Jeffersonians in the News
Recent Print Coverage
Recent Television Coverage
- Carlo M. Croce, MD, director, Kimmel Cancer Institute and Kimmel
Cancer Center; professor and chairman, department of microbiology and immunology,
and Kay Huebner, PhD, member, Kimmel Cancer Institute; professor,
microbiology and immunology, were the lead researchers of a study on the
FHIT gene, associated with many different kinds of common cancers, which
was published in the February 23 issue of Cell. Coverage of
this research was reported by the Associated Press and Reuters
news services, which resulted in stories the appeared in newspapers throughout
the country. The story also ran in U.S. News & World Report,
(circulation 2,303,328), the New York Times (circulation 1,170,000),
the Wall Street Journal (combined circulation from all national
issues 1,780,422), the Boston Sunday Globe (circulation 785,916),
the Philadelphia Inquirer (circulation 504,903), the Philadelphia
Daily News (circulation 205,000) and the Philadelphia Tribune
- The efforts by Jefferson cancer researchers to develop cancer
vaccines was noted in a Wall Street Journal article on February
15 (circulation for eastern, southwestern and midwest editions, 1,404,653).
- News of the development of a vaccine for rheumatoid arthritis by J.
Bruce Smith, MD, professor, department of medicine, division of rheumatology,
was reported in the New York Daily News (circulation 800,000)
and Washington Times (circulation 101,381).
- Orthopaedic surgeon Richard Balderston, MD, commented on the
topic of scoliosis in the February issue of Cosmopolitan magazine
- Fred Lublin, MD, commented on the relationship between neurological
disorders and violence in the Democrat & Chronicle (Houston,
Texas) on February 11 (circulation 251,080).
Watch For . . .
- On February 23, reports on Dr. Carlo Croce and Dr. Kay Huebner's
research on the FHIT gene published in Cell appeared on several
national television stations, including the national cable stations CNN
and Headline News, WHDH (NBC in Boston), WBBM (CBS in Chicago),
WFAA (ABC in Dallas) KSDK (NBC in St. Louis), KGTV
(ABC in San Diego) and WBFF (Fox in Baltimore). This story also was
covered by all the local television stations.
- Dr. J. Bruce Smith's research on a vaccine for rheumatoid arthritis
was covered nationally by several stations throughout the week of February
5 including WNBC (NBC in New York City), WMAR (ABC in Baltimore),
KXAS (NBC in Fort Worth), WRC (NBC in Washington, DC) and
KNTV (ABC in San Jose), as well on the cable stations CNBC, CNN
and Headline News.
- Allan DeJong, MD of the department of pediatrics, was interviewed
by CNN on the dangers of home exercise equipment around children.
The interview also appeared on local stations throughout the country, including
WTNH (ABC in New Haven), WESH (NBC in Orlando) and KUSA
(NBC in Denver), as well as locally on KYW (Ch. 3).
- On February 28, Barry Goldberg, MD, director of the division
of ultrasound, appeared on the Discovery Channel show, Invention,
to discuss the history of ultrasound.
- Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center researchers Karl Doghramji, MD,
associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior and director, Sleep
Disorders Center, and Sharon Schutte, MD, appeared on WTXF
(Ch. 29) on February 2 to discuss the relationship of dreams to sleep. In
addition, Dr. Schutte appeared on WTXF's (Ch. 29) show Newsprobe
to discuss women and sleep on February 19.
- Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, professor of medicine, director of
clinical services, division of gastroenterology and hepatology, appeared
on February 28 on WCAU (Ch. 10) to discuss the difference between
antacids and H-2 blockers for heartburn relief.
- A study by Peter Sharkey, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic
surgery, on the ineffectiveness of wrist guards for preventing rollerblade
injuries was covered by WPVI (Ch. 6) on February 29.
Jefferson Health System partners are pleased to co-sponsor "Health
Matters," a new medical news and information television series on KYW-TV,
Channel 3. If you'll tune in Channel 3 on Sundays at 12:30 p.m., our specialists
will fill you in on the latest medical treatments and offer tips on the
Detecting Cervical Cancer
John A. Carlson Jr., MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Choosing the Right Athletic Shoe
Peter Sharkey, MD
Emily Conant, MD
Beating Digestive Disorders
Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD
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