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“Witnesses to Hunger” Program Marks Five-Year Anniversary with Photo Exhibit at Drexel

Since 2008, the “Witnesses to Hunger” program at the Drexel University School of Public Health has sought to bring the true experts — those with first-hand experience — into the conversation about hunger and poverty by equipping caregivers of young children with digital cameras to document hunger and poverty.

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Drexel Study: Diners Order Fewer Calories When the Menu Has Nutritional Labeling

An evaluation team led by the Drexel University School of Public Health has published a new study demonstrating that customers of full-service restaurants use nutritional labeling on menus to make healthier food choices. The customers who reported they used labels purchased 400 fewer calories (representing a relative difference of 20 percent), 370 milligrams less sodium and 10 grams less saturated fat than the overall average.

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College of Medicine helps with groundbreaking program to provide mobile Hepatitis C testing

Philadelphia is serving as the model city for a new approach to encouraging testing for hepatitis C and HIV: free, mobile testing labs for medically underserved communities. And Drexel's College of Medicine is helping to lead the charge.

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Public Health grad student focuses on problems, and people, around the globe

Carmen Cronin speaks three languages and has traveled around the world. But the real reasons she’s so passionate about global public health issues are the people she’s met.

11th Street Health Center Dedicates A Healing Home Mural in North Philadelphia

Some people may not consider painting a picture a traditional component of health care. To take that notion further, some may not consider murals an important part of a healthy community. But, despite those expectations, nearly thirty patients at 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University and many more members of their community have come together to help individuals be healthier and to make their communities stronger, through creating public art. They will dedicate and celebrate their artwork, entitled "A Healing Home," On October 16.

Witnesses to Hunger Photo Exhibit Opens Lens on Hunger and Poverty in Camden

Through their desire for social change, ten women from Camden, N.J. have opened a lens on hunger, homelessness, health and a broad swath of issues related to poverty. Their photos and interview-based testimony, collected as part of the “Witnesses to Hunger” project based at the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at Drexel University School of Public Health, will be on public display in Camden for the first time this month.

Ana Diez Roux Named Dean of the Drexel University School of Public Health

Dr. Ana V. Diez Roux has been named the new dean of the Drexel University School of Public Health. She will begin her term in February 2014. Diez Roux is a physician and epidemiologist known worldwide for seminal research on multilevel determinants of population health. Her work has had a major impact on public health research and practice.

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Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum Face Tough Prospects for Jobs and Independent Living

Two newly published studies show precisely how stark the challenge is for young adults on the autism spectrum to find their first jobs and take the first steps toward independent living. The researchers emphasize the need to strengthen services to help adolescents and young adults and their families with transition planning.

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Grad Student's Research on Asthma Will Make You Gasp

Chelsea Stone's graduate research on asthma has taken her from the halls of Philadelphia’s St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children to the schoolrooms of the Haitian American Caucus in Haiti and, she hopes, to community centers in Pune, India.

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What I’m Reading: Ann Carroll Klassen

Ann Carroll Klassen’s recent book of choice was “Tom’s River: A Story of Science and Salvation” by Dan Fagin. Klassen enjoyed the way Fagin used fascinating research and hard-hitting investigative reporting to produce a stirring story about cancer epidemiology.

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'Don’t Wash Your Chicken!' Video Vignettes Make Cooking Safer

Drexel food safety researchers have helped develop a new educational campaign to raise awareness that washing raw poultry prior to cooking risks spreading bacteria, without any benefit of removing or killing them.

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Professor, Grad Student Co-Created Inquirer’s Public Health Blog

The Public’s Health is one of the nation’s only blogs dedicated solely to public health—and it’s co-created and regularly contributed to by Jonathan Purtle, a graduate student, and a professor at Drexel University’s School of Public Health.