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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.

Meet Joris Beld, PhD

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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Inside The España Lab

Image from the research at the España Lab. The España Lab research focuses on aminergic and hypocretinergic modulation of arousal-related processes including sleep/wake function, stress and motivated behavior.
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Research News & Announcements

Record Growth at College of Medicine's Discovery Day 2016

With topics ranging from malaria and HIV/AIDS to spinal cord injury and neuroengineering, more than 400 Drexel University College of Medicine students and scientists will showcase original research at Discovery Day 2016 on Thursday, Oct. 20. (October 11, 2016)

"Study: African-American Organ Transplant Recipients at Risk for Skin Cancer"

A new study from Drexel University College of Medicine suggests all organ transplant recipients, regardless of race, should receive routine, total-body screenings for skin cancer.

Suresh G. Joshi, MD, PhD, is Recognized and Elected as Fellow to Infectious Diseases Society

The nation’s leading infectious diseases professional society, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), recognizes the distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world, and the board of directors elects them as fellows to IDSA. This fellowship honors those nationals and internationals that have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession through practice, education, mentoring and research in infectious diseases, medical microbiology and public health. On August 10, 2016, Dr. Joshi’s contribution over the past 28 years and the services rendered in this field has been recognized by IDSA. Dr. Joshi is director of the Center for Surgical Infection & Biofilm at the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and he is an adjunct professor at the A.J. Drexel Plasma Institute, as well as Drexel's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems.

"Drexel in the Top 50 of Worldwide List for Patents"

Drexel was named 49th on a list of worldwide universities granted patents released by The National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association, placing amidst some of the biggest names in innovation. (July 20, 2016)

Upcoming and Recent Events

International Symposium on Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease

   September 13 – 15, 2016
   New College Building, Geary Auditorium A, 245 N. 15th Street
   215.762.7598 (Betty Condran)

Discovery Day

   October 20, 2016
   Pennsylvania Convention Center

Sex and Gender Research Forum

   March 8, 2017
   University City Campus, location TBA