What's New at Jeff
A Special Reunion
Shortly after Alexandra “Lexi” Tirpak was born, she was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit for what doctors thought was a mild breathing issue and a common case of jaundice.
Jefferson Receives $2.5 Million from the Robert V. Nicoletti Family Trust for New Kidney Transplant Center
The festivities celebrating the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the Nicoletti Kidney Transplant Center were a celebration, not only of the Nicoletti family, but also of many benefactors who were inspired by their incredible generosity.
Jefferson Receives $3 Million from Barry and Joy Lambert to Support Research in Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp
Jefferson celebrated the renaming of its Center of Cannabis Research and Education (CMCER) to the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp in honor of the visionary philanthropy of Australian couple Barry and Joy Lambert.
Dedicating the Strauss Lobby
In honor of her late father, Robert Perry Strauss, Kimberly Strauss made a $500,000 investment to support the creation of a new Stem Cell Center at the Farber Institute for Neurosciences.
Dedication Of The Steven H. Korman Conference Center
Jefferson received a $2 million dollar gift from Steven Korman to create the Steven H. Korman Center for Community Engagement. As part of the gift, the conference center located in the old Federal Reserve Bank Building was renamed as the Steven H. Korman Conference Center.
Investiture of Makarand V. Risbud, PhD
Dr. Makarand Risbud has been named the first holder of the James J. Maguire, Jr. Professor for Spine Research. This was a wonderful opportunity for the Jefferson family to recognize Dr. Risbud and say thank you to Jamie Maguire and the Maguire Foundation for establishing the professorship.
Ellen & Ron Caplan Endow Directorship
Daniel Monti, MD, MBA, is named the inaugural Ellen and Ron Caplan Director of the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine through a $2.5 million gift to Thomas Jefferson University from Philadelphia real estate developer Ron Caplan which will boost Jefferson’s growing integrative health program.
LGBT Scholarship Established at Thomas Jefferson University
Mark Zwanger, MD and Malcolm Kram, DVM know the importance of supporting LGBTQ students who wish to pursue careers in medicine.
Jefferson Receives $1 Million from Businessman and Philanthropist Jamie Maguire and the Maguire Foundation to Endow Professorship in Spine Research
Jamie Maguire, chairman of Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), and the Maguire Foundation, have generously funded a new orthopaedics professorship at Thomas Jefferson University.
The Bulletin is published quarterly for alumni of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.