Getting in tune for 2000 is 13-month-old Ryan Knellinger, happy in the arms of his mother, Marilyn Candona of Philadelphia. Each holiday season members of the Fralinger String Band donate their time and talent for the annual holiday party at the Pediatrics unit on 13 Thompson, which also features a visit by Santa and gifts and refreshments for patients, parents and staff. At left is Dan Marakowski, accordion, while Bill Garton plays sax. Not shown is Harry Murray, bass. At right is Harry Little, Mail Processor, Jefferson Mail/Messenger Service, who for the 14th straight year coordinated the event through his own time and efforts. Don Walker Photography
Students from South Philadelphia, Furness and the Creative and Performing Arts High Schools participated in Shadowing Day at Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Employees volunteered to have ninth-grade students share their work day, giving students an opportunity to experience working in a hospital and see the many career opportunities available. The University’s program was coordinated by Linda C. Mitchell, Manager, Employee Selection and Placement. Susan S. Miller, Administrative Liaison, Hospital Administration, organized the program for the Hospital. Students spent several hours with their mentors on the job before reconvening for lunch in the Atrium. Above, Fatima Martin, a ninth grade student at South Philadelphia High School, center, and her mentors Darin Corell, MD, left, Senior Research Fellow, and Eugene Viscozzi, MD, Assistant Professor, both of the Department of Anesthesiology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, prepare for entry to an operating room. Robert Neroni Photography
Lt. Col. (U.S. Army, Retired) Madeline M. Ullom, BSN, MEd, a graduate of the Jefferson School of Nursing in 1938 and a 1998 recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the College of Health Professions, was honored as the Woman Veteran of the Year by the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System during Veterans Day, 1999. Lt. Col. Ullom is a decorated World War II veteran who, as a prisoner of war (POW) in Manila, served as a nurse to other POWs and interned citizens. Since her retirement in 1964 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, she has continued her service to nursing and veterans’ organizations. Pictured with Lt. Col. Ullom, right, are General John Wickham (U.S. Army, Retired), former Army Chief of Staff, third from left; Mrs. Wickham; and Fritz Ruccius, Jefferson’s Director of Development for Trusts & Estates.
Quick action and outstanding teamwork by more than 50 employees averted a possible tragedy when fire broke out in the 7th floor lobby of the Foerderer Pavilion Tower Elevator. Gloria Mays, Radiology, and Jack Rhubright, Biomedical Instrumentation, first spotted the smoke and flames. She went to summon help and report the Code Red while he picked up a nearby fire extinguisher and began to fight the fire, with several other employees soon joining him. In all, 52 employees played roles in extinguishing the fire before the Philadelphia Fire Department arrived. Several of these employees were honored for their heroics at Jefferson’s annual Safety Fest. Holding trophies recognizing their valor are, from left: Patrick O’Neill, Environmental Health and Safety; Ms. Mays; Larry Gross, Biomedical Instrumentation; Lt. Ken Hough, Philadelphia Fire Dept., who was visiting a relative in the Emergency Dept. and played a vital role helping put out the fire; and Mr. Rhubright. In back row, at left, Steve Baker, Environmental Health and Safety, holds his trophy. Honoring the employees at the day’s ceremony were, from left of Mr. Baker, Bart T. Martaugh, Vice President, Ancillary and Support Services, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; John P. Sullivan, Vice President for Administration, Thomas Jefferson University; and Matthew McCrory, Deputy Commissioner, Philadelphia Fire Dept. Robert Neroni Photography
Nearly 150 highly talented and racially diverse high school pupils from around the United States participating in the 1999 National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine visited Thomas Jefferson University to meet with Jefferson physicians and scientists. The students visited a research anatomy laboratory and, in the photo above, met with Jefferson Medical College students and medical residents to learn about doctor-patient relationships. Here, Elisabeth Dial, MD, Resident, Department of Medicine, explains how to perform a patient exam while looking on is Leonard M. Rosenfeld, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology and Assistant Dean, College of Graduate Studies (CGS). Dr. Rosenfeld is a member of the Philadelphia Board of Advisors for National Youth Leadership and hosted the event for Jefferson. Lisa Krisak, MD/PhD student, CGS, served as student site coordinator. Jefferson faculty and administrators addressed the visiting students about career opportunities and admission requirements in medicine, graduate education and allied health professions. The National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine annually gives several hundred high school students from all over the nation and abroad, who have an interest in medicine and science, the chance to tour prominent medical and scientific institutions and meet with professionals in the medical and scientific communities. Next year’s program in Philadelphia will be expanded to three 11-day sessions. The students selected must show outstanding academic achievement including maintaining a 3.3 grade point average (GPA). Robert Neroni Photography