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Jefferson Helps Launch World’s First International Medical Degree

Thomas Jefferson University, in collaboration with prestigious institutions in Italy, signed an agreement yesterday to launch the world’s first-ever dual-medical degree program, enabling a cohort of physicians to practice medicine in both the United States and the European Union. Under …

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Unconventional Materials in Experimental Designs on Parade at Jefferson: CBS3, 6ABC

Jefferson fashion design students used materials like mirrors, pipe cleaners and garbage bags in the unconventional Design X fashion show, CBS3 and 6ABC reported Nov. 8.
Watch the CBS3 clip below, and read more about Design X here.

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Fantastical and Sustainable Fashion Takes Center Stage at Design X

Relying on unassuming items like plastic bags, dog bone treats, lentils, coffee filters and shoelaces, juniors in the fashion design problem-solving course exercised their creativity to develop new and often unusual solutions to answer the basic design problem of covering …

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Collaboration and Creativity at the Forefront of Jefferson’s Health Hack

Over three days, some 250 participants came together to form 26 teams dedicated to collaboration, innovation and the creation of solutions to some of healthcare’s most pressing problems. The University’s third Health Hack differed from typical “hackathons,” as students and …

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Jefferson Associate Dean for Faculty Development Named Gold Humanism Scholar

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation named Dimitrios Papanagnou, MD, one of its 2019 Gold Humanism Scholars at the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators. Dr. Papanagnou is associate professor of emergency medicine and associate dean for faculty development at Jefferson …

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OTD Student Develops Award-Winning Resource to Foster Early STEM Learning

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning starts at birth, said Aimee Ketchum ’18, a doctorate of occupational therapy student at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). “Babies are naturally inquisitive little scientists,” she said. “We must foster this …

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New Jefferson Brand Wins Best in Show at Transform Awards North America

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has earned four major awards for the branding of the new University at the Transform Awards North America. In partnership with FutureBrand, Jefferson won Best Corporate Rebrand After a Merger or Acquisition, Best …

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Jefferson Researchers Find Hot Brew Coffee Has Higher Levels of Antioxidants Than Cold Brew

In a new study, researchers from Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) found chemical differences between hot and cold brew coffee that may have health impacts. In particular, the investigators discovered hot-brewed coffee has higher levels of antioxidants, which …

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Four Business Faculty Members Awarded Research Grants

Fashion merchandising and management alumnus Tony DiElsi ’79 has awarded research grants to four faculty members in the School of Business to advance their research on contemporary topics. The findings from these projects are expected to be presented at international …

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Over 250 High School Students Visit Jefferson for Career-Building Skills

On Oct. 19 and 26, over 250 high school students from throughout Pennsylvania visited Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) for workshops on interview skills and resume building from DECA representatives. Faculty members from the textile design, fashion merchandising …

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