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Linda Ivker, RN, staff nurse, Labor and Delivery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, was interviewed recently by KYW-TV 3 on the benefit of infant massage. Ms. Ivker demonstrated infant massage routines that improve infant sleep patterns and reduce family anxiety. She is a nurse-massage therapist, certified in pregnancy massage and infant massage instruction.
Samir K. Ballas, MD, Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research, Jefferson Medical College and Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, published "Sickle Cell Pain, Progress in Pain Research and Management" with IASP Press. The book focuses on the various pain syndromes associated with Sickle Cell, pharmacologic and alternative therapies as well as miscellaneous aspects of sickle cell pain.
Peter J. Savino, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Medical College, attended the Utah Ophthalmological Society Meeting in Salt Lake City this past September. Dr. Savino also was an invited guest speaker at the University Health Sciences Center, Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, where he spoke on "Common Neuro-Ophthalmologic Problems for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist."
Michael Mooreville, MD, Instructor, Jefferson Medical College, and Department of Urology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, has been issued a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent, number 5,803,897, is for an inflatable penile prosthesis with rotary pump.
Norman L. Fienman, MD, senior pediatrician, Broomall Pediatrics and Broomall-West Goshen, part of Great Valley Health and Jefferson Health System, received the Pediatrics Review and Educational Program (PREP) Education Award for 1998 from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The PREP Education Award, presented to Dr. Fienman, recognizes AAP Fellows and Candidate Fellows who have earned a minimum of 150 AAP approved continuing medical education credits over three consecutive years.
Andrew Beckwith, '00, Jefferson Medical College (JMC), has received a Research Training Fellowship for Medical Students from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Mr. Beckwith will be working with Laurence Eisenlohr, VMD, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, JMC, on a project to develop an animal model to study Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland that can cause hypothyroidism.
Randolph L. Haines, CPE, formerly a Manager in the Facilities Services Department has been appointed to head a new Division in the Department. Mr. Haines is now the Energy Manager in the Department's Division of Energy Services. In this new position, he will implement cost-savings measures to reduce the cost of the campus's energy consumption. Mr. Haines has also received accreditation as a Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers.
Patricia S. McMorrow, Director of Communications for Thomas Jefferson University, was appointed as a panel member for Project: Annual Report