? Clog It with Cholesterol

Drexel scientists have discovered an unusual mechanism for how two new antimalarial drugs kill Plasmodium parasites. Amidst growing concerns about drug resistance, these findings could help to develop more effective drugs against malaria.
enhanced tumor penetration

Dressed to Kill: Tailoring a Suit For Tumor-Penetrating Cancer Meds

Drexel researchers have discovered a new strategy for squeezing drugs into dense tumors. 

WMCP Class of 1891, featuring Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson, MD, the first woman resident physician at the Tuskegee Institute. Photo courtesy Legacy Center Archives, Drexel College of Medicine.

Examining Drexel’s Ties to the First African-American Women Physicians

Some of the country’s first African-American women physicians graduated from an institution that later grew into Drexel’s College of Medicine.
MD Curriculum

Drexel College of Medicine Transforms MD Program

The College is doing away with its two-track system and introducing a single curriculum designed to train more well-rounded, thoughtful physicians. 

PAH structure

Solved Protein Structure Holds Answers to Metabolic Disease 

Drexel researchers and an international group of scientists have made a critical step toward understanding a disorder that affects patients from birth into adulthood. 

Macrophages

Harnessing the Body’s Immune System to Heal Wounds Naturally

A Drexel engineer will seek to better understand the relationship between the body’s natural healing process and tissue regeneration with a five-year $1.9 million grant from the NIH.