It was a night filled with exciting moments such as this, effervescent team spirit, skilled players and supportive fans as physicians from the Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital traded their lab coats for gym shorts. The "Methodocs" took on members of the Philadelphia Eagles during a charity basketball game at St. Maria Goretti High School Gymnasium in South Philadelphia. Eagles players Brian Dawkins, Ray Farmer, Hollis Thomas, Barrett Brooks, James Darling and Koy Detmer played against the "Methodocs." The Methodist Hospital physician team representing a wide variety of specialties was led by captain Peter Honig, DO. The fun-filled, fundraising event benefited the Methodist Hospital Foundation, which grants funding to South Philadelphia-based community healthcare programs.
At the presentation of his portrait to the University, friends and colleagues gathered in recognition of the outstanding career and contributions of Edward K. Chung, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Jefferson Medical College (JMC) and Director of the Heart Station, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, for nearly 25 years.
Dr. Chung is an internationally recognized expert in the field of electrocardiography and author of 90 books and more than 600 scientific articles. Shown here, from right, are University President Paul C. Brucker, MD; Dr. Chung; Hie-Won Hann, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, JMC; Joseph S. Gonnella, MD, Dean, JMC, and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs; Michael P. Savage, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory; and Albert N. Brest, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology. Dr. Chung retired in July.
In mid-June, the Jefferson Child Care Center held a graduation ceremony for its students who start Kindergarten in the fall. Seven of these students have been cared for at the Center since they were infants. Shown above, the graduates don their caps during a ceremony which included students singing "I Believe I Can Fly" and "Make New Friends," distribution of diplomas, and a luncheon with family in the Center's outside play area.
The Sixth Annual Paul C. Brucker, MD, Lecture, "Key Buyer Trends: Implications for Providers in the 21st Century," attracted a large and participative audience to the Connelly Conference Center. Shown, from left, are Jack Farber, Chairman of the Board of Thomas Jefferson University; guest lecturer Howard R. Veit, Managing Principal, Towers Perrin; Dr. Brucker, President of Thomas Jefferson University, and Howard K. Rabinowitz, MD, Professor of Family Medicine, Jefferson Medical College.
College of Health Professions (CHP) faculty award winners honored at the College's recent Seventh Annual Awards Ceremony are, left to right, Maryanne McDonald, MSN, RN, Instructor of Nursing, The Fred and Sayde Abrams Award for Excellence in Clinical or Laboratory Instruction; Paul D. Howard, PhD, PT, Cert MDT, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and Margaret J. Griffiths, MSN, OACN, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing, Dean's Faculty Achievement Award. Also with the honorees are CHP Senior Associate Dean Linda G. Kraemer, PhD, and Dean Lawrence Abrams, EdD.
Helping Jefferson tackle migraine headaches is 1998 Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis, running back for the Denver Broncos, presenting autographed football to Jefferson Headache Center Director Stephen D. Silberstein, MD. Mr. Davis, who has battled migraine headaches since he was 7, visited the Jefferson Headache Center to share experiences with other migraine sufferers. He is one of an estimated 18 million Americans suffering from migraines, which can cause throbbing head pain, debilitating nausea and sensitivity to light and noise. A migraine headache forced Mr. Davis, age 25, out of most of the second quarter of Super Bowl XXXII. After being treated with DHE, also known as Migranal nasal spray, Mr. Davis returned to the game to set a Super Bowl rushing record and to be voted Most Valuable Player. Dr. Silberstein praised the athlete's commitment to public education about migraine.