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Making Research Safer for Human Subjects: Q&A with Andrew Wechsler

Each volunteer participant in Drexel University’s 1,400 active research projects involving human subjects represents an opportunity to advance knowledge and save or improve lives. But each also represents a risk for human suffering and for irreparable damage to Drexel’s research enterprise if something goes wrong.

Dr. Stacey Trooskin with a medical student

College of Medicine helps with groundbreaking program to provide mobile Hepatitis C testing

Philadelphia is serving as the model city for a new approach to encouraging testing for hepatitis C and HIV: free, mobile testing labs for medically underserved communities. And Drexel's College of Medicine is helping to lead the charge.

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In the Red

As malaria continues to kill nearly 700,000 people worldwide, College of Medicine researcher Akhil Vaidya admits the challenges are enormous—but continues to work to eradicate the disease.
Tish Calvarese and Bilal Farnum

Talking About a Teen Work Experience: WorkReady at Drexel

This week marks the end of the Philadelphia Youth Network’s 2013 WorkReady Internship program, which placed teens in paid work experiences across the city for the summer.

A screenshot of some ICD-9 codes used to indicate medical diagnoses in billing records

Medical Safety Innovation Gets a Boost from Systematic Analysis

Researchers from the Drexel University School of Public Health say that health care organizations have an untapped opportunity to use data analysis methods on their own administrative data as a “springboard to problem identification” at the leading edge of preventing medical errors.

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Seniors Bid Farewell to Greek Life, Keep it Close to Heart

Greek life provides a unique experience for students to excel as leaders, make family-like friends, help the community and more. DrexelNow checks in with three graduating seniors as they say goodbye to Drexel.

Vlad Ratushny

Eight Years and Counting: College of Medicine Grad Student Completes Combined Degree

College of Medicine grad student Vlad Ratushny enjoyed the sweet success of graduation last month after eight long years in the combined MD–PhD program.

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Occupational Data in Medical Billing Records Could Prevent Workplace Injuries

A subtle change to hospital data collection policies could make a big difference in preventing occupational health and safety hazards, according to workplace safety researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health.

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Drexel Medicine Practice for Faculty and Staff Now Open in University City

Getting in to see a doctor is now much easier for Drexel faculty and professional staff in University City with the opening of a new practice at 34th and Market Streets.

Researchers Describe the Physical Forces Underlying Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers at Drexel University have identified the physical forces in red blood cells and blood vessels underlying the painful symptoms of sickle cell disease. Their experiment, the first to answer a scientific question about sickle cell disease using microfluidics engineering methods, may help future researchers better determine who is at greatest risk of harm from the disease. They report their findings in Cell Press’s Biophysical Journal today.
Diagram shows the role of the protein importin beta1 in signaling after nerve damage at the axon, from the axon to the cell body.

Long-Distance Distress Signal from Periphery of Injured Nerve Cells Begins with Locally Made Protein

New research recently published in Neuron, co-authored by Drexel's Dr. Jeffery Twiss, is one of the strongest indicators yet of molecular signaling from end to end in peripheral nerve cells. The team's new discoveries may help scientists better understand nerve cells' distress signals and nerve cell repair, so they can eventually control and enhance the process to speed up recovery from nerve injuries.

Harriet and Dr. Weaver

Harriet Cole: Drexel's Longest-Serving Employee

Her sacrifice can still be appreciated today at Drexel's Queen Lane Campus.