September 18, 2015 |
Hundreds of politicians, officials, and Camden residents on Wednesday celebrated the opening of the building that houses the city's - and the state's - first Renaissance charter school, a facility replacing a neighborhood public school that was demolished more than a decade ago. The gleaming 110,000-square-foot KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy on South Broadway in Camden's Lanning Square now hosts about 700 students in pre-K, elementary, and middle school,...
August 5, 2015 |
Frank P. Ermilio, 98, of Ocean City, N.J., a West Philadelphia pediatrician from the late 1940s to his retirement in 1999, died Friday, July 31, at home. Among his patients, daughter Diana Carrigan said, were "a couple of Muhammad Ali's children" and Will Smith. A 1932 graduate of Overbrook High School, Dr. Ermilio earned a premed bachelor's degree at Villanova University in 1936 before graduating from the medical school of Temple University. During summers "all through college and med school," his daughter said, Dr. Ermilio worked as a waiter at the former Peacock Gardens Restaurant, near where Route 202 and the Schuylkill Expressway now meet in King of Prussia.
July 28, 2015 |
Before the high schoolers last week could diagnose their patient, who had come in with liver issues, they had to figure out how the liver works. There were the hepatic veins and the hepatic artery - but how were they related? Could the connections among the blood vessels shed light on this man's condition? In one room at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, eight high school juniors and seniors in the medical school's inaugural MEDacademy high school summer program searched for answers on their phones, tablets, and laptops.
July 20, 2015 |
SOME PEOPLE stumble aimlessly through life, hoping to find purpose before their hourglass runs out of sand. Jasmine Wright wasn't one of them. "She had a promising future, she was definitely going to make a difference," said Wright's former roommate at Penn State University, who spoke with the Daily News last night on condition of anonymity. "It's beyond sad that her future got cut down so early. " At 27, Wright already had traveled the world in relentless pursuit of something simple, pure, noble - helping the less fortunate.
July 16, 2015 |
Richard C. Goos was president of the West Jersey Medical Society in 1965-66, though the organization did not have the geographical significance that its name might have implied. The society was limited to the medical staff at West Jersey Hospital - now Virtua - where Dr. Goos was a staff anesthesiologist. "West Jersey was a very small hospital" in those years, Dr. Goos' wife, Norma, said. And so, in a spirit of camaraderie, the physicians, "not too many, met every month and had a speaker.
June 8, 2015 |
Hello there Jack and Neha exercised at the same Center City CrossFit and knew each other by first name. Based on interactions during class, she thought he was "out there, loud, funny, and obviously very strong. " He thought - so erroneously - that she was quiet and shy. In July 2011, the class crew gathered socially to celebrate one trainer's 21st birthday, first at the gym, then at a bar around the corner. Neha and Jack started chatting, and had a lot of fun doing it. "I was so surprised by what her true personality is like," Jack remembered.
May 22, 2015 |
ATLANTIC CITY - A new nonprofit development corporation, first proposed by Gov. Christie's Atlantic City advisory commission, is in talks to bring the South Jersey Gas headquarters and a Rowan University medical school to struggling Atlantic City. The Atlantic City Development Corporation, or AC Devco, is an offshoot of the New Brunswick Development Corporation, and for the time being is chaired by Jon F. Hanson, who chaired the governor's Atlantic City commission that recommended its creation.
May 18, 2015 |
Quick! When a person is deprived of oxygen, which part of the brain is damaged first? When Michael Natter learned the answer - the hippocampus, among other key regions - he promptly drew a cartoon of a dopey hippopotamus hooked to an oxygen tank. Artist's sketchbook in hand, Natter, 29, is drawing his way through medical school at Thomas Jefferson University. He says his art helps him remember and digest the torrent of information. "I study by drawing my notes," says the native New Yorker, who just wrapped up his second year.
May 11, 2015 |
For more than a century, medical education in the United States has meant learning how to practice medicine and how to do research to make medicine better. But that could be changing. Given the need for more primary-care physicians, the shortage of certain specialists, and the belief that medical schools boost local economies, 36 institutions have opened across the country in the last 20 years. That growth "has been accompanied by a shift toward new medical-education models where research plays a minimal role," according to a paper published recently in Science Translational Medicine.
February 23, 2015 |
It may be the fact that Atul Gawande is a doctor - a Harvard doctor, yet - that draws readers to his books on our flawed medical system. But he wouldn't make the best-seller lists if he wrote - or thought - like most doctors. This is a guy with one of those renaissance-man resumés that makes even quite accomplished people look like slackers. Stanford undergrad. Rhodes scholar studying philosophy. Health-care adviser to President Bill Clinton. Medical degree and master's in public health from Harvard.