Jeffersonians in the News
Recent Print Coverage
- José Caro MD, chairman of the department of medicine,
commented on the development of a hormone to regulate body weight in mice
in the January issue of Discover magazine (circulation 1,000,000).
- Wade Berretini, MD, PhD, professor of psychiatry and human behavior
and professor of pharmacology, was featured in a New York Times article
(circulation 1,170,000) on December 26 concerning his research on the genes
associated with substance abuse.
- Professor of orthopaedic surgery Lee Osterman, MD, of the Jefferson
Hand Center, commented on computer-related wrist injuries in the December
issue of Better Homes and Gardens (circulation 7,400,000).
- Edward A. Pribitkin, MD, assistant professor of otolaryngology,
was quoted in the December issue of Men's Health magazine
(circulation 500,000) about ringing in the ears.
- Claudia Siegel, associate director of community health and director
of Jefferson's Bridging the Gaps program, was featured in the "One
of Us" section of the Philadelphia Daily News (circulation
205,000) on December 29.
- The December 1 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer (circulation
504,903) did a story on how John Moore MD, assistant professor of
plastic surgery, rebuilt the left ear of a 13-year-old as part of Operation
Smile's work with local children.
- Stephen Feig, MD, director of the Jefferson Breast Imaging Center,
commented on the use of needle biopsies in the November 30 issue of the
Journal Star (circulation 89,000), based in Peoria, IL.
Recent Television Coverage:
- George Brainard, PhD, director of Jefferson's light research
program, professor of neurology and associate professor of pharmacology,
appeared on ABC's national morning show, "Good Morning America"
on December 21 to discuss the winter solstice and seasonal affective disorder
and also on WNBC (NBC in New York) on December 28 to discuss artificially
produced melatonin and who should avoid it.
- Department of medicine chairman José Caro, MD, appeared
on WLNS (CBS in Lansing, MI) on December 22 to discuss the latest
obesity research ­p; a defective "signal" to the brain that
might cause obesity.
- Shimon Waldfogel, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry and human
behavior, was featured in "God's House", a December 24 holiday
special on TBS, discussing spirituality and medicine.
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital was featured in a number
of holiday stories on the local news. KYW (Channel 3) covered a children's
Christmas party hosted by Jefferson Medical College students and the Philadelphia
Salvation Army on December 16; A choir of children from Germany who sang
to patients was covered by KYW on December 23: the Inquirer
News Tonight (Channel 17) reported on a holiday vigil for peace
on December 23; and Pennsylvania Department of Labor Secretary Johnnie Butler
delivery of toys to children in Jefferson's pediatric unit on December 21
was covered by WPVI (Channel 6).
- A Cherie Bank interview with emergency room physician Alan Forstater,
MD, on the topic of frostbite appeared on December 22 and 27 on WNBC
(NBC in New York) as well as on WVIT (NBC in Hartford, CT) on December
21 and 23 and on local station Channel 10, WCAU on December 20 and
21. In addition, Amal Mattu, MD, was shown on WCAU on December
11 and Michael Bleck, MD, appeared on local station Channel 3, KYW
on December 20 to discuss cold weather tips.
Watch For . . .
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
Cancer and Men
Leonard G. Gomella, MD, Urology
The February 4, 18 and 25 episodes have been preempted and will air later
in the season.
*This episode will appear on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Program times and dates are subject to change without notice. To avoid
missing topics of interest to you, please check your local TV listings.