Monthly Archives: January 2018

Dr. Bon Ku Leads JeffDESIGN Program That Combines Medical Training with Design: Next City, Architectural Digest

Dr. Bon Ku, associate professor and director of JeffDESIGN, an innovative program to teach medical students to apply design thinking to solve healthcare challenges, was featured in a Jan. 22 Next City article. Ku, an emergency room physician, worked with Sidney …

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University Hemp Initiative Seeking Commercial Applications: Reading Eagle

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is partnering with Lehigh University and the Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council on ways to make hemp production commercially viable, The Reading Eagle reported Jan. 19.

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OT Students Provide Care and Companionship to Family with Special Needs

One local family has forged a special relationship with the M.S. in occupational therapy (OT) program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). Elisheva “Eli” Apple, a 28-year-old woman living with the effects of cerebral palsy, receives daily assistance …

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Jefferson to Host Engineering Career Panel

Next week, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) will host an Engineering Career Panel for students to hear from practicing engineers about the day-to-day of the working world, and how to find that first job and advance one’s career …

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Baseball Standout Honored Guest at Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Banquet

Alumnus Steven Wells ’17 was an honored guest at the 114th annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association banquet at the Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill on Jan. 15. The baseball standout at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) sat at the …

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PA Alumna Earns Certificate of Added Qualifications

Physician assistant studies alumna Kristi Collins M’13 has earned the specialty credential Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Collins received the CAQ in Orthopaedic Surgery, a distinction earned by meeting licensure, education …

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Autism Discussion Kicks Off Jefferson’s 2018 Knowledge Exchange Lecture Series

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) kicked off the 2018 Knowledge Exchange Lecture Series sponsored by the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service on Jan. 19 with a special talk on the autism spectrum disorder. In “Supporting Full Participation …

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1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health Aims to Improve Public Health in Johnstown Region: Tribune-Democrat

The 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health is working with community groups and organizations to help make the Johnstown region in western Pennsylvania healthier, The Tribune-Democrat reported Jan. 7.

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Jefferson Innovation Engagement Speaker Series Announced

The University has announced the lineup for its Innovation Engagement Speaker Series, which is aimed at uncovering several aspects of innovation as it is developing at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) and beyond. The focus includes local, regional …

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Jefferson Senior Reaches 1,000 Career Points in Win Over Nyack

Jefferson senior Rachel Day reached 1,000 career points in an 84-70 win over the Nyack Warriors Wednesday night in the Gallagher Center. She scored a game-high 26 points, including her 1,000th point with 4.1 seconds on the clock with a …

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