Research Update ... Predicting Severity of Endometrial Cancer
A finding by an international team of researchers from Jefferson and Italy may eventually lead to a test that can predict the severity of endometrial cancer and help guide treatment.
That Decorin May Be A Natural Cancer Fighter
A team of Jefferson researchers believes that a natural substance called decorin present in the outer hull of human cells may actually be a "built-in" cancer fighter.
Jim Roese Photography
Providing Assisted Living and Long Term Care to Friends Life Care
Jefferson Health System (JHS) has entered into an agreement with Friends Life Care at Home (FLCAH), Blue Bell, Pa., to provide assisted living and skilled nursing care services to FLCAH members, announced Barry Rabner, Vice President of Non-acute Services for JHS.
Platelet' Need Reported by Jefferson Blood Donor Center
Platelet donations are urgently needed for seriously ill patients whose blood has lost the ability to clot or coagulate.
Jefferson Researchers Develop
Vaccine For Botulism
Jefferson molecular biologists have created an oral vaccine against botulism which they believe can be used as a prototype to develop vaccines for other diseases such as diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus.
Jefferson Researchers Find
Relationship Between Clinic Experience with Advanced HIV
Treatment and Survival of Women with AIDS
Researchers from Jefferson Medical College (JMC) and the New York State Department of Health have found an association between clinic experience with advanced HIV treatment and survival of women with AIDS.
|David L. Super
"Great Impressions" (Jeff's Quick Copy Center) makes a great "first impression" on Jefferson administrators and other employees at its Grand Opening open house. At left, Dwight Pedro Lewis, Manager, Production Services/Printing Center, Information Systems, looks on as Sandy Carter, Great Impressions Coordinator, at right, demonstrates versatile color copying capabilities to John P. Sullivan, Vice President for Administration, second from left, and Thomas J. Lewis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, third from left. Located at 1830 Gibbon, directly across from the Apothecary, Great Impressions offers a wide range of copying, binding and other services for all Jefferson departments. Economy, convenience, quality and same-day service are the center's main guidelines, says Dwight Lewis. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 3-COPY.
The estate of Philip D. Gilbert, MD, JMC '33, named Thomas Jefferson University to receive $1.75 million for use by Jefferson Medical College (JMC).
Come to the Spring Concert on Friday,
The Thomas Jefferson University Choir and Orchestra presents its annual spring concert on Friday, April 17, at 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 17th and Sansom streets, in Philadelphia. The program will feature Part II of G.F. Handel's Messiah. The Thomas Jefferson University Choir and Orchestra, under the baton of its founder, Robert T. Sataloff, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Jefferson, is composed of physicians, nurses, students, employees, alumni and spouses within the Jefferson community. The concert is free and open to the public. For information, call 215-545-3322.
Earl Spangenberg Photography
When B101 radio has a contest and the prize is a party, the station really comes through. Just ask the Mail/Messenger Department. Staff there were recently recipients of lunch provided by B101 for all employees. Here, Jackie Olinger, Mail Processor, is the center of attention as the station's representatives Chris McCoy, right, and Joan Jones, second from right, deliver lunch and congratulate her for her prize winning letter to the station describing how listening to B101 makes the work day more pleasant. Mail /Messenger staff members, from left, Adam Stierle, Roberta Kubiak and Ozzie Distanisloa express their thanks and congratulations as well.
David Super Photography
Nurses in Jefferson's Short Procedure Unit celebrated Black History Month in March by preparing a soul food luncheon and testing their knowledge of significant African-Americans throughout history with a trivia quiz. From left are SPU staff Sarah Richardson, LPN; Cathy Kelly, RN; Shirley Wheeler Cromwell, RN, who organized the event, and Charge Nurse Kathleen Jaffe, RN.
TUNE TO HEALTHWISE ON WPEN 950 AM
Hear Jefferson Health System (JHS) physicians discuss the latest health topics on HealthWise, WPEN's weekly health information radio show hosted by Martin Weisberg, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, JMC. The show, sponsored by JHS, airs Sunday mornings, at 8:30 a.m. For upcoming topics and speakers, call 1-800-JEFF-NOW.
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