Extending a Cooper Welcome to Newest Medical Students at CMSRU

CMSRU officially welcomes new medical students at pandemic-era White Coat Ceremony

Via Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) continued its annual tradition of welcoming new medical students into the profession of medicine during a special White Coat Ceremony, pandemic style.

The event brought 110 new students and a few speakers together in Rowan University’s large concert hall for the event where they could follow physical distancing recommendations, while parents, friends, loved ones, faculty and fellow students watched the event virtually. Read more.

Celebrating Women in Medicine Month

September is Women in Medicine Month! At Cooper, our Women in Medicine group is highlighting the experiences of our women colleagues in research, education, patient care, and more through online panel events and blog posts throughout the month. We hope you’ll join us for these exciting discussions.

Our scheduled panel events will take place online and will include an opportunity for questions to our panelists. Read more.

Commentary: Dr. McClane Discusses the Impact of Chadwick Boseman’s Passing

On August 28, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman died at the age of 43 from colon cancer. He had been diagnosed in 2016.

Below, Steven J McClane, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Head of the Division of Colorectal Surgery and Co-Director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, shares his comments on this impact of this news.


The great majority of colorectal cancer is found in people over 50, however, the incidence in younger people, such as Mr Boseman, has been steadily increasing over recent years, for unclear reasons, an alarming trend. Read more.

Teddy Goes to Cooper – Online!

Sick and injured stuffed bears help alleviate kids’ fears of going to the hospital and doctor

One of the highlights at Cooper University Health Care each spring is the Teddy Goes to Cooper program where kindergarten students from KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy visit the hospital to learn about staying healthy and to alleviate fears about going to the doctor. (Scroll down to see photos and videos!) Read more.

A Secret Message on National Library Week

This year during National Library Week (April 19-25), we recognize and thank our diligent Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Librarians for the many innovative ways they are continuing to serve our community more than ever during a time of crisis.

From COVID-19 searches, research projects, and teaching remotely, our CMSRU librarians are working tirelessly to enable our library resources to continue to provide the tools and resources necessary during the pandemic. Read more.

Celebrating National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

This week is National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week. We wanted to recognize and thank our outstanding Cooper Laboratory Team, who have been working tirelessly during the COVID-19 outbreak.

While medical laboratory professionals and pathologists play an important role in every aspect of health care, during this pandemic they are playing an absolutely vital role. In fact, increased testing of individuals is going to be a critical component in our effort to reopen our nation for business. Read more.

Heroes Honoring Heroes

Drone footage © Eleven22 Productions; Still photography © Avi Steinhardt

On Monday, April 20, more than 70 first responder units representing EMS, Fire, and Police from Camden and surrounding municipalities made their way by and around Cooper University Hospital to show their support and appreciation for our dedicated staff combating COVID-19. The motorcade of vehicles assembled near the 76ers practice facility on the waterfront, traveled down MLK Boulevard in the front of the Roberts Pavilion entrance of Cooper, and circled the campus several times. Read more.

Celebrating National Doctors’ Day at Cooper

March 30, 2020 is National Doctors’ Day. On this day of recognition, we honor our outstanding Cooper physicians who provide healing and hope every day.

In light of this uncertain and difficult time, we feel it is more important than ever to take a moment to acknowledge all those on the front lines – physicians, nurses, and support staff – who are working around the clock to care for our patients. Read more.

Population Health Donates 371 Sandwiches to Cathedral Kitchen in Camden

Today our Population Health team at Cooper donated their time to make 371 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Cathedral Kitchen, the largest emergency food provider in Camden, NJ. Way to go!

Cooper’s Population Health team works with patients to improve chronic conditions and reduce hospitalizations. You can learn more about our Cooper teams at CooperHealth.org.

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Cooper Community Health Visits Medford Fire Department

The Cooper Community Heath team was back on the Fire Department circuit again last night visiting the Medford Fire Department in Medford, NJ. First responders received screenings for skin cancer and blood pressure, and were educated about cardiac conditions, prostate, lung and colorectal cancers.

The goal of Cooper’s Community Health Outreach team is to promote healthy behaviors and preventative care in collaboration with community partners. Read more.