Forensic toxicologists work across the medical and criminal legal systems to understand the rapidly-changing landscape of drugs in the U.S.

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African American men are more affected by cancer, ChatGPT may help patients understand sleep apnea, and looking at the basic needs of mothers in treatment for opioids use.

Festive celebration roasted turkey with gravy for Thanksgiving or Christmas

According to data in mice, extra tryptophan in turkey and other foods could reduce the risk of future colitis flares. 


How two emergency medicine professors are implementing communication training to improve patient outcomes.


A physical therapist works to understand why knee pain affects some people and not others — and how to treat it.

Woman in labour on a yoga ball

A midwife explains how both help prenatally and during labor and have benefits for those who opt for epidurals and those who do not.


New research explores how mitochondrial genetic material is inherited; improving culturally competent care for transgender patients; and the lack of menstrual supplies in prison.


Pelvic floor therapy can help align the mind and body.


Migraines that occur around menstruation can be more severe and difficult to treat, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t options.


Plastic food packaging is a major source of pollution, but finding sustainable alternatives has proved challenging. This research team thinks fungi might be the answer.

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New research explores addressing an asthma inhaler’s side effects, mental health access for kids with incarcerated parents, and how fruit flies choose between babies and sleep.


Hien Dang, PhD, was one of 11 people awarded the prestigious award aimed at finding therapies for tough to treat cancers in patients who have been historically disadvantaged. 


This summer, Dr. Manuela Tripepi traveled to Curaçao to research the disease ravaging sea turtles across the Caribbean.

Students walking at Convocation 2022

Thomas Jefferson University is among the top 50 universities in the country, according to the Wall Street Journal. The University ranked No. 48 in the WSJ/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the U.S. list. The University also topped all schools in Pennsylvania for social mobility.


How a common antibiotic can reduce sepsis during labor, how social discrimination can impact traumatic brain injury recovery, and how cells pass identity down to daughter cells.

Matt Dane Baker, PA-C, DHSc

Interim University President Susan C. Aldridge announced that  Matt Dane Baker, PA-C, DHSc, has been appointed Provost of Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Baker has been serving as the University’s Interim Provost since July 1, 2022, in addition to his role as Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.