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JSPH named PBJ’s Medical Education Innovator of the Year

There was a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment coming from the Jefferson School of Population Health the morning of November 8, when the Philadelphia Business Journal named the school its Medical Education Innovator of the Year as part of its annual Health Care Innovation Awards. In a story about the awards on the PBJ Web more »



Earlier tonight the Jefferson School of Population Health, in conjunction with our IHI Open School Chapter, sponsored a special preview of ESCAPE FIRE, the soon to be released award winning film. Called Dinner and a Movie, we hosted nearly 100 persons from across the Jefferson campus in downtown Philadelphia. Following the screening, we had a more »


The Eleventh National Quality Colloquium

Just a few days ago, we completed the 11th Annual Quality Colloquium at Harvard University, co sponsored by the Jefferson School of Population Health, with support from major organizations like Oracle, the Lewin group, and others. Faculty from our school, and from around the nation, made the three day event a veritable “feast” of new more »


Follow the LEADER… the JSPH

I sense a trend and I can’t wait to point it out!! Four years ago this week the Trustees of Thomas Jefferson University voted unanimously to create the first and only school of population health in the nation, aptly named the Jefferson School of Population Health. We now have more than 320 students, taking at more »


A Lesson in Civility for Inaugural Grandon Society Meeting

This year’s Summer Seminar provided a glimpse of the kind of programming available to members of the Jefferson School of Population Health’s Grandon Society. This year’s Seminar, the inaugural meeting of the Grandon Society, was held at WHYY’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons. Chris Satullo, WHYY’s Executive Director of News and Civic Dialogue, provided more »


CONVERGING in Philadelphia

About one week ago our School of Population Health participated in the inaugural CONVERGE program in Philadelphia. Powered by the team from out of Cleveland, Converge brought together all kinds of persons interested in health care innovation — from big pharma to little pharma, from start ups with two employees to established managed care more »


Guest Commentary: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Ruth S. Gubernick, MPH In 2009, approximately 3.3 million child abuse reports and allegations were made involving an estimated 6 million children. More than five children die every day as a result of child abuse and approximately 80% of those children that die from abuse are under the age of 4 (Source: April is more »


TechSolve in Cincinnati, OHIO

This past week I had the distinct pleasure, and honor, of speaking at the TechSolve series of health policy events, at their headquarters just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. TechSolve is a 25-year-old, not for profit, consulting company that specializes in process improvement in healthcare. According to their own materials, “TechSolve collaborates with healthcare organizations to more »


WHYY RADIO TIMES with Marty Moss-Coane

I’m very much looking forward to Wednesday, March 28th at 10am, when I will be a guest on the acclaimed NPR program Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. The show is timed to follow this week’s testimony in the US Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of health reform (known as the Affordable Care Act), particularly the more »


The ACHE COO Boot Camp

The American College of Healthcare Executives sponsors a special COO Boot Camp where national healthcare leaders come together for a spirited exchange of ideas and to share best practices in our business. I just had the privilege of participating in the COO Bootcamp, as part of a special evening program sponsored by one of the more »

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