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College of Medicine Commencement 2021
Start Date: 5/18/2021Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 5/18/2021End Time: 4:00 PM

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The College of Medicine is planning an in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021 on Tuesday, May 18, at 2 p.m. EDT at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance at the venue is limited to graduating MD program students, students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies, and a select number of faculty and guests. More information will be provided directly to those attending in person.


Please join in celebrating the Class of 2021 by tuning in to the ceremony, which will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel on Tuesday, May 18, at 2 p.m. EDT from The Mann Center for Performing Arts.

For more information, visit drexel.edu/medicine/news-events/commencement/. Please check the web page periodically, as updates will be continuously made.

About Our Speaker

Drew Weissman, MD, PhD is a professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He received his graduate degrees from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Weissman, in collaboration with Dr. Katalin Karikó, discovered the ability of modified nucleosides in RNA to suppress activation of innate immune sensors and increase the translation of mRNA containing certain modified nucleosides. The nucleoside-modified mRNA-lipid nanoparticle vaccine platform Dr. Weissman’s lab created is used in the first 2 approved COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.

For his contributions to advancing world public health as a physician-scientist, Drexel is proud to confer upon Dr. Drew Weissman the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa.

Contact Information:
Name: Caitlin Curcio
Email: cak332@drexel.edu
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