News for the JSPH Community:
March 2014 • Thomas Jefferson University’s Activities Office awarded several awards to student organizations at its ceremony and banquet on March 20, 2014.
March 2014 • Jefferson Schools came together for networking, appetizers and cocktails on February 20 at Ladder 15 in Center City.
December 2013 • Alumni and faculty share lessons with students on leading in the workplace.
November 2013 • Jefferson alumni help ensure the success of the Career Development Center's Fall Career Fair.
November 2013 • Flip through a photo album from Jefferson Connections, held Nov. 4, 2013.
May 2013 • Dr. Steele, President and CEO of Geisinger Health System, was the featured speaker at the 22nd Annual Dr. Raymond C. Grandon Lecture, which took place May 2, 2013 in the Connelly Auditorium.
From the Summer 2012 issue of The Review • Rob Simmons, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, CPH, and director of the School of Population Health’s Master of Public Health program encourages his student to experience public health.
November 2012 • The newly-formed Grandon Society will serve as the Jefferson School of Population Health’s membership organization for leaders throughout the healthcare sector.
October 2012 • The Jefferson Foundation welcomes a new assistant director of alumni relations, Cory Miller. Cory will be JSPH alumni's official liaison to the Jefferson community.
Dean Nash Earns Award in Health Care Innovation
The Philadelphia Business Journal recognized JSPH's dean with an award in Health Care Innovation. David Nash, MD, MBA, Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, was presented with the Gold Award, as Medical Education Innovator.
Dean Nash Earns Joseph Wharton Social Impact Award
November 2012 • Congratulations to David B. Nash, MD, MBA (WG'86), Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, for his recognition by the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. In a ceremony in New York City this fall, Dr. Nash was presented with the 2012 Joseph Wharton Social Impact Award.
January 2013 • The Post baccalaureate Pre-Professional Program (P4) is a new program created for individuals seeking to complete their basic sciences requirements in preparation for entrance to medical and pharmacy schools.
October 2012 • JSPH is excited to recognize their faculty that presented at this year’s American Public Health Association (APHA) 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition.
November 2012 • Health Policy Forums are monthly programs (September-June) sponsored by the Jefferson School of Population Health. Marc N. Gourevitch, MD, MPH presented Integrating Medicine and Public Health.
Medical schools need a new approach, says David B. Nash, MD, of Thomas Jefferson University in Pennsylvania. "This is not even on their radar -- that quality and safety should be part of the curriculum." Much has changed in medical education in the nearly four decades that separate their medical school experiences. What has remained largely unchanged is the lack of education most medical school graduates receive in the science and skills of quality improvement and patient safety -- how to deliver the right care to the right patient at the right time, and how to prevent a patient from being harmed.
With the emergence of master’s-level programs in quality and patient safety initiatives, physicians who want to bolster their expertise or their careers no longer have to limit themselves to seminars and online teleconferences. “Our target audience is anyone in and out of health care who wants to make a difference,” said David Nash, FACP, MBA, dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, based at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. “We have a bona fide science for clinical quality and safety that now is ready to be offered at the master’s level. This was not true even five years ago.”