Monthly Archives: April 2019

Jefferson Faculty Member Says High Turnover in Philadelphia Schools Raises Health Concerns for Students: Philadelphia Inquirer

Stephen DiDonato, associate director of Jefferson’s Community and Trauma Counseling program, says high teacher turnover in some Philadelphia schools is troubling, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in an April 29 story. With many of these schools serving the city’s poorest and …

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Catalyst Gift from Australian Philanthropist Barry Lambert to Support Innovation at Jefferson

Australian philanthropists Joy and Barry Lambert have made a $2 million gift to Thomas Jefferson University to advance innovative, sustainable medical solutions utilizing industrial hemp and its derivatives. In support of Reimagine: The Campaign for Jefferson, the contribution will create …

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Cannabis Can Impair Driving Ability, Lambert Center Expert Says: NBC News

A new study showing that 14 percent of Washington State drivers with children on board tested positive for THC highlights the fact that many people don’t realize cannabis can impair driving ability, Marilyn Huestis, faculty member in Jefferson’s Lambert Center for …

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Architecture Students Win First Place in Department of Energy Design Competition

A University team earned first place in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon for its neighborhood-focused and environmentally conscious building project in the Sharswood section of Philadelphia. Tasked with designing a highly efficient and innovative structure powered by renewable energy, …

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At Pop-Up Event, OT Students Support Autism Community

With Jefferson occupational therapy students by their side, young adults with autism blended and served up green smoothies, dubbed “Groothies,” on a sunny spring afternoon in Lubert Plaza. The pop-up event—held in collaboration with St. Joseph’s Kinney Center for Autism …

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In Style: With Hundreds of Whimsical, Dramatic and Stunning Looks, Jefferson’s Fashion Show Dazzles

On the biggest night of the year for Jefferson’s fashion design students, 110 seniors, juniors and sophomores showcased their drive, creativity and talents under the bright lights of the Moulin at Sherman Mills. The University’s Annual Fashion Show on April …

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Hand-in-Hand: Industrial Design and Occupational Therapy Students Work Together to Solve Patient Needs

In the oldest continuously running transdisciplinary project on Jefferson’s East Falls Campus, the 21st annual Assistive Technology Collaboration paired dozens of MS in occupational therapy and BS in industrial design students together to show their innovative designs to help clients with special …

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Medical School Project Promotes Healthy Habits in Communities: American Heart Association News

Sidney Kimmel Medical College student Terry Gao ’20 has spent this year as a fellow with Jefferson’s Health Design Lab to learn how to better serve those in economically disadvantaged communities in Philadelphia, American Heart Association News reported April 11. …

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Lawyer to Discuss Contemporary Families and Evolving Legal Recognition at Jefferson Lecture

Tiffany Palmer, Esq., will address contemporary families and evolving legal recognition as part of Jefferson’s Dietrich V. Asten Lecture Series on April 9. The founder and shareholder of Jerner and Palmer P.C. focuses her practice on LGBTQ family law, adoption …

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Jefferson Fashion Program Recognized as One of World’s Best: Philadelphia Style

“Styles come and go, but being recognized as one of the world’s best is always on trend,” Philadelphia Style said of Jefferson’s fashion program being named one of the top programs in the world by Fashionista. The also article noted …

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