Jefferson Health System and Riddle
Memorial Hospital form first Jefferson Health Alliance
Richard D. Klausner, MD, to deliver 12th Annual Simon Kramer Lecture
Eucharistic minister volunteers needed
'TIS THE SEASON: The women and children at My Sister's Place seek holiday donations
Jefferson genetics faculty presents lecture series to SmithKline Beecham researchers, managers, staff
Jefferson & Mercy
Jefferson Health System and Riddle Memorial Hospital formed the first Jefferson Health Alliance on August 1, 1997. The Mercy Health System participated in the planning of this Alliance. As a Catholic healthcare ministry, Mercy sought review of the Alliance proposal from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. After review of the proposal, the Archdiocese expressed support for Mercy's relationship with Jefferson; however, it urged Mercy to develop a different legal structure for this relationship. Mercy continues to work toward joint programs with Jefferson and Riddle while it finalizes the formal legal model of its involvement.
Together with Jefferson Health System, the Mercy Health System and Riddle Memorial Hospital are working on several initiatives. These include working toward having Mercy and Riddle participate in the Jefferson Health Network, developing an integrated primary care network, participating in ambulatory care facilities together and working together in behavioral and home health.
RICHARD D. KLAUSNER, MD, TO DELIVER 12TH ANNUAL SIMON KRAMER LECTURE
Richard D. Klausner, MD, Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI), will present the 12th Annual Simon Kramer Lecture, "The Nation's Cancer Research Program," at Jefferson Alumni Hall, 5 p.m., December 10. A reception at Eakins Lounge will follow at 6 p.m. The Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College, is sponsoring the event.
Dr. Klausner has served as Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) since 1995. Since 1984, he has been Chief of the Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
He began his research career at the National Insitutes of Health in 1979 and is well known for his contributions to multiple aspects of cell and molecular biology. Over the past five years, he has been recognized as one of the 20 most highly cited scientists in the world in biology and biomedical research. Dr. Klausner's research has illuminated the genetics and biochemistry of metals as essential but toxic nutrients for virtually all forms of life, has illuminated the pathways by which molecules traffic and speak to each other within the cell, and has described novel mechanisms by which genes are regulated.
Dr. Klausner's many honors and awards include the American Federation of Clinical Research's Outstanding Investigator Award and the William Damashek Prize for Major Discoveries in Hematology.
In 1993, Dr. Klausner was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and chaired their project to write standards for science education for the United States from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Dr. Klausner was recently elected to the Institute of Medicine. He is author of more than 250 scientific articles and several books.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Roman Catholic employees who would like to volunteer an hour or two a week to the Eucharistic Ministry Program to distribute Communion to Catholic patients at Jefferson should contact the Pastoral Care Program.
If you have had no experience in the Eucharistic Ministry, you'll receive two hours training. Those who are already Eucharistic Ministers will receive a one-hour orientation to the hospital environment.
For more information on how you can make a valuable contribution to our patients, please call Darlene Harmon, administrative secretary, Pastoral Care and Education, at 5-6336.
'TIS THE SEASON
The women and children at My Sister's Place, an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility operated by Thomas Jefferson University, would very much appreciate some holiday items. The women would like hair supplies, winter outerwear and accessories, games and/or books. The children, who are between the ages of 1 month to 6 years old, would appreciate toys, games, clothes or books.
If you would like to donate any gifts to our clients, please call Denise Ellis, Harriet Williams, or Kimla Warrington at:
My Sister's Place
5601 Kingsessing Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
215-727-1640 ext. 24 or 27
JEFFERSON GENETICS FACULTY PRESENTS LECTURE SERIES TO SMITHKLINE BEECHAM RESEARCHERS, MANAGERS, STAFF
Nine members of the Jefferson Genetics Program Faculty of the Kimmel Cancer Institute are presenting a nine-week Genetics Course at the SmithKline Beecham (SB) Research Facility in Upper Merion.
The course, titled "Genetics, An Introduction for the R&D Scientist," was developed by W. Edward Mercer, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Jefferson Medical College, and Director of the University's Interdepartmental Genetics PhD Program.
Dr. Mercer points out that the course is "a new approach to academic-industrial relationships in the biomedical field." He explains that "it is designed to provide R&D scientists with postgraduate education in the science of genetic ranging for basis concepts to state-of-the-art biotechnologies."
He adds that "the program is unique in that it is in a course format and not a research symposium as is common in industry."
The course is part of the Scientific Lecture Series for SB Pharmaceuticals sponsored by Pharmacological Sciences U.S., Biopharmaceutical Research and Human Resources Organization Development.
To date, about 250 SB researchers, managers and staff members are registered and attending the course lectures, given weekly from October 14 through December 16.
Dr. Mercer points out the course represents the growing interest in the Jefferson Genetics Program as it strengthens both educational and research activities with area pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies. The subject material of the lecture series has attracted the interest of SB upper management, including several vice presidents who have attended, Dr. Mercer adds.