The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust Gives $1.5 Million to
Support Heart Research at TJU
The W. W. Smith Charitable Trust of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, has awarded a special onetime grant of $1.5 million to endow The William Wikoff Smith Chair in Cardiac Research at Jefferson Medical College (JMC) of Thomas Jefferson University.
Lastword® Training For 4,000 Staff and
Employees to Span Summer
With implementation of the new LASTWORD® Information System targeted for September 26, training of more than 4,000 Jefferson staff and employees will occur over the summer.
Jefferson Cancer Network Establishes Jefferson Oncology
The Jefferson Cancer Network (JCN) has established the Jefferson Oncology Group (JOG), a cooperative program among the network members to enhance clinical and translational cancer research, including clinical trial development.
|Children of seven nations from around the world
and Puerto Rico make it "Earth Day International" on Scott Plaza during Earth
Day activities. The children, ranging from the second to eighth grades at Philadelphia's
Greenfield School, are enrolled in Greenfield's "ESOL" program English for
Speakers of Other Languages taught by Mrs. Ellen R. Baer, at left. At right is Amy
Zelik, college student and ESOL tutor. Their posters depicting Earth Day themes are
displayed behind the students who took a multicultural approach to their Earth Day
projects. "The children conveyed varying approaches to Earth Day as practiced in
their native lands as well as drawing on what they've learned as students in an American
school," says Mrs. Baer. Five children are from mainland China, two from Mexico and
one each from Vietnam, India, Korea, Ethiopia, Russia and Puerto Rico. This year's Earth
Day event was held in cooperation with the City of Philadelphia's Local Emergency Planning
Committee and its neighborhood initiatives called Community Environmental Fairs, says
Martha A. Anderson, Assistant Vice President for Safety and Security, with Jefferson
extending invitations to various neighborhood organizations.
Don Walker Photography
Ben Franklin Technology Center Helps Establish
Jefferson Center for Biomedical Research at Delaware Valley College
As a result of an innovative partnership with Delaware Valley College (DVC) of Agriculture and Science in Doylestown, PA, Jefferson has extended its research capabilities to rural Bucks County, creating the Jefferson Center for Biomedical Research and Agricultural Medicine on the DVC campus.
Jefferson Scientists Studying How FHIT Gene May Work to
Curb Cancer Growth
Scientists at Jefferson Medical College (JMC) appear to have an important clue to the workings of a gene that normally protects against cancer, the FHIT gene. Ultimately, by understanding how FHIT works, scientists may be able to find ways to interfere with the development of cancer.
Employee Appreciation Day
Integration Update - JHS Collaborates with Future Members on New Patient Accounting System
|"Devil's Advocate" Wins 1998 Raft Debate! It happens now and then the audience turns "thumbs down" on Raft Debate contestants and declares the "Devil's Advocate" the winner. This year the audience agreed with a skeptical Kevin R. Muzzio, MD, Instructor in Medicine, Jefferson Medical College (JMC) that none of the three contestants' defense of their life-saving specialties earned them a raft escape off their sinking ship. Devilishly clad in a red tuxedo, Dr. Muzzio is second from left. At far left is moderator Marion J. Siegman, PhD, Professor of Physiology, JMC, decked out as a Titanic skipper but really in charge of the 90s ship "HMS HMO." Two contestants chose garb anticipating their shipwrecked state. Opting for protective raingear is Marty Weisberg, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, JMC, while electing to relax as a "beach bum" is Frank Leone, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, JMC. Trying to lift the whole motley crew "in one fell swoop" of her cape is Donna J. Barbot, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, JMC. Dr. Barbot's argument that she should be saved because she is really two people a Siamese twin of her daughter, wrapped in Mom's cape at the time just didn't hold enough water for a hard-to-convince audience. This was the 28th annual Raft Debate sponsored by the Hobart Amory Hare medical honor society.|
Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetics Needed
The Clinical Research Unit of Thomas Jefferson University is seeking non-insulin dependent diabetic patients to participate in a clinical drug trial involving an investigational drug. Volunteers must be between the ages of 35 and 60, have a history of Type 2 diabetes for less than four years, and not have given blood or participated in another study for the past six weeks. Qualified volunteers who participate will be compensated. For further information, please call Lori Conley, weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 215-955-1978.
Males Over Age 50 Needed for Urology Study
You may have an enlarged prostate and could participate in this study. Qualified participants will receive:
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