Jefferson Innovator Magazine
Time Machine

George J. Willauer, MD 1923 and the White Throated Song Sparrow

A slice-of-life portrait written by an alumnus about fellow alum and beloved Jefferson professor Dr. George Willauer.


Climate Change on Your Block

In Philadelphia, summer is nearly 22 degrees warmer in some neighborhoods than others—researchers and city agencies are teaming up to address this environmental disparity.

Caffeinated Creativity

From a dorm room experiment to a $400 million coffee empire, Super Coffee’s journey embodies entrepreneurship, resilience, and brotherly camaraderie, brewing a success story that inspires and caffeinates the world.

More From This Issue

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A Collaboration to Advance Health Equity

Humana’s $15 million gift to Jefferson accelerates health equity efforts, fostering impactful community interventions and bolstering data-driven research initiatives.

Kimberlee Douglas with her feet up at a table where she is drafting something on paper next to a box of colored pencils and a ruler

Question & Innovate

Kimberlee Douglas, Professor and Director of Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment, champions inclusive green spaces, fostering equitable access to nature through innovative community-driven initiatives in Philadelphia.

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An Historic Precedent

Alumnus William A. Finn ’67, a visionary leader, fuels Jefferson's transformative growth with historic endowments, pioneering a paradigm of philanthropy and limitless educational possibility.

Brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon among a crowd of students cheering

Brotherhood’s Enduring Legacy

Although no longer active on campus, Jefferson’s chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity maintains its legacy through passionate alumni engagement and a commitment to giving back.

From the Nexus

Charlese Antoinette sitting on a step stool in an expansive closet full of her designs

Fashion Alumna Creates the Looks for Hollywood Stars

Costume designer Charlese Antoinette’s credits include ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ ‘Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody,’ and the upcoming ‘Air.’

Ram Roundup

Two photos side by side: one, a portrait of Sarah Doelp ’19; the other, Sarah Dolep with her teammates and coaches in a group photo of the women’s rowing team, wearing their rowing uniforms and medals

Q&A With Sarah Doelp ’19

The women’s rowing alumna recently started her first year of medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepted a scholarship from the U.S. Navy and will work as a naval physician after graduation.

Class Notes

Our Leadership

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200 Years Look Good on Us!

A letter to alumni from Joseph G. Cacchione, MD, and Susan Aldridge, PhD.

 Susan Aldridge giving a high five to a student on campus

Get to Know Interim President Dr. Susan Aldridge

Dr. Susan Aldridge's leadership emphasizes student engagement, industry relevance, and global perspectives, underscoring Jefferson's commitment to educational excellence.