Monthly Archives: October 2018

Arlen Specter Center for Public Service Opens Archive Collection to Public: 6ABC

The Arlen Specter Center for Public Service officially opened the historic archives of the late Sen. Arlen Specter to the public, 6ABC reported Oct. 19 on the 6 p.m. news. Specter, who was Pennsylvania’s longest-serving Senator, donated his historic collection …

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Lambert Center Director Says Interest In Marijuana Research is Growing: Detroit News

Interest in conducting marijuana research is growing as more states–now up to 30–approve the use of medicinal marijuana, Charles Pollack, MD, director of the Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Jefferson, said in an Oct. 25 …

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Jefferson Launches Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Diversity Leadership

This winter, the Institute of Emerging Health Professions and the Enterprise Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) will launch a new graduate certificate in Healthcare Diversity Leadership. The program is designed …

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Art Therapy Session Helps Jefferson Cancer Patients to Express and Decompress

Rachel Brandoff, assistant professor and coordinator of the art therapy specialization, recently led a drop-in art therapy group class at Jefferson’s department of radiation oncology for patients, families, caregivers and staff. Participants created projects that explored coping skills and challenges …

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Architecture Professor to Discuss Smart Cities at Innovation Summit

Architecture Professor Edgar Stach will present on “Smart and Healthy Cities” at the upcoming Dreamit x Bisnow Innovation Summit in Tampa, Fla. “Supported by data and smart technologies, smart cities is an emerging paradigm in the development of urban environments in an attempt to build …

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Commentary: Another Lesson in #WhyIDidntReport

This commentary was written by Jeanne Felter, PhD, chair of the Counseling and Behavioral Health Department and director of the Community and Trauma Counseling Program, and Astra Czerny, PhD, assistant professor in the Community and Trauma Counseling Program at Jefferson …

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Campus Store Set to Open Oct. 29 with Discounts and Giveaways

Jefferson’s Center City Campus Store will host a grand opening on Monday, Oct. 29, and offer a 20 percent off coupon valid for Jefferson apparel and gift items. The Campus Store provides a specialized selection of products and services, including course materials, technology, Apple Campus Store, imprinted memorabilia …

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Jefferson and Pitt Open Arlen Specter’s Senatorial Papers to the Public

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) and the University of Pittsburgh opened Arlen Specter’s senatorial papers to the public in an Oct. 19 ceremony attended by University leadership, faculty, staff and students, as well as the late senator’s family. …

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Lambert Center Director Discusses Cannabis Science and Research: Cannabis Business & Science Podcast

Charles Pollack, MD, director of The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Jefferson, discussed the research and science on medical marijuana in an interview with Cannabis Business & Science Podcast. Listen here.

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JeffHOPE Celebrates 25 Years of Providing Care to City’s Homeless Community

In 1993, a group of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) medical students opened a free clinic to serve homeless men at a safe haven established by Project HOME. Today, that clinic has evolved into JeffHOPE (Health, Opportunities, Prevention …

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