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August 8, 1998 | By Michael Klein, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two hundred and fifty young men and women walked into a Center City hotel conference room yesterday afternoon, a colorful array of suits and ties, slacks and dresses. They all walked out clothed in the same starched white coat. Amid a backdrop of hope and jitters, and basking in the loving gaze of family and friends, the first-year medical students at MCP/Hahnemann School of Medicine joined at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel in a White-Coat Ceremony, the symbolic beginning to their professional career.
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July 31, 2009 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Kathryn "Brooke" Baxter, 32, formerly of New Hope, a student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, died Sunday in a bus accident in Tanzania. Ms. Baxter was in Africa for the summer as a volunteer for the Lwala Community Alliance in Kenya, working with pregnant women infected with HIV and malaria. She was commissioned as an Army lieutenant last summer, and had completed her first year of medical school on an Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship.
NEWS
October 15, 1998
Nightmare, disaster, catastrophe, an unholy mess. We're running out of descriptions to match the desperate situation of the Allegheny health care system. Just when it seems it can't get worse, it gets worse. Now, with Drexel University's rejection of a plan to manage the Allegheny medical school, the deal to buy eight local hospitals could fail. Tenet Healthcare bid a fire-sale price of $345 million for the hospitals, which translates to only a few cents on the dollar for Allegheny's 80,000 creditors.
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June 27, 2011 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
At a University of Pennsylvania cocktail party recently, business magnate Ray Perelman expounded on why he had bestowed $225 million on Penn's medical school - a gift that means the place now bears his name. David L. Cohen, the Comcast executive and chair of Penn's board of trustees, recalled listening intently as Perelman talked about the university's role in health care, civic life, and so on. Suddenly, Perelman paused. "If it wasn't for that man, I would never have made this gift," Perelman said, pointing over Cohen's shoulder at a slender fellow who had walked nearby.
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June 15, 2014 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
Medical education is in a crisis. According to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, half of 4,287 students surveyed at seven medical schools experienced burnout and 10 percent expressed suicidal ideation. And doctors aren't much better off; a second study in JAMA Internal Medicine of 7,288 physicians showed that almost half had experienced some symptom of burnout. The public image of doctors hasn't fared well, either. While the popular notion of doctors was once the wise and avuncular Marcus Welby, M.D., more recent portrayals tend toward Dr. Gregory House, a brilliant but annoying know-it-all with a decided God complex.
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September 4, 2002 | By Aparna Surendran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Surgeon John M. Daly, a graduate of Temple University's School of Medicine, was named the school's new dean yesterday. Daly has been chairman of the department of surgery at Weill Medical College at Cornell University in New York City and surgeon-in-chief at the New York Presbyterian Hospital at Cornell since 1993. His specialty is surgical oncology. Daly will take over Nov. 1 for Richard Kozera, the acting dean of the medical school since January, when former dean Leon Malmud stepped down to resume teaching.
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November 5, 1986 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has put a brake on plans to take over Camden County's Lakeland hospital as a teaching institution, thereby skirting an increasingly testy political feud over the facility. Dr. Frederick J. Humphrey, dean of the School of Osteopathic Medicine, wrote to Camden County Freeholder Michael J. DiPiero last week that the university would be unable to offer an immediate proposal to affiliate with the county's embattled hospital, the Camden County Health Services Complex at Lakeland.
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May 12, 1986 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dr. Martin Goldberg, chairman of the department of internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and an authority in the field of kidney disease, has been named dean of the Temple University School of Medicine. Goldberg, 55, a Philadelphia native, was chief of the Kidney Disease Section of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) between 1967 and 1979, when he went to Cincinnati. He will assume his new post July 1, succeeding Dr. Sol Sherry, who has been interim dean for two years, Temple President Peter J. Liacouras announced today.
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May 16, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lewis Katz's mother always wanted him to be a doctor, but he couldn't stand the sight of blood and didn't much like dissection. So he went to law school instead, and then made a fortune in parking, banking, billboards, and real estate. Wednesday, his alma mater announced that Temple University's medical school will be named after the longtime member of the university's board of trustees and the largest donor in the school's history. "I got the second-best thing for her," said Katz, 72. "She's got to be smiling today.
NEWS
October 4, 1988 | By Edgar Williams, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every so often, Jayne Robertson and Kevin McGibney get to wondering whether there will be enough time for them to get it all done. "Let's see," McGibney was saying last week at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, 3300 Henry Ave., where he and Robertson are students. "We'll graduate in 1991, do four years' residency, and -. " "And all the while," Robertson said, interrupting, "the clock will be running on us. " Jayne Robertson and Kevin McGibney, see, are pretty special people at the medical school.
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January 9, 2016 | By Allison Steele, Staff Writer
Camden's graduation rate has increased for the fourth straight year, school district officials said Thursday, and stood at 64 percent for the last school year. The graduation rate for the 2011-12 school year was 49 percent. The state took over the district the following year, with Gov. Christie appointing Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard to lead the city's schools. Almost 80 more students graduated last year than in 2011, district officials said. Not only has the overall rate improved, but the graduation rate among Latino students has increased from 44 percent to 66 percent since 2012, Rouhanifard said Thursday at a panel discussion among students at Brimm Medical Arts High School, one of the city's three magnet high schools.
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January 4, 2016 | By Peter Cameron, SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE
SCRANTON - After a career in surgery that spanned four decades, Gino Mori decided to head back to medical school in 2013 to fill some gaps in his education. After all, he completed his undergraduate education in science at Pennsylvania State University in 1953, the year scientists James Watson and Francis Crick are credited with discovering the structure of DNA. "You can imagine that basic science had changed quite a bit," he said with a smile. The 83-year-old physician completed about 40,000 surgeries in his 371/2 years in medicine, but after retiring Jan. 1, 2001, his lifelong thirst for knowledge pushed him back to school.
NEWS
December 22, 2015
E DMUND KLIMEK, 52, of Plainsboro, Middlesex County, N.J., is managing partner of KSS Architects in Center City. The full-service architecture, planning and interior-design firm - which also has offices in Princeton - was founded in 1983. It has since broadened its scope, with notable projects in the startup community, higher education, corporate headquarters and charter schools. The firm focuses on collaborative and innovative work spaces and projects with social impact. Q: Tell me about your recent projects.
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December 12, 2015 | By Kathleen Tinney and Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writers
Henry M. Rowan, 92, an inventive engineer and industrialist whose historic $100 million donation transformed modest Glassboro State College into the regionally acclaimed university that carries his name, died Wednesday at an assisted-living residence in Bucks County. In 1992, Mr. Rowan and his wife, Betty, set the record for the largest gift to a public college in the history of American higher education. While the couple had no connection to the school, they did occupy the same state.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Steven M. Altschuler, who retired in June after a 15-year tenure as chief executive of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has been named senior vice president of health affairs at the University of Miami and chief executive officer of UHealth-University of Miami Health System. Altschuler, 62, starts his new job Jan. 1. The University of Miami system had $1.44 billion in net patient revenue in the fiscal year ending May 31. The system includes a medical school, a 560-bed hospital, a cancer center, and an eye hospital.
NEWS
November 19, 2015 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
When it comes to a still-mysterious condition known as Castleman disease, David Fajgenbaum, a professor of hematology/oncology at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, is more than an advocate or a physician/scientist: He is also a patient. Addressing a team of volunteers for the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN), Fajgenbaum quickly details on a white board what is known about CD, a group of poorly understood inflammatory disorders that can vary from a single enlarged lymph node to life-threatening multiple organ failure.
NEWS
November 16, 2015
D EAR ABBY: When reading letters in your column concerning breast cancer, my heart goes out to every single person who has ever been diagnosed with this terrible disease. I have no respect for any man who cuts and runs when his wife is diagnosed with cancer. But what do you think about a woman who is diagnosed and whose husband remains with her through the fear and worry, the chemo, radiation, hair loss and all the follow-up? A husband who worries constantly for her and whose biggest fear is losing his wonderful wife, and after all this - she leaves him for another man?
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October 14, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Drew Katz wants to feel his father's presence, he puts on a pair of Lewis Katz's size 11 sneakers. They fit perfectly. "I actually literally walk in his shoes," Katz said. On Tuesday, Katz, 44, will stand in for his father when Temple University officially names its medical school after the late Temple grad - an entrepreneur and philanthropist who made his fortune in parking, banking, billboards, and real estate and went on to become the largest donor in the university's history.
NEWS
October 12, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Elaine Catherine Pierson Mastroianni, 89, of Bryn Mawr, a physician and the author of Sex Is Never an Emergency , a sexual-health guide for young adults, died Saturday, Oct. 3, of lung cancer at home. Dr. Pierson's slim paperback appeared on campuses a decade before Dr. Ruth Westheimer suggested a frank approach to human sexuality, and three years before Our Bodies, Ourselves , a landmark book on sex, was released. "My primary objective of this little book is to prevent unwanted pregnancies and, secondarily, to help students be more comfortable with their level of sexuality, whatever that level is," she wrote.
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September 19, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edith Mitchell grew up in the "very segregated" farming town of Brownsville, Tenn., at a time when it was unusual for a little girl of any race to dream of becoming a doctor. But she says that she decided, at age 3, to go to medical school after being impressed by the African American doctor who made a house call to her ailing great-grandfather. When she announced her ambition, no one tried to stop her. "You can be whatever you want to be," said her great-grandfather, who died not long after that visit.
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