Jefferson Advantage: Employee
Assistance Program Presents 'Bereavement: How to Cope with the Loss of a
Coping with the illness and death of a loved one is an inevitable
experience we will have as adults. It is one of the least discussed. Come
join with others who are living with the challenges of the bereavement process.
Facilitator for the group will be Pamela Fawcett, MEd, Counselor, Jefferson
Advantage: Employee Assistance Program.
The group will meet for six consecutive Tuesdays from 12:05 to 1 p.m., in
205 College on January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4. Group will also meet
on February 11, but the location will be 203 College.
Topics of discussion include:
Cardeza Receives Two Grants
To register, please call Kathy Flanagan at 5-2181.
- Illness and caretaking responsibilities
- Family issues surrounding death
- Individual responses to loss and grief
- Gender differences in managing loss
- Stages of healing
Two grants totaling more than $1 million have been awarded to
Jefferson's Cardeza Foundation Hemophilia Center. A grant of $780,486 from
the Centers for Disease Control was received to study the prevention of
complications of hemophilia. In addition, the Maternal and Child Health
Bureau awarded $574,098 to fund regional hemophilia diagnostic and treatment
centers. Barbara A. Konkle, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director
of the Cardeza Foundation Hemophilia Center, is the principal investigator
on both grants. The monies will benefit programs at the Cardeza Foundation
as well as at 16 affiliated centers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland,
Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC. Susan Cutter, who has been the
social worker and coordinator of the Cardeza Foundation Hemophilia Center,
will become the Regional Coordinator for these projects.
New Director for Women's Center for Health
Monica Choi, PhD, CRNP, has been appointed Director of the Women's
Center for Health Promotion at Jefferson. She holds a joint appointment
as associate professor in the Department of Nursing, College of Allied Health
Sciences, and as a certified registered nurse practitioner in the Department
of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Choi, a nurse
specialist in women's health care, has been providing primary care services
to women in the Philadelphia area for nearly two decades. She has conducted
research on women's responses to the menopausal transition and choosing
whether or not to use hormone replacement therapy.
Dr. Choi will continue her clinical practice at the Jefferson Center for
Women's Medical Specialties, at the Ben Franklin House, 834 Chestnut Street,