Almost 1,000 Jeffersonians and other members of the community enjoyed “An Evening With Andrew Weil, MD,” which featured the internationally recognized teacher, researcher and author, and celebrated the first year of Jefferson’s Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Weil, center, who is Director of the Program in Integrative Medicine of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, delivered Jefferson’s inaugural Brind Distinguished Lecture in Integrative Medicine. The Brind Lectureship was established by Ira Brind, at right, a Trustee of Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and his wife Myrna, second from right, Volunteer Coordinator of Special Projects for Jefferson’s Center for Integrative Medicine, to bring the finest minds in integrative medicine to Philadelphia to share their expertise and wisdom in bridging conventional medicine and the best of promising complementary therapies. Mr. and Mrs. Brind and P. Kenneth Brownstein, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at Jefferson Medical College of TJU, pictured at left, and his wife Lisa, second from left, who were co-chairs of the evening’s honorary committee, were among those instrumental to this event’s success. Robert Neroni Photography
Greeting nearly 20 international student leaders prior to “A Celebration of International Health,” the two-day 6th annual convention of the United States of America International Health Program (USA-IHP) hosted by Jefferson Medical College (JMC) are, left , Jussi J. Saukkonen, MD, Dean, College of Graduate Studies, and Vice President for Science Policy, Technology Development and International Affairs, and, right, Jouni J. Uitto, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, JMC. Seated left of Dr. Uitto is Mats Sundberg, of Sweden, President of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), and to Dr. Uitto’s right is Janice M. Bogen, MA, Director, International Exchange Services. IFMSA promotes student exchange programs at medical schools in 69 countries. USA-IHP is IFMSA’s USA National Affiliate and includes students from medical schools throughout the United States. More than 450 students and physicians from 13 countries gathered to share experiences and talk about how to increase their participation in the global community. Don Walker Photography
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In a sell-out performance, a hand-clapping, foot-tapping, knee-slapping audience accompanied the Dixie Hummingbirds gospel group as they performed at McClellan Hall during Jefferson’s Black History month celebration. Standing, swaying, dancing – arms in the air, waving, and rocking to the engaging gospel singers soulful songs, the audience of employees, students and their guests, delighted in the “Birds.” Brought to Jefferson by the Commons Board and the Activities Office, the Grammy award-winning Dixie Hummingbirds are internationally recognized as the pioneers of gospel music. Dwight Luckey Photography
Tony Award-Winner Patti Lupone, right, sang to a full house during the Lupus Foundation of Philadelphia’s “The Concert for the Cure” held at the Prince Theater in February. The Concert raised over $2,000 to benefit Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Lupus Study Center. In addition, a brochure included with the concert’s program educated the audience about Lupus warning signs and resources. Darlene Croce, Grants Manager for Pediatrics, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Co-President of the Lupus Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania, also shown above, organized the fundraiser and post-show reception. Robert Neroni Photography