Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) traces its roots to 1824 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jefferson is a private health related research, physician training, graduate school and patient care institution. The university is affiliated with the Jefferson Medical College, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies and the Jefferson College of Health Professions and several local hospitals. Jefferson is consistently rated in the top tier of health care educational and research institutions in the USA. Jefferson publishes research abstracts, newsletters and stories on the status of on-going research.

Address
1020 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107-5587
Website
http://www.jefferson.edu/main/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson_University

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Caring for the physical health of those with mental illness

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