Monthly Archives: May 2018

Adjunct Professor’s Art on Display on the Barnes

A painting by Rashidah Salam, an adjunct professor in the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, is part of the exhibition “Let’s Connect: Philly’s Artists Take on the Barnes.” The Barnes challenged the city’s artists to create a work …

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Jefferson CEO Klasko Named Fast Company Most Creative for 2018: Fast Company, Philadelphia Business Journal, Philly Voice

Stephen Klasko, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, was named one of the most creative leaders of 2018 by Fast Company in its annual list of visionary leaders released May 30. Read the list here (scroll …

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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 Lambert Center Launches Database for Medical Marijuana Patients: High Times, Becker’s Hospital Review, Philly Voice

The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Jefferson is launching the mmj.org initiative to collect health outcomes data from 100,000 medical marijuana patients, reported High Times, Becker’s Hospital Review and Philly Voice. For more details …

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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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Landscape Architecture Program Director Wins Sustainable Business Network Award

Kimberlee Douglas, director of the University’s landscape architecture program, earned first place at the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia’s Excellence in GSI Awards on May 17. Her Studio Gaea was part of the planning/design team that won in the …

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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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