Dr. Gomella New RTOG Urology Chair
Walter J. Curran Jr., MD, Clinical Director of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and
Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Jefferson Medical College (JMC), who
also serves as Group Chair for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), has appointed
Leonard G. Gomella, MD, the Urology Chairman of RTOG. RTOG is a national cancer research
organization sponsored and funded by the National Cancer Institute. Jefferson received
full membership in RTOG three years ago and is one of 22 full members. Membership in RTOG
has helped Jefferson integrate results of basic science into clinical care. Dr.
Gomellas appointment as the Urology Chairman of RTOG will continue to solidify the
close working relationship between urologists and radiation oncologists in the management
of prostate and other urologic malignancies. Dr. Gomella currently serves as the Director
of Urologic Oncology for the Kimmel Cancer Center, and is The Bernard W. Godwin Jr.
Associate Professor of Prostate Cancer in the Department of Urology, JMC.
Have You Joined THE WALK Yet?
By now, you should know about the 1998 Juvenile Diabetes Foundation WALK TO CURE DIABETES,
for which Jefferson Health System is the prime sponsor. The walk takes place on Sunday,
September 27, with registration at 9 a.m. at Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park. The walk
begins at 10 a.m. There will be a JHS tent, food and T-shirts, and lots of fun for a great
cause. As a walker, your goal will be to raise $100. All WALKers who raise funds are
eligible for significant prizes. For more information about the walk, call Rebecca
OShea at 955-7514 who will put you in touch with one of Jeffersons 55 team
Tuition Assistance for Full-Time
Non-Bargaining Unit Employees
Beginning with the fall 1998 semester, tuition assistance applications for Jefferson
employees will no longer be processed by the College of Health Professions. Starting now,
all transactions for tuition assistance will be processed through the Employee Benefits
Office located on the first floor of the Martin Building. This includes tuition assistance
applications for internal (Jefferson) and external (non-Jefferson) programs.
Please contact the Employee Benefits Office at 503-7858 or stop by the
office from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., if you have any questions on this new procedure.
Annual AIDS Walk Set for Sunday, October 18
On Sunday, October 18, Jeffersonians will be among the more than 30,000 people meeting at
the Eakins Oval for the 12th annual AIDS Walk.
This years goal is to raise $1.35 million for AIDS care, education
and prevention. Jefferson is once again a beneficiary of funds raised from the AIDS Walk.
Funds will be used to expand our HIV case management program in the Department of Social
If you cannot participate in the walk, you can still help by sponsoring a
friend, family member or co-worker.
In addition, bake sales will be held on two Fridays in the West Atrium:
September 18 and October 2. You can help by donating baked goods.
Put on your walking shoes and make this event a success once again! To
sign up or for more information, call Melissa Rooney at 5-7214.
Fall Season for Faculty Club Begins
The first day of operation this fall for the Jefferson Faculty Club will be Tuesday,
September 8, announces Gerald B. Grunwald, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean of Academic
Affairs, College of Graduate Studies, and President, Jefferson Faculty Club.
The Faculty Club invites members of the Jefferson Faculty and
Administration to join for the academic year 1998-1999.
The Faculty Club provides a comfortable and congenial dining
environment and is the perfect place to drop in for anything from a quick bowl of soup
and/or sandwich to a full-course meal served at your table, Dr. Grunwald says.
Its a wonderful place to chat informally with colleagues, to hold a small or
large business meeting in a comfortable atmosphere, to entertain a guest or just relax on
The Faculty Club is located on the Mezzanine level of Jefferson Alumni
Hall, and is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Regular
dues are again $50 ($25 for retired members).
For more information contact Dr. Grunwald at 3-4191 or Gerald.Grunwald@mail.tju.edu
JEFFLINE Internet Forum (JIF) Returns
Welcome (Back) to JEFFLINE will kick off the first
AISR-sponsored JEFFLINE Internet Forum (JIF) of the new academic year, September 18, noon
to 1 p.m., 307 Jefferson Alumni Hall. Along with a brief overview, the session will
highlight new JEFFLINE features.
Created by AISR (Academic Information Services and Research), JEFFLINE is
the Jefferson Health System online knowledge base for education, research and clinical
Held the third Friday of every month as a brown bag session, the JIF
introduces students, faculty and staff to features on JEFFLINE as well as timely Internet
topics. Free soft drinks are provided.
Fall 1998 JIF topics will include campus e-mail (including ICE Internet
access for students), new biomedical information products such as MD Consult and other
lifelong learning resources. Your interests will help determine future topics.
To check monthly topics and locations, call 3-2830 or 3-9684 or visit the
JIF Web site at http://jeffline.tju.edu/Internet/JIF/
Learn About Peptic Ulcer Disease and H.
Howard S. Kroop, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Digestive Disease Institute, will speak about Peptic
Ulcer Disease and H. Pylori at a free seminar open to Jefferson employees, their families
and friends. The event will be held at DePalma Auditorium, Main Building, Thomas Jefferson
University Hospital, September 16, noon to 1 p.m. Time will be set aside for questions and
answers. Informational literature will be distributed and refreshments served. Call
Penny Wise Thrift Shop Reopens
Following a summer recess, the Penny Wise Thrift Shop of the hospital Womens Board,
57-59 E. Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, will reopen for consignments only Wednesday, September
2, through Friday, September 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The shop will be closed on
Saturday, September 5, and Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. On Tuesday,
September 8, the shop will reopen for the season with regular hours from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday; and from
10 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please call the Penny Wise Thrift
Shop at 610-642-7239.
IVF Seeks Egg Donors
The hospital's In Vitro
Fertilization Program seeks women under 34 years of age to donate eggs to infertile
couples. Donors will undergo screening involving medical and psychological testing.
Eligible donors, who must have medical insurance, will be compensated. If you would like
to participate in this worthwhile program, please call Carol Goldman, LSW, at 5-5147.
October 1 is World Vegetarian Day. If anyone is interested in participating in a
"Veggie Booth" in the Atrium, please call Elaine at 5-4277