TJUH Getting A New Lung Center Funded by Korman Foundation
Philadelphia Business Journal by John George, Senior Reporter
The center is being established through what Jefferson is describing as “major support” from the Jane and Leonard Korman Family Foundation.
The exact amount of the foundation’s donation was not disclosed.
The goal of the center is to allow Jefferson to better understand lung disease through innovative research and expanded clinical programs for exceptional patient care.
“This investment enables us to recruit national leaders and further expand our clinical offerings to create a world-class program for the treatment and prevention of lung disease (a group of acute and chronic conditions that include lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, pneumonia and asthma),” said Dr. Gregory C. Kane, interim chairman of the department of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
The Korman Family Foundation is a long-time Jefferson supporter. Leonard I. Korman, a Thomas Jefferson University trustee since 1998, is chairman and CEO of the Trevose, Pa., real estate development and management company Korman Commercial Properties Inc., and a partner in the Korman Co. Jane Korman is a trustee of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, a member of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Craft Show, and a member of the Modern and Contemporary Art Committee and Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.Beat: Health Care, Biotech/Pharmaceutical, Sports