Event Schedule

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Event Schedule

Join us for a fun 45-minute Movie Buff ride with Kendall Toole on Peloton! Sign up here for instructions and join fellow Jeffersonians on Peloton to celebrate Jefferson Giving Day!

Every superhero has to have experience in martial arts, right? Join Timaree Schmit, PhD, for a 30 minute martial arts workout! No experience necessary.

Start your day with a cup of coffee with a dash of inspiration. Join our President and CEO, Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA,  for a morning coffee break with a few of his personal heroes; Dr. Edith Mitchell, Sister Mary Scullion, and Jerry Blavat. Learn what words of wisdom they’ve applied to life, what they’ve learned from failure, and what it means to be a true hero.

Get to know the “need to knows” when it comes to caregiving. Experts from Jefferson’s Center for Healthy Aging share an overview, update, and tips for aging patients and dedicated caregivers. This was previously recorded in October 2020.

Although our caregivers practice “care with caring” seamlessly in the work they do, this is a skill they have practiced and prepared for in the years leading up to their professional career. Hear from Josh Robinson, our Artist-In-Residence of Jefferson Health and Humanities, and Megan Voeller, MA, Director of Humanities on how they traiing the future heroes in humanity. 

How can you take inspiration from Hollywood sets and design your own “stage” at home?

Join Emmy Award-winning set decorator Kim Wannop, BS ’99 Interior Design, as she shares the lessons she’s learned on the set of hit shows like “The Good Place,” “Veep,” and “Parks & Recreation.”

Whether you’re looking to prepare your home for sale, wanting to spruce up your home office, or interested in learning how Hollywood designs spaces for both form and function, Kim will help you to rethink how to design for the eye.

The road to recovery is never easy. It takes patience, resilience, determination, and true heroism. Magee Rehabilitation – Jefferson Health witnesses the heroic efforts of our patients on a daily basis. Follow some of their patient stories and their journey to a better tomorrow.

Throughout the pandemic we have heard incredible stories of healthcare heroes risking themselves to save others. In this special presentation, we bring you three voices from the front lines who will share personal stories of challenge and triumph in the face of the worst health disaster of our time.  
Tune in for this illustrated multimedia experience and listen as Jefferson Emergency Medicine nurse LaShonda Robertson, RN, BSN; Assistant Dean for Health and Design and co-founder and Director of the Jefferson Health Design Lab, Bon Ku, MD, MPP; and alumnus Michael Natter, MD ’17, come together in conversation and share their experience over the past year. Dr. Natter is widely known for his incredible illustrations detailing everything from the life of a physician to teaching medicine. He will be illustrating the conversation as it’s told.  
The conversation will be hosted by Robert Pugliese, PharmD, BCPS, director of Innovation Design and managing director of the Health Design Lab. Dr. Pugliese is the producer of the weekly podcast series hosted by Dr. Ku, “Design Lab with Bon Ku.” 
We hope you will enjoy this opportunity to not only hear of some of Jefferson’s best, but experience their stories told in a truly animated fashion.

Thomas Jefferson University’s Innovator Magazine and Sidney Kimmel Medical College’s Bulletin feature incredible stories of our alumni and students  that highlight the significance of our community in more ways than one. Enjoy some of our alumni and student spotlights from the recent magazines.

Drs. Daniel Monti and Anthony J. Bazzan respond to questions about health concerns and to update viewers on innovative strategies, drawn from the field of integrative medicine, for achieving optimal weight, gut health, hormone balance, and more. The Marcus Institute for Integrative Health offers an innovative blend of traditional medicine and proven complementary therapies to help patients manage health and wellness. This webinar is their way of bringing this holistic approach to patient care in the time of coronavirus. This session was previously recorded in October 2020.

Do you ever wonder what its like to walk in someone else’s shoes at Jefferson? Take a peek behind the current of members of our community at Jefferson;

  • George Stebich, Security Sargeant at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital
  • Allison Hutchison, Music Therapist at Abington – Jefferson Health
  • Zinta L. Zapp, MD ’15, Core Faculty, Emergency Medicine at UPMC Pinnacle, Harrisburg
  • Facility Dogs Pender and Nigel at Magee Rehabilitation – Jefferson Health
  • Andrew Ziegler ’23, SKMC student

We all must prioritize time to take care of ourselves as heroes! Whether at your desk now or in the near future, take 20 minutes with Kiki from the Jefferson Recreation and Fitness Center to learn some basic exercises you can do to reset your mind and energy!

In 2018, Jefferson announced Reimagine: The Campaign for Jefferson. The Reimagine Campaign is our initiative to raise $1 billion by 2024 to reshape healthcare, redefine education, and revitalize care in our communities.

There is a story behind each of these initatives; the People who lead optimistic revolutions, the Spaces that heal and inspire, the Communities united for health equity, and the Discovery that improves lives . Hear from the change-makers themselves who have united to support our mission to reimagine the future of the Philadelphia region and beyond. 

Whether ending your day early, or just waking up from night shift work, join Jefferson Recation Center Yoga Instructor, Kiki, for a one-hour yoga session at home. Although a mat is encouraged, no equipment is necessary.  

Join Chef Glasso from 12th Street Catering for a step-by-step cooking class to make your own sangria and and chicken, chorizo, and shrimp paella with toasted baguette, rice, vegetables, and dessert.

What’s it like to be a star-maker in the music industry?  
In an exclusive program on Jefferson Giving Day, President of U.S. A&R at Warner Chappell Music Publishing, alumnus Ryan Press, BS ’01 Marketing, sits down for a virtual interview and conversation exploring the music industry with Thomas Jefferson University student Destinee Elliott ’23.  
Ryan, who is the son of Temptations member Ron Tyson, provides an insider’s look at what it’s like to be a leader in the field, including the pivot to remote song creation and production in the COVID-19 pandemic, and his thoughts on the future of the industry.   
A Q&A with attendees follows the program. Pre-register for the virtual event here.

Did you know Jefferson employees are not only heroes but some are also incredibly talented musicians? Nine Jefferson employees recently came together for an exclusive Jefferson Giving Day performance of “Jefferson Heroes.” Turn your volume up and enjoy the music! Many thanks to our musicians and lyricists:

Lyrics were arranged for Jefferson by Elena Marino and Erek McFadden.

Barbara Musselman
Registered Nurse, Ortho Unit
Abington - Jefferson Health
Background Vocals

Cindy Hou
Infection Control Officer, Jefferson Medical Group
Jefferson Health - New Jersey

Elena Marino
Business Operations Manager of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Comprehensive Heart Failure
Abington - Jefferson Health
Lead Vocalist and Background vocals

Erek McFadden
Cook, Food & Nutrition
Jefferson Health - New Jersey

Jamiel Bernstine
Cook, Food & Nutrition
Jefferson Health - New Jersey

Judy Fyfe
Transition of Care Case Manager, Case Management
Jefferson Health - New Jersey
Background Vocals

Kenya Collier
Learning & Organizational Development Coordinator, Human Resources
Jefferson Health - New Jersey
Producer, Auxiliary Keyboard, background vocals

Marc Harfeld
Director, IT Intergration
Jefferson - Center City
Piano & Background vocals

Monique Chabot
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy –Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Thomas Jefferson University - East Falls

Every hero needs to unwind at the end of a long day, and what better way to do it than with a glass of wine? Join Jefferson’s Division Chief of Neurovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery, Pascal M. Jabbour, MD for an introduction in wine tasting. Dr. Jabbour will introduce you to three bold grapes with two wine options for each.

What is best about each grape? What should you look for? What is the grape’s super power? Kick off your shoes and following along in the fun with Dr. Jabbour’s wine recommendations below!

  • Chardonnay
    FitVine Wine Chardonnay 2018 (less than $20)
    Russell Family Vineyards Chardonnay from Paso Robles 2019 (less than $50)
  • Syrah
    Maison Brotte La Rollande Crozes-Hermitage 2018 (less than $30)
    Paul Jaboulet Aine Cornas domaine Saint Pierre 2009 (approx. $50)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
    Roots Run Deep Educated Guess Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (less than $30)
    M by Michael Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (approx. $50)

Scholarships have a lasting – and powerful – impact on today’s students. Each scholarship tells a story. It tells the  story of the benefactor who has made the decision to give back to the future leaders of tomorrow, and the story of the student who has the opportunity to be the change-maker our world needs. See the power in scholarship told by the benefactors and recipients themselves.

Experts from Jefferson’s Center for Healthy Aging share an overview, update, and tips for aging patients and dedicated caregivers, with a focus on LGBTQ and Elder Care.

Repeat event! Every superhero has to have experience in martial arts, right? Join Timaree Schmit, PhD for a 30 minute martial arts workout! No experience necessary.