Office of Research Official Communication
Reach Newsletter

May 2012

Each year, we host a University-wide Research Day to celebrate the many contributions that you all make to our knowledge enterprise. This year, this special event took place at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Thursday, April 19.

I am indebted to those of you who contributed to almost 500 exhibits, to our 200 judges, and to those who simply dropped by to expand their minds and to provide moral support to more than a thousand contributors. The breadth of research, scholarly and creative activities on display, both in the work presented in posters and performances, and in the animated and professional presentations of our students, was simply remarkable.

Thank you all for making the day a resounding success. It is an honor and a privilege to work with you on creating such a forward-looking and inclusive knowledge enterprise.

Til next time,


Deborah L. Crawford, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost for Research

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Wearable Technology Presses Forward

To hear Genevieve Dion, it’s clear that Google Goggles are already old school. As an Assistant Professor and Fashion Design Program Director of Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Professor Dion sees the future of technology from a unique perspective. It’s built into your clothes.

She’s working with smart garments and textiles, more commonly known as wearable technology, in which the fabric is embedded with circuitry. In the last three years, she’s been working closely with other Drexel professors to merge function with form. Read More »

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Novel Approach Seeks To Revolutionize Treatment Of Brain Injuries

The Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved a drug for the treatment of traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Kenneth Barbee wants that to change.

Dr. Barbee and his team in the Cellular Biomechanics Lab are pursuing a different way to treat brain injuries. Their goal is to develop a drug that can be used to repair the damage to a cell membrane soon after the traumatic injury happens. Read More »

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Research Day 2012 A Success

Research Day 2012 saw almost 500 exhibits from twelve different Drexel University colleges present their research projects at Drexel’s John A. Daskalakis Center on April 19.

Of the participants, 25 received awards in nine different categories ranging from undergraduate Computing to Bio-Modeling to Education and Outreach. Read More »

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In this issue

Research Updates

Click here to learn the latest on all the great research work being conducted across the University.

2012 International Symposium on Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease is June 19-21

Register for this first international symposium focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious, inflammatory, and oncogenic disease.

Outstanding achievement awards will be presented to three eminent scientists who will present their state-of-the-art investigations.

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Community Grant Winners Announced

Dr. Nicole Vaughn and Rev. Carey Davis were awarded this year’s annual Community grant for their ability to show commitment to community-based participatory research in their submission entitled, “Understanding How to Support and Build Resilience within Community Leaders.”

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Dr. Mark Greenberg, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs