Listen Now: “Essentials for Supporting a Child with Dyslexia”

Dr. Richard Selznick, Director of the Cooper Learning Center in the Department of Pediatrics, was the keynote speaker at a dyslexia conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in October, 2017.  One of his talks, “Essentials for Supporting a Child with Dyslexia,” is featured as a re-broadcast from the Online Dyslexia Summit.

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Since 1995, the Cooper Learning Center has helped thousands of children learn to read–and changed their lives. Read more.

World Pancreatic Cancer Day

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According to the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program database, there will be an estimated 53,670 new pancreatic cancer cases this year in the U.S. While many patients still die from this disease, this proportion of patients has been stable for the last ten years, suggesting progress is being made in battling this challenging type of cancer. Read more.

Cooper University Health Care Honors Employees, Physicians for their Military Service

Left to right: Cooper CEO and President Adrienne Kirby, PhD, FACHE; John Chovanes, DO, FACS, LTC, USAR, Director of Section of Military, Field and Diplomatic Affairs, Center for Trauma Services, Department of Surgery; Louis S. Bezich, MPP, Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances; and Rory E. Tippit, MD, PA-C, Major, NJARNG, Physician Assistant, Director of Clinical Training of Section of Military, Field and Diplomatic Affairs 
Center for Trauma Services, Department of Surgery  at Cooper.

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First Responders Invited to Free Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program

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Cooper University Health Care’s Helping Our Heroes program invites all area first responders (police, fire, emergency medical services personnel) to a free cancer and cardiovascular disease awareness and prevention program on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Winslow Township Fire Department, 9 Cedar Brook Road, Sicklerville, NJ. Read more.

2017 Quality and Patient Safety Award Winners

In honor of 2017 Healthcare Quality Week in late October, Cooper University Health Care sponsored the third annual Quality and Patient Safety Awards to recognize the numerous innovative efforts geared toward improving care and creating a safe environment for patients and staff. The winners were selected by a committee of Cooper employees who evaluated the programs on a number of metrics, including high-quality clinical outcomes achieved, improved patient safety, sustainability, and measurable results. Read more.

Register Now For Free Emergency First Responders Event on November 15

Emergency First Responders – Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Awareness and Prevention

Join MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Cooper Heart Institute experts for a panel discussion focusing on cancer prevention and screening and cardiac health.

Free blood pressure screening will be offered starting at 6:30 p.m., the program begins at 7 p.m. Two (2) CEUs will be provided for attending this event. Read more.

Cooper Program Promotes Anti-Bullying Message in Advance of Nationwide Movie Release

On November 17, 2017, WONDER, a major motion picture based on the New York Times bestseller by R.J. Palacio of the same name, will be released in theaters nationwide. WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters a mainstream elementary school for the first time.  The overall theme of the book and movie is acceptance of others despite differences and the importance of choosing kindness. Read more.

Camden’s “Eds and Meds” Study Shows Demand for Housing among Employees, Students

City Perceived as Better, Expectations for Continued Improvement

The Camden Higher Education and Healthcare Task Force released market research that demonstrates demand exists for new and refurbished housing convenient to Camden workplaces and schools among the Task Force’s nine anchor institutions’ employees, medical professionals, and students. The survey of the employees and students of nine major employers and schools in the City of Camden was conducted this summer. Read more.