Navigation Links
Jefferson doctor receives Tree of Life award
Date:10/27/2008

PHILADELPHIA Edith P. Mitchell, M.D., clinical professor, Department of Medical Oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and associate director of Diversity Programs for the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, was recently honored with a 'Tree of Life' award from The Wellness of You, a local nonprofit health education and resource organization.

The Tree of Life award recognizes health professionals who are committed to making a difference in community health. Recipients of this coveted award have made extraordinary contributions to health management in both the local and global community. Recipients include educators, physicians, authors, community activists, and masters of various disciplines such as martial arts and feng shui.

"I am honored to accept this award from The Wellness of You organization whose purpose is to help individuals in medically underserved areas realize that simple changes in lifestyle can have a dramatic impact on one's health," said Dr. Mitchell. "Their mission matches my own in regards to the importance of community outreach especially to those individuals who may not have the means to seek out more conventional medical advice."

Dr. Mitchell received a bachelor of science in Biochemistry "with distinction" from Tennessee State University and her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. In 1973, while attending medical school, Dr. Mitchell entered the Air Force and received a commission through the Health Professions Scholarship Program. She entered active duty after completion of her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Meharry Medical College and a fellowship in Medical Oncology at Georgetown University.

Dr. Mitchell's research in pancreatic cancer and other GI malignancies involves new drug evaluation and chemotherapy, development of new therapeutic regimens, chemoradiation strategies for combined modality therapy, patient selection criteria and supportive care for patients with gastrointestinal cancer. She travels nationally and internationally teaching and lecturing on the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies.

Dr. Mitchell has authored and co-authored more than 100 articles, book chapters, and abstracts on cancer treatment, prevention, and cancer control. As a distinguished researcher, she has received 21 Cancer Research and Principal Investigator Awards, and serves on the National Cancer Institute Review Panel and the Cancer Investigations Review Committee.

In addition to her medical achievements, Dr. Mitchell is a retired Brigadier General having served as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Command Surgeon for US Transportation command and headquarters Air Mobility Command (AMC) based at the Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. In this capacity she served as the senior medical Air National Guard advisor to the command surgeon and was the medical liaison between the active Air Force and the Air National Guard. Her responsibilities in this role included ensuring maximum wartime readiness and combat support capability of the worldwide patient movement and aero medical evacuation system, the Global Patient Movement Requirements Center and AMC's 52 Air National Guard medical squadrons.

General Mitchell has been awarded over 15 military service medals and ribbons including the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Achievement and Commendation Medals, National Defense Service Medal, and Humanitarian Service Medal. Dr. Mitchell was selected for inclusion in America's Top Oncologists. Dr. Mitchell is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, Aerospace Medical Association, Association of Military Surgeons, and the Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, and the Philadelphia Society of Medicine.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ed Federico
ed.federico@jefferson.edu
Thomas Jefferson University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Jefferson awarded multi-million dollar grant from National Eye Institute for new clinical trial
2. Thomas Jefferson University to Host Summit With National Experts to Discuss A New Age in Dementia Care
3. Jefferson researchers show antibody to breast cancer-secreted protein blocks metastasis
4. East Jefferson General Hospital Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record, Offers Free Electronic Prescribing for Affiliated New Orleans-Area Physicians
5. Different type of colon cancer vaccine reduces disease spread, Jefferson scientists show
6. Blocking signaling protein prevents prostate cancer spread, Jefferson scientists find
7. Jefferson, Ohio State team find gene signature profile for metastasis
8. Monitoring blood flow helps improve prostate biopsies, Jefferson researchers report
9. Traditional herbal medicine kills pancreatic cancer cells, Jefferson researchers report
10. Independence Blue Cross, Jefferson Health System Reach Agreement on New Three-Year Contracts
11. Blood pressure drugs halt pancreatic cancer cell growth, Jefferson researchers find
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... , ... Lake Park Dental is now accepting new patients with crooked teeth ... With the help of this highly-effective, yet convenient system, patients can straighten their teeth ... less pain. , Drs. Sarah Jockin, Nicole Morganti, Sara Spear and Elizabeth Dy, ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... unveiling cutting-edge birth defects research related to Zika virus during pregnancy, as well ... society for this important science. , The Teratology Society is ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... , ... April 25, 2017 , ... Saad B. Chaudhary, MD is committed to providing ... acute or chronic problems, I focus on preventative care with all my patients to alleviate ... any questions, always feel free to contact my office and my trained staff will assist ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... 25, 2017 , ... There is no better place in South Florida to ... in the May issue of Consumer Reports focused on heart health. , The ... during and after coronary bypass and aortic valve replacement procedures. , Consumer Reports ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... , ... Emmanuel College is introducing enhancements to its RN-to-BSN ... the fall of 2017, Emmanuel’s program will allow registered nurses (RN)s to earn a ... for as little as $14,528. These changes will enable nurses to complete their degree ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... OAKS, Calif. , April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... industrial buildings it is developing at Conejo Spectrum ... , to Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. , ... with severe and life-threatening diseases that have been ... on allogeneic T-cell therapies for cancer, autoimmune and ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... , April 18, 2017 Cogentix Medical, Inc. ... providing the Urology, Uro/Gyn and Gynecology markets with innovative ... first quarter ended March 31, 2017 after the market ... The Company will host a conference call and webcast ... Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... April 18, 2017 Research and Markets has ... report to their offering. ... The global arthroscopy devices market to grow at a CAGR of ... Arthroscopy Devices Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth ... market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: