News for the JGSBS Community:
May 2013 • The JGSBS Graduate Student Association (GSA) hosted a Speed Networking Event to introduce current students and postdocs to potential mentors.
April 2013 • JGSBS took part in the Philadelphia Science Festival and encouraged attendees to 'exercise their brains' as we discussed education and careers in the health sciences.
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.
PhD Thesis Defense: Tak Sato
February 2013 • Congratulations to Tak Sato who successfully defended his PhD thesis last week. Tak was in the lab of Dr. Hallgeir Rui at JGSBS. His thesis was titled: 'Prolactin-Jak-Stat Signaling Pathways in Breast Cancer.'
January 2013 • Congratulations to Sandra Bonne-Année who recently had her PhD Thesis Defense. Sandra is in the PhD program in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis and is in the lab of David Abraham, PhD.
Scott Waldman, MD, PhD '80, Awarded with Prestigous NCI Grant
Scott Waldman, MD, PhD '80, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, has been awarded one of the prestigious “Provocative Questions” grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) , as part of the Institute’s ambitious program to tackle the “important but not obvious” questions in cancer to ensure no stone was left unturned after decades of promising research
October 2012 • The Jefferson Foundation welcomes a new assistant director of alumni relations, Cory Miller. Cory will be JGSBS alumni's official liaison to the Jefferson community.
October 2012 • The GSA was proud to host its 6th Annual Halloween Charity Raffle on October 26, 2012 at the Irish Pub. Over the past five years the GSA has raised nearly $10,000 for Camp Dreamcatcher with the Halloween Charity Raffle.
July 2012 • Effective July 1, 2012, the Jefferson College of Graduate Studies (JCGS) of Thomas Jefferson University has been re-named the Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (JGSBS)
Winner of the JGSBS "Register and Win!" Contest
October 2012 • Steve Silverman is the recipient of the $100 American Express gift card. Steve signed up for the JGSBS online alumni community this summer and as a result, entered our random drawing to win. Congratulations Steve!
Steve Silverman is a graduate of the Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and is currently a Clinical Pharmacist at Abington Memorial Hospital. Steve was recently awarded an educational grant by the hospital's Innovator Circle Award committee which awards grants to employees who propose ideas to improve patient care. His idea involved introducing a pharmacogenomic biomarker test that can classify certain liver metabolizing enzyme as slow or rapid and utilizing this information for drug/dose selection in our community mental-health patient population. This grant has led Steve to submit an R21 development research grant application to the National Institute of Health (NIH), where it was selected for review by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Human Genome Research Institute.