Learning Center


Your Alumni Association is proud to host and share educational content including podcasts, webinars and recorded lectures. Topics include career guidance, research and more. See below for available presentations including a synopsis, and simply click to view the full presentation.

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Jefferson School of Nursing


Enjoy seminars selected by the JSN Alumni Board that include topics of interest to nursing professionals.

Leading with Passion
Speaker: Dr. Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, the National League for Nurses CEO

Synopsis: Presented by the Jefferson School of Nursing and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Visiting Scholar Program, Malone addresses the five IOM recommendations of the Future of Nursing Report, leadership behaviors in transforming nursing education and blockades to empowerment. The goal is to articulate the role of leadership in these recommendations. View the full presentation Read more



JGSBS Distinguished Alumni Award Winners


Enjoy online access to presentations from past Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, a JGSBS tradition since 1983.

T Cell Responses to Persisting and Non-persisting Infections
Presenter: E. John Wherry, PhD ’00

Synopsis: Wherry, the Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, presents “T Cell Responses to Persisting and Non-persisting Infections." Click to hear a recording of the presentation. Read more
A Jeffersonian Journey
Presenter: Leonard M. Rosenfeld, PhD '64

Synopsis: Dr. Rosenfeld, the Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, presents the history of Jefferson and his life of experiences in biomedical research. Click to hear a recording of the presentation. Read more
A View from the Outside
Presenter: Richard A. Brigandi, MD ’97, PhD ’97

Synopsis: Dr. Brigandi, the Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, presents “A view from the outside: Iron to tell you a story HIF you’ll listen and other horrible puns." This presentation highlights how to learn to research through career examples. Click to hear a recording of the presentation. Read more



JGSBS Spotlight Seminars


Enjoy seminars selected by the JGSBS Alumni Board that include specific biomedical sciences related topics.

Bringing Your Inventions and Innovative Ideas to Reality
Presenter: Katherine Chou, executive director, Jefferson Office of Technology Transfer & Business Development

Synposis: Learn about the basic concepts of intellectual property and how to utilize partnerships and resources to further healthcare innovation. Click to hear a recording of the presentation. Read more
Monitoring Cancer Therapy by mRNA PET Imaging
Presenter: Eric Wickstrom, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Laboratory of Molecular Design

Synposis: The presentation will explore oncogene stratification of suspicious masses to guide treatment and extend survival and much more. Click to hear a recording of the presentation. Read more
Networking: Building Solid Career Connections

Presenter: Lisa Kozlowski, PhD, associate dean for postdoctoral affairs and recruitment, JGSBS, is a speaker for this series.

Synopsis: Watch a roundtable discussion to improve your professional relationships through networking. Get some nuts-and-bolts advice on how to build and strengthen relationships whether you're job searching, hoping to find collaborators or just building more connections with other scientists. View the discussion.

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Strategies for Discovering the Unknown: Translating DRiPs for Immunosurveillance
Presenter: Jonathan Yewdell, MD, PhD, Chief, Cellular Biology Section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID, NIH

Synopsis: Dr. Yewdell is the former postdoctoral mentor of Dr. Laurence (Ike) Eisenlohr from Jefferson’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology. This is the keynote presentation for the 8th annual JGSBS Postdoctoral Research Symposium held in June 2013. Click to hear a recording of the presentation.
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How to Succeed in Science Without Really Trying
Presenter: Jonathan Yewdell, MD, PhD, Chief, Cellular Biology Section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID, NIH

Synopsis: This presentation was part of the Career Paths for Postdoctoral Fellows Seminar Series. Dr. Yewdell has had a long, successful career in academic science. He gave a down-to-earth and honest presentation about making it as an academic researcher. He spoke about what was needed to have a successful academic career, including enthusiasm, creativity, and a little bit of serendipity. Almost 100 JGSBS students and postdocs attended this seminar in June 2013. Click to hear a recording of the presentation.

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Jefferson School of Population Health Forums


Presented by regional experts, these forums provide a venue to explore the broad issues affecting health care today. To listen to more podcasts, click here.

Population Health: Integrating Medicine and Public Health
Presenter: Marc N. Gourevitch, MD, MPH

Synopsis: This presentation provides a comprehensive definition of population health and its application to academic and clinical settings. Gourevitch explains the trends in the relationship of the systems of public and healthcare delivery. He also describes strategies for optimizing the impact of limited resources in advancing health outcomes at the population level. Hear the full presentation here.

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The Public-Private Balance in Healthcare: Political and Economic Tipping Points
Presenter: Alan Lyles, ScD, MD

Synopsis: Lyles, Henry A. Rosenberg professor of public, private and nonprofit partnerships, provides an overview of the major trends in the public-private sectors and their interactions with healthcare. Hear the full presentation here.
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Accelerating Innovative Strategies to Eliminate Health Disparities
Presenter: Stephen B. Thomas, PhD

Synopsis: This forum describes ways in which the social and historical context impacts the relationships between researchers and minority communities. Thomas explores effective and respectful strategies needed to build community partnerships and recruit and retain individuals from minority communities in research. Hear the full presentation here.

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Transformative Technology Applications in Health Care
Presenter: Peter Raymond

Synopsis: Peter Raymond provides an overview of Human Condition’s healthcare-related solutions, including multisensory simulations and walk-up clinics. Raymond also describes other projects including, Clinics Rising, a multimedia project designed to reveal the complexities of current global health issues through firsthand narratives of providers and patients. Hear the full presentation here.

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Jefferson School of Health Professions


Enjoy seminars selected by the JSHP Alumni Board that include topics of interest to healthcare professionals.

Getting Through a Divorce While Pregnant
Presenter: Brian Swope, MS '12, alumnus of the Jefferson School of Health Professions, Couple & Family Therapy program, and three other presenters.

Synopsis: On HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd talks to her guests about how to maintain a healthy pregnancy while going through an arduous divorce. View the presentation. Read more



Career Development Center Webinar Series


Learn more about career related topics including interviews, resumes, networking and more.

Informational Interviewing
Presenter: Kelly Birch, career counselor at Thomas Jefferson University Career Development Center

Synopsis: Networking can be an intimidating process, but informational interviews are one of the most important tools for a successful job search. An informational interview is a meeting where you, the job seeker, talks with an individual who will provide insight into an industry, career, or organization. Listen and view the recording here.
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Interviewing Skills
Presenter: Katie Damon, career counselor at Thomas Jefferson University Career Development Center

Synopsis: Suit up! You have the interview, but what's next? You'll learn how to prepare for interviews, what to wear, and how to answer behavioral based questions. You'll also walk away feeling more prepared to answer questions like "Tell me about yourself" and "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Listen and view the recording here.
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Job Search Strategies
Presenter: Katie Damon, career counselor at Thomas Jefferson University Career Development Center

Synopsis: The right job is out there, but how do you find it? This webinar will review resources for finding opportunities, as well as networking, informational interviewing and social media. Listen and view the recording here.
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Resume Writing
Presenter: Katie Damon, career counselor at Thomas Jefferson University Career Development Center

Synopsis: Whether it is your first time writing a resume, or you've been in the job market before, this webinar will give you the tools you need to create an effective resume. You'll learn how to: write an attention-grabbing summary statement or objective section
; write descriptive bullets using action verbs and SAR
; and tailor your resume, explain gaps, highlight transferable skills (good for career changers). View the full presentation.

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Are You LinkedIn?
Presenter: Katie Damon, career counselor at Thomas Jefferson University Career Development Center

Synopsis: This tutorial will walk you through the basics of using the social media site LinkedIn. Get tips for creating a professional profile, who to connect with and advice on what kinds of groups to join. You'll also learn strategies for utilizing LinkedIn as part of your job search. View the full presentation.

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