Monthly Archives: March 2018

Jefferson Chemistry Professors Study Health Benefits of Cold-Brew Coffee: 6ABC

With cold-brew coffee gaining in popularity, Megan Fuller, Ph.D., and Niny Rao, Ph.D., assistant professors of chemistry, studied the health effects of this brewing method, 6ABC reported March 16 on the 5 p.m. news.

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1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health Targets Cambria County: Tribune-Democrat

Cambria County’s low health ranking was cited as a target for improvement when the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health opened in Johnstown last year, The Tribune-Democrat reported March 14. Cambria ranks 64th overall among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. The Center …

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JeffDESIGN’s Dr. Bon Ku Asks, “Where Is Technology’s Pledge of Doing Good?”:

Philly pride was flying high in Austin at SXSW with many Philadelphia leaders present, including Dr. Bon Ku, associate professor and director of JeffDESIGN, reported March 13. Informed by the doctor’s Hippocratic Oath, Dr. Ku asked, “Where is technology’s …

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East Falls Campus to Host Open House for Prospective Students March 24

Hundreds of prospective students and their families are expected to attend the Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) – East Falls Campus Open House on Saturday, March 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In addition to going on …

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Jefferson Holding a T-Shirt Design Contest for Eagles Autism Challenge

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is holding a student contest to design the University’s team shirt for the Eagles Autism Challenge. The design must be one color and incorporate the words “Team Jefferson.” Send submissions in EPS, PNG …

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Midwifery Alumna Speaks on Capitol Hill About Improving Access to Maternity Care

Hear Ebony Marcelle speak in support of the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act. Alumna Ebony Marcelle ’07 spoke on March 8—International Women’s Day—at a U.S. Senate briefing on Capitol Hill to raise awareness for the Improving Access to Maternity Care …

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Jefferson Named a Top Graphic Design School by GDUSA Magazine

For the seventh year in a row, GDUSA magazine has named Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) a top graphic design school. In addition, the publication recognized graphic design communication seniors Peter Aston and Zachary Faust as Students to …

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Blackstone and Techstars Announce “Game-Changing” Partnership to Support Student Entrepreneurs

Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Techstars have announced they will team up to supercharge Blackstone LaunchPad, the preeminent campus-based entrepreneurship program. “This partnership is a game changer for our entrepreneurs,” said Abena Nyarko, program manager of Blackstone LaunchPad at Jefferson (Philadelphia …

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Jefferson Hoops CACC Champs and NCAA Bound: KYW

For the 30th time in his Hall of Fame career, Herb Magee is taking his team to the NCAA Tournament, KYW reported March 8. The men’s basketball team will open up play in the tourney on Saturday against top seed …

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Jefferson Physician Lights Up the City Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness

Screening tests like a mammogram detect early cancer, but a colonoscopy finds and, importantly, also removes pre-cancer. Despite this value, one in three Americans of appropriate age skip the simple test. “Colon cancer is common and preventable,” said Marianne Ritchie ’80, MD, clinical associate professor …

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