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Narrative Medicine: A Reflective Writing Workshop Series For Interprofessional Healthcare Students At Thomas Jefferson University, Carly S. Slater, Ma, Ms, Brooke Salzman, Md, Rosemary Frasso, Phd, Cph Jan 2020

Narrative Medicine: A Reflective Writing Workshop Series For Interprofessional Healthcare Students At Thomas Jefferson University, Carly S. Slater, Ma, Ms, Brooke Salzman, Md, Rosemary Frasso, Phd, Cph

Phase 1

Introduction: Narrative medicine (NM) teaches reflective writing and close reading to help healthcare professionals think critically about themselves and others in order to offer more effective, empathic care. Few reports of NM methods document its value to facilitating collaboration and communication across students of different professional backgrounds. This study examines the effects of NM workshops on Thomas Jefferson University interprofessional healthcare students, and their utility to achieving these aims: 1) supporting thoughtfulness, mindfulness, and curiosity; 2) supporting the development and use of narrative in understanding the lives/contexts for self and others; 3) improving interactions and communication with others in ...


The Effect Of Intrapartum Glycemic Control On The Incidence Of Neonatal Hypoglycemia, Signe Caksa, Amanda Roman, Md Jan 2020

The Effect Of Intrapartum Glycemic Control On The Incidence Of Neonatal Hypoglycemia, Signe Caksa, Amanda Roman, Md

Phase 1

Introduction: 1-2% and 6-9% of pregnancies are complicated by type I/II and gestational diabetes mellitus (DM), respectively, leading to increased risk of adverse neonatal outcomes. Women with DM require glucose monitoring and glycemic control at the time of delivery; however, it remains unclear how variations in intrapartum glucose impact neonatal hypoglycemia.

Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study of women with singleton pregnancies, diagnosed with DM, who delivered >36 weeks gestation after attempting induction of labor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital between 01/01/2017 and 01/01/2018. Intrapartum DM management included hourly capillary glucose (CG) monitoring until ...


Inside Out, Spring 2019 Dec 2019

Inside Out, Spring 2019

Inside Out

Contents:

Spiderweb of Lights, Erica Westlake - Cover

Morning Commute - La Molina, Peru, Sarah Roselli - Inside Cover

Untitled Constellations Kevin Tang - Following Page

Desire, Daisy Zhang - 1

The Cliffs, Kevin Tang - 2

Fish Tails, Sean Considine - 3

Fisherman’s Nook, Boglarka Jordan - 4

Moratorium, Harnoor Kaur - 4

Cain and Abel, Sean Considine - 5

Sunset Outside Philly, Cara Mergner - 5

Abstract Anatomy: Umbilical Cord, Jordyn Tumas - 6

Daughterhood, Danielle Crabtree - 7

Al Kabsa, Sh’Rae Marshall -8

Thinking in Circles, Kerry Leonard - 8

Take a Turn, Benjamin Barnhart - 10

Concussed, Rachel Blair - 10

Consciousness, Daniela Fishbein 11

Ooze, Andrew Lynch - 11

Symmetry ...


Evanescent - Issue 1 Oct 2019

Evanescent - Issue 1

Evanescent

1 - My first 24-hour shift, Marnie Abehouse

3 - Unprepared, Daniel Bahat

5 - #1, Douglas Gouchoe

7 - Harrowing Halloween, Nick Siena

11 - Where do we go from here?, Robert Wilson

15 - Lucky, Marina Heskel


50th Anniversary: Leading The Way In Rehabilitation Medicine (1969-2019), Carol Abbott Oct 2019

50th Anniversary: Leading The Way In Rehabilitation Medicine (1969-2019), Carol Abbott

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Posters

No abstract provided.


Structural Basis For The Homotypic Fusion Of Chlamydial Inclusions By The Snare-Like Protein Inca., Gino Cingolani, Michael Mccauley, Anna Lobley, Alexander J Bryer, Jordan Wesolowski, Deanna L Greco, Ravi K Lokareddy, Erik Ronzone, Juan R Perilla, Fabienne Paumet Jun 2019

Structural Basis For The Homotypic Fusion Of Chlamydial Inclusions By The Snare-Like Protein Inca., Gino Cingolani, Michael Mccauley, Anna Lobley, Alexander J Bryer, Jordan Wesolowski, Deanna L Greco, Ravi K Lokareddy, Erik Ronzone, Juan R Perilla, Fabienne Paumet

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Faculty Papers

Many intracellular bacteria, including Chlamydia, establish a parasitic membrane-bound organelle inside the host cell that is essential for the bacteria's survival. Chlamydia trachomatis forms inclusions that are decorated with poorly characterized membrane proteins known as Incs. The prototypical Inc, called IncA, enhances Chlamydia pathogenicity by promoting the homotypic fusion of inclusions and shares structural and functional similarity to eukaryotic SNAREs. Here, we present the atomic structure of the cytoplasmic domain of IncA, which reveals a non-canonical four-helix bundle. Structure-based mutagenesis, molecular dynamics simulation, and functional cellular assays identify an intramolecular clamp that is essential for IncA-mediated homotypic membrane fusion ...


Single-Cell Gene Expression Analysis Identifies Chronic Alcohol-Mediated Shift In Hepatocyte Molecular States After Partial Hepatectomy., Sirisha Achanta, Aalap Verma, Ankita Srivastava, Harshavardhan Nilakantan, Jan B. Hoek, Rajanikanth Vadigepalli Apr 2019

Single-Cell Gene Expression Analysis Identifies Chronic Alcohol-Mediated Shift In Hepatocyte Molecular States After Partial Hepatectomy., Sirisha Achanta, Aalap Verma, Ankita Srivastava, Harshavardhan Nilakantan, Jan B. Hoek, Rajanikanth Vadigepalli

Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology Faculty Papers

The analysis of molecular states of individual cells, as defined by their mRNA expression profiles and protein composition, has gained widespread interest in studying biological phenomena ranging from embryonic development to homeostatic tissue function and genesis and evolution of cancers. Although the molecular content of individual cells in a tissue can vary widely, their molecular states tend to be constrained within a transcriptional landscape partly described by the canonical archetypes of a population of cells. In this study, we sought to characterize the effects of an acute (partial hepatectomy) and chronic (alcohol consumption) perturbation on the molecular states of individual ...


Innovator - Spring 2019 Apr 2019

Innovator - Spring 2019

Innovator

8 - A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

10 - WHAT’S HAPPENING AT JEFFERSON?

16 - OUR STRATEGIC ACADEMIC FRAMEWORK Jefferson is dedicated to improving lives by redefining humanly possible.

18 - THE BOY FROM BROOKLYN Noted alumnus Harold Ronson leaves his mark on Jefferson.

24 - WE DESIGN THINKING The University has developed a world-class reputation for graduating designers with a demonstrated capacity for developing robust solutions for real-world problems.

30 - UNLEASHING CREATIVITY Provost Mark L. Tykocinski, MD, describes the exciting and productive intersections explored at Jefferson.

32 - AN EVOLUTION ROOTED IN EMPATHY Two industry experts and educators share experiences and insights on the ...


Inside Out, Spring 2018 Apr 2019

Inside Out, Spring 2018

Inside Out

Contents:

Untitled, Jane Jacob - Cover

Guy, Tariro Mupaso - Inside Cover

IM Rounds, Michelle Chen - 1

Histology of the Cerebellum at the Level of the Medulla, Caroline Dunne - 3

Summer Fruit, Kanika Ramchandan 2

Serenity, Chen Zhou - 4

Stage IV, Jordyn Tumas - 5

Pitting Anitha, Ahmed - 6

The Other Hand, Sophia Dang - 6

Dust, Victoria Stevenson - 7

Conflagration, Anitha Ahmed - 8

Sweet Shop - Tangail, Bangladesh, Micaela Langille Collins - 8

Newborn Exam, Jordyn Tumas - 9

The Descent, Jeffrey Lee - 9

Daydreams, Kevin Tang - 10

Snapple Facts, Madeleine Norris - 10

Glitter, Rachel Werk - 11

The Twelve Apostles, Kevin Tang - 11

Fog|January|Delaware ...


Download Entire Issue: Gibbon Surgical Review, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2019 Apr 2019

Download Entire Issue: Gibbon Surgical Review, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2019

Gibbon Surgical Review

Table of Contents

4 - The Gibbon Surgical Externship: A Student’s Perspective

6 - Invited Article: The PCOM Wisely Surgical Association and the Philadelphia Surgery Conference

8 - Interview With Thomas Jefferson Cardiothoracic Surgeon, H. Todd Massey, MD

12 - The Life of a Rwandan Surgical Resident

14 - Role Of Technological Advancement In The Context Of Surgical Planning And Execution: Perspective Of Jefferson Surgical Faculty

16 - Interview with William B. Hughes, MD, Director of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Burn Center

19 - Women in Surgery: An Interview with Dr. Karen Chojnacki, Vice Chair of Surgical Education at TJUH

22 - Gibbon Surgical Society: History ...


Utilizing Livers From Donors Older Than 65: A Single Center Experience, Krishnaraj Mahendraraj, Jorge H. Castro, Sean Devitt, Chad Gorn, Cataldo Doria, Adam Frank, Warren Maley, Carlo G. Ramirez Mar 2019

Utilizing Livers From Donors Older Than 65: A Single Center Experience, Krishnaraj Mahendraraj, Jorge H. Castro, Sean Devitt, Chad Gorn, Cataldo Doria, Adam Frank, Warren Maley, Carlo G. Ramirez

Adam M. Franks, MD

Conclusions:

Use of liver grafts from older donors presents similar survival outcomes as grafts from younger donor age. Therefore, it offers a viable option to expand the donor pool and increase number of OLTs.

However, there is higher incidence of retransplantation due to primary graft non-function, and longer hospital length of stay observed in the older donor age group.

Further studies using larger patient populations are needed to validate our results.


Racial Disparities In Head And Neck Cancers In An Urban Hospital, Jessica Kraus-Lavy, Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, Scott W Keith, Frances Guiles, David Cognetti, Voichita Bar-Ad, Rita S. Axelrod, Md Feb 2019

Racial Disparities In Head And Neck Cancers In An Urban Hospital, Jessica Kraus-Lavy, Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, Scott W Keith, Frances Guiles, David Cognetti, Voichita Bar-Ad, Rita S. Axelrod, Md

Phase 1

Introduction: Head and neck cancer incidence rates are higher for white residents in Philadelphia, while related mortality rates are highest for black residents. It is unclear how risk factors like HPV and smoking contribute to these disparities. The goal of this study is to determine which factors are associated with head and neck cancers in a diverse patient population from a Philadelphia hospital.

Methods: Cancer registry data from Thomas Jefferson University was used to obtain records from 922 head and neck cancer patients. One patient of other race was excluded. Twenty in-situ cancer cases were excluded. Chi-square tests were used ...


Peer Assessments May Predict Objective Long-Term Academic Performance, Noah Christian, Yousif Hanna, John Spandorfer, Md Dec 2018

Peer Assessments May Predict Objective Long-Term Academic Performance, Noah Christian, Yousif Hanna, John Spandorfer, Md

Phase 1

Introduction: A common challenge in medical education is to create a curriculum that both teaches the required material but still delivers a personable physician. In this data study, 673 Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) students were given a required survey to judge their group members on personal attributes ranging from preparedness to affability. These scores were used to aid students and hopefully prevent unfortunate habits from settling. We hypothesize that peer assessments will predict academic performance.

Methods: A five-question, Likert scale, peer assessment was given to each first-year medical student at SKMC. The electronic survey was given twice during the ...


Knowledge, Attitudes, And Beliefs About Sexual Health And Behavior In Huye, Rwanda, Sara Charles, Lianna Drobatz, Ryan Dorey Dec 2018

Knowledge, Attitudes, And Beliefs About Sexual Health And Behavior In Huye, Rwanda, Sara Charles, Lianna Drobatz, Ryan Dorey

Phase 1

Introduction: Pregnancy and its associated complication is the leading cause of death for women aged 15-19 worldwide. Teenage pregnancy is correlated with increased health complications, death, poverty, and societal stigma. Pregnancy in Rwanda has been documented at rates of 7% among teen women.

Objective: The objectives of this research study include assessing the attitudes, knowledge, and beliefs of adolescents in the Huye District of Rwanda regarding sexual health and behavior. We hypothesize that gaps in sexual health knowledge may exist and that differing beliefs among male and female adolescents affect adolescent sexual decision making, and, therefore, teenage pregnancy prevalence.

Methods ...


Etiology And Surgical Management Of Cervical Spinal Epidural Abscess (Sea):: A Systematic Review., Justin Iorio, Yusef Mosley, Md, Srinivas Prasad, Joshua Pelta-Heller, Jack Jallo, Soroush Shahrokh, James Harrop Dec 2018

Etiology And Surgical Management Of Cervical Spinal Epidural Abscess (Sea):: A Systematic Review., Justin Iorio, Yusef Mosley, Md, Srinivas Prasad, Joshua Pelta-Heller, Jack Jallo, Soroush Shahrokh, James Harrop

Department of Medicine Faculty Papers

Study Design: Systematic analysis and review.

Objective: Evaluation of the presentation, etiology, management strategies (including both surgical and nonsurgical options), and neurological functional outcomes in patients with cervical spinal epidural abscess (SEA).

Methods: The PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) criteria were used to create a framework based on which articles pertaining to cervical SEA were chosen for review following a search of the Ovid and PubMed databases using the search terms "epidural abscess" and "cervical." Included studies needed to have at least 4 patients aged 18 years or older, and to have been published within the ...


Download Entire Issue: Gibbon Surgical Review, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2018 Nov 2018

Download Entire Issue: Gibbon Surgical Review, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2018

Gibbon Surgical Review

Table of Contents

  • Forward by Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS
  • PERSPECTIVE - An Interview with Dr. Theresa Yeo, Co-Director of the Jefferson Pancreas Tumor Registry (JPTR)
  • A PGY-1's Perspective: Conducting Pancreatic Cancer Research as a Medical Student
  • INTERVIEW - Jonathan Brody, PhD - Pancreatic Cancer Specialist
  • RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT - The Journal of Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer Research at Jefferson: The Mary Halinski Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund
  • The Gibbon Surgical Society
  • Contributors
  • Samuel D. Gross Professor of Surgery: Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS


Cross Like A Boss, Ezana Ceman, Madeleine Scuderi, Brandi Davis, Syming Cottrell, Aryna Lysak Sep 2018

Cross Like A Boss, Ezana Ceman, Madeleine Scuderi, Brandi Davis, Syming Cottrell, Aryna Lysak

Nexus Maximus

"Cross Like a Boss" is an innovative solution to addressing pedestrian safety in South Philadelphia through policy changes. Included in the campaign is an RFID chip scanner card located at every major pedestrian crash hotspot which (1) allows users such as older adults, persons with disabilities, and children to have longer time crossing the street and (2) turn on audio options saying the word "Walk" in different languages corresponding to the major demographics of South Philadelphia. In addition, our new crosswalk policies involve a button for LED flashing lights along the crosswalk which alerts drivers in advance that there is ...


Neighborhood Socials In South Philadelphia, Cambria Graham, Khadijah Pearson, Tytisha Harris Sep 2018

Neighborhood Socials In South Philadelphia, Cambria Graham, Khadijah Pearson, Tytisha Harris

Nexus Maximus

Our project focuses on the lack of community in the South Philadelphia area and the high crime rates that are a result of this. We propose a monthly social event to be hosted at the parks and rec centers that are being revitalized by the state. We will start a sponsorship with Amazon who now owns Whole Foods as well as Aldi’s to promote healthy eating as well as provide food for the events.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific ...


Philly N' Me, Chi Hoo Hwang, Christopher Cherestal, Mackenzie Malcolm, Hannah Fitzpatrick, Michael Griffith Sep 2018

Philly N' Me, Chi Hoo Hwang, Christopher Cherestal, Mackenzie Malcolm, Hannah Fitzpatrick, Michael Griffith

Nexus Maximus

Our purpose was to increase the awareness of education opportunities, for the under-privileged youth in the city Philadelphia. To do this, we have created a program which uses our holistic approach, focusing on creating a well-rounded student.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts throughout the weekend.

Teams will also explore opportunities to leverage that data in ...


What's Cooking?, Jake Isaac, Jessica Overpeck, Alisha Chacko, Kristina Kosztyo, Tuomas Tapper Sep 2018

What's Cooking?, Jake Isaac, Jessica Overpeck, Alisha Chacko, Kristina Kosztyo, Tuomas Tapper

Nexus Maximus

We decided to focus on a mobile solution to food insecurity and food deserts in Lower North Philadelphia. The approach will use education, cooking, and access to affordable whole foods. We created a business model for our mobile solution and this included many aspects, such as the problem, statistics, the solution, key partners, key activities, cost structure, revenue streams, future plans, etc.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops ...


Champ: Choosing Healthy Active Moving Play, Melanie Goldstein, Mica Lai, Omri Faroul, Valerie Leonard, Caroline Mccarthy, Suki Ghumman Sep 2018

Champ: Choosing Healthy Active Moving Play, Melanie Goldstein, Mica Lai, Omri Faroul, Valerie Leonard, Caroline Mccarthy, Suki Ghumman

Nexus Maximus

CHAMP is an afterschool program to get kids to become more active and healthy. The money raised will be used to fix the playground and make the area safer for children to play.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts throughout the weekend.

Teams will also explore opportunities to leverage that data in meaningful ways that benefit ...


Fresh Express, Timothy Skill, Alaina Mclhenney, Minji Hong, Chinmay Joshi, Witali Brianzew, Abby Garrity, Taegun Park Sep 2018

Fresh Express, Timothy Skill, Alaina Mclhenney, Minji Hong, Chinmay Joshi, Witali Brianzew, Abby Garrity, Taegun Park

Nexus Maximus

Our project culminated with the decision to create Fresh Express. We began the project searching to find the best way to help end food insecurity in Philadelphia but specifically in Center City. Our food truck solution will help to create a healthier lifestyle for those directly in Center City and eventually throughout all of Philadelphia.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to ...


New Life, Madison Cotellese, Jahkiya Jack, Devaughn Lambert, Hammad Chaudhry, Mardochee Mallory Sep 2018

New Life, Madison Cotellese, Jahkiya Jack, Devaughn Lambert, Hammad Chaudhry, Mardochee Mallory

Nexus Maximus

Our final project is a drug rehabilitation facility in South Philadelphia. It highlights the problems of current facilities and proposes solutions to them.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts throughout the weekend.

Teams will also explore opportunities to leverage that data in meaningful ways that benefit and protect individuals and society. The team project work will ...


Success In The Streets Of Kensington, Melanie Perkins, Lindsay Wratcher, Halie Finke, Friederike Stock Sep 2018

Success In The Streets Of Kensington, Melanie Perkins, Lindsay Wratcher, Halie Finke, Friederike Stock

Nexus Maximus

The third day of Nexus Maximus was spent working on our poster and getting our final ideas together to present the pitch to our audience. We all worked side by side in one of the DEC classrooms working on putting our thoughts into bullet points and developing the graphics for the board. My group member and I went to the poster workshop and got inspired to create the board layout. We wanted to keep the board as simple as possible with easy to read graphics and bullet points so that the viewer could easily follow our process and understand what ...


Phil Like Playing?, José Ignacio Saavedra, Amanda &. Alanoud, Louise Gamble, Maureen Sledge Sep 2018

Phil Like Playing?, José Ignacio Saavedra, Amanda &. Alanoud, Louise Gamble, Maureen Sledge

Nexus Maximus

Through researching issues within central Philadelphia we decided we need to improve the health and overall well-being of the community members. In doing this we found that within the Center City, 56.3% of the population are made up of single adults, with the majority living alone.

They also have 65.8% of the population working in white collar jobs. These situations consist of long working hours which decrease the percentage in social interaction. This can also lead to other issues such as mental health, where stress levels are high.

Our solution to combat the problem is to create a ...


Estuary: Mobile Support Service, D'Vine Savage, Kerwin Dasque, Laina Posner, Nhan Dung, Lily Postus, Arynn Pratt, Ayana Curtis Sep 2018

Estuary: Mobile Support Service, D'Vine Savage, Kerwin Dasque, Laina Posner, Nhan Dung, Lily Postus, Arynn Pratt, Ayana Curtis

Nexus Maximus

Estuary: Mobile Support Service is a company that provides the Kensington community with the essentials to maintain and sustain overall health. We provide clean needles, food, water, clothing, and information/resources to help individuals with addiction, unemployment, housing etc. Our vision is to collaborate with several organizations within the Philadelphia area, such as Philabundance, and medical centers to provide the community with the best care.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be ...


Fish Bowl, Joseph Goggin, James Fang, Sam Orente, Jessica Horton, Alyssa Milione Sep 2018

Fish Bowl, Joseph Goggin, James Fang, Sam Orente, Jessica Horton, Alyssa Milione

Nexus Maximus

Our idea was to try to bring the people of Fishtown together by hosting events that appeal to all ages.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts throughout the weekend.

Teams will also explore opportunities to leverage that data in meaningful ways that benefit and protect individuals and society. The team project work will be supplemented with ...


Integration Through Green Murals, Linh Duong, Kirsty Kelso, Julie Thiel, Alexis Cao Sep 2018

Integration Through Green Murals, Linh Duong, Kirsty Kelso, Julie Thiel, Alexis Cao

Nexus Maximus

Green Murals allow Asian residents to share culture and traditions through food and horticulture. Green Murals are Outdoor plant-based vertical gardens with themes such as vegetables, herbs with food/medicinal recipes, and flower arrangements reflecting traditional/historical stories. It increases green space in South Philadelphia, educate people to eat healthy, attract tourists to the areas, and improve social engagement.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship ...


Track My Trip, Katie Taylor, Charlotte Calderwood, Anish Bachu, Chase Fike, Danielle Samson Sep 2018

Track My Trip, Katie Taylor, Charlotte Calderwood, Anish Bachu, Chase Fike, Danielle Samson

Nexus Maximus

We came up with a smart phone app to promote more physical activity which incorporates a reward scheme. This in turn helps to benefit local businesses.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts throughout the weekend.

Teams will also explore opportunities to leverage that data in meaningful ways that benefit and protect individuals and society. The team ...


Lnp Mediators For Posterity, Yinelia De La Cruz, Stephen Adasonla, Kieara Martin, Yi Soo Hahm, Jaymi Phillips, Holly Spring Sep 2018

Lnp Mediators For Posterity, Yinelia De La Cruz, Stephen Adasonla, Kieara Martin, Yi Soo Hahm, Jaymi Phillips, Holly Spring

Nexus Maximus

We have decided to tackle substance abuse in Lower North Philadelphia by eliminating the stigma around mental health in low income communities. By preventing drug usage in teen and young adult mental awareness, we can combat issues like suicide and the opioid epidemic. Using mediators by partnering with university students we can offer positive role models into the school system, while also offering internships and residency opportunities.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work ...