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Alec Beekley, MD, FACS (Division of Acute Care Surgery), and John Entwistle, MD, FACS (Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery), have each been promoted to Professor of Surgery.

Howard Todd Massey, MD, has joined the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery as the Surgical Director of Cardiac Transplant. Dr. Massey completed his general surgery residency at the University of Louisville and his thoracic and cardiovascular surgical residency at the University of Texas Southwestern. He then completed a fellowship in Heart and Lung Transplantation and Adult Cardiac Surgery at the Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Massey is dualcertified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Under the leadership of Dr. Massey and Andrew Boyle, MD, Medical Director of Advanced Heart Failure, Jefferson has reactivated its Heart Transplant Program with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

On March 1, the Jefferson Center for Injury Research and Prevention (JCIRP) proudly hosted the 2017 Vision Zero for Philadelphia Conference presented by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and Uber. Stanton B. Miller, MD, MPH, Founding Director of JCIRP, welcomed an audience including urban designers, transportation planners, and representatives from AAA, AARP and several city and state agencies. Participants will collaborate and implement research-based initiatives to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030, through education, engineering and enforcement. JCIRP was established in 2013 within the Division of Acute Care Surgery, led by Murray J. Cohen, MD, FACS, Director of the Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center at Jefferson.

Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS, Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chair of Surgery, has been named Senior Vice President and Chair – Enterprise Surgery for Jefferson Health, and Editor-in-Chief of the new Journal of Pancreatic Cancer.

On April 29, Theresa Pluth Yeo, PhD, MPH, ACNP, Adjunct Associate Professor in the Jefferson College of Nursing and Co-Director of the Jefferson Pancreas Tumor Registry received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from Cornell University – New York Hospital School of Nursing.

Save the Date: Jefferson will host the 12th Annual Pancreatic Cancer and Related Diseases Symposium on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 9 am to 2 pm. The event gives patients and their loved ones an opportunity to connect with expert physicians, scientists and staff and learn about the latest developments in research and treatment. Seating is limited for this free event. Registration is required. Please contact, Kelly Austin at 215-955-6383 to request an invitation. For more information, visit Jefferson.edu/PancreasEvent