Tenth Annual Cooper Red Hot Gala @ Home Raises $1.8 Million for Patient and Community Services

The Chairman of Cooper University Health Care Board of Trustees, George E. Norcross III, announced today that The Cooper Foundation, even in the midst of a global pandemic, raised a record $1.8 million at its 10th Annual Red Hot Gala @ Home. This year’s proceeds support Cooper University Health Care’s commitment to improving the quality of life in the community and providing exceptional medical care and services for patients. Read more.

Cooper Doctor Heads Mission to Establish Much Needed Pediatric ICUs in Nigeria

Odiraa Nwankwor, MD, MPH, a pediatric intensivist at Cooper University Health Care and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Cooper Medical School, is leading an initiative to help establish pediatric intensive units in Nigeria.

Dr. Nwankwor, a Nigerian native and the Founder of Health Place for Children Initiative, developed the “Nigeria Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU) Project” as part of Cooper’s Global Health program to bring medical equipment, guidance, and hand-on training to hospitals throughout that country. Read more.

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.

Employee of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Received Prestigious National Award

Christopher J. Moore, BS, CMD, a Medical Dosimetrist at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, received the prestigious 2020 Radiation Therapy Empower Award presented by Beekley Medical, a Connecticut-based manufacturer of medical devices.

Beekley Medical established its Empower Award as a national initiative to recognize professionals in various cancer care disciplines for their efforts to improve care for patients and their families. Read more.

All Students in Camden City Public, Renaissance, Charter, and Catholic Schools to Receive Facemasks as Part of Free Distribution by The Cooper Foundation and the Norcross Foundation

Cooper maskAll students attending a public, renaissance, charter, or Catholic school in the city of Camden will receive a free, reusable facemask as part of an ongoing community distribution by The Cooper Foundation and the Norcross Foundation to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, announced George E. Norcross III, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Cooper University Health Care. In total, more than 16,000 masks will be distributed among every Camden student in pre-K through high school, attending any school. 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.

Cooper University Health Care Introduces Cooper Care Alliance Physicians Group

Cooper University Health Care, the region’s leading academic health system, announced the formation of Cooper Care Alliance (CCA), a new community-based physicians group. Cooper also announced that three well-known community physicians have joined the CCA, including Dr. Carman Ciervo, a family medicine physician and former leader at Jefferson Health, Dr. Greg Taylor, a family medicine physician from Haddonfield, and Dr. Read more.

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Welcomes New Breast Surgeon

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper is pleased to announce that Kay Yoon-Flannery, DO, MPH, FACS, FACOS, will join its breast surgery team beginning in September, announced Generosa Grana, MD, director of MD Anderson at Cooper. Dr. Flannery will also serve as co-director of the Janet Knowles Breast Cancer Center.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Flannery join the breast cancer team,” said Dr. 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.

The Cooper Foundation and Norcross Foundation Expand Free Facemask Distribution

First Responders, Essential Community Workers in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties to Receive Masks to Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19

The Cooper Foundation and the Norcross Foundation will provide more than 41,000 free, reusable facemasks to police, fire, EMS personnel, and educators in the tri-county region to reduce the spread of COVID-19, announced George E. Norcross III, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Cooper University Health Care. Read more.