Emergency Medicine Physician Named Director of Division of Emergency
Theodore A. Christopher, MD, FACEP, Associate Professor of Surgery, Jefferson Medical
College (JMC), has been named Director, Division of Emergency Medicine in the Department
of Surgery, JMC, and Director of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University
Hospital, announced Francis E, Rosato, MD, the Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chairman,
Department of Surgery, JMC.
Dr. Christopher, has been serving as Acting Director of the Division of Emergency
Dr. Christophers research interests include mechanisms of ischemia a
reperfusion injury, head trauma, and medical responses to hazardous materials
contamination and other disasters.
A Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. Christopher is also a
member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the Pennsylvania chapter of the
American College of Emergency Physicians, the Philadelphia Emergency Physicians
Society and the Shock Society. He also serves on the advisory board of the
Jefferson/Community Violence Prevention Program.
IVF Patient Information Seminars Offered
Patients and employees wishing to learn about in vitro fertilization (IVF) and related
assisted reproductive technologies (ART) can attend free evening seminars from 7 to 9 p.m.
at either the Jefferson or Plymouth Meeting locations.
The seminars are conducted by Pennsylvania Reproductive Associates at Jefferson who
encourage anyone contemplating any assisted reproductive technology to attend.
The next seminar is March 15 at 5217 Militia Hill Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 (RSVP
610-834-1140, Ext. 326).
These presentations are held on a regular basis. For information on later dates, please
call the number given above.
JMC Affiliations Day Attracts 150 Sophomores
More than 150 Jefferson Medical College (JMC) sophomores took the opportunity to meet
representatives from Jeffersons affiliate hospitals and learn about rotations,
electives and residencies during the 10th annual JMC Affiliations Day.
Following lunch and the general session, students dispersed into discussion groups with
the 40 faculty members who attended. The event was hosted by the JMC Student Council in
cooperation with the deans office.
Hospitals represented were: Bryn Mawr Hospital, Christiana Care Health Services, duPont
Hospital for Children, Episcopal Hospital, Geisinger Medical Center, Lankenau Hospital,
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, Methodist Hospital, St. Francis
Hospital in Pittsburgh, West Jersey Health System and Wilmington Veterans Administration
Dr. Goldberg Receives Radiological Society of North America Award
Barry Goldberg, MD, Professor of Radiology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas
Jefferson University, and Director, Division of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Thomas Jefferson
University Hospital, and the Jefferson Ultrasound Research and Education Institute,
received the 1998 Outstanding Researcher Award from the Radiological Society of North
America (RSNA) at the association s 84th annual meeting. The award is one of the highest
honors RSNA presents and is given to radiologists who have displayed a career of
Dr. Fraser, President of the Radiological Society of America, right, presents
the 1998 Outstanding Researcher Award to Dr. Goldberg.
Simon Gratz Research Prize Available to JMC Alumni
Two cash prizes, each in the amount of $20,000, will be awarded in the year 2000 to one
faculty member alumnus and one non-faculty alumnus. In accordance with the terms of the
bequest, awards will be made to those Jefferson Medical College alumni whose work is
deemed to have most furthered the advancement of medical or surgical treatment of
disease or for research work that has been productive of results having real practical
value. This work must have been completed within the preceding five-year period.
Nominations for the Simon Gratz Research Prize must be accompanied by:
- a completed application form
- the candidates curriculum vitae
- a biographical sketch of the nominee (not to exceed three pages)
- a summary and analysis of the contribtion of the candidate meeting the terms of the
bequest (not to exceed five pages); and
- copies of any relevant publications
Ten copies of the complete application (including reprints) should be furnished as
well. In addition, three letters of reference should be mailed directly to the Gratz
These awards will be presented at the spring 2000 Potter Wear Lecture. Nominations
should be submitted by December 31, 1999 to the attention of: Associate Dean for
Scientific Affairs, Jefferson Medical College, Office of research Administration,
Jefferson Alumni Hall Room M5, 1020 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5587
For application forms or inquires, please write to Chairman, Simon Gratz Research Award
Committee, at the preceding address or call 215-503-2011.
AOA/Hare Lecture set for March 26
The AOA/Hare Annual Spring Lecture will feature Samuel O Theis, MD, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Partners HealthCARE System, Inc. and Professor of Medicine and
Profesor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Theis will deliver his 22nd
AOA lecture, Medicine at the Millenium, on Friday, March 26, from 5 to 6 p.m.
at 101 Bluemle Life Sciences Building. The lecture, sponsored annually by the Alpha Omega
Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Hobart Amory Hare Medical Honor Society, brings a well
known and respected individual in the field of medicine to the Jefferson community to
lecture on current or future topics in medicine.
The lecture is free and open to the Jefferson community.
Scott Gallery Exhibits Paintings by OACs Tom Sommerville
The Scott Gallery is exhibiting to mid-May a series of gouache (opaque watercolor)
paintings that depict in narrative style the Biblical Story of Jacob in modern garb and
settings, and oil paintings of plants and fruits. The most arresting of the latter are
gem-like rows of red or green apples, each object with its own idiosyncracies.
The work is by Tom Sommerville, Computer-based Learning Designer, Office of Academic
Mr. Sommervilles paintings have been exhibited in several shows in the Delaware
Valley. He won the Mercer County, NJ, Heritage Commission Award in 1992 and has presented
papers on color and design theory to art and design associations.
At OAC, Mr. Sommerville provides electronic graphics and other content for online
course development and CD production.
The Scott Gallery, on the sixth floor of the Scott Building, welcomes art and
photogaphy work from all Jefferson employees. To learn how you can display your work, call
Julie S. Berkowitz, University Art Historian, at 3-5368.
Daffodils Arrive on Campus the Week of March 15
Daffodils signaling Jeffersons support of the Amercan Cancer Societys Daffodil
Days will arrive on campus the week of March 15. A special thank you to everyone who has
ordered daffodils to contribute to the American Cancer Societys extraordinary work
Employee Survey Update
Last month, Jefferson employees received a summary of the organization-wide
results of the recent employee survey. Departmental survey reports have now been
distributed to managers. Sheridan Consulting, the firm which assisted Jefferson in the
survey process and prepared the reports, has conducted training to aid management in
effectively presenting the results.
Over the next several weeks, managers will be conducting employee meetings to share the
survey results for their departments. All employees are encouraged to participate in the
discussions and become involved in initiatives to address concerns identified through the
Celebrate Spring with the Universitys Choir and Orcestras
The Thomas Jefferson University Choir and Orchestra will present their annual spring
concert on Friday, April 9th, 1999 at 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 17th and Sansom
Streets in Philadelphia. The program will feature Faures Requiem as well as
selections from Gershwins Porgy and Bess. Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, Professor of
Otolarnygology-Head and Neck Surgery at Jefferson, directs thechoir composed of Jefferson
physicians, nurses, students, employees, alumni and spouses. This concert is free and open
to the public. For further information, call 215-545-3322.