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    • Election Reflections – Through a Public Health Lens

      December 19, 2016

      On December 1, students and faculty from Drexel and other area universities gathered to reflect on implications and impact of the presidential election for the practice of public health. Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, Dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health, moderated the discussion – charging a panel of faculty and students from the school to analyze what the election outcome may mean for the field and what the public health community should be thinking about and doing together.

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    • Urban Health Collaborative Welcomes New Doctoral Fellows

      November 21, 2016

      The Urban Health Collaborative is pleased to announce the three awardees of the 2016-2017 UHC Doctoral Fellows program. The program supports incoming doctoral students conducting research focused on understanding and improving health in cities. Fellows participate in ongoing UHC research and training activities with faculty mentors from the UHC.

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    • UHC Practica: MPH Students Tackle Urban Health Challenges Through Experiential Learning

      October 25, 2016

      Four MPH students recently completed practicums with funding support from the Urban Health Collaborative, an initiative of the Dornsife School of Public Health. As the inaugural cohort of UHC funded practicums, their wide-ranging work illustrates the breadth and depth of public health. The students engaged on the local, regional, and national levels with topics including active transportation, air pollution, encouraging policy related activities, and early childhood learning.

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    • Anthony Iton: Building Healthy Communities by Tackling Social Determinants

      May 03, 2016

      At the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative Distinguished Speaker Series on April 19, Anthony Iton, MD, JD, MPH, took attendees through his analysis of the reasons and remedies for health inequity, and introduced the audience to his work on the California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities initiative: a $1 billion, 10-year project that aims to improve health status in 14 California counties, by dedicating its resources exclusively to addressing social determinants rather than paying for health care.

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    • Urban Health Collaborative Convenes Network of Urban Health Leaders from Latin America

      March 09, 2016

      Nearly 30 participants from diverse scientific backgrounds – physicians, social scientists, geographers, engineers, urban planners, architects, epidemiologists –  attended the second meeting of the Network for Urban Health in Latin America and the Caribbean. The network was launched in Philadelphia in September of 2015 in the context of the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health Urban Health Symposium. The second meeting was held March 7 and 8 at the foothills of the Andes mountains in Santiago, Chile.

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