Edward K. Chung, MD, Publishes 3
Cardiology Books, Cd-Rom Bringing Career Titles To 90
Scott A. Waldman, MD, PhD, Appointed To Hamilton Family Professorship In Medicine
Neurology Hosting Continuing Ed Program On Stroke Nov. 7-8
Tertap Program Provides Job Skills For 40 Philadelphia Residents
E. Marshall Goldberg, MD, Urges More Doctors To Write Medical Fiction
Departments And Employees Honored At Annual Safety Fest
Jefferson Hosts South Philadelphia School Cluster Principals Meeting
David B. Nash, MD, MBA Named 1997 Health Care Hero By Philadelphia Business Journal
Clement Au, MD, Receives 181 Points Of Light Award
EDWARD K. CHUNG, MD, PUBLISHES 3 CARDIOLOGY BOOKS, CD-ROM BRINGING CAREER TITLES TO 90
Edward K. Chung, MD, Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, and since 1973 Director of the Heart Station, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, has published three pocket guides on cardiovascular disease for cardiologists and students, one of them supplemented in CD-ROM format.
The titles bring to 90 the total books published by Dr. Chung during his 25-year career at Jefferson. About 30 of Dr. Chung's books have been translated into 10 languages, with Italian, Portuguese and Spanish being the most frequent. In addition, he has published 600 scientific articles.
An accomplished artist, Dr. Chung does all the illustrations for his books and articles.
His three most recent titles, all comprehensive Pocket Guides published by Blackwell Science, are ECG Diagnosis, Cardiovascular Disease and Stress Testing. Co-author of the latter title is Dennis A. Tighe, MD, Associate Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, and a former Jefferson resident and fellow. Blackwell Science Multimedia has published in CD-ROM format ECG Diagnosis and Self-Assessment, an expanded and interactive version of ECG Diagnosis.
On October 10, during his 40th year reunion celebration events, Dr. Chung received the highest award from his alma mater Seoul National University College of Medicine in the recognition of his outstanding academic achievement in the field of cardiology, particularly electrocardiography and cardiac arrhythmias.
In 1992, Dr. Chung was one of 14 prominent Asian Americans selected for inclusion in Contemporary Asian Americans, a teacher's guide published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc. Dr. Chung was selected to represent medicine, along with such figures as I. M. Pei, architect; Yo Yo Ma, cellist; Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. Senator from Hawaii; Connie Chung, TV broadcaster; and Michael Chang, professional tennis player.
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SCOTT A. WALDMAN, MD, PHD, APPOINTED TO HAMILTON FAMILY PROFESSORSHIP IN MEDICINE
Scott A. Waldman, MD, PhD, has been appointed The Samuel M. V. Hamilton Family Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College (JMC).
In announcing the appointment, Robert L. Capizzi, MD, Magee Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine, JMC, said, "Dr. Waldman is eminently qualified to lead the Division. His prior role as Medical Director of the Clinical Research Unit, coupled with his scientific track record, affords him unique strengths in the clinical and laboratory research efforts of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology."
Dr. Waldman has been a JMC faculty member since 1990 where he continues to serve as Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. A graduate of Stanford University Medical School, he received his PhD in Anatomy from Jefferson in 1980. He also served his internship and residency at Stanford and held fellowships at Stanford and the University of Virginia
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NEUROLOGY HOSTING CONTINUING ED PROGRAM ON STROKE NOV. 7-8
How to treat and manage stroke will be the topic of a two-day continuing education program presented by the Department of Neurology, Jefferson Medical College (JMC), November 7 and 8 at Connelly Auditorium, Bluemle Life Sciences Building.
All JMC students and House staff are welcome to attend either or both sessions. There is no fee for any students or physicians in the Jefferson Health System or its affiliates.
Frederick A. Simeone, MD, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, will welcome participants. The first-day program will be The Rodney D. Bell, MD, Cerebrovascular Lecture, followed on November 8 by Stroke Update 1997: Current Evaluation and Treatment.
Ralph L. Sacco, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Neurology and Public Health (Epidemiology), College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, will be guest faculty presenter November 7 at 4 p.m. A complimentary reception for all attendees will follow at about 5:15 p.m. RSVP at 1-888-JEFF-CME.
The November 8 program begins with a 7:45 a.m. buffet breakfast followed from 8:30 a.m. to noon with presentations by five JMC faculty members: Dr. Bell, Professsor of Neurology and Chief, Cerebrovascular Division, Department of Neurology; David G. Brock, MD, and Jeffrey M. Dayno, MD, both Assistant Professors of Neurology; Paul J. DiMuzio, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery; and Perry J. Weinstock, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, all JMC.
Dr. Bell is Medical Director, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Stroke Center and Chair, Philadelphia Stroke Council. Dr. Brock is Associate Medical Director for Neuro-Intensive Care, and Dr. Dayno is Associate Medical Director of the Stroke Center, both Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
For more information, call 5-6992 or 1-888-JEFF-CARE.
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TERTAP PROGRAM PROVIDES JOB SKILLS FOR 40 PHILADELPHIA RESIDENTS
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital staff, MEDIQ/PRN and the Bucks County Housing Group, 40 Philadelphia residents have received job skills training designed to deliver their independence from public assistance.
Funded by the Ben Franklin Partnership through the Department of Community and Economic Development, TERTAP Training for Equipment Repair Technician Assistant Program provides opportunity for welfare-dependent Philadelphia residents to enhance their skills for employment with home healthcare companies maintaining medical equipment.
Following 12 weeks of basic education given by the Bucks County Housing Group, staff of MEDIQ/PRN, a New Jersey-based medical equipment company, provided technical expertise for the trainees. A formal graduation ceremony was held in June in McClellan Hall.
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E. MARSHALL GOLDBERG, MD, URGES MORE DOCTORS TO WRITE MEDICAL FICTION
Writing in a September issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, E. Marshall Goldberg, MD, Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College, urges more doctors to try their hand at writing medical fiction.
For one thing, writing medical fiction helps sharpen your thinking, he writes. "You must do something in fiction that you seldom do in real life: Think things through to a conclusion."
In addition, Dr. Goldberg writes, "Writing provides a great release from the headaches and heartaches of the everyday world."
Noting that many practicing physicians had made their marks in literature, Dr. Goldberg wonders "Who among today's practicing physicians will replace the Anton Chekhovs and Arthur Conan Doyles?"
"Until recently, we had Walker Percy and Richard Seltzer to carry on the tradition," Dr. Goldberg notes, but he laments the "dearth of worthy successors."
As The Wall Street Journal noted in reporting Dr. Goldberg's article, he also believes it's important that the public know "what generations of physicians think and how their thinking has become accommodated to the rapidly changing medical scene."
Dr. Goldberg has published 11 novels and was a writer for the "Dr. Kildare" television series. He has recently completed a trilogy of novels set at Jefferson Medical College, of which "The Family Scalpel" was the first.
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DEPARTMENTS AND EMPLOYEES HONORED AT ANNUAL SAFETY FEST
At the annual Safety Fest on Scott Plaza, several departments and numerous employees were honored by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety for their year-round efforts in employee-run safety programs.
Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) Safety Committee Awards of Merit went to employees of the Facilities Services Lock Shop, Tony Giordano, Jim Heuser and Ed Wagner, Security Officer Martin Kelly and Mike Cancillere of Custodial Services.
Awards of Excellence were earned by Amy Moreno of Rehabilitation Medicine for her contributions to designing and implementing the overexertion reduction program, by Susan Miller of Hospital Administration for developing the Office Safety section of the Hospital Safety Manual and to the employees of Medical Media Services, Pejman Makarechi, Director, for their continuous diligence in assuring the safety of events' attendees (securing power cords etc.)
Winners of two $50 Dining with Heart coupons for most accurately guessing the number of cans and number of pounds of cardboard in their exhibit were John Keklak, Radiation Safety and Donna Geathers, Anesthesiology.
In addition, 26 employees won prizes from their participation in this year's Safety Fest, and certificates of appreciation were given to members of the Safety Committee, Safety Observers, Floor Captains and department trainers.
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JEFFERSON HOSTS SOUTH PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL CLUSTER PRINCIPALS MEETING
Representatives from Jefferson Medical College (JMC), College of Graduate Studies and Corporate Services met on campus with principals of 12 schools in the South Philadelphia School Cluster to discuss ways to reach out to each other. The meeting was arranged through the efforts of Sultana Bonatsos, Volunteer Liaison for the University, College and South Philadelphia Cluster.
"We exchanged several ideas and ways in which we at Jefferson can extend our human and technological resources to help meet some school community needs," said James B. Erdmann, PhD, Associate Dean, JMC.
"In turn, we would benefit from increased understanding of issues facing schools and young people in Jefferson's Philadelphia community."
More meetings are planned, Dr. Erdmann said, rotating among school sites and Jefferson.
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DAVID B. NASH, MD, MBA NAMED 1997 HEALTH CARE HERO BY PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL
David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Associate Dean for Health Policy and Director, Office of Health Policy and Clinical Outcomes at Jefferson Medical College, has been named the 1997 individual Health Care Hero by the Philadelphia Business Journal for his contributions regionally and nationally toward improving healthcare quality and lowering costs. The announcement was made recently made at an awards program sponsored by Deloitte & Touche and Teleport Communications Group.
Dr. Nash, who is founding director of the Office of Health Policy and Clinical Outcomes, is nationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development, quality-of-care improvement and managed care medical education.
Dr. Nash's research and interest in quality improvement have helped to launch a national assessment of performance information on cost and quality. He has repeatedly been named by Faulkner and Gray as one of the most influential policy makers in academic medicine.
On the educational front, Dr. Nash's activities have had important regional and national ramifications. He is one of the leaders in the college's effort to educate the physicians of tomorrow on current managed care issues. For example, Dr. Nash designed a new course in the freshman medical school curriculum called "Introduction to the Healthcare System," where future physicians gain their first exposure to the world of Medicare, Medicaid and prospective payment.
Dr. Nash also serves as the Associate DIrector of the Partnerships for Quality Education (PQE), a national PEW Foundation program to bring together academic medical centers and managed care organizations.
Dr. Nash's national activities include appointment to the National Performance Council of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, vice chairmanship of the AMA Physician Measurement Advisory Committee and the Foundation for Accountability board of trustees. His regional activities include chairmanship of a technical advisory group for the Pennsylvania Healthcare Cost Containment Council.
His previous research with the Delaware Valley Transplant Program and the United Network of Organ Sharing demonstrated significant regional cost savings when certain laboratory tests are centralized from many institutions.
His research has also been recognized by the American Managed Care Pharmacy Association, which awarded him the 1995 Clifton Latiolas Prize for leadership in disease management, formulary design and pharmacoeconomics.
Dr. Nash's publications have appeared in more than four dozen articles in major healthcare journals and in ten edited books including "Physician's Guide to Managed Care" by Aspen Publishers and "Disease Management: A Systems Approach to Improving Patient Outcomes" by the American Hospital Publishing Company.
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CLEMENT AU, MD, RECEIVES 181 POINTS OF LIGHT AWARD
Clement Au, MD, a faculty member in the Deparment of Family Medicine who practices at the Jefferson Medical Care Chinatown satellite, received the 181 Points of Light Award on September 27, 1997. This award is presented from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives for unselfish service to the community throughout the years.
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