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2013

  • December

    • Laurada Byers to Receive 2014 Woman One Award

      December 20, 2013

      Drexel University College of Medicine's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership is pleased to announce that its 2014 Woman One honoree is Laurada Byers, founder of the Russell Byers Charter School.

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    • College of Medicine Develops New Physician Communication Training Tools

      December 17, 2013

      The ABIM Foundation announces new education modules, developed by Drexel University College of Medicine and nine medical specialty societies, to help physicians engage their patients in conversations about tests and procedures to question. Research has found that patient-doctor communication is perhaps the most significant component of a patient's visit; yet many physicians receive limited training to develop these critical communication skills. To help address this gap, the ABIM Foundation funded Drexel to create a series of interactive instructional modules based on specialty society recommendations from the Choosing Wisely campaign.

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  • November

  • October

  • September

    • Save the Date! Discovery 2013

      September 26, 2013

      On October 3, Discovery 2013, the College's annual research day, more than 300 posters will be presented on topics as diverse as infectious diseases, cancer, behavioral neurobiology and many more.

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    • Disarming HIV With a "Pop"

      September 19, 2013

      Pinning down an effective way to combat the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus, the viral precursor to AIDS, has long been a challenge for scientists and physicians, because the virus is an elusive one that mutates frequently and, as a result, quickly becomes immune to medication. A team of Drexel University researchers is trying to get one step ahead of the virus with a microbicide they've created that can trick HIV into "popping" itself into oblivion.

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  • August

    • National Multiple Sclerosis Society Names Drexel Neurology a "Partner in Care"

      August 28, 2013

      The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society recently named Drexel Neurology a "Partner in Care." This designation shows that Drexel Neurology has the ability to offer a multidisciplinary model of care to address the often complex needs of people with MS, including a full array of medical, psychosocial and rehabilitation services delivered in a coordinated fashion where providers share common goals for patient outcomes.

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    • Institute for Women's Health & Leadership 20th Anniversary

      August 28, 2013

      Drexel University College of Medicine's Institute for Women's Health and Leadership will mark its 20th anniversary with a three-day celebration, September 26-28, 2013, that includes academic discussions, leadership workshops and recognition of its strong legacy of women's achievement.

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  • July

    • CURE Grants

      July 19, 2013

      Health research at Drexel University received a boost from the Pennsylvania Department of Health this week as the school was one of four area recipients of Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) Program grants.

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    • Department of Health Awards Research Grants to Drexel

      July 19, 2013

      A number of Drexel University College of Medicine's exciting research projects have just gotten a big boost from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Department of Health Secretary Michael Wolf presented a check for $1.4 million to Drexel as part of the Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) Program.

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  • June

    • Drexel Prizes Awarded for Scientific Excellence

      June 24, 2013

      It was a stimulating week of scientific discovery at Drexel University College of Medicine's second International Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease. Three Drexel Prizes were awarded to eminent research scientists, including Nobel Laureate Craig Mello, PhD.

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    • Seniors Bid Farewell to Greek Life, Keep it Close to Heart

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      June 10, 2013

      Greek life provides a unique experience for students to excel as leaders, make family-like friends, help the community and more. DrexelNow checks in with three graduating seniors as they say goodbye to Drexel.

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  • May

  • April

    • Nancy C. Andrews to Receive 2013 Marion Spencer Fay Award

      April 30, 2013

      Drexel University College of Medicine’s Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership is pleased to announce that the 2013 Marion Spencer Fay Award recipient will be Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, dean, Duke University School of Medicine.

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    • ELAM Announces Graduation of 2012-2013 Class

      April 29, 2013

      The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine is pleased to announce the graduation of its 18th class. This graduating class of fellows joins a diverse community of over 770 alumnae leaders that represent over 180 medical, dental and public health schools from around the world.

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  • March

    • Student Research Day a Success!

      March 28, 2013

      The second annual Medical Student Research Day held on Wednesday, March 20, was a big success.  There was a four-way tie for first place and a four-way tie for second place. In all, 57 abstracts were submitted, including 15 from MD/PhD students.

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    • New Malaria Treatment on the Horizon?

      March 22, 2013

      A discovery from the Center for Molecular Parasitology at Drexel University College of Medicine is offering a potential new treatment for malaria. The discovery – the development of a drug that can kill multiple stages of the parasite that causes human malaria – was part of an international study involving 16 different institutions from seven countries. The findings were recently published in Science Translational Medicine.

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  • February

  • January

    • Q&A with Dr. Christine Nezu: Redefining the Diagnosis of Personality Disorders

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      January 28, 2013

      In December, the American Psychiatric Association worked to identify a new diagnostic system for personality disorders. The decision was met with some opposition, primarily based on the notion that it is very difficult to truly define what makes a personality disorder and how it should be diagnosed. Drexel's Dr. Christine Nezu shared her thoughts regarding personality disorders and the diagnostic changes currently underway.

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    • Drexel University College of Medicine's 20th Annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert

      January 09, 2013

      The Drexel University College of Medicine community will be celebrating the 20th annual Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert (PABC) on February 16, 2013. The proceeds of this student-run event support the Pediatric AIDS program at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The event will be held at the Main Building on Drexel University's Main Campus on 32nd and Chestnut Streets.

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