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Thomas Jefferson University Holds Commencement for Class of 2014

05/28/14

Alex Gorsky, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Johnson & Johnson will address Jefferson Medical College, Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Jefferson School of Population Health graduating classes

PHILADELPHIA— Thomas Jefferson University will hold its 190th Annual Commencement to graduate students from Jefferson Medical College, Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Jefferson School of Population Health on Thursday, May 29th at 10:30 a.m., at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

Guest speaker Alex Gorsky is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, the seventh person to serve as Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson since the Company went public in 1944.  Following graduation from the United States Military Academy, Gorsky joined the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment.  After a six-year military career, he joined Johnson & Johnson as a sales representative in 1988.  

In his leadership of J&J, Alex Gorsky has been a strong advocate of diversity of ideas, individuals and approaches, not just as good corporate citizenship, but as a true business advantage, as the foundation of the Company’s collaboration and innovation.  He has been the leading voice globally on the development of a comprehensive approach to the challenge of health care.  He leads a company of 128,000 people operating in 60 countries following one simple purpose: “Caring for the world, one person at a time.”  

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Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia, is nationally renowned for medical and health sciences education and innovative research.   Founded in 1824, TJU includes Jefferson Medical College (JMC), one of the largest private medical schools in the country and ranked among the nation’s best medical schools by U.S. News & World Report, and the Jefferson Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Population Health and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.  Jefferson University Physicians is TJU’s multi-specialty physician practice consisting of the full-time faculty of JMC.  Thomas Jefferson University partners with its clinical affiliate, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.

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