News & Events
Jefferson Mourns Long-Time Benefactor, Dorrance H. Hamilton
Mrs. Dorrance H. Hamilton was a long-time Jefferson citizen and friend, a generous benefactor and one of our city's leading philanthropists.
The Overuse of Imaging Procedures on the Decline Since 2008
Researchers from the Department of Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University now show that not only has usage of high tech imaging studies leveled off, but there has been somewhat of a decline in recent years.
Jefferson Welcomes Jack Ludmir, MD, as Senior Vice President & Associate Provost
Jefferson announced the appointment of Jack Ludmir, MD, as Senior Vice President of Physician Engagement and Integration and Associate Provost for Community and Global Initiatives.
Virtual Environment Education Reduces Anxiety Prior to Radiation Therapy in Prostate Cancer Patients
Radiation therapists and physicians know that education can reduce anxiety before radiation treatment but lack a standardized tool. In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team from Jefferson College of Health Professions and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University conducted a pilot study to see if a virtual environment education program could reduce some of the anxiety their patients face.
Spiritual Retreats Change Feel-Good Chemical Systems in the Brain; May Prime for Spiritual Experiences
Researchers at The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University show there are changes in the dopamine and serotonin systems in the brains of retreat participants.
Commitment to Rural Health Realized with Ribbon Cutting for 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health
The 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health, located in the Crown American building in downtown Johnstown, is a partnership between the 1889 Foundation and the Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.
A Simple Fix to Avoid Unnecessary Coronary Stents is Overlooked by Cardiologists and Current Cardiovascular Guidelines
Physician researchers at Thomas Jefferson University suspect that some cases of coronary artery spasm go unrecognized and are incorrectly treated with stents. The good news – there could be a simple fix to eliminate these unnecessary stenting procedures.
Jefferson Researcher Publishes Results of Oral Ebola Vaccine Trial for Chimpanzees
Jefferson researcher and Chair of Microbiology and Immunology, Matthias Schnell, Ph.D., recently completed testing of an oral vaccine to protect chimpanzees against the Ebola virus.
Controlling Energy Production by Calcium is an Organ-Specific Affair
Researchers have shown that the composition of the mitochondrial calcium portal (the protein that regulates when and how much calcium enters) is different depending on the organ in the body, showing how proteins play a role in the physiology of disease states.
Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) Reduces Symptoms of Traumatic Stress in Cancer Survivors
For some cancer survivors, the memories and physical effects of their experience can last long after their final treatments. Physician researchers at The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University tested the neuro-emotional technique (NET), a mind-body therapy, for efficacy in reducing symptoms of traumatic stress in cancer patients and published their results in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.