Cooper Neurologist Receives Prestigious International Award

Cooper University Health Care neurologist Ryna K. Then, MD, director of the Stroke Program and Inpatient Services, and a native of the Dominican Republic, was honored with the Outstanding Professional Dominican Women Award 2019 at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Santo Domingo, Dom-Rep, on March 8, 2019, as part of an International Women’s Day celebration.

The award, sponsored by the country’s Ministry of Women and the Government of the Dominican Republic, was presented to Dr. Read more.

Soon-to-be Doctors “Meet their Match” at Special Event in Camden

At the stroke of noon today, 74 fourth-year medical students from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) tore open personalized envelopes to learn where they will begin the next phase of their medical education as resident physicians at hospitals around the nation.

The annual Match Day event is a rite of passage for graduating medical students, who will advance to a three- to seven-year residency program, getting hands-on experience in a specific discipline. Read more.

Internationally Renowned Neurology Expert Joins Cooper University Health Care

Internationally renowned neurologist and researcher, Tudor G. Jovin, MD, has joined Cooper University Health Care as chief and chairman of Cooper Neurological Institute.

Dr. Jovin is an expert in the interventional and non-interventional treatment for the entire spectrum of stroke and cerebrovascular disorders. He is board certified in neurology and has additional board certifications in vascular neurology and critical care neurology. Read more.

Cooper Physician Co-Edits Adult Critical Care Medicine Reference Textbook

International critical care and sepsis expert R. Phillip Dellinger, MD, FCCM, FCCP, Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, edited the just released comprehensive critical care textbook for medical professionals – Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult, 5th edition, published by Elsevier. The textbook was edited in partnership with Joseph E. Read more.

Cooper Radiology First in South Jersey to Offer New Diagnostic Tool for Prostate Cancer

Cooper University Health Care is the first health system in South Jersey to offer a new diagnostic test to detect recurrent prostate cancer earlier. Axumin is an FDA-approved scan that can achieve early detection of recurrent prostate cancer following surgery or radiation.

“While prostate cancer is consistently one of the top three cancers in the nation, there have been very few effective advances in imaging for this disease,” said Robert A. Read more.

Camden Girl Scouts Visit MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper to Explore Careers in STEM

Through a partnership with The Cooper Foundation, the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey (GSCSNJ), and Brimm Medical Arts High School in Camden, 20 Camden students visited MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper on Thursday, February 28, 2019, for a behind the scenes look at STEM-related careers.

After a tour of the state-of-the-art cancer center, students had the opportunity to hear from a radiation therapist, an infusion nurse, a clinical researcher, and Dr. Read more.

Cooper Teams Step Up for Cathedral Kitchen in Camden

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, volunteers from Cooper’s Innovative Delivery Care Management and Community Health teams stepped up to the plate and into the kitchen for Cathedral Kitchen. Together, the teams spent their lunch time making 397 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the organization, which is the largest emergency food provider in Camden.

Cooper’s Innovative Delivery team is comprised of our Care Management team, which supports patient self-care management for chronic conditions. Read more.

Cooper Spotlight: Dr. Vivian Jolley Bea, MD, MBS

As a highly skilled breast cancer surgeon, public speaker, educator, community leader, and mother of two boys, Dr. Vivian Jolley Bea is a tireless advocate for under-served populations, determined to work toward the elimination of racial disparities in health care.

Following a highly competitive breast surgical oncology fellowship program at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Dr. Bea joined the breast surgical oncology team at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in 2017 where she can be found working with patients through our women’s cancer, breast cancer, dense breast, and rare cancer programs, among others. Read more.

“Helping Our Heroes” Team Visits Collingswood Fire Department

The Helping Our Heroes program was at Collingswood Fire Department yesterday morning offering preventative screening and educating first responders about cardiovascular health, stroke risk, skin cancer and healthy habits. Pictured from right to left are Cooper’s Community Outreach Coordinator, Lorraine Sweeney; Dermatology Resident, Bilal Fawaz; Phlebotomist, Edith Trinidad-Medina;  Collingswood Fire Department Chief, Keith Davis; Neuro Nurse Coordinator, Terri Yeager; Camden County Health Department Educator, Lynn Rosner; and Community and Population Health Director, Max Kursh.  Read more.