Breast Cancer Specialists Agree on
Means for Classifying Controversial Early Stage Cancer
A who's who of breast cancer experts from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and medical institutions around the world have designed a system for classifying Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), a controversial malignancy found in the breast, as a first step toward improving patient treatment for this type of early breast cancer. DCIS currently represents 20 to 25 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed.
Your Spirit of Giving Glows This Holiday Season
Jeffersonians' holiday season had a wonderful start when this year's United Way campaign surpassed it's goal of $215,000, and as of December 2 reached $235,212.
Grants Support Jefferson Research Projects
Three researchers at Jefferson have recently been awarded significant grants from area foundations that will further the development of new treatments for cancer and vascular disease.
Prevention Program Screens for Diabetes
Thomas Jefferson University is one of 26 medical centers across the country participating in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a nationwide, National Institutes of Health (NIH) research study looking at ways people at risk for Type 2, or "adult onset" diabetes, can prevent or delay its onset.
HealthLink: LASTWORD® Implementation begins in hospital areas
Weather Emergencies: Check Your Status, Call 1-800-858-8806
* Volunteers Needed for Cardiovascular Risk Study
|Infant Intensive Care and Transitional
Nursery Halloween Reunion Party
Seven-hundred children, age 10 years and younger, were invited to a Halloween Reunion Party held at McClellan Hall. The event, held every two years, celebrates the now healthy "graduates" of Jefferson's Infant Intensive Care and Transitional Nursery who were born prematurely or with other complications. Among those participting were Eric Gibson, MD, Director, Jefferson Apnea Program, Division of Neonatology, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Jefferson Medical College, along with Mr. and Mrs. Librizzi and their quadruplets, Anthony, William, Curtis and Daniel, born in September 1996.
|Jefferson Medical College White Coat Ceremony
Two hundred and twenty-nine first-year Jefferson Medical College students participated in the third annual "White Coat Ceremony." The ceremony marks the students' entry into interactions with patients in Jefferson's Doctor and Illness course. This year, the students were "cloaked" by faculty and classmates, with each student being ceremonially dressed in the doctor's white coat. After the last student donned the white coat, the group recited the Hippocratic Oath, led by James Plumb, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, JMC. Mitchell Cohen, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, JMC, presided over the event. James Campbell, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery at John Hopkins School of Medicine, delivered the guest keynote address, "The Relevance of the Basic Sciences to Clinical Medicine."
Walking to Fight AIDS - Many Jeffersonians participated in the 11th Annual AIDS Walk, which this year raised approximately $1.2 million to help fund direct services to AIDS patients. Sponsored by the AIDS FUND (formerly From All Walks of Life), the 8.4 mile walk along Kelly and West River drives benefits more than 60 organizations in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. This year 30,000 walkers participated. Funding from the walk helps Jefferson's Social Work Department support its AIDS Case Management Program. Although team figures are not yet in for this year's walk, they will be available soon and team captains will be notified of the results. For more information, call Melissa Rooney, Walk Coordinator, 5-7214.
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1996 ANNUAL REPORT
Thomas Jefferson University's 1996 Annual Report is also available through the publications office at 215-955-6204.