Transplant programs and potential donors have faced hard questions about risk tolerance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These are some of the questions that researchers from Drexel University’s College of Medicine and Dornsife School of Public Health posed to prior and prospective organ donors across the United States.
Author: Greg Richter
What do COVID-19 Case Numbers Really Mean and What Numbers are Useful?
If you’re frequently trying to make sense of the number of local and national COVID-19 cases and deaths from the CDC’s tracker or other places, but are unsure what it all means, you’re not alone.
Is the United States Honoring its ‘Melting Pot’ Identity?
Three recent papers from researchers in Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, discuss continued inequalities and growing challenges faced by many immigrants in the U.S. They also offer opportunities for a creative refocus of present efforts to help close these gaps.
Drexel Medicine and Public Health Experts on the Pulse of COVID-19
As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing pandemic, Drexel University’s College of Medicine and Dornsife School of Public Health experts sorted out what the research community has learned thus far and what questions […]
Millions of Americans Suffer from Chronic Wounds Each Year. COSTLY Treatment for Patients Rides on a Wildly Inaccurate Ruler Reading.
Six and a half million Americans suffer with chronic wounds each year, with $25 billion spent annually to treat them. That number is expected to rise, as chronic wound risk increases with age. One in […]
From Bed to Bedside: How One of the Nation’s Few Remaining Physician Re-entry Programs Moved Online to Support Physician Shortage
Re-entering medicine isn’t easy, as such candidates face credentialing, regulatory guidelines, financial hurdles, and other obstacles. Perhaps the biggest obstacle is finding and acceptance into one of the few re-entry programs operating in the United States, such as Drexel College of Medicine’s Physician Refresher/Re-Entry program.
Drexel and Tower Health Researchers Study Immune Responses Among COVID-19 Patients in Nationwide NIH Study
Researchers at Drexel University’s College of Medicine and Tower Health are among 10 leading medical institutions nationwide embarking on a study funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to uncover insights that may help answer these questions and others about the immune responses to COVID-19.
Q&A: Growing Links Between Cardiovascular Health and Risk of Complications from COVID-19
A paper in Journal of the American Heart Association explores the geographic hotspots of racial disparities in cardiovascular health among blacks and whites across the United States.
Of Apples and Oranges in a Pandemic
Written by Michael T. LeVasseur, PhD, MPH, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health. LeVasseur has commented extensively in news stories about COVID-19. […]
As Coronavirus Cases Grow, New Drexel Research Cautions about Impact from Inaccuracies in COVID-19 Testing
As researchers across the globe scramble to develop and improve testing for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 disease, preliminary research from Drexel University suggests they have their work cut out for them.