Author: Annie Korp

Annie is the news manager who covers business, science and nursing. Her beat also includes the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center and the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. She graduated from La Salle University and has lived in Philadelphia for nearly a decade. When not writing about Drexel, she enjoys completing crossword puzzles in pen and watching Philly sports. Contact Annie at or 215-571-4244.
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Q+A: How Health Care Is Being ‘Disrupted’ in West Philadelphia

In early summer of 2021, Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, was unanimously selected to receive the Lazarex Cancer Foundation Disruptor Award for being an individual who has responded with urgency, taking action to combat low minority participation in cancer clinical trials and has disrupted the current status quo by raising awareness about existing problems, putting patients’ interests first and demonstrating a commitment to working on solutions. 

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Q+A: The Sights and Smells of Creative Arts Therapies in Virtual Reality

Girija Kaimal, EdD, an associate professor in Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, and Susan Magsamen, executive director at IAM Lab, part of the Pedersen Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine discuss their research of the use of virtual reality with the inclusion of a fragrance in creative arts therapy.