Course Evaluation Focus Group

Join the Deans Office and Provost Office on Thursday, May 27th from 12:30PM-1:00PM ET via Zoom!

We are soliciting input from students on how we can improve our course evaluations and we’d like to invite approximately 15 students to participate in this important process.

Two lucky participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

If you are willing to participate, please contact Eric Davenport at by Monday, May 24th.

Thank you for considering helping us keep Dornsife one of the best schools of public health in the country!

Identifying Research and Training Needs to Advance Maternal Health Policy and Equity

Join the Maternal and Child Health Catalyst Program at the Dornsife School of Public Health and PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for the 2021 Virtual Maternal and Child Health Symposium on Tuesday, May 25 from 10:00AM-2:00PM EDT!

The 2021 Drexel MCH Symposium will highlight innovations in policy and practice to address maternal mortality and to identify data, research, and training needs.

The symposium is grounded in the need to amplify existing, and identify new, solutions to address persistent inequities in maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

The event will include a call to action to increase awareness of and advocate for policies to improve maternal health and pregnancy outcomes.

This event will engage policymakers, researchers, practitioners, and students focused on maternal and child health equity.

Click here for more information!

Return to Normal Grading

Given Drexel’s plans to return to campus in Fall 2021, the Pass/No Pass option will no longer be available starting in the Summer 2021 term. The Pass/No Pass option provided flexibility as students and faculty were adjusting to learning and teaching remotely; now that classes will be returning to a face-to-face format, the grading options will return to normal.

Undergraduate students will still have the option to take a course for Credit or No Credit, per the existing policy, and should contact their academic advisors with any questions.

For more information on Return to Campus, testing, vaccination, and Drexel’s COVID-19 policies, visit the COVID-19 Updates and Policies page.

UHC Announces APE Funding

The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative (UHC) announces funding for up to two Applied Practical Experience placements for Dornsife School of Public Health master’s students. Students interested in urban health or focusing their Applied Practical Experience (formerly called Depth Experiences), are encouraged to apply. Funding opportunities are available to students in good academic standing and interested in pursuing research projects in urban areas.

Students complete the Dornsife School of Public Health APE placement process to select a supervised, hands-on 120-hour public health experience within public health practice settings.

The APE can be completed anywhere, but to receive funding from the Drexel UHC, it should be focused on urban health. Research projects may be eligible if they are aligned with UHC goals, have a clear practical application, and the student can demonstrate how they will acquire professional skills.

Funding opportunities are available to DSPH students in good academic standing. Applications will be accepted until May 14th.

Find out more about UHC student funding opportunities here!

2021 Student Conference on Global Challenges: Disaster!

Join the Office of Global Engagement for the 14th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 via Symposium.

Some of the biggest global challenges that we face today, such as climate change, healthcare, security, justice & equity, access to food and clean water, education, and infrastructure are being approached with sustainable solutions, creative technologies, and a commitment to community engagement. With increasing global interdependence, we need to tackle these challenges both locally and globally and from a variety of different perspectives – scientific, economic, political, social, and cultural. 

With this in mind, Drexel University’s Office of Global Engagement’s 14th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges will have the theme of “Disaster!” The conference gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present their research and engage in critical dialogue regarding the multitude of perils that impact society’s well-being —  from climate and natural disasters to pandemic and economic threats.

Note: the conference will be held virtually on Symposium. The keynote speeches and panels will be accessible via Zoom, and the poster presentations will be accessible on Symposium. Access to Symposium will be granted to those that register. 

Click here for more information and the full schedule of events.