Kimmel Cancer Center of Jefferson Welcomes Cancer Survivor Cycling Cross Country for National Cancer March
Cancer survivor Dani Grady and a team of
cyclists on a 10-week, 4,000-mile trek across the nation to campaign for a cancer cure and
increased cancer research funding, will stop in Philadelphia Tuesday, September 15, to
visit Jeffersons renowned Kimmel Cancer Center.
Jefferson Earns a Prominent Role in Technology Transfer
Jefferson has gained a high profile among academic
institutions for its active technology transfer program. In the past 10 years, the rate of
growth of our research has been higher than at most of our peer institutions, leading to a
large number of new discoveries by our faculty, says Jussi J. Saukkonen, MD, who as the
Vice President for Science Policy and Technology Development oversees the
Universitys technology transfer program.
Womens Health Source and Chinese Resource Center To Open This Fall
Two new services for
community members, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Womens Health Source
and the Jefferson Chinese Resource Center, will debut with a grand opening, Tuesday,
September 22 at the new facility on the first floor of the hospitals Gibbon
Building, 10th and Chestnut.
Summers End Brings Blood
During the summer vacation season just
ending, blood donations unfortunately always decrease. This causes the blood supply to
become dangerously low, especially as the Labor Day weekend approaches.
Jefferson Scientist Receives Awards From Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Beckman Foundation
Charles M. Brenner, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at
Jefferson Medical College (JMC) and a member of Jeffersons Kimmel Cancer Center,
recently received a New Investigator Award in the Basic Pharmacological Sciences from the
Burroughs Wellcome Fund. He also received a Beckman Young Investigator Award from the
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.
Hopes High As SPD Employees Son Signs, Plays with Eagles
For the first time in years, Rose Hamiters 25-year-old son, Joby, had to skip the annual family reunion, held this year at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
But Uhuru Joby Hamiters absence from the festive gathering was actually a source of great pride for Rose, a 29-year Jefferson employee in SPD, and every other member of his far-flung family.
Why? The late August family reunion
conflicted with the Philadelphia Eagles pre-season training camp and exhibition
schedule and Joby had signed with the team in June as a defensive end.
Join Jeffersons United Way
Day of Caring
This year, Jeffersons United Way
Day of Caring community service project has been expanded by the United Way Cabinet to
accommodate more Jefferson volunteers. The enthusiasm of cabinet members and others who
participated in last years Day of Caring at Project H.O.M.E. attracted a number of
Jeffersonians who expressed an interest in participating in this worthwhile activity, said
Kevin Donahue, Jeffersons 1998 United Way Chairperson.
Sign Up Now To Volunteer for Jefferson Hospital Philadelphia Distance Run
All Jefferson employees, staff and students are invited to volunteer a few hours of your time to help at the Jefferson Hospital Philadelphia Distance Run September 26 and 27.
For the first time, Jefferson is the
title sponsor of the run - the premier half-marathon race in the nation.
Jefferson Commons Instructor Writes Fitness Book
Jolie Bookspan, PhD, Instructor at the Commons, has written a book entitled
Health & Fitness in Plain English. This new, national bestseller provides
effective and safe exercise techniques along with valuable information on pain management,
nutrition and wellness. And, the book includes illustrations from another Jeffersonian,
Todd Sargood, Graphic Artist, Medical Media Services, TJU.