Monthly Archives: May 2018

Jefferson Receives $3.1 Million Grant to Reduce Need for Emergency Diabetes Care in Older African Americans

A team of researchers from Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has just received a major $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to reduce the need …

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Jefferson Launching Database of 100,000 Medical Marijuana Patients: Philadelphia Inquirer

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is launching the mmj.org intiative to collect health outcomes data from 100,000 medical marijuana patients, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 18. “There are millions of patients using medical cannabis,” said Charles Pollack, director …

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Jefferson Announces the mmj.org Initiative to Study Health Outcomes in 100,000 Medical Marijuana Patients

The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University has announced the creation of the mmj.org initiative to bring together diverse stakeholders in the cannabis therapy space, to advance scientific understanding of medical marijuana …

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Jefferson College of Nursing Appoints New Dean

A nationally recognized leader in nursing practice, education and research, Marie Ann Marino, EdD, RN, FAAN, will join Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) as the new dean of the Jefferson College of Nursing effective June 1. She previously …

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Jefferson to Host NAFSA Global Learning Colloquium on Health Professions

Infectious diseases don’t respect borders, and even noncommunicable diseases can quickly become global epidemics. Global health challenges are made more complex by inherent structural inequities and by educational deficiencies that don’t address the global nature of these challenges. To help …

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Sidney Kimmel Medical College is Helping to Make Pennsylvania a Leader in Medical Marijuana Research: Forbes

Pennsylvania is leading the nation in medical marijuana research and Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College is part of that initiative, Forbes reported May 15. This week, Pennsylvania approved eight medical schools in the state, including Sidney Kimmel Medical College, to …

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Community and Trauma Counseling Students Inducted Into Delta Sigma Mu Honor Society

Delta Sigma Mu, the Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) chapter of the national counseling honor society Chi Sigma Iota, held its annual induction ceremony on May 8 in Downs Auditorium. Delta Sigma Mu inducted 34 graduate students from …

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Prince Albert Speaks at Jefferson Commencement: CBS3, NBC10, Fox29

Prince Albert II of Monaco addressed Jefferson’s undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 9, which was featured in multiple reports on CBS3, Fox29 and NBC10 on May 9 and 10. Watch the NBC10 video here.

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Jefferson’s Class of 2018 Celebrated at Commencement

At the inaugural Commencement ceremony of the new Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), approximately 1,000 students from East Falls Campus—including some 650 undergraduates and 350 graduates—received their degrees May 9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. “This year is …

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Record Number of Projects on Display at Innovators’ Expo

In a celebration of creativity, skill and ingenuity, the University’s Innovators’ Expo brought together a record-number 225 senior projects from May 2-9 in the Gallagher Center. The weeklong event showcased students in a wide variety of programs at Jefferson (Philadelphia …

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