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Drexel University College of Medicine will honor two individuals at its 2010 Commencement ceremonies, to be held May 21, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel, the first female president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and former director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the ceremony’s keynote address and receive a Doctor of Science, honoris causa. Nabel is a member of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences, the Association of American Physicians (Council), and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (Council), and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Nabel currently serves on the editorial boards of the New England Journal of Medicine and Science Translational Medicine. Estelle Richman, chief operating officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. She is a nationally recognized behavioral health and children’s services expert who previously served as Pennsylvania’s secretary of public welfare; Philadelphia’s managing director, director of social services, commissioner of public health and deputy commissioner for mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services; and assistant director of Cleveland’s Positive Education Program. Richman was presented with the 1999 Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. American Bar Association (ABA) president Carolyn B. Lamm will address members of the second graduating class of the Earle Mack School of Law at Commencement ceremonies on May 26 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. She will receive a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. An international arbitration, litigation and trade lawyer, Lamm is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm White and Case. In 2007, she was named one of the National Law Journal’s “50 Most Influential Women in America.” In addition to president, Lamm has served as a member of various ABA committees and House of Delegates and Board of Governors, and chaired the Young Lawyers Division of the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.
Engineering Faculty, Philadelphia Housing Authority Partner on Energy Efficient Housing
Civil, architectural and environmental engineering assistant professors Drs. Jin Wen and Patrick Gurian and four of their students are working with the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) to research technologies that are most energy efficient for PHA residences...
After completing an outstanding collegiate playing career, Gabriela Marginean added another first to her list of achievements at Drexel. On April 8, she became the University’s first women’s basketball player drafted by a team in the Women’s National Basketball Association when, with the second pick of the third round, the Minnesota Lynx selected Marginean as the 26th overall pick. Marginean joins Michelle Maslowski ’02, Catherine Scanlon ’06 and Kira Karlstrom ’07 as former Dragons who have gone on to play professional basketball. All three spent time playing in Europe after graduating from Drexel. The Lynx open the 2010 season at Tulsa on May 15.