October 10, 2015 |
Philadelphia real estate developer Ron Caplan donated $2.5 million to Thomas Jefferson University to endow the directorship of the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine, which focuses on individualized plans of care. Daniel Monti, a Jefferson senior vice president and director of the Myrna Brind Center, will be the first holder of the endowed position, Jefferson said. Caplan's donation will be matched by a fund established when Sidney Kimmel donated $110 million to Jefferson last year.
September 16, 2015
Leonard Gomella, chair of the department of urology at Thomas Jefferson University, is director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network. He was misidentified in an article in Sunday's Inquirer. The amount of tourism grant money awarded after seven years by Visit Bucks County was misstated in some editions of Monday's Inquirer. It is $2.3 million.
October 6, 2014 |
In a bleach-white laboratory on the fifth floor of an austere building at Thomas Jefferson University, Matthias J. Schnell plays with biological grenades. Schnell is a microbiologist who specializes in filoviruses - the microorganisms that cause hemorrhagic fevers, such as Ebola. For more than a decade, he has been working on vaccines to prevent the kind of tragedy now ravaging thousands of people in West Africa. "Filovirus research was a very unimportant field," said Schnell, director of the Jefferson Vaccine Center.
February 12, 2013 |
For years, neurologist William Young of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's Headache Center has heard his patients say how bad they felt when other people did not take their migraines seriously. "Every day, I hear stories of the ignorant or mean-spirited things people say to them about having their disease," he said. "People make it obvious that they think they're morally weak because they're not functioning well because of a mere headache. " He says the federal government has the same attitude when it comes to researching the condition, which affects 12 percent of the adult population and can leave some people in terrible pain more days than not. So, when an intern asked about a research topic, Young jumped at the chance to study stigma in migraine patients.
May 2, 2012 |
Thomas M. Kain III, 68, of Bryn Mawr, an orthopedic surgeon who was medical director of the Comprehensive Wound Healing Centers at Abington Memorial and Bryn Mawr Hospitals for the last 10 years, died of complications from lymphoma on Thursday, April 26 at his home. Dr. Kain was the fourth generation of his family to graduate from what is now Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, where he earned his degree in 1969, his wife, Mary, said in an interview Monday.
April 23, 2012 |
Oncologist Ubaldo Martinez doesn't have enough time to address all the special needs of the growing number of elderly cancer victims who seek his help, even though he spends 90 minutes with patients the first time and 30 during subsequent visits. It's all he can do to explain their disease and its treatments to them, but so many other things can affect how they'll do. How many drugs are they taking? Are they frail? Or robust enough to race their grandkids up a hill? Do they have dementia?
April 12, 2012 |
After spending 40 years of his career in higher education in Philadelphia, Robert L. Barchi, the outgoing president of Thomas Jefferson University, is crossing the Delaware River. Barchi, 65, of Society Hill, was named the 20th president of Rutgers University on Wednesday. His appointment as head of New Jersey's flagship state university comes during a challenging time, as the school faces a highly contested plan by Gov. Christie to merge Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University under the Rowan banner.
July 28, 2011 |
The president of Thomas Jefferson University, Robert L. Barchi, said Wednesday he will step down at the end of his current term in June 2012. He will have served eight years in the job. Barchi, 64, will take a yearlong sabbatical, then become a full-time member of the Jefferson faculty. The university, which focuses on health care, includes schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, population health, and health professions such as occupational and physical therapy. It has about 3,500 students, 1,000 of whom are in the medical school.
October 26, 2009 |
"What do you call a frog illegally parked?" (Wait for it.) "Toad. " Antoinette Skerski, 90, groaned - and not because she was a cardiac patient at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. "That was a bad one," she told the joker, Mike Quartuccio, whose garish wig looked like a Krusty the Clown castoff. Six other clowns, squished into the small room, began administering RJT (Rapid Joke Therapy), which they warned could cause nausea. "What is Beethoven's favorite fruit?"
April 12, 2007 |
Thomas Jefferson University, fresh from the sale of Thomas Eakins' masterpiece, The Gross Clinic, for $68 million, has sold a second Eakins canvas, a portrait of Dr. Benjamin H. Rand, university officials announced yesterday. The as-yet-unbuilt Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, backed by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. heiress Alice Walton, has acquired the painting, which Rand donated to the university in 1877, three years after it was painted. Rand taught chemistry at Central High School, transferring later to the Franklin Institute and, eventually, to Jefferson Medical College.