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The Office of the Vice Dean for Research serves to support clinical and basic research activities, works with departments and interdisciplinary programs to develop and implement research, facilitates translational research and promotes mentoring to advance the training of physicians/scientists.

The vice dean for research steers and supports faculty research efforts, influencing opportunities for discovery by our medical and biomedical graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents and medical fellows. Noreen Robertson, DMD, associate vice dean for research, and Richard Huneke, DVM, MPH, executive director of University Laboratory Animal Resources, serve complementary missions within the Office of the Vice Dean to foster pre-clinical and clinical research within the institution. We are committed to bridging the superb clinical expertise and world-class research and educational capabilities of the medical school to enhance our progressive, high-quality medical education, scientific research and patient care.

The purpose of these web pages is to serve as a focal point for research at Drexel University College of Medicine. We are dedicated to providing research support to investigators. The links to the left will provide you with information and resources. Note that Drexel University's Office of Research provides certain administrative services for the Drexel University College of Medicine research program.

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Urban Health Equity Pilot Grant Program

The Office of Urban Health Equity, Education and Research is requesting applications for the new Urban Health Equity Pilot Grant Program. The goal of the program is to provide funding support for early-stage/preliminary research projects that focus on the reduction of disparities in health care access and/or health outcomes in urban environments. Up to three $15,000 grants will be awarded.

For more information, visit the Urban Health Equity Pilot Grant Program website, or contact Linda Hock-Long, PhD, associate research director, Office of Urban Health Equity, Education and Research, at 215.991.8217 or

Research News & Announcements

Announcements, funding opportunities, and research events for faculty, staff, students (password protected).

Kenny Simansky, PhD - Vice Dean for Research

Kenny J. Simansky, PhD
Vice Dean for Research; Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology