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All In The News tagged "College of Medicine"

Cape Coral Man Needing Kidney Transplant Hoping for State Medicaid Expansion

Meera N. Harhay, MD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine, led research reporting that Medicaid expansion has helped more low-income adults with advanced kidney disease avoid the costs and poor quality-of-life associated with dialysis. The findings were mentioned in an Aug. 23 WINK-TV (CBS-Fort Myers, Florida) story about a shortage of kidney transplants available in Florida. 

Using Creativity and Culture Change to Tackle Philly Food Waste

Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, a professor in the Department of Food and Hospitality Management in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, Sheetal Bahirat, a graduate student, and Cecilia Cirne, an undergraduate student, both in the College, along with Evan Ehlers, a recent graduate of the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship and founder of the startup Sharing Excess, were quoted in an Aug. 26 Environmental Health News article about the Food Lab and other organizations in Philadelphia working to reduce food waste with sustainable and “upcycling” methods. Deutsch was also featured in an Aug. 23 Specialty Food News video from his presentation at the Summer Fancy Food Show about food alternatives to drugs.

#MeToo Meets Medicine: Philly Doctors Fight Sex Harassment, Pay Gaps by Joining Time’s Up Healthcare

Nancy D. Spector, MD, a professor at the College of Medicine and executive director of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, was quoted in an Aug. 3 Philadelphia Inquirer story about Philadelphia-area doctors fighting sexual harassment and gender pay gaps by joining Times Up Healthcare. Drexel College of Medicine is a signatory of Time's Up Healthcare.

How Do You Heal?

Ted Corbin, MD, a professor and vice chair for research in the College of Medicine, and John Rich, MD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were quoted in a Aug. 1 Philadelphia Citizen story about Healing Hurt People, their trauma recovery program.

The Basics of Biologics: Ulcerative Colitis Edition

Neilanjan Nandi, MD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a July 31 Health Central article about use of biologic drug therapies for ulcerative colitis.

CVS Adds Time-Delay Safes in PA. Stores to Help Prevent Opioid Robberies

The College of Medicine’s Health Outreach Project has received a $20,000 grant from CVS Pharmacy that will go toward overdose reversal training, naloxone distribution, and other education initiatives. The story was reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer, WPVI-TV (6-abc) and Philadelphia Business Journal on July 24.

Does the Candida Diet Work – and Is It Safe?

Paul Nyirjesy, MD, a professor in Drexel University College of Medicine, was quoted in a July 23 U.S. News and World Report article about whether the Candida diet can help prevent yeast infections.

These Home Remedies Will Soothe an Itchy Vagina, According to OB/GYNs

Paul Nyirjesy, MD, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a July 11 Prevention article about common causes of vaginal itching. 

5 Questions: Do You Need To Lose Weight Before a Kidney Transplant?

Meera Harhay, MD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine and Dornsife School of Public Health, was interviewed for a July 11 Philadelphia Inquirer Q&A about her recent research showing that those who lose significant weight — 10 percent of their body weight — prior to receiving a kidney transplant are at a higher risk for a poor outcome.

California Bill Seeks "Fair Pay to Play" for College Athletes

Nancy D. Spector, MD, professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in a July 9 American Academy of Pediatric News article about how pediatricians can negotiate for a raise or more resources for their practice. 

Three Orgs Are Bringing Accessible Healthcare and Clinical Trials to West Philly Neighborhoods

Drexel's partnership with the Lazarex Cancer Foundation to establish Community IMPACT, a program that will focus on reducing cancer and improving health outcomes in Philadelphia, starting in West Philadelphia was featured in a July 3 Technically Philly story. The program involves the Dornsife School of Public Health, College of Nursing and Health Professions and College of MedicineLoretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, vice president for Health and Health Equity and professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted the story.

100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage and the Road Ahead for Women in Politics

Lynn Yeakel , director of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel College of Medicine, was featured June 24 in a  WITF  segment on gender disparities among those in public office and efforts to mobilize female voters.