Pipeline and outreach programs are designed to prepare and inspire students to pursue careers in medicine, medical research and health professions. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is committed to providing experiences and education to middle school, high school, college, and post-graduate students from groups underrepresented in the health care fields or first generation college to increase the pool of qualified candidates applying to careers related health care.
The Health Science Pipeline Programs workgroup was formed in 2014 as part of the academic vision that encompasses Forward Thinking Education initiatives within Jefferson’s Blueprint for Strategic Action (BSA). The team is comprised of academic and administrative leaders within the institution charged with:
Developing pathways along the continuum of learning to increase the interest and pool of diverse and qualified professionals through community outreach, workforce development, and the creation of strategic partnerships with emphasis on mentorship and recruitment of diverse populations.
Since 2014, the workgroup has focused on creating an inventory of all of the related pipeline program activities delivered by Jefferson faculty, staff and students in order to coordinate and expand these programs across the institution to ensure a more efficient and sustainable impact.
Pipeline Program Committee Members
- Cecilia M. McCormick, JD, Vice Provost of Academic Strategy & Special Programs
- Robert Bartosz, Executive Associate & Director, Finance, Jefferson College of Biomedical Studies
- Rickie Brawer, Co-Director, Center for Urban Health, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
- Mary Hess, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, Jefferson College of Pharmacy
- David Keenan, Senior Director, Student Life and Engagement, Thomas Jefferson University
- Bernard Lopez, Associate Dean, Diversity and Community Engagement, Thomas Jefferson University Hopsitals
- Shawana Moore, Director, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program
- Moira Pannepacker, Assistant Program Director, Education and Community Partnerships
- Donald Sharples, Senior Associate Director, Admissions
- Traci Trice, Assistant Dean, Diversity and Student Diversity Programs, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
- Nannette Vliet, Assistant Dean, Jefferson College of Health Professions