Jeffersonians in the News
Recent Print Coverage
Recent Television and Radio Coverage
- David Berd, MD, professor of medicine, division of neoplastic
diseases, recently unveiled the discovery of a potential vaccine for melanoma
at the 32nd annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
News of Dr. Berd's research appeared in local and national newspapers including
the Columbus Dispatch (circulation 407,543) on May 12, the
Arizona Republic (circulation 379,093) on May 5, the Buffalo
News (circulation 377,527) on May 12, the Times-Pacayune
(circulation 340,885) on May 5, the Philadelphia Daily News
(circulation 205,000) on May 22, the Salt Lake Tribune (circulation
186,824) on May 3 and the Philadelphia Tribune (circulation
111,000) on May 21. Dr. Berd's discovery was also featured in the June 17
issue of U.S. News & World Report (circulation 2,303,328).
- Michael Glassner, MD, assistant clinical professor of obstetrics
and gynecology, commented on the growth of uterine fibroids and the problems
they can pose to women in the June issue of Parents magazine
- Robert Sataloff, MD, professor of otolaryngology - head and neck
surgery, emphasized the impact overall health can have on the health of
the human voice in the May issue of Cosmopolitan magazine
- Lorraine King, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology,
explained that women who receive treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome
(POS) in their teens and early twenties have less trouble conceiving than
those who seek treatment later in the May issue of Mademoiselle
magazine (circulation 1,178,116).
- Breast disease specialist and surgeon Gordon F. Schwartz, MD, MBA,
discussed his discovery that excision and surveillance alone can successfully
treat in situ, or noninvasive, breast cancer in the Philadelphia Inquirer
(circulation 504,903) on May 27.
- Herbert Patrick, MD, clinical associate professor, division of
pulmonary and critical care medicine, commented on how air pollution in
the Delaware Valley contributes to heart and lung deaths in the Philadelphia
Inquirer (circulation 504,903) on May 9.
- Fred Lublin, MD, professor of neurology and director, division
of neuroimmunology, explained research being conducted to determine if bee
stings and/or bee venom can be used to successfully treat symptoms of multiple
sclerosis (MS) in the Boston Globe (circulation 500,887) on
- John McShane, MD, clinical assistant professor and director,
primary care sports medicine, department of family medicine, was featured
in the "One of Us" column in the Philadelphia Daily News
(circulation 205,000) on May 29, in which he discussed his role as team
physician for the Philadelphia Eagles and his preference for a non-surgical
approach to treating injuries.
- David Nash, MD, MBA, clinical associate professor of medicine
and director, Office of Health Policy and Clinical Outcomes, emphasized
the importance of accurate data analysis in outcomes management in the May
issue of Business & Health magazine (circulation 35,000).
- Edward Barr, manager, Support Services, discussed the environmental
and financial benefits Jefferson's proactive approach to recycling has reaped
in the Pittsburgh Business Times (circulation 17,500) on April
Watch For . . .
- Research by David Berd, MD, and other researchers from Jefferson's
Kimmel Cancer Center to develop a vaccine to treat the skin cancer melanoma
were reported locally and nationally. Dr. Berd appeared on KYW-TV
(Ch. 3) on May 12 and WPVI (Ch. 6) on May 20 to discuss how the vaccine
is not preventive but can attack cancer cells in people who already have
melanoma. On May 21, Dr. Berd was interviewed on CNN's Headline News
about how the melanoma vaccine uses a person's own tumor cells to
stimulate the immune system.
- Body weight and how to diet effectively were hot topics for Jefferson
health experts during May. E. Marshall Goldberg, MD, professor of
medicine, division of endocrinology, appeared on WCAU (Ch. 10), on
May 21, 23 and 26 to comment on how there are no "miracle" diets.
Robert Considine, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, division
of endocrinology, was featured on FOX (Ch. 29) on May 20 and 21 to
discuss Jefferson research using gene therapy to treat obesity. Gail
DiGiambattista, director, Health Awareness Program, discussed using
exercise to lose weight and build muscle on WPVI (Ch. 6) on May 23
as part of a special series on weight loss. This series also covered Jefferson
researchers genetic treatments for obesity on May 20 and 21.
- Travel tips from Jefferson's Travel Medicine Services were featured
on CNN's News/Travel Guide on May 18.
- The planned merger of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist
Hospital was reported on WPVI (Ch. 6) and WPEN Radio (950
AM) on May 7.
- Gordon F. Schwartz, MD, MBA, professor of surgery and a specialist
in diseases of the breast, appeared on WCAU (Ch. 10) on May 9 and
12 with one of his patients and her mother, to discuss how breast cancer
deaths are decreasing and the Race for the Cure, a local run that raises
money for breast cancer research. Both women had survived breast cancer
survivors and were participating in the event. Dr. Schwartz was also interviewed
on the Inquirer News Tonight (Ch. 17) on May 21 about his
research showing that lumpectomy can be as effective as mastectomy for treating
certain types of breast cancer.
- Barry Goldstein, MD, director of endocrinology, diabetes and
metabolic diseases, appeared on FOX (Ch. 29) on May 28 to discuss
a new test to detect diabetes in its early and most treatable stages and
the importance of testing people who are at risk for this disease.
- The graduation ceremony for Thomas Jefferson University's College of
Allied Health Sciences was covered by the Inquirer News Tonight (Ch.
17) on May 17.
- Eric Bernstein, MD, assistant professor of dermatology, demonstrated
how the Sclerolaser, a new type of laser, can remove spider veins on WPVI
(Ch. 6) on May 15 and 16.
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
Hypertension: The Silent Killer
Marc L. Schwartz, MD
David Goodner, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
New Ways to Treat Asthma
Stephen Peters, MD
Director, Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care
Leukemia: Time Bomb in the Blood
Neal Flomenberg, MD
Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Division of Neoplastic Diseases
Lasers and Skin
Eric F. Bernstein, MD
Alan R. Spitzer, MD
Chairman of Pediatrics Director, Division of Neonatology
*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.