Jeffersonians in the News
Recent Print Coverage
Recent Television and Radio Coverage
- Efforts by oncologist, David Berd, MD, and other Jefferson
cancer researchers to develop cancer vaccines were reported in the Sunday
Edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer (circulation 997,587)
on April 28.
- Sleep disorders specialist, Sharon Schutte, MD, commented on
the impact female hormones have on sleep cycles in the April issue of Self
magazine (circulation 1,229,791).
- Gynecological oncologist Charles J. Dunton, MD, associate professor
of obstetrics and gynecology, appeared on emphasized the importance of receiving
routine Pap smears in the Philadelphia Inquirer (circulation
504,903) on April 1.
- Evan Frank, MD, director, Pain Therapy Services, explained how
chronic pain sufferers will benefit from the "intraspinal infusion
system," a new pain medication treatment program, in the April issue
of Mature Outlook magazine (circulation 940,000).
- James Fish, MD, director, division of pulmonary medicine and
critical care, reacted to new asthma medications designed to act against
an underlying cause of the disease in the Wall Street Journal
(Eastern Edition) (circulation 749,547) on April 5.
Watch For . . .
- Eric Bernstein, MD, assistant professor of dermatology, demonstrated
how spider veins can be removed without injections by using a pulse laser
for WCAU (Ch. 10) on April 10.
- Charles Dunton, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology,
appeared on FOX (Ch. 29) on April 8 to comment on the finding that
increased utilization of the pap test can save more women from dying of
- The Inquirer News Tonight (Ch. 17) featured the dedication
of a mosaic on the importance of organ donation created by children from
the General George B. Mead School. The children originally presented the
mosaic to Jefferson during National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week
to recognize the hospital's transplant program, after which the mosaic was
permanently installed at the Cecil B. Moore Septa Station.
- Emergency department physician Alan Forstater, MD, clinical assistant
professor of surgery, discussed how to prevent frostbite and hypothermia
on the national cable station America's Talking on April 5.
- News reports on how researchers from the Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center
have found that an abnormal FHIT gene may contribute to lung cancer appeared
nationwide throughout April. Among the stations that aired news of the finding
or interviews with Robert Comis, MD, The Ludwig A. Kind Professor
of Medicine, director of the division of neoplastic diseases, professor
of microbiology and immunology, and Carlo M. Croce, MD, director,
Kimmel Cancer Center, professor and chairman, department of microbiology
and immunology, were WHTM-TV (ABC in Harrisburg), WPBF-TV
(ABC in West Palm Beach), WTNH-TV (ABC in New Haven),WCCO-TV
(CBS in Minneapolis/St. Paul), WTSP-TV (CBS in Tampa), WAGA-TV
(Fox in Atlanta), KSAZ-TV (Fox in Phoenix), WJBK-TV (Fox in
Detroit), WJAR-TV (NBC in Providence), WLWT-TV (NBC in Providence),
KCET-TV (PBS in Los Angeles) and CLTV-TV (a cable station
in Chicago). In addition, reports of the research aired on radio stations
throughout the country, including KGO-AM (ABC radio in San Francisco),
KSDO-AM (ABC radio in San Diego), KNX-AM (CBS radio in Los
Angeles), KLIF-AM (NBC radio in Dallas) and locally on WHYY-FM.
- Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, professor of medicine, director of clinical
services, division of gastroenterology and hepatology, appeared on WRC-TV
(NBC in Washington, DC) on April 16 to comment on two drugs recently approved
by the FDA to cure ulcers. Dr. Edmundowicz also discussed this topic on
WCAU (Ch. 10) on April 16 and 17.
- An interview with Mitchell J. M. Cohen, MD, clinical associate
professor of psychiatry and human behavior, on effectively communicating
with patients about difficult emotional issues such as death, aired on WCAU
(Ch 10) on April 18. Also, first-year medical student Anand Germanwala appeared
on WCAU on April 20 in a related story about how medical students
now are trained to deal with death and dying issues.
- Darwin Prockop, MD, PhD, professor and chairman of biochemistry
and molecular biology, director of the institute of molecular medicine,
professor of medicine, appeared on WCAU (Ch. 10) on April 18 and
21 to discuss new discoveries in genetic research, particularly his work
in the discovery of the gene that causes brittle bone disease.
- April 25 was National Take Our Daughters to Work Day and KYW
(Ch. 3) featured a group of Jefferson daughters learning the ropes at their
parents' workplace on their noon, evening and late night newscasts. WPVI
(Ch. 6) and The Inquirer News Tonight (Ch. 17) also covered
various work-related activities for the daughters of employees at Jefferson.
- John H. Moore Jr., MD, clinical associate professor of surgery,
appeared on WCAU (Ch. 10) on April 22 and 23 to discuss miniliposuction,
a procedure which can be done in an hour because the liposuction is done
for a small area. Dr. Moore also discussed the procedure on KYW News
Radio on April 3.
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
Joan U. Bretschneider, PhD, RN
Colorectal Cancer: Taking Away the Fear
Robert D. Fry, MD
Surgery/Colon and Rectal Surgery
Kids and Immunizations
George P. Valko, MD
Implants: The Safety Story
James W. Fox, MD
Hypertension: The Silent Killer
Marc L. Schwartz, MD
David Goodner, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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