Professor to direct city public health

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced June 27 that James Buehler, professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health, will be taking over as health commissioner. This announcement came along with the announcement of the departure of three senior staff members: former Health Commissioner… Continued

Fry unveils mobile Autism clinic

President John A. Fry presented the first vehicle in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute’s Mobile Resources and Education for Autism and Community Health program, May 29 in the Drexel quad. About 50 professors, students and associates of the Autism Institute showed up to celebrate the mobile unit’s premiere. A little… Continued

School of Public Health Relocates

Drexel’s School of Public Health relocated to its new University City home in Nesbitt Hall after a $13 million overhaul and renovation of the building’s interior over the past year. Formerly located on the Center City Campus, the School of Public Health now finds itself at 33rd and Market streets.… Continued

School of Public Health names dean

Dr. Ana Diez Roux has been named the new dean of the Drexel University School of Public Health starting February 2014, a press release announced Sept. 10. Diez Roux is known for her work as a physician and epidemiologist. Her research and teaching has impacted the field of public health.… Continued

Hunger relief initiative gains traction

Drexel’s Witnesses to Hunger project is making waves nationally; it was a major theme in the Sundance-screened film “Finding North” in January, and an exhibit on the project was featured March 12-15 in Doric Hall at the Massachusetts Statehouse. A School of Public Health initiative, Witnesses to Hunger captures photos… Continued

Photojournalist documents human crisis

Whether she’s in Africa, Romania or Haiti, photographer Kristen Ashburn’s goal is always the same — to showcase the dignity of the people she covers. Ashburn shared and spoke about her work during a lecture titled “Global Health and Humanitarian Crises — A View of the World through the Lens… Continued

Drexel prof. in Sundance film

“Finding North,” a documentary about hunger in America featuring members of the Witness to Hunger research project at the Drexel University School of Public Health, debuted Jan. 22 at the annual Sundance Film Festival. The film competed against 15 other films in the U.S. Documentary Competition of the festival, which ended Jan.… Continued