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2009-04-03 14:07:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hahnemann University Hospital's ventricular assist device program has earned the Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for health care quality. Ventricular assist devices (VAD) are mechanical pumps that allow damaged hearts to continue functioning while patients either await a heart transplant, or for destination therapy when transplant is not a viable option. "Hahnemann sought accreditation for our VAD program because we wanted to demonstrate our...

2008-09-29 21:00:31

WAYNE, Pa., Sept. 29, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Who would think that a dean, especially one of a medical school, could have an exciting and adventurous life full of rewards and failures? But with Decanus Maximus, the new memoir by Joseph R. DiPalma, M.D., one will have every reason to think so. This deeply moving account tells of DiPalma's life and times as a medical school dean, covering a period of extraordinary growth in science and technology accompanied by the commercialization of...

2008-08-22 12:00:43

Drexel University made the "up-and-coming" short list of national universities that have achieved "the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus, or facilities," according to top college officials polled by U.S.News & World Report for the 2009 edition of "America's Best Colleges." Only 20 universities in the country made the list. These are "universities that have recently made striking improvements or innovations -- schools everyone should be...

2008-08-03 12:00:21

By Sam Galski, Standard-Speaker, Hazleton, Pa. Aug. 3--Christopher Stewart's career as a director began when he was in the seventh grade as a way to pass time with his friends in Tamaqua. That's when his family bought their first digital camera. Whether it was for fun among friends or completing high school projects, Stewart used the camera almost every chance he got. "Every project grew after that," he recalled. The 21-year-old Stewart will soon begin his senior year at Drexel...

2008-07-15 12:00:30

Aruba Networks, a provider of wireless LANs and unified mobility solutions, has announced that Drexel University has selected and commenced the deployment of its adaptive 802.11n wireless LAN and mobility solution at its Philadelphia campus. According to Aruba, it will provide airtime fairness, active interference avoidance, and client load-balancing based on its adaptive radio management (ARM) technology to Drexel University. Kenneth Blackney, associate vice president of core technology...

2008-07-15 03:00:18

Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN), a global leader in wireless LANs and secure unified mobility solutions, today announced that Drexel University has selected and commenced the deployment of Aruba's adaptive 802.11n wireless LAN and secure mobility solution at its Philadelphia campus. Drexel is replacing its second-generation wireless LAN to gain the improvements in speed and range brought by 802.11n. After a comprehensive technical evaluation, including real-world testing in residence...

2008-07-04 03:00:12

By Ashwin Verghese, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 4--Nihat M. Bilgutay, 56, of Wallingford, head of the electrical and computer engineering department at Drexel University, died at his home Tuesday after a two-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease. In his 26-year career at Drexel, Dr. Bilgutay, a native of Ankara, Turkey, received international recognition for his work in ultrasonics. Before becoming the head of the electrical and computer...

2008-07-01 15:00:45

New Jersey has a hard time holding on to its high school graduates. The state ranks first in the nation in the number of college students it exports, according to the most recent federal statistics. * More than 32,000 students left New Jersey for college, while 5,300 came into the state. * It's not only retirees who head south. Florida tops the nation in the number of college students coming into the state: 32,300 out- of-state students flocked to the Sunshine State. * Experts say the...

2008-04-30 21:00:24

PHILADELPHIA, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hahnemann University Hospital, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Independence Blue Cross (IBC) announced today that they have reached agreement in principle on terms of new contracts. They have extended their current agreements while they define terms for new multi-year contracts. Hahnemann and St. Christopher's are both part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation's national network of hospitals. The parties will continue to work together...

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2004-11-30 12:00:00

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at two Philadelphia universities are working on a joint project they say could lead to an inexpensive, simple device that women could use at home for detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages. Scientists at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania are developing a battery-operated, hand-held device they say uses lights and detectors to "see" metabolic changes. Cancer specialists and researchers stress that the device has not been subjected to...


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