Monday, August 29 through Thursday, September 15, 2011 members of the Drexel community are encouraged to add written messages inspired by the anniversary to a banner that will be set up in the lobby of the Drexel Recreation Center (33rd and Market Streets).
Also, from Wednesday, August 31 through Thursday, September 15, 2011 a display case near the front desk in the Creese Student Center (32nd and Chestnut Streets) will be dedicated to a memorial to the three Drexel alumni who died in the attacks—Timothy P. Soulas ‘89, Harold F. Tucker ‘42 and Charles E. Sabin ‘69.
Finally, on Friday, September 9, 2011 all are invited to gather at 8:30 a.m. in the Great Court of the Main Building (32nd and Chestnut Streets) for a brief ceremony marking the occasion. The community will observe a moment of silence and place a wreath on display for the duration of the anniversary period.
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In the News
Out of the Shadows - trauma and recovery after 9/11
September 5, 2011
Dr. Sandra Bloom, faculty member at the School of Public Health and board-certified psychiatrist, talks about healing victims of trauma.
For the Media
Drexel University experts are available to assist the news media in its coverage of the ten-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Medical Readiness and Counter-Terrorism
Dr. Curtis Cummings, professor of environmental and occupational health in the School of Public Health, is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy Medical Corps and the U.S. Public Health Service. His research focuses on toxicology of heavy metals, emergency preparednesss and medical readiness and counter-terrorism.
Emergency Preparedness and Planning
Dr. Esther Chernak is a professor and director of the Center for Public Health Readiness & Communication in the School of Public Health. She previously served as the head of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Chernak can speak on all aspects of a city and country planning for terrorist attacks and other disasters, including surveillance programs, health alert networks and communications to vulnerable populations.
Benn Prybutok, an adjunct associate professor of Homeland Security in the Goodwin College’s School of Technology & Professional Studies, is available to comment on the history and psycho-social dimensions of international and domestic terrorism, including socialization, radicalization and recruitment processes, so-called 'lone-wolves,' and the impact of terrorism on target populations.
The Psychology of Terrorists
Dr. Eric Zillmer, a professor of neuropsychology, is the author of the book Military Psychology: Clinical and Operational Application. The book, co-authored by Carrie Kennedy, a lieutenant commander and neuropsychologist in the U.S. Navy, addresses combat stress, consulting for survival training and hostage negotiation, understanding terrorist motivation and assessing high-risk operational personnel.
Dr. Scott Knowles, associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, is the author of The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America. In the wake of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, the book traces the intertwined histories of disaster experts—specialists in predicting the unpredictable and managing the unmanageable—revealing how their interdisciplinary research and practices over the past century have shaped modern America. Knowles is available to comment on American disaster policy and disaster history, as well as current natural and technological disasters.
News media contacts:
Rachel Ewing, News Officer, Office of University Communications (covering public health and science)
215-895-2614, 215-298-4600 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex McKechnie, News Officer, Office of University Communications (covering history, psychology and other areas)
215-895-2705, 401-651-7550 (cell), email@example.com