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2011

  • December

    • AIDS Awareness Month: Treatment in Our Community

      December 28, 2011

      December 29, 2011 - The conclusion of our month-long series of articles for AIDS Awareness Month is about The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice of Drexel University College of Medicine. It has been providing excellent medical care to adults living with HIV for 18 years. As the largest comprehensive HIV primary care practice in the region, it served more than 1,900 patients last year with primary and specialty HIV medical care.

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    • AIDS Awareness Month: Predicting NeuroAIDS

      December 19, 2011

      Every week through the month of December – AIDS Awareness Month – a Drexel University College of Medicine research study will be highlighted to showcase the important contributions our faculty are making to AIDS research. In the United States, more than 1.5 million people are living with HIV, according to a 2010 report issued by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. That is a sobering number of Americans who will have to endure the long-term effects of life with AIDS.

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  • November

    • $1.5 Million Grant to Enhance "Philadelphia Ujima Coalition for a Healthier Community"

      November 04, 2011

      Ana Núñez, MD, and the Women's Health Education Program (WHEP) at Drexel University College of Medicine were recently awarded a $1.5 million grant to enhance "Philadelphia Ujima Coalition for a Healthier Community," which is part of the gender-based national "Coalition for a Healthier Community" initiative. WHEP will receive $300,000 a year for the next five years to support its evidence-based health interventions targeting women and girls in the community. The Drexel University College of Medicine program is one of ten chosen from across the country and the only one in Pennsylvania.

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    • Drexel and UCD Program Offers Paid Training to Certified Medical Assistants from West Philadelphia

      November 01, 2011

      In an effort to build real connections between Drexel and the West Philadelphia community, Drexel and UCD have developed a 14-week program that provides paid technical skills training, professional development training, mentoring by seasoned medical professionals, career development and job coaching services, and job opportunities through Drexel University College of Medicine.

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  • October

    • Dr. Novack to Receive National Teaching Award from AAMC

      October 27, 2011

      Dennis Novack, MD, professor of medicine and associate dean for medical education, will be honored by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) for his outstanding contributions to academic medicine. Novack will receive the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, which will be presented November 5, during the association's annual meeting in Denver.

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    • National HIV Researcher to Present Lecture on Transmission, Prevention

      October 25, 2011

      Julie Overbaugh, PhD, has dedicated most of her career to HIV prevention and AIDS research, with a focus on understanding the biology of HIV transmission −particularly transmission to women and infants. For her unique contributions in increasing understanding of transmission and pathogenesis, her leadership in treatment and prevention strategies for infected women in the developing world, her pioneering research collaborative in Kenya and her noteworthy mentoring activities, Overbaugh was selected from a national pool of candidates to present the 2011 Marion Spencer Fay Award Lecture at 4:15 p.m. on October 27 at Drexel University College of Medicine's Geary Auditorium (245 N. 15th St., Philadelphia).

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  • September

    • Save the Date! Discovery Day 2011

      September 28, 2011

      On October 6, Discovery 2011, the College's annual research day, is expected to draw more than 300 posters on topics as diverse as infectious diseases, cancer, spinal cord repair, behavioral neurobiology and many more.

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    • Save the Date! Sex & Gender Forum

      September 27, 2011

      The Center for Women's Health Research is hosting the Helen I. Moorehead-Laurencin, MD, Sex and Gender Research Forum on Thursday, October 27.

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  • August

    • FY11 DOD DMRDP Military Infectious Diseases Research Program

      August 30, 2011

      Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) funds from the Defense Health Program Research and Development Appropriation are planned to provide for applied and basic research through the Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP).

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    • Drexel Surgeon Makes Third Overseas Trip to Treat Wounded Troops

      August 23, 2011

      Dr. Michael S. Weingarten, professor and chief of vascular surgery and director of the wound healing program at Drexel University College of Medicine, recently returned from his third volunteer trip abroad treating severely wounded combat troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany, the largest American hospital outside the United States.

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  • July

    • FY11 DOD CDMRP Breast Cancer Research Program Announcement

      July 29, 2011

      The Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) Defense Appropriations Act provides $150 M to the Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) to eradicate breast cancer by funding innovative, high-impact research through a partnership of scientists and consumers.

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    • Stamatakis Golf Classic Raises $230,000

      July 14, 2011

      The tenth annual Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic held by Drexel University College of Medicine raised $230,000 bringing the total raised to $2.4 million since the event debuted in 2002.

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  • June

  • May

    • Student Selected as 2011 Schweitzer Fellow

      May 27, 2011

      The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship recently selected a Drexel University College of Medicine student as a Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellow for 2011-12. Victor Cueto, a third-year medical student, will join approximately 260 other Schweitzer Fellows from across the country in conceptualizing and carrying out service projects that address the unmet health needs of underserved individuals and communities.

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    • Free Skin Cancer Screenings

      May 17, 2011

      Drexel Dermatology is offering FREE skin cancer screenings on Thursday, May 26, from 9-11 a.m. The screenings will be given at Drexel Dermatology offices at 219 N. Broad Street, 4th floor. No appointments are necessary.

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  • April

    • Liver Diseases Translational Medicine Workshop - May 5, 2011

      April 22, 2011

      Drexel basic and clinical scientists, engineers, clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and medical students are cordially invited to attend the Translational Medicine and Applied Biotechnology Workshop titled "Liver Diseases: Advances in Research, Prevention and Treatment."

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    • ELAMĀ® Announces Graduation of 2010-2011 Class

      April 20, 2011

      The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce the graduation of its 16th class. The graduating class of 54 Fellows joins a diverse community of nearly 700 alumnae leaders that represent almost 169 medical, dental, and public health schools from across the United States and Canada.

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  • March

    • Medical Students Meet Their Matches

      March 21, 2011

      It's one of the most exciting days in a medical student's education. Known as Match Day, it's the day when students learn where they will complete their residency training. And for the second year in a row, more graduating U.S. medical students matched to residencies in primary care.

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    • Glenn Laub, MD, Named Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery

      March 17, 2011

      Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce that Glenn W. Laub, MD, has joined the medical school as chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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  • February

    • American Heart Association Honors Dr. Andrew S. Wechsler

      February 14, 2011

      Andrew S. Wechsler, MD, Stanley K. Brockman Professor and chairman of the Department of Cardiothoraic Surgery, has received the Edward S. Cooper, M.D. Award from the American Heart Association for his contributions to the advancement of cardiothoracic medicine in the Delaware Valley. Dr. Wechsler was formally presented with the award at the 2011 Philadelphia Heart Ball on February 12.

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  • January

    • Center for Digestive Health Recognized

      January 24, 2011

      Drexel Medicine's Center for Digestive Health has been recognized for quality and safety by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). The ASGE recognition is the latest accolade for the Center for Digestive Health, which offers routine outpatient endoscopy procedures at the Drexel Medicine Center City office building, located at 219 N. Broad Street.

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