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Pioneering Research at Amen Clinics Highlighted in Discover Magazine as 19th of 100 Top Stories in Science for 2015
COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwired - December 15, 2015) - The prestigious January/February 2016 issue of Discover Magazine lists the replicated pioneering research conducted at Amen Clinics at #19 out of the 100 top stories in Science for 2015, just behind Tesla's new battery (18) and ahead of a discovery of a new dinosaur species (20)

20 Medical Schools Join With AMA to Expand Work to Create the Medical School of the Future
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - November 04, 2015) -

Genomic Classifier Appears to Predict Metastasis in Prostate Cancer Patients Following Prostatectomy

Judging Panel Announced for $100,000 Hearst Health Prize in Partnership With the Jefferson College of Population Health
NEW YORK, NY and PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - September 10, 2015) - Hearst Health, a division of Hearst Corporation, and the Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University, today announced the interdisciplinary panel of judges for the inaugural Hearst Health Prize

Call for Submissions Open for $100,000 Hearst Health Prize in Partnership With the Jefferson College of Population Health

Seventeen ASTRO Members Awarded Fellows Designation
FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwired - August 10, 2015) - The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 17 distinguished members to receive the ASTRO Fellows designation. The 2015 class of Fellows will receive the recognition at the Awards Ceremony at ASTRO's 57th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 20 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

Drs. Bogardus, Mansfield and Mitchell Selected to Receive 2015 ASTRO Gold Medal
FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwired - July 09, 2015) - The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has chosen three renowned radiation oncology physicians and researchers to receive the 2015 ASTRO Gold Medal: Carl R. Bogardus, Jr., MD, FASTRO, Carl M. Mansfield, MD, ScD (Hon.), FASTRO, and James B. Mitchell, PhD, FASTRO. Drs

Thomas Jefferson University Launches Major Head and Neck Cancer Study Utilizing Cesium-131 Where Current Standard of Care Treatments Have Failed
IsoRay, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ISR), a medical technology company and innovator in brachytherapy and medical isotope applications, today announced the start of a new study of head and neck cancer patients being treated with IsoRay's Cesium-131 internal radiation (brachytherapy) cancer seeds

IsoRay's Cancer Fighting Isotope Cesium-131 Will Be Featured in Four Oral Presentations at the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) Convention in Orlando, Florida
IsoRay Inc. (NYSE MKT: ISR), a medical technology company and innovator in seed brachytherapy and medical radioisotope applications, today announced it will host a booth at the Annual Meeting of the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS). The annual ABS meeting will take place April 9-11, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

National Panel of Multidisciplinary Experts Addresses the Unmet Needs in Assessing Coronary Artery Disease in Women
CardioDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company specializing in cardiovascular genomics, today announced the publication of "The Diagnosis of CAD in Women: Addressing the Unmet Need," a summary report synthesizing discussion from a roundtable meeting of experts organized by the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) in partnership with the Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR)

New Evidence Shows Genetic Testing May Help Target Use of Antidepressants
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA--(Marketwired - January 29, 2015) - Clinical depression is a common problem affecting over 16% of Americans at some time in their lives. While antidepressants are among the most common medications prescribed by doctors, large numbers of patients fail to respond to them or have intolerable side effects

Boehringer Ingelheim Presents New idarucizumab (Praxbind®) Analyses on Reintroduction of Antithrombotic Therapy after Reversal of Dabigatran
Business Wire IndiaBoehringer Ingelheim announces results from two new analyses evaluating idarucizumab, recently approved under the Accelerated Approval pathway and marketed in the U. S

FDA Approves Praxbind® (idarucizumab), Specific Reversal Agent for Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate)
Business Wire IndiaBoehringer Ingelheim GmbH announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval of Praxbind® (idarucizumab)

Seattle Genetics and Takeda Announce Four-Year Survival Data from ADCETRIS® (Brentuximab Vedotin) Pivotal Trial in Relapsed or Refractory Systemic Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma at ASH Annual Meeting
Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502) has announced four-year overall survival (OS) data from the ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin) pivotal Phase 2 clinical trial in relapsed or refractory systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)

Takeda Announces Abstracts for ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin) in Hodgkin Lymphoma, Systemic Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and Ixazomib in Multiple Myeloma to be Presented at 56th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

Imorgon Medical to Install Imorgon Ultrasound Enhancement System at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Imorgon Medical, a developer of wholly integrated software solutions that empower diagnostic ultrasound to deliver the highest quality of patient care, announced the planned installation of the Imorgon Ultrasound Enhancement System™ in Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital System in Philadelphia.

Alternate Approach to Traditional CPR Saves Lives
AUSTIN, IL--(Marketwired - October 21, 2014) - A new study shows that survival and neurological outcomes for patients in cardiac arrest can be improved by adding extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

West Chester Eye Doctor Talks Aging's Effects on the Eyes and How You Can Protect Your Vision
Many people realize, once they've hit a certain age, that their visual acuity is not as it once was. They also experience a greater number of eye conditions and disorders that, if left untreated, can cause serious risks to their vision. "As patients enter their forties, they gradually lose their ability to see up close and will likely need bifocals

Ray Fabius, M.D., Receives 2014 Global Leadership in Corporate Health Award
Ray Fabius, M.D., is the 2014 recipient of the Global Leadership in Corporate Health Award, recognizing his career as a proponent of workplace health and wellness.

HarperCollins to Publish "Facing East" by Jingduan Yang MD With Collaboration by Fashion Icon Norma Kamali, Sold by Agent Alan Morell, Creative Management Partners
Tao Institute of Mind and Body Medicine, in association with Tao of Living LLC, is pleased to announce that their founder, Jingdaun ("JD") Yang, MD, board-certified psychiatrist, has signed with HarperCollins Publishers for his book "Facing East" with collaboration by fashion icon Norma Kamali, sold by agent Alan Morell, Creative Management Partners.

Dry Eye Can Now Be Treated With IPL Therapy, Say Chester County Ophthalmologists
A recent study from Ophthalmology(1) found Americans who live in cities with a high level of air pollution, including New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, have the greatest risk for dry eye syndrome

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Hosts Conference
HAVERFORD, PA--(Marketwired - March 14, 2014) - Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) has opened registration for its 8th annual conference for women living with metastatic breast cancer

NewLink Genetics Appoints Eugene P. Kennedy, M.D., as Vice President for Clinical and Medical Affairs
NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ: NLNK), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel immunotherapeutics to improve treatment options for patients with cancer, today announced the appointment of Eugene P. Kennedy, M.D., FACS, as Vice President for Clinical and Medical Affairs. Dr

Tao Institute of Mind and Body Medicine Founder Jingdaun Yang, MD, Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Signs With Top Agent Alan Morell, Creative Management Partners, for Integrative Medicine Series of Books, TV Positioning and Product Licensing
Tao Institute of Mind and Body Medicine, in association with Tao of Living LLC, is pleased to announce that their founder, Jingdaun ("JD") Yang, MD, board-certified psychiatrist, has signed with top agent Alan Morell of Creative Management Partners for Dr. Yang's series of Books, TV and Product Licensing.

PEM Imaging With Breast Cancer Specific Tracer (Cu-64-TP3805) Demonstrates 100% Senstivity in Trial Study
Dr. Mathew Thakur, Professor of Radiology and Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University, having presented on the first "in human" test of cancer specific radiotracer Cu-64-TP3805 at the 2nd World Congress on Ga-68 in February, published early clinical results in the July issue of Journal of Nuclear Medicine

Four EndoHeroes(TM) Honored for Contributions
In recognition of GI Nurses Day and the many GI professionals who dedicate themselves to patient care, EndoChoice, Inc. is honoring four GI professionals who were selected as EndoHeroes in 2012. Each EndoHero will have a donation made in their name to the GI society or department they choose.

Trott Selected as Faculty for Thirteenth Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium
Kara Trott, CEO of Quantum Health, has been selected to participate on the faculty at the Thirteenth Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium, to be held March 13-15, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Trott was invited by Dr

electroCore Completes Enrollment of Their US, Double-Blind, Chronic Migraine Prevention Study
A clinical study to evaluate the prophylactic effect of non-invasive vagal nerve stimulation for the prevention of chronic migraine completed enrollment last week. The study, which is being sponsored by electroceutical healthcare company electroCore, involves 60 patients across six US sites1.

'Live Younger in 8 Simple Steps' -- a Practical Guide Tailored for Individual Needs
Beyond the fads and controversial health mandates, there is one truth to keep in mind, says Dr. Eudene Harry, author of "Live Younger in 8 Simple Steps," ( -- nutrition is the foundation of all health.

VHA Inc. Launches Center for Applied Healthcare Studies
To address the complexities resulting from sweeping health care reform, including value-based payment models and reduced reimbursements, VHA Inc., the national health care network, today announced the launch of its VHA Center for Applied Healthcare Studies

WesternU's Pumerantz Lectureship to Be Held Sept. 13, 2012
The fourth annual Dr. Philip Pumerantz Distinguished Lectureship at Western University of Health Sciences will feature a guest speaker with more than 30 years of health care experience.

Drs. Bruce Rosengard and Sanuj Ravindran Join The Medicines Company New Business Ventures Team
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) today announced the appointments of Bruce R. Rosengard and Sanuj K. Ravindran as Vice Presidents, New Business Ventures. Dr. Rosengard is a cardiothoracic surgeon who most recently led the cardiac transplantation team at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr

Cutting Edge Naviscan PEM Research Presented at SNM 2012
Several groundbreaking studies on the Naviscan PET scanner, the breast application for which is Positron Emission Mammography (PEM), were presented this week at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) in Miami, Florida

WesternU Team Co-Authors Interprofessional Education Publication
Western University of Health Sciences led a multi-institutional team in authoring a study of interprofessional education (IPE) to be published in a prestigious academic journal.

VFA Reports 36 New Customers and Profitable Growth in 2011
VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced profitable growth and the addition of 36 new customers in 2011, including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the City of Buffalo, Florida International University and the University of Rochester

Aspirin before heart surgery cuts risk of post-operative acute kidney failure
Aspirin taken for five days before a heart operation can halve the numbers of patients developing post-operative acute kidney failure, a new research has revealed.

Removing 'good cholesterol' receptor may help fight breast cancer
Eliminating a lipoprotein receptor known as SR-BI could reduce cancer cell and tumour growth, according to a new study.

Potential target to delay 'deadliest' cancer and prolong survival identified
Researchers have found a new way to disrupt the process of pancreatic cancer cells and slow down their mobility.

New half-match bone marrow transplant procedure shows promising results
A clinical trial conducted at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson testing its unique, two-step half-match procedure has produced some promising results.

Now, single vaccines to protect against both rabies and Ebola
A team of scientists has developed single vaccines to protect against both rabies and the Ebola virus.

Scientists find potential therapeutic target for obesity
By studying the molecular control of appetite in mice, a team of researchers have uncovered a new potential target for therapeutics that could limit appetite and thereby obesity.

Gene therapy set to become 'next great thing in heart failure'
A promising gene therapy to prevent and reverse heart failure is ready for clinical trials, scientists at Thomas Jefferson University's Center for Translational Medicine have reported.

Cancer cells hasten aging, inflammation to 'feed' tumour growth
A new study has found that cancer cells accelerate aging of nearby connective tissue cells to cause inflammation, which provides "fuel" for the tumour to grow and even metastasise.

Darwin's travels that helped him conjure theory of evolution may have led to his death
It has emerged that the very travels that inspired Charles Darwin to discover his theory of evolution may also have led to one of the many illnesses that plagued him for decades and ultimately led to his death.

Kids with problem behaviour likelier to contemplate suicide
Children who show early signs of problem behaviour are more likely to have thoughts of killing or harming themselves, a new study has suggested.

Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Aims to Reduce the Risk of Wrong Site Surgery
Health care professionals and patients all agree that wrong site surgery is a serious and preventable adverse event that should never happen. Although reporting is not mandatory in most states, some estimates put the national incidence rate, which includes wrong patient, wrong procedure, wrong site, and wrong side surgeries, as high as 40 per week

VHA Leadership Conference Examines Strategies and Solutions to Tackle Key Health Care Issues and Challenges
VHA Inc., the national health care network, will host its annual Leadership Conference from May 15-17 in San Diego, Calif. The conference will use a series of provocative and interactive discussions to help VHA's members gain insight on key health care issues and challenges that they grapple with every day.

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