Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp


Speaker Series

The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at the Institute for Emerging Health Professions presents:

Medical Cannabis Scientific Evidence

Monday, April 5th, 2021 | 4 – 5 pm

Sandra Carrilo, MD, MHSM

Professor, Medical Cannabis Research & Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Panama
Clinical Practitioner, Medical Cannabis Expert/Advocate
Co-Founder Medicann IPS Cannabis Clinics

Graduate Certificates

Our certificates are offered in partnership with the Center for Forensic Science Research & Education. For over twenty years the Center has been at the forefront of the forensic community, providing novel developments in research, training and education in the forensic sciences. Their internationally recognized staff have partnered with the Lambert Center and Thomas Jefferson University to provide an unparalleled learning experience in this emerging field. 

Learn more about their systems for the early identification and notification of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) in the drug supply in the United States.   

Current Offerings

  • Cannabis Medicine Certificate — Designed for clinicians to provide an understanding of the science underlying endocannabinoids, phytocannabinoids and synthetic cannabinoids and their clinical applications.
  • Cannabis Science Certificate - Provides an in depth view of the botany and chemistry of the cannabis plant, cannabinoids pharmacology and resultant effects, and how to identify and quantify the different chemical components and potential toxicants in cannabis.

Continuing Education Courses

We provide accredited continuing professional education for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists regarding the potential uses of medicinal cannabis. Many states, including Pennsylvania, require healthcare professionals to receive such education before recommending medicinal cannabis products or addressing patient needs in a registered dispensing facility.

All certified programs are designed to meet the continuing education needs of healthcare professionals as the use of medical cannabis expands. Lambert Center programs present valid, balanced, and objective content that reflects the scientific standards of academic medicine. 

Pennsylvania Department of Health-approved, Jefferson-accredited 4 hour continuing education course for PA health professionals (DoH/CE)

The DoH/CE Credit activity is a 4-hour set of 7 modules that fulfills the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s training requirement for physicians who wish to recommend medicinal cannabis to patients, and for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners who wish to work in Pennsylvania dispensaries.

Research Scholar

Henry Morelli will support cannabis and cannabinoid receptor-related investigationsHis research will provide a further understanding of how human health systems respond to cannabinoids and may identify opportunities for therapeutic applications. Morelli holds a BS in Biology from Saint Joseph's University. He also earned the Dreidink Scholar award for two consecutive years. Morelli will work with Ajay Nayak, PhD, in the Center for Translational Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, to investigate underlying mechanisms contributing to allergic response to Cannabis sativa with the long term goal of identifying the major allergens of marijuana and developing standardized tools for clinical diagnostics.