JMC Alumni 125th Anniversary
Celebration Wins National Award
Volunteers Needed For Asthma Studies
Have Your Hearing, Speech and Language Screened
Congratulations to Jefferson Nurses
JMC ALUMNI 125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WINS NATIONAL AWARD
The 125th Anniversary Celebration of the Jefferson Medical College Alumni Association has won a national prize from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The AAMC's Award for Excellence in Public Affairs was presented to Jefferson for this multifaceted celebration of the history and future of the medical college. It included four issues of the JMC Alumni Bulletin culminating in a special Spring 1995 issue, a video, a Mayor's proclamation, and enhanced events during 1995 with a special scientific symposium and gala Reunion Weekend. The project's success was a collaboration of the leadership of the Alumni Association and the professional talents of the Jefferson Medical College Alumni Office. Among the judges' comments: "Much to celebrate and you did it so well." "The magazine could not have been better."
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ASTHMA STUDIES
The Jefferson Asthma Center needs volunteers to participate in asthma studies. Volunteers must have asthma; have no other significant health problems; be available for follow-up; be a non-smoker; and be between the ages of 12 and 60. Volunteers will be paid. Call The Jefferson Asthma Center at 215-955-2557 for more information.
HAVE YOUR HEARING, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SCREENED
The Jefferson Hearing Center of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at 909 Walnut Street will conduct free hearing screenings for employees and their dependents age 5 and older during May in recognition of Better Hearing and Speech Month. To schedule an appointment, call 5-8897.
In addition, the speech, language pathology section, department of rehabilitation medicine will conduct free speech and language screenings for employees and their dependents. To schedule a speech and language screening appointment, call 5-7445.
On Tuesday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., representatives from both departments will distribute information on better speech and hearing in the west Atrium cafeteria.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JEFFERSON NURSES
"Jefferson Nurses Leading the Way" was the theme of this year' s celebration of Nurses Week April 29-May 1.
* A contest to name the new staff education channel on the Hospital's closed circuit TV system highlighted activities. David Gappa, RN, a staff nurse on 14 Thompson, suggested "JET" Jefferson Educational Television. He received a $50 "Dining with Heart" gift certificate. A specially created "Nurses Week Video" aired featuring department accomplishments and a montage of staff nurses at work.
* A professional poster exhibit displayed the creative and innovative ways Jefferson nurses practice to improve patient care. Michael L. Evans, PhD, RN, Vice President of Nursing Services, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Texas, led staff presentations titled "Healthcare Reform: What's In It For Me?" and "Health Care: Past Problems, Present Realities and Future Impact."
ERNEST J. FERRIS, MD, TO PRESENT 1997 HODES LECTURE
Ernest J. Ferris, MD, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, will address "The Radiologist's Commitment to Excellence How Can We Deliver On The Promise?" at the Department of Radiology's Tenth Annual Philip J. Hodes Lecture. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 1997 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Solis-Cohen Auditorium, Jefferson Alumni Hall.
Dr. Ferris has served as president of the Radiological Society of North America and the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments. He is currently a member of the Residency Review Committee for radiology and is an eminent authority on cardiovascular and interventional radiology, and health policy issues.
KAREN IGNAGNI TO DELIVER 6TH ANNUAL GRANDON LECTURE MAY 15
Karen Ignagni, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Health Plans, Washington, DC, will deliver the 6th annual Raymond C. Grandon Lecture "The Future of Managed Care and Academic Medicine." All Jeffersonians are invited to the lecture in DePalma Auditorium, May 15, 8 to 10 a.m. Always attracting an overflow crowed, the event is sponsored each year by the Office of Health Policy and Clinical Outcomes, JMC.