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2009

  • December

    • College’s Medical Jeopardy Team Advances to National Competition

      December 10, 2009

      Congratulations to Drexel University College of Medicine internal medicine residents Petros Grivas, Ashwani Gupta, Gaurav Mathur, and Krishna Rao, who won the statewide Medical Jeopardy–Doctor's Dilemma Competition. The Drexel/Hahnemann residents beat teams from Penn State and West Penn in the contest Dec. 5 in Hershey.

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    • Chairman Manuel N. Stamatakis to Receive Heart of Philadelphia Award

      December 10, 2009

      The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced that Manuel N. Stamatakis, chairman of Drexel University College of Medicine, will receive the coveted 2010 Heart of Philadelphia award at the annual Heart Ball gala on Saturday, February 20 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

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  • October

    • Eliana Papadakis Named 2010 WOMAN ONE Award Recipient

      October 19, 2009

      Drexel University College of Medicine’s Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership® has named Eliana Papadakis the 2010 Woman One Award recipient in tribute to her contributions to education, youth and community. Presentation of the Woman One Award will be on Monday, April 19 at Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Hotel, located at 210 West Rittenhouse Square. The April 19, 2010 event will honor Papadakis and raise money for Woman One Scholars.

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    • NIH Study to Evaluate Barriers to Success for Women in Academic Medicine

      October 08, 2009

      Drexel University College of Medicine will participate in a national study evaluating barriers to success for women in academic medicine. The NIH-supported research will analyze recruitment, retention, and promotion.

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  • September

    • Surgeon Volunteers Time and Skills to Treat Wounded Troops Overseas

      September 17, 2009

      Dr. Michael S. Weingarten is used to seeing his share of traumatic injuries. As professor and chief of vascular surgery and director of the wound healing program at Drexel University College of Medicine, Weingarten spends most of his days in the Hahnemann O.R. In addition to vascular cases, he treats a large variety of blunt and penetrating trauma – ranging from gunshot wounds to life-threatening injuries sustained in automobile crashes and other accidents. But even this experienced and distinguished surgeon found himself taken aback by what he saw over a two-week period this summer when he volunteered to treat wounded troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

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    • Drexel University Physicians Adds Ob/Gyn Practice in Manayunk

      September 14, 2009

      Drexel University College of Medicine has announced the opening of an ob/gyn practice in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. The new state-of-the-art patient office is part of Drexel University Physicians at Manayunk, located on Shurs Lane (entrance on Jamestown Street). Other practices at the location include Drexel Family Medicine, Drexel Multispecialists, and the Drexel Sleep Center.

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  • August

    • Researchers Receive NIH Grants from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

      August 27, 2009

      Eight Drexel University College of Medicine research projects received funding totaling more than $1.6 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Projects include investigations of HIV, genetic diseases, liver biology and therapeutic approaches to ALS.

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    • College of Medicine Names New Chairman of Neurosurgery

      August 10, 2009

      James (Jack) E. Wilberger, Jr., MD, has been named chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. Wilberger is professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, the western regional campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also director of the hospital’s neurosurgical residency training program and director of neurosurgery for the West Penn Allegheny Health System, where he also serves as vice president for graduate medical education and co-director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program.

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  • July

    • Stamatakis Golf Classic Raises $248,000

      July 29, 2009

      This year’s 8th annual Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic held by Drexel University College of Medicine raised $248,000, bringing the total raised to $1.9 million since the event debuted in 2002.

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    • New Master's Degree Targeted to Law Enforcement

      July 08, 2009

      Drexel University College of Medicine has become the first school in the country to offer a master of science in criminalistic science degree. The program, launching in September 2009, is aimed at law enforcement officers and college graduates with a criminal justice degree who are seeking additional education and training in ballistics, fingerprint analysis, blood stain pattern analysis, and other areas of criminalistic science.

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  • June

    • Students Seek Medical Supplies for Upcoming African Aid Trip

      June 11, 2009

      Several second-year medical students will travel to Cameroon, Africa, from July 8 to August 10 to help a local surgeon deliver much-needed medical supplies and services to remote villagers in the surrounding area.

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    • New Program Shows Teens What It’s Like to Be a Doctor

      June 10, 2009

      Witnessing open-heart surgery, observing as real doctors examine patients and discussing treatment options for a variety of diagnoses, is all part of what area high school students can look forward to this year. Beginning in June, five teenagers from Masterman High School will experience what it’s like to be a doctor during Mini-Med Discovery Days. This is the newest edition to Drexel University College of Medicine’s Mini-Med School®.

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  • May

    • College of Medicine Ranks 16th Nationwide in Women’s Health

      May 27, 2009

      Drexel University College of Medicine has been ranked 16th in women’s health, according to U.S. News & World Report's newest edition of medical school rankings. Drexel came in 16th out of 146 medical schools in the women’s health specialty. The specialty rankings were based on ratings by deans and senior faculty from the country’s medical schools.

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    • Drexel Dermatologists Find Concern About Skin Cancer Runs High During Free Screenings

      May 22, 2009

      Drexel Dermatology opened its doors Thursday to members of the Philadelphia and Drexel communities to provide free skin cancer screenings, educational materials and sunblock. Dozens showed up for the examinations, which are part of an annual effort to promote skin cancer awareness.

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  • April

    • Commencement to Honor Graduates and Late Drexel President Papadakis

      April 28, 2009

      Drexel University College of Medicine will present 363 degrees to the graduating class of 2009 on May 15 at 9 a.m. at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall), 260 South Broad Street. The College of Medicine will also honor the late Drexel University President Constantine Papadakis with a posthumous honorary doctor of medical sciences degree.

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    • Celebration of President Papadakis' Life Set for Thursday, May 7

      April 28, 2009

      A memorial tribute for President Papadakis who was an extraordinary leader whose imprint upon Drexel University is indelible, is planned. His leadership will improve the lives of the members of the Drexel community for generations.

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  • March

    • Research Links Abuse/Post-traumatic Stress to Migraines

      March 31, 2009

      People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more likely to suffer from migraine and chronic daily headaches, according to new research led by a neurologist from Drexel University College of Medicine. The study of almost 600 people, predominantly women, at six headache centers across the U.S. also found that a majority of the migraine and PTSD sufferers had been victims of physical or sexual abuse.

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    • Drexel physicians named “Top Docs” by Philadelphia magazine

      March 27, 2009

      Philadelphia magazine has published its annual list of the region’s “Top Doctors” in various specialties. The list can be found in the April 2009 issue of the magazine.

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  • February

  • January

    • Physicians Named Best Doctors in America

      January 15, 2009

      Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce that 153 faculty members have been named to this year’s Best Doctors in America® list. The physicians, representing more than a dozen specialties, were nominated by other doctors from across the country.

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    • Holiday Book Drive

      January 15, 2009

      Drexel University College of Medicine students continue the tradition of collecting books for every child enrolled at Mifflin Elementary School in East Falls.

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