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Amanda Woodworth, MD, Awarded Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Community Grant
Amanda Woodworth, MD, Director of Breast Health, was named a recipient of the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Community Grant for 2018-2019. With this grant, the Drexel Breast Health and Wellness Program will support Komen Philadelphia in its mission to provide breast health education, screening and treatment to women in underserved communities—a mission that has been central to Dr. Woodworth's work. Read More

Drexel Physicians Named 2018 'Top Docs' by Philadelphia Magazine
Philadelphia magazine recently published its annual list of the region's "Top Doctors." The list of physicians, who were chosen by their peers, can be found in the May issue of the magazine. Read More

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Drexel Medicine in the Media

Lack of Sleep Intensifies Anger, Researchers Confirm
Marc Johnson, clinical director of the Drexel Medicine Sleep Center, was interviewed for a Nov. 28 KYW-TV (CBS-3) segment about whether lack of sleep affects a person's mood.

Screen Time Before Bed Not That Bad for Children, Study Shows
Marc Johnson, clinical director of the Drexel Medicine Sleep Center, was interviewed for a Nov. 8 KYW-TV (CBS-3) segment discussing new research regarding the effect of screen time before bed on children's sleep.

Researchers Find Best Amount of Rest in World's Largest Sleep Study
Marc Johnson, clinical director of the Drexel Medicine Sleep Center, was interviewed for a Oct. 10 KYW-TV (CBS-3) segment about the ideal amount of sleep to get each night.

Less Pre-Kidney Transplant Dialysis with Preemptive Waitlist
Meera Nair Harhay, MD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine, was quoted in an Oct. 9 Physician's Weekly story about her recent study that found low-income and racial minority patients face barriers to the kidney transplant preemptive waitlist. Renal and Urology News also reported the story.

Fall Health Fair
The College of Medicine's Fall Health Fair was previewed in a WCAU-TV (NBC-10) segment. (September 26)

5 Expert-Approved Home Remedies for Vaginal Itching
Paul Nyirjesy, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was quoted in a Prevention article about home remedies for vaginal discomfort. (September 12)

How Quickly Can You Really Catch an Illness on an Airplane—and How Much Should You Worry?
Ian Sheffer, MD, an assistant professor of medicine, was quoted in a Health story about how quickly illness can spread on an airplane and what passengers can do to reduce their risk. (September 6)

What doctors tell their friends about autoimmune disease
Neilanjan Nandi, MD, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, was quoted in Redbook magazine about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and tips for relieving symptoms. (September)

How can emergency departments better care for sexual assault victims?
Ralph Riviello, MD, a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer Q&A about how hospital emergency departments can better care for victims of sexual assault. (July 27)

These healers want to ensure trauma victims aren't treated like 'just another black kid in a hospital'
Theodore Corbin, MD, a professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and John Rich, MD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on Healing Hurt People, their trauma recovery program. A variety of those training to work in the program, including Terrell Crumpton and Isaiah Jackson, were quoted or mentioned in the story. (July 13)

What cancer patients want and need on their care journey
Amanda Woodworth, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, was quoted in a MedCity News article regarding the upcoming panel she is moderating in Philadelphia about how doctors can make the "care journey a bit more bearable" for those living with cancer. (June 25)

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