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Sacramento, CA – Kaiser Permanente and Drexel University College of Medicine are celebrating the success of their unique partnership by designating Kaiser Permanente in Greater Sacramento as a regional medical campus for Drexel.


Two Drexel University faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Garth Ehrlich, PhD, professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Drexel University College of Medicine; and Karen Moxon, PhD, professor in the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy at the College of Medicine and professor at the School of Biomedical Engineering, Sciences & Health Systems, were both elected for the honor by their peers because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.


An international research team led by Akhil B. Vaidya, PhD, professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and director of the Center for Molecular Parasitology at Drexel University College of Medicine, has discovered a new class of drug compounds that could lead to potent new treatments in the battle against malaria. The results from preclinical studies are set for online publication in the November 25 edition of Nature Communications. The compounds affect the malaria parasites' ability to maintain adequate levels of sodium within their cells, leading to excessive water intake, which causes the parasites to burst.


As the linked epidemics of obesity and diabetes continue to escalate, a staggering one in five U.S. adults is projected to have diabetes by 2050.


Sandra Urdaneta-Hartmann, MD, PhD, and Krys Adkins, both of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, were honored during National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) for their accomplishments and dedication to online learning. Drexel University Online hosted its eighth annual awards ceremony celebrating exceptional leaders, faculty and staff at a November 11, 2014 event held at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.


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