May 16, 2014 |
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.
May 16, 2014 |
LARBRIAH MORGAN'S voice trembled slightly as she shared her story. She was 3 years old when she and her siblings were separated and placed in foster care. By 9, she had lived with two foster mothers. One was as much a stranger to her on the day she moved out as she was six years earlier, when she moved in. She went to live with her grandparents, a home already bursting at the seams with relatives. By 17, she was back in the system. She now lives in a small apartment paid for by the child-welfare system while she juggles various jobs and a full college schedule.
May 8, 2014 |
They are a rarity, indeed: Grandmother, mother, daughter - all doctors. Even rarer: Because of the profession's relatively brief history of equal access, each woman's life experience illustrates the very different eras in which they received their training - and, in some cases, reared children. Geraldine Prose Young, who applied to medical school in the 1940s - against the odds - was scorned as an irresponsible mother. Nancy Young Melin, a generation later, was surrounded by many working mothers struggling to balance life and work.
April 16, 2014 |
David Lee spent much of last summer in a laboratory in Seoul, South Korea, where he passed hours studying cancer cells under a microscope, taking measurements, and painstakingly replicating test results. He also set aside a few weeks for a trip to Africa, where he helped deliver medical services to remote villages in Tanzania. Lee has plenty more planned for the future. But first he has to graduate from high school. After that, it's off to college, followed by medical school, and then a career that he intends to devote to finding a cure for cancer.
March 3, 2014 |
The call went out two Thursdays ago, tweeting its way around the hallways of Moorestown High School: Everyone download Yik Yak. The reference was to a new social-media application growing in popularity elsewhere in the country but still largely unknown here. Its allure? For one thing, it's anonymous. On Friday, posts started flying. It got ugly. Hurtful, even hateful, comments were made about specific students and faculty. Content included sexual references and crude remarks.
February 23, 2014 |
In 2011, toward the end of his second tour of duty, U.S. Air Force Capt. Jonathan Wood was a valued asset to the mission. As a skilled intelligence officer, he monitored radio transmissions, analyzed data, and mapped targets, providing critical information used to combat terrorist cells in Afghanistan, Southeast Asia, and a few posts he is not at liberty to disclose. "I felt important," Wood said. And that self-satisfaction disturbed him. "Something was missing. " Two years later, instead of supporting the killing side of peacekeeping, he is studying to be a healer.
February 13, 2014 |
Lillian Beatrice Panzer Kravis, 93, of King of Prussia, a longtime physician and professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, died Monday, Feb. 10, at her home. Dr. Kravis was born in Philadelphia on Dec. 8, 1920, the daughter of Julius and Tillie Markowitz Panzer. A graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls, Dr. Kravis was the first in her family to go to college, earning a scholarship to attend the University of Pennsylvania. After completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Kravis attended Penn's medical school, graduating in 1943.
November 2, 2013 |
When leaders of the nation's medical schools and teaching hospitals begin six days of meetings here Friday, they will have plenty to talk about. There will be sessions about better ways to keep people healthy and out of the hospital, and about initiatives to ensure that the students admitted to medical schools are not only smart enough to be doctors but have the social skills they will need to be effective. But lurking everywhere will be the question of how institutions will do more with less, with government funding in limbo, the full impact of the Affordable Care Act still unknown, and general pressure to reduce costs.
September 12, 2013 |
Bernard A. Krull, 97, of Haddon Township, a former internal medicine physician in Teaneck, N.J., who earned a Bronze Star in World War II, died Monday, Sept. 9, at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Mount Holly. He had lived in Haddon Township since 2006. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in January 1933, and earned a bachelor's degree at New York University in 1936, a master's at the University of Cincinnati in 1937, and his medical degree there in 1941.
August 18, 2013 |
Carly Sokach didn't have much interest in research. For her, it was simply an obligatory requirement for her to apply to medical school. But that changed this summer when the University of Pennsylvania rising junior began working on research that inspired her: She studied whether a questionnaire could tell doctors if a patient with ulcerative colitis was in remission, rather than resorting to a colonoscopy, an invasive procedure. She spent much of her time talking to patients who had the disease.