Jeffersonians in the News
Recent Print Coverage
Recent Television Coverage
- Building on their previous research involving the FHIT gene, 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, and other scientists from the Kimmel Cancer Center, published
a paper in the April 5 issue of Cell, which suggests that
an abnormal FHIT gene may trigger lung cancer. Coverage of this research
was reported by the Associated Press news service and appeared in
The New York Times (circulation 1,170,000) on April 6, and
The Philadelphia Inquirer (circulation 504,903) and The
Philadelphia Daily News (circulation 205,000) on April 5.
- Hedy Teppler, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of
infectious diseases, was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer
(circulation 504,903) on March 17 as part of an article on how protease
inhibitors, a new class of promising AIDS drugs, were developed.
- Jose´ F. Caro, MD, chairman of the department of medicine,
was quoted in an article on the genetic component of obesity in the March/April
issue of Fit magazine (circulation 91,500).
- E. Marshall Goldberg, MD, professor of medicine, division of
endocrinology, discussed how abnormally high levels of DHEA, can contribute
to chronic fatigue syndrome in women for the March 12 issue of Women's
World (circulation 1,461,225).
- Stephen Feig, MD, director of the Jefferson Breast Imaging Center,
outlined several upcoming advances in the diagnosis and treatment of breast
cancer for the February issue of USA Today, a national monthly
magazine based in Valley Stream, NY (circulation 251,000).
Watch For . . .
- On April 5, reports on Dr. Carlo Croce and Dr. Kay Huebner's
research on the role of the FHIT gene in lung cancer appeared on several
national television stations, including CNN, Headline News, WHTM
(ABC in Harrisburg), KDKA-TV (CBS in Pittsburgh), and all the local
Philadelphia television stations.
- Gordon F. Schwartz, MD, MBA, professor of surgery and a specialist
in diseases of the breast, appeared on CBS Evening News on
March 26, to comment on a study published in that week's issue of The
New England Journal of Medicine (JAMA) on the incidence
and treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast. Dr. Schwartz also
appeared on KCNC (CBS in Denver) on March 27 to comment on unnecessary
- Barry J. Goldstein, MD, PhD, director, division of endocrinology,
diabetes and metabolic diseases, department of medicine, appeared on WCAU
(Ch. 10) on March 27 to discuss the importance of testing for diabetes,
because so many people have the disease without knowing it.
- Marvin Gozum, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine, division
of internal medicine, appeared on WPVI (Ch. 6) on April 3 to explain
how health data networks, such as TJUH's "HealthLINK" system,
can improve the quality of health care and also cut costs by computerizing
patient records. Dr. Gozum also spoke on WPVI (Ch. 6) on February 20 about
how home health computer software is a trend that will be increasingly important
in the future.
- Cheryl Marco, RD, manager of outpatient nutrition services and
coordinator of the Dining With Heart program, appeared on WCAU (Ch.
10) on April 2 to discuss Jefferson's heart healthy culinary competition
and on April 3 to discuss low-fat cooking.
- On April 2, Eric Bernstein, MD, assistant professor of dermatology,
appeared on Fox 29 to discuss the schlerolaser, a new type of laser
treatment for spider veins. On March 20,WPVI (Ch. 6) covered The
Sidney Kimmel Foundation's $10-million grant to Jefferson to fund cancer
research and the establishment of the Kimmel Cancer Center of Jefferson
Medical College and the Kimmel Cancer Institute.
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
Beating Digestive Disorders
Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD
Choosing a Primary Care Doctor
Richard C. Wender, MD
Paul Shneidman, MD
Fixing a Faulty Heart
Arnold Greenspon, MD
Joan U. Bretschneider, PhD, RN
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