Jeffersonians in the News
Recent Print Coverage
Recent Television and Radio Coverage
- Dermatologist Guy Webster, MD, PhD, discussed the possible causes
of and treatments for adult acne in the June issue of Prevention
magazine (circulation 3,100,000) and explained how laser technology is being
used to make scars less noticeable in the June issue of Muscle &
Fitness magazine (circulation 523,355).
- The July/August issue of Mirabella magazine (circulation
650,000) featured an article on medical ethics and intimacy quoting Gregg
E. Gorton, MD, and Steven Samuel, PhD, both assistant professors
of psychiatry and human behavior. The article also cited Jefferson Medical
College's course for psychiatric residents on sexual feelings and boundaries
taught by Drs. Gorton and Samuel with Gail Zivin, PhD, professor
of psychiatry and human behavior.
- Robert V. Considine, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in
the division of endocrinology and metabolic disease, discussed his latest
obesity research concerning leptin, the hormone thought to be an important
regulator of body fat, in the Philadelphia Inquirer (circulation
504,903) on July 1.
- Orthopaedic surgeon and shoulder surgery division director John M.
Fenlin Jr., MD, commented on the shoulder joint and rotator-cuff injuries
in the Philadelphia Inquirer (circulation 504,903) on July
- Urologist Michael B. Chancellor, MD, explained how transplanting
a sliver of muscle from the inner thigh to act as a urinary sphincter can
correct incontinence after prostate surgery in the Philadelphia Inquirer
(circulation 504,903) on June 24.
- Edmund A. Pribitkin, MD, assistant professor of otolaryngology
- head and neck surgery, discussed the facial reconstruction work he donates
to victims of domestic violence in the Philadelphia Inquirer
(circulation 504,903) on July 3.
Watch For . . .
- Sleep disorders specialist Sharon Schutte, MD, psychiatry and
human behavior, discussed how hormones influence women's sleep problems
locally on WPVI (Ch. 6) on June 2 and nationally on WPEC-TV
(CBS in West Palm Beach) on June 3, WXIA-TV (NBC in Atlanta) on June
4, WGAL-TV (NBC in Harrisburg) on June 5, WWBT-TV (NBC in
Richmond) on June 6 and WISN-TV (ABC in Milwaukee on June 25.
- The obesity research of Robert V. Considine, PhD, assistant professor
of medicine in the division of endocrinology and metabolic diseases, and
Jerzy Kolaczynski, MD, PhD, endocrine fellow, division of endocrinology
and metabolic diseases, department of medicine, was reported on WTXF-TV
(Ch. 29) on June 28 and on radio station KYW-AM (NewsRadio 1060)
on June 20.
- William Fore, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, division
of endocrinology and metabolic diseases, was featured on WCAU-TV
(Ch. 10) on June 10 and 11 to comment on research showing that chromium
supplements may help normalize the glucose and insulin levels of Type II
- Theodore Christopher, MD, assistant director, division of emergency
medicine, department of surgery, appeared on WCAU-TV (Ch. 10) on
June 12, 13 and 15 to comment on a new study showing that television often
gives people the wrong impression of CPR. In reality, most cardiac arrests
occur in elderly people who have heart disease and may die regardless of
CPR, while television portrays CPR as a largely successful technique used
primarily on young people.
- Madhu Khalia, MD, PhD, professor of neurosurgery and professor
of pharmacology, appeared on WPVI-TV (Ch. 6) on June 13 to discuss
the obesity drug Redux, which was recently approved by the FDA.
- J. Bruce Smith, MD, professor, department of medicine, division
of rheumatology, was interviewed on WPVI-TV (Ch. 6) on June 10 about
his research on a vaccine for rheumatoid arthritis, symptoms and treatments
for the disease.
- Thomas Jefferson University's participation in a nationwide study of
Type II diabetes, in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association,
was reported on the Inquirer News Tonight (Ch. 17) on June
10 and on WPVI-TV (Ch. 6) on June 11.
Jefferson Health System partners are pleased to co-sponsor "Health
Matters," a 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
Alan R. Spitzer, MD
Chairman of Pediatrics Director, Division of Neonatology
Rodney Bell, MD
The August 25 and September 1 episodes have been preempted and will air later
in the season.
Program times and dates are subject to change without notice. To avoid
missing topics of interest to you, please check your local TV listings.