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School & Program Updates

School & Program Updates

Research Network Improving Healthy Weight in African-American Populations Moves to Drexel

The African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN), a leading voice of scientific evidence for optimizing nutrition and physical activity lifestyles in the U.S. Black population, will move to the Drexel University School of Public Health as of September 1. Previously located at the University of Pennsylvania, the network will now be sustainably situated within the Drexel University School of Public Health, which is dedicated to improving population health, reducing health disparities, and transforming evidence into practice and policy. Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, founder and chair of AACORN, is now a research professor in Community Health and Prevention within the Drexel School of Public Health. Dr. Kumanyika is currently the president of the American Public Health Association.

Drexel Announcement