Surgical Center Welcomes 50,000th Patient
The Jefferson Surgical Center, begun more than 10 years ago at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, has performed its 50,000th outpatient procedure.
Jefferson Gene Therapy Trial
Takes Aim at Deadly Brain Cancer
Researchers at Jefferson Medical College (JMC) hope to find out if gene therapy will be safe and effective in treating glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer.
Jefferson celebrated International Week in April with a week-long schedule of activities. The event kicked off with a lecture by David, Macfadyen, MD, formerly of the World Health Organization, speaking on Healthcare Issues Around the World. Following the lecture, Jefferson Medical College and College of Health Professions students displayed posters relating their international experiences. The week concluded with the fifth annual International Day attracting more than 200 people to Scott Plaza. Booths representing 14 countries filled the plaza where a variety of ethnic foods and international singing, dancing and musical numbers by invited groups and Jefferson faculty, staff and students were featured. Here, two students from Jefferson's Association of Indians, Jennifer Chennat, JMC '01 at right, and Sangeeta Senapati, JMC '01, performed a classical Indian dance. Jennifer Ju, JMC '00, and Becky Thomas, JMC '00, were co-chairs of the event. Robert Neroni Photography
Representatives from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) visited the laboratory of J. Bruce Smith, MD, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Jefferson Medical College (JMC), and Director of the Pregnancy Loss Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, to present a $15,000 check for the purchase of a flow cytometer. This new equipment will advance Dr. Smith's investigations into the causes of recurrent miscarriage. On hand for the presentation were, from left, Robert L. Capizzi, MD, Magee Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine, JMC; Ronald J. Wapner, MD, Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, JMC; Dr. Smith; Ronald McDonald; Michael Anton, President, RMHC; and John Durante, Director, RMHC. Ronald McDonald later entertained young patients in the pediatrics unit. Robert Neroni Photography.
Studies New Drug to Prevent or Delay Alzheimer's Disease in Its
Jefferson clinicians and researchers hope patients with Alzheimer's disease will benefit from a new drug study currently under way.
Affirmative Action Office Announces New Plan, New Advisory
The University Affirmative Action Office announces a new Affirmative Action Plan and an Affirmative Action Advisory Committee that has virtually all new members.
After delivering the 1998 William Potter Lecture on Student Research Day, Ferid Murad, MD, PhD, second from left, holds a Jefferson bowl presented to him by Susan L. Rattner, MD, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Jefferson Medical College (JMC), at left, and Scott A. Waldman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, JMC, third from left. At right is Joseph Wear, representing the family of the late William Potter Wear who created the annual lecture to honor his grandfather and former President of JMC and Hospital Board of Trustees, the Honorable William Potter, LLD. Dr. Waldman presented the William J. Bodine Jr. Award to Asit K. Shah, JMC '99. Mr. Wear presented 10 Student Research Awards to members of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, including three to JMC students Trang Pham, JMC '99, Esmael Amjad, JMC '00, and James DeBloom II, JMC '01. Also participating in the program were Eric B. Kmiec, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, JMC, and President of the Thomas Jefferson University Chapter of Sigma Xi, and Jeffrey L. Benovic, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, JMC, and co-organizer of Student Research Day with Dr. Waldman.
The Howard Hughes
Medical Institute Awards Research Training Fellowship To
Jefferson Medical Student
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded Andrew Beckwith, who is completing his second year at Jefferson Medical College (JMC), a Research Training Fellowship for Medical Students. This one-year award includes a stipend for Mr. Beckwith and non-salary support for Thomas Jefferson University.
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