August 13, 2014 |
AS A TEACHER and school administrator, Florence Whitney didn't always concentrate on the students who performed well. What about the ones who needed extra help? Florence was there to help them. When she was an executive of the Norristown Area School District, she created an alternative school program for the students who weren't making it in the regular classrooms. It was one of many accomplishments she was proud of in her long career as both a teacher - in the Philadelphia School District, in Chester and Norristown, and even in France - and an administrator.
July 24, 2014 |
JAYLIN LANDAVERRY'S classmates gathered last night on a busy Feltonville corner with tears in their eyes. They lit votive candles and said a "Hail Mary," their lilting voices lifting above the din of a nearby auto-body shop. At their feet was a memorial to Landaverry, 17, steps away from where a massive fireball had engulfed La Parrillada Chapina, the food truck she had helped her mother run. After weeks of treatment for severe burns, Landaverry died late Tuesday at Temple University Hospital.
June 15, 2014 |
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.
June 8, 2014 |
A $16 million project to build student housing across from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University is moving along with plans to open in time for school year beginning in fall 2015. The 56 units to be built or renovated at Broadway and Washington Street would serve 105 Rowan students and occupy six lots directly across from the medical school. The school, which opened in 2012, has grown from an incoming class of 50 students to 114 students. It will grow to 416 students by 2020.
June 3, 2014
A photo caption Monday with an obituary for Lewis Katz incorrectly stated which school of Temple University would be renamed for him. It is the medical school.
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 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 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.