Uric Acid Reduces
Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms in Mouse Model, Jefferson Researchers
Scientists at the Biotechnology Foundation Laboratories at Jefferson Medical College have shown that uric acid, a common metabolic product, may lessen symptoms of a mouse disease that is considered as a model for multiple sclerosis in humans.
Jefferson Scientists' Results
Raise Hopes for Ovarian Cancer Vaccine
Jefferson Medical College researchers have created what they believe may prove to be an effective ovarian cancer vaccine made from a patient's own cancer cells.
Rothman Institute Moves to 925
The Rothman Institute at Jefferson moved into new and expanded facilities on the Jefferson campus, at 925 Chestnut St., Monday, March 2. The new site is in the former PMA Building at 10th and Chestnut Streets, former home of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and, more recently, the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association (PMA).
|Robert Neroni Photography - Twenty students from third through eighth grades at Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School, at 10th and Vine streets, entertained Jefferson physicians, staff and visitors in the Hospital's Atrium by performing traditional and modern Chinese dances in honor of Chinese New Year. Jefferson welcomed their visit as part of its Chinese Community Partnership for Health. Through this initiative, Jefferson also offers childbirth classes for pregnant Chinese women given by a Chinese patient educator who teaches each class in both Mandarin and Cantonese. Here, the students perform the celebratory lion dance as CBS Channel 3 cameraman tapes their performance for the evening news.|
Jefferson's 3-Year Romania Program a Success
Jefferson Community Violence
Prevention Partnership Receives William Penn Foundation Grant
Jefferson Hospital's chaplaincy program has been awarded a $244,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation to help counter violence in Southeast Philadelphia neighborhoods as part of the Jefferson Community Violence Prevention Partnership.
Advancements in Breast Cancer
Treatment Sentinel Node Biopsy
Recently, Gordon Schwartz, MD, Professor of Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, started using a new procedure called sentinel node biopsy on all his patients undergoing breast conservation surgery.
Tired of Off-Campus Lunches? Check Out the Jefferson Faculty Club
Integration Update -- duPont Hospital for Children Begins Partnership with Bryn Mawr Hospital
|Robert Neroni Photography - Teresa De Luca, MD, Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, had the opportunity to shake hands with Rosalynn Carter, left, at a recent National Mental Health Association (NMHA) tribute honoring the former First Lady. Elizabeth A. Smith, MBA, far right, Administrator, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, also attended the event, which recognized Mrs. Carter for her efforts to advance the understanding and treatment of mental illness.|
In Memoriam: ALAN K. "SCOTTY" CAMPBELL, PhD
SPRING CONCERT FRIDAY,
The Thomas Jefferson University Choir and Orchestra presents its annual free spring concert on Friday, April 17, at 8 p.m. at Fisrt Baptist Church, 17th and Samson streets, in Philadelphia. The program will feature Part II of G.F. Handel's "Messiah". For information, call 215-545-3322.
TUNE TO HEALTHWISE ON WPEN
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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