News/Blog

  • The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson University, will be hosting a big data and digital health summit focusing on big data's impact on healthcare. The summit includes opening remarks by Mark L. Tykocinski, MD, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University, and The Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Also appearing are Adam Dicker, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncology, Kimmel Cancer Center and David Whellan, MD, Associate Provost, Clinical Research, Sidney Kimmel Medical College.
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  • Tech giant Amazon announced in early September that they were searching for a North American city to build a second headquarters. The $5 billion investment would bring 50,000 jobs to the selected city. Philadelphia, under the leadership of Mayor Jim Kenney, launched a new website and series of videos showing off the city's best and brightest innovators. The request for proposal features JeffDESIGN director Bon Ku and Jefferson CEO Stephen Klasko.
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  • For the first time ever, two teams were chosen as Grand Prize winners at this year’s JAZ Tank. Circalux, maker of portable circadian lights, and Mindset, maker of stress management app, each earn $10,000 and free business services for their innovative healthcare products. Learn more about the challenge that fosters entrepreneurship and innovation, and engages the Jefferson community in bringing life to the products and companies that will drive the future of healthcare.
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  • For the first time ever, two teams were chosen as Grand Prize winners at this year’s JAZ Tank. Circalux, maker of portable circadian lights, and Mindset, maker of stress management app, each earn $10,000 and free business services for their innovative healthcare products. Learn more about the challenge that fosters entrepreneurship and innovation, and engages the Jefferson community in bringing life to the products and companies that will drive the future of healthcare.
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2015

  • Healthcare Transformation, a new peer-reviewed open access journalzine published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., released its inaugural issue yesterday at the 13th Annual Jefferson University Gala at Jefferson University, Philadelphia. Through authoritative contributions from preeminent thought leaders and decision makers, Healthcare Transformation re-imagines healthcare delivery, education, and technology for the 21st century and beyond.
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  • The Independence/Jefferson Health Hack brought together 250 healthcare professionals, patients, designers, artists, engineers, web developers and students over the weekend to create new ways to promote access and delivery to healthcare.
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  • In the first six months of 2015, startup companies developing digital solutions for healthcare delivery raised $3.8 billion in the United States in venture capital. And that venture capital funding is a fraction of the research funds being spent by big firms on e-health (more than $12 billion). That kind of money raises interesting questions …
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  • It used to be easy to give a commencement speech. You could tell a few jokes, praise the graduates, and exhort them to keep learning. Not today. The 2015 graduates go into a health care world crying out for fundamental transformation.
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  • At every turn, the Welsh's were ready to blow up the model and design a better one. And they have gained significant academic credibility with their "Real Life MBA" through the Welch Management Institute, one that has many more expensive traditional academic MBAs scurrying to replicate.
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2014

  • As Jefferson has established Innovation as one of its six core values and the Office of Technology Transfer & Business Development has been incorporated into the Innovation Pillar, I have struggled to understand "innovation." The word brings a few things to mind: Apple; Facebook; apps that sell for billions of dollars; Starbucks' little green swizzle …
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  • NuView Life Sciences Enters Global Licensing Agreement With Otsuka Pharmaceutical NuView Life Sciences, Inc. (NuView) announced entry into an exclusive global licensing and collaboration agreement with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) to further develop and commercialize NuView's investigative genomic-based diagnostic biomarker to detect cancers of the ...
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