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‘Building Wealth and Health Network’ Reduces Food Insecurity Without Providing Food

As the coronavirus pandemic forces so many to reckon with growing food insecurity and increased health challenges, the Building Wealth and Health Network program of Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities is reducing food insecurity and improving mental health – without distributing any food or medicine. How? By focusing on group experiences that promote healing and help people save money and take control over their own finances.
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Infant Mortality in the U.S. Remains High; A New Drexel Study Shares How to Best Spend Money to Save Lives

Increasing state and local funding for environmental, educational and social services may lower infant mortality among those at highest risk, particularly among infants born to teenage mothers, according to findings published this week in the journal Pediatrics from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.
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National Autism Indicators Report: The Connection Between Autism and Financial Hardship

A new report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University highlighted the financial challenges facing households of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States. According to the report, households of children with ASD experience higher levels of poverty, material hardship and medical expenses than households of children with other special health care needs.
Grace Zaborski, an environmental studies and sustainability major in the College of Arts and Sciences, models the "Ghostbusters" Proton Pack made for the “Theatre Production” course taught by Mandell Theater Technical Director Chris Totora.

How did Drexel Adapt Courses for Remote Teaching and Learning This Spring?

The classroom experience was different this term, but faculty found creative and innovative ways to translate the physical learning environment digitally for students, with the help of colleagues and professional staff members from across the University.
Dr. Marla Gold Named Vice Provost for Community Health Care Innovation

Dr. Marla Gold Named Vice Provost for Community Health Care Innovation

In this newly created position, the Dornsife School of Public Health professor and dean emerita will optimize community health care services, promote population health, and coordinate health care and health science research and education within Drexel’s urban setting.
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COVID-19 Q&A With Dornsife School of Public Health Dean Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD

In this Q&A, the dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health sorts out fact from fiction and shares what experts know so far about the novel coronavirus.

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Heavy Spring Rainfall is Followed by Spikes in Gastrointestinal Illness in Philadelphia

Heavy spring rainfall in Philadelphia may lead to twice the rate of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI), such as diarrhea or vomiting, throughout the city, reports a three-year study recently published in PLOS One from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.
Nine out of Ten Transgender Adults Do Not Have Their Self-Identified Name and Gender on All Their Identification Documents

Transgender Adults Holding Gender-Affirming IDs Have Better Mental Health

Having gender-affirming documents, such as a passport, driver’s license, or birth certificate, may improve mental health among transgender adults, according to findings published today in The Lancet Public Health from researchers at Drexel University.
Shara Epstein, MD, answers a question at the CNHP event as Deborah Clegg, PhD, pictured left, and Merritt Brockman, DHA, seated in the center, look on. Photo courtesy Craig Schlanser.

Drexel Panels Address COVID-19 Best Practices

The College of Nursing and Health Professions and Dornsife School of Public Health hosted discussions on how health care professionals and the general public can be prepared to face the novel coronavirus.
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One Year Into ‘Soda Tax,’ Drexel Researchers Find Law Did Not Affect Consumption of Sweetened Beverages

One year into Philadelphia’s 1.5-cents-per-ounce “soda tax,” new findings show that the law had minimal to no influence on what Philadelphians are drinking. The results were published this month in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.
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Drexel University Collaborates with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on New Academic Alliance 

Drexel University has entered into a new alliance to expand its academic and research partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). 

The top Drexel stories of the year.

Top Drexel Stories of 2019

Here’s a look back on what happened at the University this year and the Dragons who were involved with some of the biggest news and events that had impacted campus and society as a whole.