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Heavy Spring Rainfall is Followed by Spikes in Gastrointestinal Illness in Philadelphia

Heavy spring rainfall in Philadelphia may lead to twice the rate of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI), such as diarrhea or vomiting, throughout the city, reports a three-year study recently published in PLOS One from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.

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  • iSchool DataNet Federation Consortium
    October 3, 2011

    The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology is an active collaborator in a  new effort to address key data challenges facing scientific researchers in the digital age, led by the University of North Carolina.

  • Five-Story Biowall of Plants Serves as a Living Laboratory for Air Quality Research at Drexel
    September 29, 2011

    Drexel's new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building features a five-story vertical wall of living plants – the largest such wall in North America and the only one at a U.S. university. Scientists and students at Drexel are studying the biowall, an active living filter that removes volatile organic compounds from the air, to get a better understanding of how it works.

  • LOOK on Lancaster Ave Public Art Project
    September 29, 2011

    The public art project LOOK! on Lancaster Avenue will open on September 30 with the unveiling of 16 visual and sound art installations, which will transform storefronts and windows of 13 vacant buildings along Lancaster Avenue through November 30.

  • half the sky sculpture Half the Sky Opening
    September 23, 2011

    Half the Sky: Women in the New Art of China , an historic exhibition of artwork by contemporary Chinese women artists, presented by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, opened to the public with a reception on September 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the new Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St).
  • Zombie Uprising Helps Nurse Educators' BRAINS
    August 15, 2011

    A simulated zombie uprising took two dozen health education professionals by surprise, giving them a hands-on lesson on what their students feel, and providing important lessons in emergency preparedness.

  • The Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel Announce Historic Affiliation
    May 19, 2011

    The collaboration will further Philadelphia’s reputation as a leader in the Natural and Environmental Sciences; The Pew Charitable Trusts Announces $1 million grant

  • Coulter Foundation Helps Create 20 Million Endowment in Support of Biomedical Innovations
    April 26, 2011

    Drexel University was awarded $10 million by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to endow the Coulter Translational Research Partnership program. The University matched the Coulter Foundation’s $10 million grant creating a $20 million endowment to bring life saving solutions to clinical practice by moving promising biomedical discoveries to commercialization.

  • Drexel Receives $15 Million Gift in Support of Civic Engagement and Community Initiatives Drexel Receives 15 Million Gift in Support of Civic Engagement and Community Initiatives
    April 15, 2011

    In recognition of philanthropist Philip B. Lindy's generous support, Drexel will name the Center for Civic Engagement for Lindy.

  • Witnesses to Hunger Exhibition Spotlights Plight of Poverty-Stricken Women in Philadelphia
    December 10, 2008

    Groundbreaking research on hunger at Drexel University's School of Public Health shows personal experience of 40 mothers and their children