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Philadelphia magazine has published its annual list of the region’s “Top Doctors” in various specialties. The list can be found in the May issue of the magazine on newsstands now.


Ultrasound, the imaging technology used by health professionals for sonograms and to view the heart and other organs, may also be effective in helping heart cells beat faster. That’s according to Drexel University researchers who published a study describing the ultrasound settings that can change the beat frequency of cardiac cells. The study was published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.


Scholarships for the Woman One program will now be raised to $100,000 over four years of medical study. The scholarships are presented by the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine and are awarded annually to women from underrepresented populations seeking to become physicians.  The announcement was made during an event honoring the 2015 Woman One Award recipient Lynne Honickman.


The Maternal and Child Health Care Project between Drexel University and Makerere University School of Health in Kampala, Uganda, continues to grow. A team recently returned from a multi-week mission that addressed the maternal and infant mortality rate in the East African country, where 16 mothers die in childbirth every day. Thanks to continued support from Rotary International and Rotary Clubs in both Pennsylvania and Uganda, this unique partnership has flourished.


The Department of Emergency Medicine is marking a major milestone in a unique partnership with the United States Air Force. They are celebrating the ten year anniversary of a program that helps provide paramedic training for elite Air Force Pararescue candidates.


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