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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.

Featured Research

Drexel Neurosciences Institute Part of Landmark Study Investigating Drug to Delay or Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

The study examines healthy people whose brain scans show the build up of a protein associated with the disease — but who do not yet have any memory loss or other symptoms. The study will determine if an investigational treatment can clear the built-up plaque of the protein, called amyloid, before the disease progresses and brain cells are impaired.

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Depressive Symptoms Prevalent Among Division I College Athletes

Nearly a quarter of Division I college athletes reported depressive symptoms while enrolled at a liberal arts university on the East Coast, says a new study published in the February issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. "Until now, there has been a scarcity of medical research measuring rates of depression in college athletes," said Eugene Hong, MD, associate dean for primary care and community health and the study's principal investigator.

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Joris Beld, PhD

Meet Our Faculty - Joris Beld, PhD

"My lab is interested in natural products. In other words, we're interested in molecules that we get from nature. If you go to a hospital and you look at the list of drugs they prescribe to patients, you'll find that roughly 75 percent of those are derived from natural products. Those drugs are not something that chemists have invented. They're made from molecules that we've borrowed from nature."

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Research News & Announcements

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