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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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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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Management and Nursing Students Present Final Projects to Address Food Insecurity

After a semester of collaboration between undergraduate nursing and management students, seven teams presented their innovative solutions to solve food insecurity and food deserts in the inaugural Nurse Think Tank. From food trucks to transportation services, students developed a wide …

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Questlove to Speak at Jefferson on May 15

Jefferson Innovation, in partnership with Independence Blue Cross, will welcome Questlove to Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) for a thought-provoking conversation and book signing on Tuesday, May 15, at 9:30 a.m. Best known as the co-founder of Philadelphia’s …

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University Honors Active-Duty and Veteran Graduating Students

Health sciences senior Daniel Coleman was commissioned as a U.S. Coast Guard medic for six years. It’s with a similar commitment and determination that brought him to Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) to pursue a degree in healthcare. …

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University Honors Active-Duty and Veteran Graduating Students

Health sciences senior Daniel Coleman was commissioned as a U.S. Coast Guard medic for six years. It’s with a similar commitment and determination that brought him to Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) to pursue a degree in healthcare. …

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Inspired by Her Father, Jefferson Senior Designs ALS Treatment Facility

Dana Sweeney’s father was diagnosed in 2010 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerves and muscles, leading to total body paralysis. The interior design senior said she has witnessed first-hand how challenging it can be …

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