Recent Research

Daughter making blood glycemia test for diabetes check during lockdown isolation - Focus on senior woman

Exploring computer learning to predict Parkinson's disease progression, how the immune system becomes exhausted in HIV, and how to offer patients better diabetes care.


The latest on sustainability in fashion, studying what curbed the spread of COVID-19 best, and working with patients toward better assistive devices


From detective shows to decoding genetic data - how a Jefferson alum found her way to the world of computational research.

Series of images showing different stages of destruction of a tumor cell. 3D illustration. Can be used to illustrate effect of drugs, medicines, microbes, nanoparticles

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive breast cancer subtype that often fails to respond to treatments. Researchers at Jefferson Health's Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) have developed a novel therapeutic strategy that could revolutionize its treatment – and are challenging scientific beliefs in the process.


Understanding generational trauma and how therapists can be trained to help individuals cope.

Young woman with stomachache sitting on the bed at home

Read the latest on the barriers to life after prison, a new treatment avenue for visceral pain, and how older people were cared for during the global pandemic.

John P. Mordach

Jefferson’s CEO Joseph G. Cacchione, MD is pleased to announce that John P. Mordach, has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Jefferson, which consists of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Health and Health Partners Plans. Effective March 20, 2023, Mordach will join the organization from Duke University Health System (DUHS) where he served as Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer for the $4.5 billion academic health system since 2020. 


With a projected 2.5 billion more people living in cities by 2050, the need to design sustainable cities has never been greater.

Prostate cancer cell, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). of the surface of prostate cancer cells. The cells shows numerous processes and microvilli (fine surface projections). These features are characteristic of highly mobile cells, and enable cancerous cells to spread (metastasis) rapidly round the body, and invade other organs and tissues. Cancer cells divide rapidly and chaotically, and may clump to form malignant tumours. The prostate is a small gland found in men just below the bladder, surrounding the urethra, the tube urine passes through. Prostate cancer is most prevalent in men over 50 years of age. Treatment is with hormone therapy, chemotherapy, or surgical removal of the prostate. Magnification: x 8000 when printed at 10 centimetres across.

Researchers discover a potential therapeutic avenue against an aggressive form of prostate cancer. 

A young ethnic female takes a short break from her day hike in the Utah desert to use her inhaler.

New research into making asthma and COPD medication more potent could also improve how long they work in patients who need frequent doses. 

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