News & Events
Christine Ann Arenson, MD, Named Alumni Professor and Chair of Family and Community Medicine at Jefferson
The Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University named Christine Anne Arenson, MD, the Alumni Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. In this role, Dr. Arenson will oversee more than 50 employed faculty members and guide the department’s research, education and clinical goals.
Jefferson Selected for National Pilot Program Aimed at Maximizing Kidney Transplantation
Jefferson Health is one of nineteen transplant hospitals selected in the United States to participate in the initial pilot phase of the Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (COIIN), a three-year project intended to increase kidneys used for transplantation.
A Receptor Discovered for Progranulin
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center discovered a cell-surface receptor highly expressed by cancerous and brain cells that directly and tightly binds progranulin. Importantly, the researchers also showed that this binding activates a cellular program that makes cancer cells more aggressive.
14th Annual Jefferson Gala to Honor SAP CEO Bill McDermott & Renowned Surgeon Dr. Edmund Pribitkin
The 14th Annual Jefferson Gala will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 6 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. This year’s Gala will honor Bill McDermott and Edmund Pribitkin, M.D., MBA, FACS.
Targeting Breast Cancer Metabolism to Fight the Disease
New research from Thomas Jefferson University shows that breast cancer cells rely on a different process for turning fuel into energy than normal cells. The results were recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Philadelphia Eagles, Jefferson, and Rothman Institute Announce Partnership Renewal
The eight-year extension will run through the 2023 season
Psychedelic Drugs Trigger More Intense Mystical Experiences than Meditation or Prayer
Research could shed light on underlying biological mechanisms of mystical experiences and how these experiences influence well-being.
Temple University and The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University Announce Groundbreaking Collaboration and Cannabinoid Conference
Temple University, a national leader in substance abuse research, announced today a groundbreaking collaboration with The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University, the nation’s first comprehensive resource for expert-developed, unbiased information about the medical uses of marijuana and cannabinoid focused-therapies to be housed within a major US health sciences university.
Reducing Risk of Lung Distress in Preterm Babies
Steroids for women at risk of preterm birth improve lung development and reduces risk of severe respiratory distress in babies.
Community Outreach May Reduce the Risk of Liver Cancer
Trained community partners ensure follow-through on vaccination against hepatitis B virus (HBV)