In the News

24 April 2017 Drexel Now reported that Dr. Eugenia Victoria Ellis, AIA led the interdisciplinary effort of a group of Drexel colleagues to sponsor a block of locally focused films on April 22 at 1:30 p.m. as part of the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival.

21 April 2017 dLUX received pilot funding in the amount of $25,000 from the Urban Health Collaborative at the School of Public Health to promote urban health research at Drexel University. The research entitled “Circadian Lighting for Improved Health and Wellbeing for the Older Adults at Casa Farnese” is led by Dr. Donald L. McEachron from the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems who will serve as the PI on the project. The collaboration includes Dr. Elizabeth W. Gonzalez from the College of Nursing and Health Professions and Dr. Eugenia Victoria Ellis, AIA from the College of Engineering and the Westphal College. This study will determine if dawn simulation properly applied can improve sleep quality, health and general well-being in older adults in an urban environment.

5 April 2016 Drexel Now announced that Dr. Eugenia Victoria Ellis will receive a $30,000 grant for a year to study the use of some of Philadelphia’s 40,000-plus vacant lots for stormwater management via the creation of wetlands or organic farms to cut down local food insecurity – See more at: DWC Drexel Grants

28 March 2016 Dr. Eugenia Victoria Ellis was mentioned in Dr. Lisa B. Nelson’s blog on Healthy Living: Natural Light: A Missing Ingredient for Health?

24 March 2016 during the Aging Audaciously event, “Prevention Wisdom Kicked up a Notch,” Disruptive Women co-hosted with the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program at the Library of Congress, Dr. Eugenia Victoria Ellis spoke about how light in the built environment affects circadian rhythms and our ability to sleep well and be healthy. See more at: Aging Audaciously: Prevention Wisdom Kicked up a Notch Recap

9 December 2015 Drs. McEachron and Ellis publish In Synch – Growing Older with the Rhythms of Life for Disruptive Women in Healthcare.

14 October 2015 The Drexel Snapshot chronicled the inauguration of Philadelphia’s first boathouse along the Schuylkill River in DESIGNING AND BUILDING PHILLY’S FIRST PUBLIC BOATHOUSE. The boathouse was a Senior Design project led by Dr. Eugenia Victoria Ellis for the college of Engineering’s EPICS program.  The Bartram’s Garden boathouse will bring boating back to the river through community boating programs and its annual River Fest celebration. Programming activities around the boathouse will help support the City’s sustainability efforts to improve the quality of the Delaware River Watershed by introducing canoeing and kayaking to the river, stimulating environmental knowledge by encouraging interaction with the waterfront, as well as facilitating community engagement with the Schuylkill River.

20 April 2015 Drs. McEachron and Ellis present at the Health Care Design Environments for Aging Conference in Baltimore, Maryland: “Day and Night—Better Indoor Environments for Improved Health Outcomes in Older Adults”

23 February 2015 by Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering:
“Eugenia Victoria Ellis and Engineering Students Work on Community Projects Related to Design and Public Health”

10 February 2015 Drexel NOW:
“A Natural Match: Drexel Research Team Connects Urban Design to Public Health”

15 December 2014 American Institute of Architects:
“Architects, AIA Foundation and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Name Members of First Design and Health Research Consortium”

9 April 2014 by LIFX:
“The Lighter Side of Circadian Rhythms”

10 October 2013 by American Society of Interior Designers:
“Q&A with Dr. Eugenia Victoria Ellis”

10 July 2013 by Britt Faulstick for Exel Drexel University Research Magazine:
“The Power of Light”

1 March 2013 by Britt Faulstick:
“Guiding Light: Can the Quality of Assisted-Living Home and Hospital Life be Improved With the Flick of a Switch?”

11 February 2013 by Dr. Donald L. McEachron:
“It’s About Time”

22 January 2013
“Health Through Light: GBA Product Innovation Grant Recipient Update”