For April’s Autism Acceptance Month, Drexel News Blog is highlighting experts and projects from Drexel University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. The Policy Impact Project uses research to propel systems-level policy solutions that improve the lives of autistic people and those with other developmental disabilities.
Category: Community & Society
Q+A: Could Information Literacy Lessons Fix Our ‘Information Disorder’ Crisis?
People have been getting it wrong or flat-out lying since they were old enough to play “whisper down the lane” or “telephone” at recess. Now that the story is being passed tweet by retweet and […]
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.
Remote Employees Benefit from Shared Responsibility, But Leaders Resist Empowering Virtual Teams
At the onset of the pandemic, switching to virtual work environments was challenging. The boundaries between work and life balance blurred, and employees struggled to adapt to social isolation. Well over a year later, many […]
Extreme Weather Events Influence Shareholder Support of Climate-Related Initiatives
Scientists have been warning about climate change for years. Wildfires, landslides, melting icebergs and catastrophic hurricanes are just a few of the extreme climate-change related events that have occurred over recent years. Many companies have […]
Q+A: The Value of Measuring What’s in the Air We’re Breathing – Both Outside and Inside
Ezra Wood, PhD, a professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences and an expert in outdoor air pollution and atmospheric chemistry, co-authored a study published in Environmental Science and Technology about air pollution in Philadelphia.
Q+A: Learning From the Tragic Collapse of Surfside, Florida’s Champlain Towers South Could Save Lives and Make Buildings Safer Across the country
Drexel College of Engineering structural engineering expert Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, discusses how building safety and inspection codes and policies are likely to change in light of the tragic collapse of Champlain Towers South.
How Can Hospitals Shorten Post-Surgery Stays?
Anyone who has ever had surgery knows that the most important question for a patient, after the reassurance of a successful inpatient procedure, is how long it will take before returning home. While the performance […]
Q+A: Will it Be Difficult to Dismantle Trump’s Immigration Legacy?
It is not unusual for an incoming administration to take immediate steps to dismantle its predecessor’s policies. Steps to rescind economic and public support for issues that were once the driving force of the former […]
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.