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Educational Outreach and Public Policy Changes Needed to Reduce Health Hazards for Nail Salon Technicians

The nail salon industry has seen rapid growth within the last 20 years, becoming increasingly popular among women of all ages who like to get their nails professionally done. For the technicians in those salons – many of whom are non-native English speakers – this beauty comes with a cost: an exposure to potentially unsafe chemicals and other health hazards in the workplace. A new study by Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health found that educational outreach and change in public policy are needed to help reduce these hazards for salon employees and owners.

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Measuring How Public Health Messaging Influences Policy

With a $500,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Jonathan Purtle will investigate how adjusting messaging can influences public opinions and policymaking about the science of child development.
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Top Drexel Stories of 2018

2018 was a big year for Drexel University. Thanks to DrexelNow, you can relive the year's top stories concerning faculty, staff and students who were involved with some of the biggest news and events on and off campus.
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Report: Discrimination Driving Food Insecurity 

Lifetime experiences of racial and ethnic discrimination are linked to food insecurity in Philadelphia, says a new series of reports from researchers at Drexel's Center for Hunger Free Communities.
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Lawmakers Want to Loosen Vaccine Requirements, But Legal Barriers Persist

An analysis of proposed vaccine legislation between 2011 and 2017 shows that although the majority of proposed bills would have allowed more parents to exempt their children from school immunization requirements, those that favored vaccines were more likely to become law.
Rogelio MiƱana, PhD, department head and professor in the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will chair the new Global Engagement Council.

Provost’s Council to Set Action Plan for Global Engagement 

The Office of the Provost recently established a council to map out a university-wide action plan for global engagement at Drexel.
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Legalizing Marijuana in California: Drexel Researcher Receives NIH Funding to Study Policy's Effects on Young Adults

The longitudinal study will track how the state's changing cannabis laws affect the health and behaviors of young adults living in Los Angeles.
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Drexel Researchers Improving Firefighter Safety

Researchers at Drexel University will assess and train firefighters nationwide to improve on-the-job safety and prevent injuries. The project, called FOCUS 2.0, is funded by a $1.5 million grant from FEMA and DHS.
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Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Spring and Summer 2018

Over the past two terms, there has been a lot of research funding, commercialization activity and faculty honors at Drexel University.
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The Campaign for Drexel Passes $500 Million Milestone

Using “The Future Is a Place We Make” as its theme, Drexel’s comprehensive campaign has raised well over half of its $750 million goal.
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Drexel Researcher Receives NIH Director's Award to Study City Growth

Usama Bilal, MD, PhD, an assistant research professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, has been awarded a $1.25-million Early Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health.
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Medicaid Expansion Helped Immigrants, But Disparities Persist

The disparity between uninsured noncitizens and native citizens grew between 2010 and 2015, according to new research from the Dornsife School of Public Health.