Building the Research Enterprise

What’s in store for the next five years of Jefferson research, from the President, Thomas Jefferson University and Dean of Sidney Kimmel Medical College.


Strategic Plan by Area of Focus

Associate Provosts David Whellan, Steven McMahon, and Ron Kander discuss how research will grow in clinical, programmatic, and applied areas of study.


JeffSolves: A New Way of Thinking

Students compete to solve pressing problems in healthcare and present them during the Design Philadelphia Festival.


The Heart's "Little Brain"

The monumental efforts and years of interdisciplinary research it took to create the first 3D map of the neurons in the heart open up new ways to study heart function and disease.

Covid Briefs

During the pandemic Jefferson researchers mobilized to explore the impact of COVID-19 on people with intellectual disability, rapid solutions for design problems, vaccine biology and more.


Inflecting the Narrative on African Studies

Creating a database of and elevating scholarship produced by African researchers.


A Journey of Adaptation

From switching fields to studying microorganisms that live in extreme conditions to setting up a lab during the pandemic, a Jefferson researcher shares her story of persistence and creating opportunities for underrepresented scientists.


Reaching Across the Globe and to the Stars

Thomas Jefferson University is building international partnerships to tackle health disparities and innovations in medicine, and to broaden access and opportunities that have lasting impact. Read about Jefferson’s global footprint.


Bursts of Power

Mitochondria fire oxidants to communicate with organelles nearby, a communication that could be important in various diseases.


Cancer Prediction Model Misses High-Risk Black Patients

Research finds that a commonly used risk-prediction model for lung cancer does not accurately identify high-risk Black patients who could benefit from early screening.


Antitrust Laws Don't Hinder Foreign Investment

How antitrust laws have changed during the pandemic in developing and transition countries.


Learning from Drowsy Flies

Neuroscience researchers study how fruit flies decide between sleep and other behaviors, like mating, and the factors that influence that decision.


Enveloping Buildings in Textiles

Bridging technology, textile design and architecture.


RNA Like You’ve Never Seen Before

New methods to ‘see’ unstudied types of RNA reveal an incredibly abundant regulatory molecule that plays a role in disease and health alike.