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Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic, invites those interested in learning more about our Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant (PA) to attend an information session on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The session will be in Room 616 on the Jefferson College campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, 101 Elm Street SE, Roanoke, VA  24013. 

At this event, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, the PA profession and how to apply. In addition, representatives from the Jefferson PA program will be on hand to speak individually with prospective students and their families. 
Please note that all sessions will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

Those planning to attend should preregister online at http://www.jchs.edu/physician-assistant-program-information-session

Driving directions and maps to the Jefferson College of Health Sciences campus can be found on the College’s website by going to www.jchs.edu/maps-and-directions

More information about the Jefferson College of Health Sciences PA Program is available by going to www.jchs.edu/degree/master-science-physician-assistant

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is an affiliate of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.

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Vistar Eye Center announces the addition of retina specialist Dr. Vishak John to its team of physicians. Dr. John, a graduate of Cave Spring High School, is returning to the Roanoke area after spending time in various cities across the southeast for medical school, residency, and specialized training. Dr. John most recently served as an assistant professor in the Ophthalmology Department at Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina. He will be Vistar's fifth retina specialist on staff.

 
"It's great to be home and I can't wait to start serving the people of Southwest Virginia," said Dr. Vishak John. "After being away from Roanoke for 18 years to study, train, and work in various cities around the East Coast, I can tell there's an exciting new energy happening in Roanoke's medical field. Vistar is certainly a part of that movement. The state-of-the-art facilities and top-quality treatments are those that could be found in some of the biggest cities in the southeast."
 
Dr. John received his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and continued his education as a resident at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He also specialized in vitreoretinal surgery as a fellow at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.
 
Vistar Eye Center's retina specialists treat many complex retinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, macular holes, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. John will begin seeing patients October 5th. He will be practicing primarily at Vistar's Oak Grove location, but will also be taking appointments at the Roanoke (Peters Creek), Wytheville, Martinsville, and Dublin locations.
 
For more information about Vistar Eye Center, visit www.vistareye.com
 
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Jefferson College of Health Sciences, at Carilion Clinic, will host two online information sessions for our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management program on:

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 12 to 12:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 12 to 12:30 p.m.

These events will give prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree at Jefferson College. Everyone is welcome to participate and admission is free.

To participate, those interested should RSVP at http://www.jchs.edu/healthcare-management-online-information-sessions

Participants will be contacted with instructions for how to log on remotely to the information sessions.

More information about the Healthcare Management program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences can be found the College website athttp://www.jchs.edu/degree/bachelor-science-healthcare-management.  

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.

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Jefferson College of Health Sciences is hosting the 6th Annual “Jefferson College 5K Riverside Run & Wellness Walk” on Saturday, November 11, 2017, presented by Medical Facilities of America, an exclusive provider of LifeWorks Rehab.This year’s run benefits the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Education Foundation Extra Mile Fund. This fund is designed to assist students with the costs of co-curricular activities to build upon their experiences in the classroom and clinical settings.

The 5K run portion of the event begins at 9 a.m. and the wellness walk begins at 9:05 a.m. Online registration, as well as information about registration fees, is available now at http://www.jchs5k.com.

Dogs are welcome to participate for an additional nominal fee and will receive a race bandana. Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt for participating.

The event course begins near the Jefferson College campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital at the intersection of Williamson Road and Elm Street in downtown Roanoke. Participants will then proceed down Williamson Road to Jefferson Street and then Walnut Avenue, where the course will detour onto the Roanoke Valley Greenway. On the Greenway, runners/walkers will come to a turnaround point along Wiley Road where they will retrace their path back to the starting point.

Participants in the event will have the opportunity to confirm their registration and pick up race packets with more information on Friday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 12, from 7 to 8 a.m. in the third floor lobby area of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. Directions to the Jefferson College campus are available on the College website at http://www.jchs.edu/maps-and-directions.

Volunteers for this event are also welcome and can sign up at https://www.jchs5k.com.

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.” The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.


                                                                                   

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Dr. Jayasimha Rao, an Associate Professor in the Biomedical Sciences Program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences and Researcher in Carilion Clinic’s Section of Infectious Diseases, led a team of students and colleagues in research that has now been published in an international journal.

Their research is entitled, “Tn2008-Driven Carbapenem-Resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii Isolates from a Period of Increased Incidence of Infections in a Southwest Virginia Hospital,” and is published in the September 2017 edition of The Journal of Global Antimicrobials and Resistance.

The objectives of this study were to determine the genetic basis for carbapenem resistance in multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumanniistrains isolated from patients affected by a sudden increase in the incidence of infections by such organisms in a tertiary care hospital in Virginia from 2009 to 2010 and to examine whether such strains are commonly encountered in the hospital setting.

All of the Jefferson College undergraduate Biomedical Sciences students involved have now graduated and are working in the area. They include Johnathon C. Childress, Michael C. Mitkos, Joshua K. Brima and Samuel N. Pearce.

Additional researchers credited in the research are Dwi Susanti, Department of Biochemistry at Virginia Tech; Anthony W. Baffoe-Bonnie, Internal Medicine/Section of Infectious Diseases, Carilion Medical Center and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine; Dale Grgurich, Solstas Lab Partners, Roanoke Core Laboratory, Microbiology, Carilion Medical Center; Maria Jose Fernandez-Cotarelo, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario de Mostoles, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain; Thomas M. Kerkering, Hospital Infection Control, Carilion Medical Center and Professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Jefferson College of Health Sciences; and Biswarup Mukhopadhyay, Internal Medicine/Section of Infectious Diseases, Carilion Medical Center and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry at Virginia Tech, and the Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Tech.


This is the first time that undergraduate Biomedical Sciences students at Jefferson College of Health Sciences have earned co-authorship on a peer-reviewed paper published in an international journal. The research project was a collaborative effort between Jefferson College of Health Sciences, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Carilion Clinic’s Section of Infectious Diseases, and the Department of Biochemistry Virginia Tech, which provided superior experience in genome sequencing analysis and assembly.

You can read this research online now at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213716517301650.

To learn more about The Journal of Global Antimicrobials and Resistance, visit https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-global-antimicrobial-resistance/.

 


 

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.

 

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Runners and walkers of all ages will be gathering at the starting line on October 7 to help raise awareness and funds for seniors in need at Warm Hearth Village.  The 5K begins at 9 am and will take runners through the beautiful wooded campus at Warm Hearth.  The 1 Mile run/walk will follow at 10 am with both finishing at the Village Center where refreshments, massages, yoga, acupuncture demonstrations and awards will be available.

Last year, more than 80 runners signed up and raised almost $3,000 for the Warm Hearth Foundation to support seniors in need of housing, health care and basic necessities. The event is organized by Fitness Director, Jocy Graham with the help of Run About Sports and resident and community volunteers.

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LewisGale Hospital Montgomery partners with Warm Hearth Foundation to present the event and Union and New River Valley Association of Realtors have signed on as sponsors this year.  “We are so fortunate to have loyal business partners who help us help seniors,” says Shannon Hammons, Associate Director of Development for the Warm Hearth Foundation.

Those interested should register online at www.retire.org by following the Parrot Strut link.  The event will go on rain or shine.

Warm Hearth Village is a nonprofit retirement community offering a full continuum of living options on our campus and in the home.

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Jefferson College of Health Sciences, at Carilion Clinic, will host two information sessions for our Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration program on:

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 4 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 4 to 4:30 p.m.

These sessions will be offered online or on-campus. Those planning to participate online will be contacted with instructions to log on remotely to the information session after registering. For those attending in person, the session will be held in the Third Floor Lobby Conference Room at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital on the Jefferson College campus at 101 Elm Avenue, SE, Roanoke, VA  24013.

Driving directions and maps to CRCH on the Jefferson College campus can be found on the College’s website by going to www.jchs.edu/maps-and-directionsMore information about the above programs can be found the College website at www.jchs.edu.

The sessions will give prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Administration program at Jefferson College and how to apply. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.


To participate, those interested should 
RSVP at: http://www.jchs.edu/master-science-nursing-nursing-administration-information-sessions  


About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.

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Vistar Eye Center is pleased to welcome Tad D. Schoedel, M.D., a new ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist, to its experienced network of eye doctors.  
 
"We are very pleased to have Dr. Schoedel join our team," said Vistar's Dr. Frank Cotter, fellow ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist at Vistar Eye Center.  "He's a compassionate ophthalmologist and a superb surgeon who will help us to continue providing the best care for our patients."
 
 
 
Schoedel earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado Denver, where he received the Gottesfeld Memorial Award and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  In addition to his residency at the St. Louis Eye Institute, Schoedel served as a Glaucoma Fellow at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to joining Vistar, he completed a one-year term at Carilion Clinic.
 
"I knew joining the excellent team of physicians at Vistar was the right choice because of their dedication to providing exemplary medical care using the latest advancements, and their passion for serving the community at large," said Schoedel.
 
Glaucoma is a disorder where internal fluids of the eye do not drain properly. Pressure in the eye builds up and causes permanent damage to the optic nerve fibers over time. Dr. Schoedel will see patients at the 707 S. Jefferson St. office in Roanoke, Martinsville, and Wytheville locations.
 
Vistar Eye Center's large network of specialists and offices grew last month with the opening of its newest specialty location in Roanoke, at 2154 McVitty Rd.  The Oak Grove building houses a retina center, a refractive surgery suite, and an oculofacial plastic surgery center.
 
For more information about Vistar Eye Center, visit www.vistareye.com.
 
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Susan K. Blick has joined Jefferson Surgical Clinic as an advanced-level, certified family nurse practitioner.  She willbe joining Dr. Gregory Zachmann in providing patient care at Jefferson Surgical's otolaryngology department, also known as the Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) department.
 
"I am excited and honored to join Dr. Zachmann and the Jefferson Surgical team," said Blick. "Their commitment to excellence and innovation in patient care made my decision to become part of the JSC team an easy one."


Blick relocated to Roanoke from Macon, Georgia where she spent 14 years as a nurse practitioner in the fields of primary care, oncology, respiratory and sleep medicine, and pain management.

"Susan's dedication to her work isn't just reflected in her resume," said Karen Tuttle, CEO at Jefferson Surgical Clinic. "We've already had the privilege of watching her put that experience to work and it's clear she will be an asset to JSC's patients and the clinic itself."

Jefferson Surgical Clinic's ENT department is located on Franklin Road at one of five JSC locations across Roanoke and Salem. For more information about the treatments offered by the clinic, visit www.jeffersonsurgical.com and click on "Ear, Nose, and Throat" under Services.
 
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Jefferson College of Health Sciences, at Carilion Clinic, will host online information sessions for our Post-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program on:

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 4 p.m.

These events will give prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Jefferson College for practicing nurses with RN credentials. Everyone is welcome to participate and admission is free.

To participate, those interested should RSVP at: http://www.jchs.edu/bachelor-science-nursing-rn-bsn-online-information-sessions


Participants will be contacted with instructions for how to log on remotely to the information sessions.

About Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a private higher education institution that “prepares, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent and caring healthcare professionals.”  The College focuses on providing healthcare education and is a part of Carilion Clinic. Founded in 1914 as the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Jefferson College now provides more than 1,100 students with opportunities to become part of the healthcare profession, serving communities from southwest Virginia to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The school’s graduates are building healthier tomorrows in our region and across the country every day. More information is available at www.jchs.edu.

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