A fatigued business executive drives home on a stormy night after a trying workday. An anesthesiologist fails to notice a dangerous change in her patient’s vital signs while attending a long, complex surgery. An air […]
Month: September 2016
Wells Fargo Scandal: Can the Bank Regain Customer Trust?
Wells Fargo has made headlines recently, but for all the wrong reasons. Bank employees opened 2 million bank and credit card accounts — starting in 2011 — in customers’ names, without their knowledge. The goal […]
Vote for This Hunger Fighter to Become the 2016 Philly Health Hero
Update 10/26: Hans Kersten, MD, has made it to the final round of the Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge! That means he is one of four finalists in the competition and is guaranteed to […]
Quick Take: Yahoo Confirms Hackers Stole User Data, What’s Next for Verizon Deal?
Yahoo released a statement on Sept. 26 confirming reports that its systems had been hacked two years ago. As a result, the account information — including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birth dates, passwords and […]
Can ‘Pokémon Go for Hackers’ Teach You Cyber Self-Defense?
A Drexel professor wants to help you think like a cybercriminal. Why? Well, as pervasive as cybercrime is — from portable card scanners picking up your personal and financial information via remote radio frequencies, to […]
Drexel College of Medicine Among Top 10 Medical Schools With the Most African-American Students
Drexel University College of Medicine was recently ranked seventh by U.S. News & World Report on a list of the top 10 medical schools with the most African-American students. The distinction means the college has bucked […]
Q+A: A Fellowship to Discover Black Holes’ Secrets
Black holes remain one of the most mysterious and intriguing objects in our universe. One of the newest celestial objects to be studied — they were only first theorized in the 20th century — black […]
Study: Just 45 Minutes of Art-Making Improves Self-Confidence
Before your next difficult task, it might be a good idea to make a little art, a new study found. Research by Girija Kaimal, EdD, assistant professor, and Kendra Ray, a doctoral student, both in […]
Snapshot: Autism Institute Receives Funds Toward New Certificate Program
Last week, the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute received $60,000 to help create a new, non-credit certificate program designed to make the transition out of high school easier for those with intellectual disability and autism spectrum […]
A New Tool For Offbeat Hearts
When the heart quivers, you could be suffering from an ailment more serious than love sickness. But a new tool coming to Philadelphia today could help to mend the organ. Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is […]