Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation Grant Supports Chinese Community Partnership for
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded Thomas Jefferson University Hospital a three-year grant totaling nearly $500,000 to support outreach to advance the Chinese Community Partnership for Health.
Honors Member of Malaysian Parliament, Eminent Japanese
Physician/Educator at 174th Commencement
Jefferson's 174th Annual Commencement will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 28, at Philadelphia's historic Academy of Music. University President Paul C. Brucker, MD, will deliver the Convocation and confer all degrees.
College of Health
Professions to Present Honorary Degrees to John F. Banzhaf III
and Lt. Col. Madeline M. Ullom at May 15 Commencement
Jefferson's College of Health Professions (CHP) will award honorary degrees to John F. Banzhaf III, founder and executive director of Action on Smoking and Health, Inc. and Lt. Col. Madeline M. Ullom, a Jefferson School of Nursing alumnu and decorated World War II veteran, at Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the Academy of Music.
Celebrate Nurses Week '98...
Congratulations to all of our nurses for their outstanding professionalism and commitment to excellent patient care.
Miss Janet C. Hindson
Jefferson notes with deepest sadness the death of Miss Janet C. Hindson on March 9, 1998. The Jefferson family has sustained an extraordinary loss with the passing of this consummate nurse and extends sympathy to her family and friends.
Jefferson's Liver Transplant Team
Performs 300th Transplant
The Liver Transplant Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the first hospital to successfully establish a liver transplant program in the Philadelphia area, recently hit a milestone by performing its 300th transplant.
The College of Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy, Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) organized an international colloquium aimed at prevention of diabetic foot ulcers, under corporate sponsorship from Paromed™ Medizintechnik GmbH of Neubeuern, Germany. Here an interdisciplinary team of clinicians work with computerized in-shoe pressure measurement to optimize pressure distribution inside footwear of a patient with diabetes mellitus. The event encompassed week-long activities leading up to a one-day seminar. Footwear experts from Physicial Therapy, Rehabilitation Medicine, the Rothman Institute at Jefferson, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Stride Physical Therapy of Middlebury, CT, and Carl's Shoes of Morristown, NJ, teamed with German Orthopaedic Shoemakers focused on providing optimal footwear and education for patients with diabetes including the use of foot orthoses, changes in gait and specialized footgear. From left are Stanley Jacobs, MD, DSC, Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, TJU; Brenda Bastedo of Stride Physical Therapy and Pedorthic Services; patient Michael Lubline; Roberta Nole, MA, PT, CPed, President of Stride Physicial Therapy and Pedorthic Services; at the computer, Kenneth J. Chesnin, MS, Research Associate, HPL; Dennis Higman, CPed, of Carl's Shoes; in foreground, OSM Georg Seessle, Orthopaedic Shoemaker, Erding Germany. (Robert Neroni Photography)
Jefferson Neurosurgeons Use
Gene Therapy to Treat Rare, Inherited Brain Disease
As a result of their team's innovative research in gene therapy, neurosurgeons are treating a 4-year-old Illinois girl at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital for Canavan disease, a rare, incurable brain disorder fatal to young children between ages 5 and 7.
Alliance Sponsors First Joint Research Symposium
The First Joint Research Symposium under the auspices of the recently established Academic Alliance between Drexel University and Thomas Jefferson University will be held on Jefferson campus Saturday, May 16.
"Today Is Doctor's Day" reads the banner overlooking the hospital's Atrium
cafeteria as carnation-decorated cakes created by the Department
of Nutrition and Dietetics helped celebrate the event. Inscribed
with the message "Happy Doctor's Day 1998" the cakes
were offered to Atrium diners doctors, employees and visitors
alike. From left are Marc L. Schwartz, MD, Assistant Professor of
Medicine and President of the hospital's Medical Staff; Mrs.
Daniel J. Haley Jr., President of the Women's Board; and Alan L.
Brechbill, Senior Vice President for Program Development and the
hospital's Chief Operating Officer. Tent cards placed on patient
trays also encouraged recognition and appreciation of Jefferson
doctors. The United States Congress established Doctor's Day in
1958 to recognize the efforts of physicians on behalf of their
patients. (Don Walker Photography)
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