|Drexel-Jefferson Academic Alliance|
Drexel University and Thomas Jefferson University have formed an Academic Alliance in October 1997 to diversify the joint research portfolio and to initiate joint academic programs. Drexel-Jefferson Research Seed-Grant program for collaborative research received proposals submitted jointly by a total of 75 faculty from Drexel and Jefferson. 14 projects have been funded in the first year of the project. Major collaborative efforts are focused on biomedical ultrasound, biomaterials and tissue engineering, biosensors and drug delivery.
|Coriell-Drexel Bioinformatics Initiative|
Coriell Institute for Medical Research and Drexel University have launched the joint Bioinformatics Initiative. The agreement to establish the Calhoun-Coriell Chair Professorship in Bioinformatics was finalized in February 1998. The search for the chair professor is underway.
|MCP Hanhnemann University|
In September 1998, Drexel University received an invitation to manage the MCP Hahnemann University. The agreement signed in November 1998 is an initial step toward collaboration in research and academic programs between the two institutions. In May, 1999, Drexel Unversity agreed to manage MCP Hahnemann University for two more years. Major collaborative efforts are focused on injury biomechanics, tissue engineering, neuroengineering, cardiovascular engineering and complex physiological systems.