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School of Public Health Dean Ana Diez Roux

At the Helm of the School of Public Health: Q&A with Ana Diez Roux

At Drexel, Ana Diez Roux is leading efforts to understand what makes people, and cities, healthy or unhealthy, as the new dean of the School of Public Health.
21-day quarantine for Ebola virus maybe not long enough

Drexel Study Questions 21-Day Quarantine Period For Ebola

As medical personnel and public health officials are responding to the first reported cases of Ebola Virus in the United States, many of the safety and treatment procedures for treating the virus and preventing its spread are being reexamined. One of the tenets for minimizing the risk of spreading the disease has been a 21-day quarantine period for individuals who might have been exposed to the virus. But a new study by Charles Haas, PhD, a professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, suggests that 21 days might not be enough to completely prevent spread of the virus.
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5 Things You Should Know About Ebola Virus

Drexel’s Esther Chernak gives us the facts about the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa and weighs in on the confirmed case of the disease here in the United States, which she says is not expected to spread.
Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, monitors the active volcano Sinabung in Indonesia.

Q&A: Understanding the Eruption and Rescue Efforts at Japan's Mt. Ontake

Drexel vulcanologist Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, provides insight into the science of volcanos and what challenges remain during the ongoing rescue effort in Japan.
Men's basketball in China

Director's Blog: Men's Basketball Bids Farewell to China

Drexel Athletics Director Eric Zillmer, PsyD, shares highlights of the men's basketball trip to China.
Team in locker room

Han Dynasty Owner Gives Drexel Men's Basketball Team a Taste of China

In preparation for its upcoming trip to China for a series of exhibition games, Drexel’s men’s basketball team received some expert coaching in Chinese culture from Han Chiang, well-known restaurateur and owner of seven Han Dynasty restaurants in Philadelphia and New York City.

Co-op in Israel Means New Language, New Culture in Addition to Work Experience

As a biomedical engineering student, Julie Speer knew that she needed international experience to prepare for her career. And she realized that she had a golden opportunity through Drexel’s co-op program.
Posing with soccer team poster

Student's World Cup Trip Serves as Chance to Meet Family Members in Brazil for First Time

For this year’s FIFA World Cup, more Americans bought tickets to see the games than people from any other nation except for Brazil, the host country. Patrick LaFata was one of those Americans who scooped up seats to the international sporting event, but he received a unique two-for-one deal with his trip to São Paolo, Brazil’s largest city.
Kaila Taylor in Quito

Bulletin-Board Poster Leads to International Opportunity of a Lifetime for Grad Student

Countless posters and fliers cover bulletin boards across Drexel’s campus. Kaila Taylor admits she rarely glances at the board in her department. But one day she did, and it led to a life-changing experience.

Students Advocating Against Slavery

New Student Group, Certificate Program Both Tackle Issue of Human Trafficking

In Guatemala the summer after her freshman year at Drexel, Kaelee Shepherd sat in the passenger seat of a car as it stopped at a red light. A young girl, maybe 7 or 8, walked up to her window.

Soccer stadium

Is the World Cup a Blessing or a Curse? A Q&A With Eric Zillmer

As the 2014 World Cup approaches, all eyes are on Brazil. The country has been plagued by claims that it is unprepared to host the massive sporting event and protests over the billions of dollars spent on construction costs.

Josa Hanzlik

International Fellowship Proves Invaluable for One Graduate Student

Josa Hanzlik spends her days looking at images of human tibia bones, or reading articles about bone ingrowth and orthopedic implants. Those are things she could do in Philadelphia. But instead she's doing them in the Netherlands, and she says she's better for it.