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Obstacles remain for many women in pediatrics

Long Considered a More Inclusive Field for Women, Wide-ranging Disparities Remain in Pediatrics

 

Three commonly argued justifications for the persistent discrimination and gender bias that prevent women from rising to leadership positions in the field of pediatric medicine have been debunked by a Drexel University College of Medicine researcher and colleagues in a special article published in the November 2019 issue of the journal Pediatrics. The article goes a step further, arguing that gender equity can be fostered by employing the same basic scientific principles used in solving other problems in medicine.

The platform presenters for the Drexel University College of Medicine’s annual research day, called Discovery Day, divulge on their research topics and tips for success.

5 Presentations You’ll See at This Year’s Discovery Day

The platform presenters for the Drexel University College of Medicine’s annual research day, called Discovery Day, divulge on their research topics and tips for success.
Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights: Recent Grants and Awards

Read all about the sponsored research, major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel — like the Dornsife School of Public Health’s Alex Ortega, PhD, who was awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study psychiatric and substance use disorders among island Puerto Ricans impacted by Hurricane Maria.
Exterior of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Drexel and Tower Health to Assume Ownership of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Drexel and Tower Health have entered into an agreement to acquire St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for $50 million, ensuring that the health care provider will continue its role as a vital resource for families in North Philadelphia and the region following its sale in bankruptcy court.
Cystic Fibrosis model

Can Talk Therapy Via Telemedicine Be the Answer for Cystic Fibrosis Patients Suffering from Mental Health Problems?

Drexel University researchers are exploring how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a type of talk therapy, delivered via telemedicine, may alleviate the anxiety and depression common among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The multi-site nationwide trial led by C. Virginia O’Hayer, PhD, a clinical associate professor of Psychiatry in the Drexel University College of Medicine, is supported by a three-year, $960,000 grant from the Boomer Esiason Foundation. 
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Kidney Transplants Covered by Medicaid Increased in States After Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid expansion has helped more young, low-income adults with advanced kidney disease to avoid the costs and poor quality-of-life associated with dialysis, reports a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine from researchers at Drexel University College of Medicine and the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel.

Earlier this year Drexel announced a 20-year academic affiliation with Tower Health, a six-hospital system with locations in the Philadelphia area, to educate Drexel medical students at a new regional location being built in Reading, Pennsylvania.

FAQ: How Hahnemann’s Closing Impacts Drexel

How does Hahnemann University Hospital’s closing relate to the University? Here’s what you need to know going forward.
Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Spring 2019

Read all about the sponsored research and major gifts and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel, like the 53 faculty and staff members who were named this year’s Drexel Areas of Research Excellence (DARE) awardees.
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PUBLIC SAFETY & U — July

This month’s installment features a reminder to register for the R.A.D. self-defense summer session and ways to safely enjoy summer barbecues and outdoor celebrations.
Photo of Drexel and Tower Health officials with shovels at the ceremonial groundbreaking

Tower Health and College of Medicine Break Ground at West Reading Site

Tower Health and Drexel University held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 17 for the Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health four- year regional campus in West Reading.
Drexel's commencement ended with a fireworks show.

Commencement 2019 in Tweets

Here’s what graduates, faculty, staff, friends, family, mentors and honorees had to say on Twitter about Drexel University’s 131st commencement ceremony hosted at Citizens Bank Park on June 14.
Electrast ultrasound

'Selfie Mode' For Heart Imaging Could Help Doctors Spot Heart Disease Earlier

Using the electrical impulses generated by the heart to carefully illuminate the picture, an ultrasound contrast dye created by Drexel University researchers is giving doctors a clearer look at the most camera-shy organ in the body. Enabling the heart to take a selfie, of sorts, means doctors could eventually be able to see the early signs of heart disease and treat it before it becomes deadly.