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Knitted Knockers

  • Gun Violence is About Children and Our Neighborhoods
    Drew Harris, DPM, MPH, an assistant professor of Population Health and Health Policy at Thomas Jefferson University, provides a poignant overview of gun violence as a public health issue.

  • Why Does Hair Turn Grey?
    Why does hair turn gray? This question has vexed many and left the silvering demographics scratching their heads.

  • Family Turns Grief Into Hope for Young Adults With Cancer
    Paige Tibbets was young—only 28 years old—when she passed away from lung cancer.

  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker
    Sidney Kimmel Medical College students celebrate Match Day success

  • Talking With Dr. Klasko
    “My bias is that we talk about the wrong things”

    From the way medical students are selected and trained to how policy debates are framed, healthcare needs an overhaul, says Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA.

  • Medicine in Black and White
    It wasn’t that long ago in America that separate hospitals for black and white patients were the norm. In places where a black hospital didn’t exist, black patients might be directed to separate entrances, waiting areas, and wings of a white hospital—or they would simply be denied care.

  • The Flu Can Impair Your Brain
    According to research published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the virus could have a long-lasting effect on your brain, leaving your memory impaired for months.

  • Colorectal Cancer Rates Spike in Younger Adults
    According to a recent study from the American Cancer Society, people born in 1990 have double the risk of developing colon cancer and quadruple the risk of developing rectal cancer as someone born in 1950.

  • Rothman Studies Shows Less Need for Opioids in Hand Surgery
    According to two new studies conducted at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, preoperative counseling and administration of non-opioid pain relievers resulted in overall less need for opioids to manage pain after hand surgery.

  • Don’t Try This at Home
    Jefferson Doctor Concerned about Home DNA Tests

    Recently, the FDA granted marketing authorization to 23andMe for a home DNA-testing kit that allows consumers to find out if they might have a mutation that puts them at higher risk of some types of cancer. Daniel P. Silver, MD, PhD, who leads the Breast Cancer Research Program at Jefferson Health’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, has concerns.


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SKMC Bulletin

The Bulletin is published quarterly for alumni of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. 



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Thomas Jefferson University Colleges' Review

The Review is published twice a year for alumni of Jefferson Colleges of Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy and Population Health.