News Archive from October 2009
October 29, 2009
The Department of Neurology at Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the creation of a center of excellence to study autoimmune diseases from basic science research to its translation into clinical applications. The five-year grant initially totals over $4 million, but could be as much as $10 million by the end of award period. The center is one of nine in the country and the only one in the Pennsylvania.
October 28, 2009
An ongoing research study has found that patients who adopted a healthier lifestyle have a 34 percent lower risk of developing diabetes. Those patients who embraced the lifestyle changes also experienced drops in heart disease risk factors including blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides.
October 26, 2009
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) in Philadelphia is the first hospital in Pennsylvania to offer a FDA-approved device that helps individuals with certain types of spinal cord injuries breathe on their own again.
October 20, 2009
The Chest Pain Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) recently received full Cycle II accreditation with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) from the Accreditation Review Committee of the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). With the rise of chest pain centers came the need to establish standards designed to improve the consistency and quality of care provided to patients. SCPC’s accreditation process insures centers meet or exceed quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine.
October 09, 2009
Infectious diseases currently cause about one-third of all human deaths worldwide, more than all forms of cancer combined. Advances in cell biology and microbial genetics have greatly enhanced understanding of the cause and mechanisms of infectious diseases. Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University, the Pasteur Institute in Paris, and Yale University reported in PLoS ONE, a way in which intracellular pathogens exploit the biological attributes of their hosts in order to escape destruction.
October 09, 2009
Thomas Jefferson University is expanding and empowering its stem cell research program with a new academic department at Jefferson Medical College: Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.
October 08, 2009
Center Recently Received Full Accreditation. Gordon Schwartz, M.D., M.B.A., has been appointed director of the Jefferson Breast Care Center at the Kimmel Cancer Center (KCC), and will also return to the full-time faculty as a professor in Jefferson’s Department of Surgery.
Featured in the Media
Featured October 23, 2009
Robin Stoloff's Health Update on NBC 40 put the spotlight on Adam P. Dicker, MD, PhD to discuss the new FDA-Approved Drug that Helps to Treat Brain Tumors.