Thomas Jefferson University

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Hadas Kuznits
March 15, 2019 - 5:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Friday was a big day for fourth-year medical students around the country: Match Day. Hundreds of students from Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College shared hugs and tears, celebrating the day where roughly 18,000 medical students across the...
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Christmas Berry Plant
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Lynne Adkins
January 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Researchers are turning to Mother Nature to help in the battle against eye cancer. Patients with uveal melanoma, the most common eye cancer in adults, may one day be treated with a compound from a common shrub found in the garden. "It's a Christmas berry, so one...
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Steve Tawa
January 11, 2019 - 1:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thomas Jefferson University is looking to do another acquisition: Fox Chase Cancer Center in the northeast part of the city. Jefferson is negotiating with Temple University Health System to buy the highly regarded 100-bed medical center. Jefferson President Steve...
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Cannabis
Justin Udo
October 05, 2018 - 8:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Thomas Jefferson University played host this week to a cannabis invention competition that gave marijuana and hemp entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their businesses to a panel of investors. "This is what Forbes calls the fastest growing industry sector in the U.S...
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Hundreds of protesters rally against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Sept. 24, 2018. They protested for a #BelieveSurvivors Walkout against Kavanaugh, who has been accused by at least two women of sexual assault.
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Kim Glovas
September 25, 2018 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — From the accusations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, to Bill Cosby's sentence of three to 10 years in state prison Tuesday for aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, they highlight the impact the #MeToo movement has...
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Willie Baronet, an artist and professor, purchased signs from the homeless people that they used to pander for money and turned them into a hanging art instillation.
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Justin Udo
September 20, 2018 - 5:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An unlikely form of art has taken center stage at Thomas Jefferson University. Over the summer, Rosemary Frasso and nine of her students from the university's medical school and public health program interviewed 40 homeless people in Philadelphia. "Our goal was to...
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Lynne Adkins
September 10, 2018 - 9:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We've been told that it's vital to keep mentally and physically active as we age. Now, a new study proves it really does help. You can help older adults set a goal like walking more by developing a plan to make it happen — and to follow through with it. Thomas...
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Lone Star tick
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Lynne Adkins
August 13, 2018 - 8:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Lyme disease isn't the only problem you might encounter from a tick bite. If you get a tick bite, you may need to become a vegetarian. Megan Ford, assistant professor of allergy and immunology at Thomas Jefferson University, said the culprit is the Lone Star tick,...
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Left: Cheyney University President Aaron A. Walton
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Justin Udo
July 31, 2018 - 6:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — From money woes and accreditation issues to plummeting enrollment, Cheyney University has a well documented history of administrative problems. University president Aaron A. Walton, who started his term last year, says they are looking to change the school’s course...
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Kim Glovas
July 23, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 450 people have gathered for Thomas Jefferson University's second annual Philadelphia Trauma Training Conference. This year, the focus of the three-day event in East Falls is on preventing childhood trauma. People from across the country and some from...
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