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Thomas Jefferson University Announces Global Center in Israel

With an eye toward driving innovation, creating unparalleled academic experiences for students and strengthening global relationships, Thomas Jefferson University announced today the opening of the Jefferson Israel Center in Jerusalem before a packed audience at the King David Hotel. The …

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Students Gain Valuable Real-World Experience at Art Museum Hackathon

Web design and development students recently wrapped up the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Hackathon 3.0, where they created a unique application to guide users through the museum. Over the spring semester, the students gained valuable real-world experience in designing to the client’s functional requirements, rapid prototyping …

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Middle and High School Students Visit Campus for STEM Innovators-in-Training Experience

On May 30, more than 1,000 middle and high school students and teachers visited the East Falls Campus of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) for the 2018 Philadelphia STEM Innovators-in-Training Experience. Jefferson faculty, alumni and students participated in …

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Jefferson President and CEO Named in Fast Company’s Annual List of 100 Most Creative People in Business

Fast Company has named Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) and Jefferson Health, one of the Most Creative People in Business for 2018. The annual list honors an influential and diverse group of …

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Jefferson Standout Bria Young to Hold Girls Basketball Camp

Fresh off a three-month, 17-country European tour with the Harlem Globetrotters, former basketball standout Bria Young ’15 will return to East Falls Campus to host a three-day girls basketball clinic for third to eighth graders in June. “I learned some …

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Midwifery Institute Director Advocates for Bill to Investigate Maternal Deaths

Jefferson’s Midwifery Institute Director Dana Perlman, CNM, DNP, FACNM, serves as legislative chair of the Pennsylvania affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), a key organization that pushed for legislation to address maternal mortality in Pennsylvania. On May 9, …

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Jefferson’s Center City Campus Celebrates 194th Commencement

Smiles, selfies, inspiring speeches and joyous shouts from the audience filled the 194th Commencement ceremonies of the Center City Campus of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). Over two days in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, some …

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Textile Design Students Sweep Virginia Jackson Design Competition

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) textile design students have swept the top awards in the International Textile Alliance’s Virginia Jackson Design Competition. For the jacquard category, M.S. in textile design student A. Zarinah Nuri won first place and …

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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 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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