Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD, a professor in Drexel’s College of Medicine, who has studied concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injuries for decades, was recently senior author on a research letter that reveals new insights into why females are more at-risk for depression than males are after a concussion – and offers a new lead in developing treatment regimens to prevent depression that can occur after a traumatic brain injury.
COULD AN INJECTION REPAIR CARTILAGE AND PREVENT SURGERY IN OSTEOARTHRITIS PATIENTS?
What if a treatment could prevent tissue damage from becoming a serious osteoarthritis case months, or even decades later? This is the challenge being tackled by researchers at Drexel’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, in conjunction with researchers at Villanova University, University of Delaware and Tulane University, recently published in ACS Nano.
How should we support living organ donors during a worldwide pandemic?
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.
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. […]
Media Watch: How to Manage Eating Habits While Self-Isolating
Evan Forman, PhD, director of the WELL Center, gives tips on how to manage healthy eating habits during social isolation.
Better Health at Home for Everyone
Advances in screening and treatments for a broad range of chronic diseases have led to improvements in health, yet many lack access to such care – leading researchers, health care providers and public health agencies on a long, collective mission to find out why.
At the Border: Q&A with Ana Martinez-Donate, Public Health Researcher
The world is changing. More than 70 million people – 2.3 million more than in 2017 – are currently displaced as a result of conflict, violence, and other factors, according to a United Nations report […]
Equal Opportunity for Women in Medicine is Just what Drexel Doctors Ordered
Statistics look encouraging at the start of a career in medicine. Roughly equal numbers of men and women graduate medical school; Drexel University College of Medicine graduated an equal number of men and women in […]
Q+A: Why Are Hospitals Suddenly Expanding Into Rural Areas?
Providing quality health care to people in rural communities has long been a challenge in the United States, with many providers finding that they cannot make enough money to provide services in these locations. As […]