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Drexel University President John Fry speaking at the 2018 University-wide commencement ceremony.

Drexel University Announces 2019 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

The full lineup of speakers for this year’s commencement ceremonies contains a multitude of men and women from different industries with great accomplishments in their fields.
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Patients Insured By a Marketplace Health Plan are Less Likely to Receive a Mental Health Medical Appointment Than Those Covered by Medicaid or Employer-sponsored Insurance

Among adults with mental health needs, those covered by Medicare or employer-sponsored health insurance have greater access to medical treatment, less out-of-pocket cost and are more likely to receive care than those seeking an appointment through an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace-sponsored plan, according to findings from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. Their study, published in the May 2019 issue of Health Affairs, provides preliminary results on disparities among those experiencing psychological stress since the ACA became law in 2010.

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For Youth with Autism, Where You Live Matters: Study of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Across States

Youth with autism often have difficulty finding and keeping employment, making Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services, like job placement, essential. New research from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute found Vocational Rehabilitation services across states vary dramatically leaving some young adults without support.

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Three A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Research Projects Funded by Eagles Autism Challenge

On World Autism Day (April 2) the Eagles Autism Challenge announced eight projects to be funded after being evaluated by an independent scientific advisory board comprised of top autism researchers. Of the eight total projects funded, three will be led by researchers from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute.
"Browser," by Matt Phillips, 1964, monotype.

Finding Inspiration in The Drexel Collection’s Newest Exhibit

The Drexel Collection’s new exhibit, "Matt Phillips: Inspired," explores the work and influences behind the art of the painter, printmaker and art educator.
The Drexel delegation in front of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's amphitheater. Left to right: Michael Yudell, Aleister Saunders, Sharon Walker, Koren Bedeau, Bridget Blake and M. Brian Blake.

After International Trip, Partnership Opportunities Abound

A trip to Israel last November taken by a Drexel delegation of faculty and staff is bearing fruit, with several developments at the University that could lead to future collaborations with academic partners abroad.
The Dornsife School of Public Health was one of the Drexel University schools and colleges recognized in the newest list of graduate school programs published by 'U.S. News & World Report.'

Drexel Advances in ‘U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools Rankings

In the newest list of top graduate school programs from 'U.S. News & World Report,' several Drexel colleges and schools made gains in the national rankings.
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Report: Low-Income and Minority Youth with Autism Face Worse Outcomes than Peers

The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute releases The National Autism Indicators Reports every year since 2015. The recently released fourth edition, "The 2018 National Autism Indicators Report: High School Students on the Autism Spectrum," highlights the challenges facing minority youth and those from low-income households.
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Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier to Speak at Drexel’s 2019 Commencement

Merck & Co., Inc. Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier will address the class of 2019 at Drexel’s University-wide commencement ceremony on June 14. In what has become a Drexel tradition, the University will once again hold its University-wide ceremony at Citizens Bank Park. Frazier’s contributions in the business, legal and humanitarian fields are especially notable.

9 Empowerment Tips for Drexel Students

9 Empowerment Tips for Drexel Students

Female deans from Drexel University will soon gather to discuss professional and emotional empowerment at the Dean’s Panel during the Women’s Empowerment Summit hosted by the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship March 7–8. In advance, DrexelNow asked them each to share their one key empowerment tip for students.
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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.