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November 22, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A son of Camden returned Tuesday to call on students of the city's new medical school to attack the racial, socio-economic, and cultural health gaps that surround them. The message-bearer, George C. Hill, only recently retired as a medical professor and researcher at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he was responsible for promoting diversity. In a lecture at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Hill said the school must work to address the health disparities that persist throughout communities like Camden.
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October 22, 2012 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leon Paul Weiss, 87, of Merion, former chairman of the department of animal biology at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, at home surrounded by his wife and children. He had been in ill health and died of pneumonia. Dr. Weiss was a medical doctor who spent his career in research, teaching, and writing, focusing his work on cells and tissues of the immune system and the hematopoietic organs, which produce blood. After serving in the Army Medical Corps, Dr. Weiss taught at the medical schools at Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities.
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October 19, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: A close friend and I are entering health science careers via graduate school. We are pretty competitive individuals, and she puts a lot of her competitive emphasis on the academic realm. She is going through medical school now, and I am going to school this spring for physical therapy. My problem is that she consistently, unintentionally dismisses my profession as easier than hers or less difficult to get into. The fact is, many universities are seeing more applications for physical therapy than for their medical programs, for fewer available slots.
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October 15, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Here's something that bothers me no end. I accept (reluctantly) that some people are just No Good. How do these mean, lying, no-good, manipulative thieves see themselves? Do they know they are bad or what they are doing is bad? Do they have an inner narrative that makes them/it good somehow? I'm not just being philosophical here. I have a very hard time believing the worst of people. I make excuses for them. Someone at work was writing crude messages on whiteboards and changing people's computer file names to (vulgar words)
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September 9, 2012 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just over a month after Cooper Medical School of Rowan University opened, the Camden Redevelopment Agency has begun the process of removing one of the biggest eyesores in the school's Lanning Square West neighborhood. The agency's board of commissioners agreed Wednesday to pay $73,920 to demolish eight townhouses on Berkley Street between Fourth and West Streets. The properties have sat vacant and vandalized for more than a decade. The houses were among 28 developed in the late 1990s by the now-defunct Lanning Square West Neighborhood Corp.
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September 1, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Samuel F. Rudolph Jr., 80, obstetrics chief at Bryn Mawr Hospital for two years in the 1980s, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, of heart failure at the hospital. Dr. Rudolph retired from medical practice in the early 2000s, his son Richard said. "What he loved most was helping women bring new life into the world," his son said. "He was a very accomplished person in a number of areas," his son said, but "what was very touching about him was that he was so humble. You never heard him talking about it. "It was what he did. It was what he was. " Born in Upper Darby, Dr. Rudolph graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1950 and, with a basketball scholarship, earned a bachelor's degree in premedical studies at Muhlenberg College in 1954.
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August 25, 2012 | By Meeri Kim, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two months ago, to take a course from the University of Pennsylvania's medical school, you needed to excel at a grueling admissions test and pray you were one of the few who got accepted - not to mention pay tuition once you got there. Now you can stumble out of bed halfway around the world and still catch courses taught by Penn medical professors. All for free, at the moment. Both the medical school and the university are amping up their participation in the online education game.
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August 23, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Gov. Chris Christie signed a major higher-education reorganization bill on Wednesday, a hard-won political and policy victory that eluded two prior governors and is designed to create regional centers of academic excellence in South, Central and North Jersey. Christie said that the bill "brings a new era to higher education in the state" by dissolving the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and shifting its assets to Rutgers and Rowan universities, enhancing the footprint of both schools.
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August 4, 2012 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Moments after griping with a neighbor about Camden's crime surge, Lawrence Taylor spots a woman in a bikini top and jeans shorts checking her makeup in the tinted window of a car parked across the street. Prostitutes "are just front and center now," says Taylor, 47, who lives in the Cooper Plaza neighborhood. It's the middle of the day, and a half-block away, hundreds of powerful New Jerseyans are celebrating the opening of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University - a beacon of hope, they say, in the impoverished city.
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