Office of the Provost
Mark L. Tykocinski, MD
The Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson
Peter Lloyd Jones, PhD
Associate Dean, Emergent Design & Creative Technologies
Trudy Watt is an outspoken and passionate thinker, designer and communicator who operates in the realms of architecture, landscape, fiction and urbanism. A native Chicagolander, she studied theater, philosophy, art history and architecture in undergraduate studies across Illinois before graduating with her B.S. in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her M.Arch from Princeton University after completing her thesis entitled, "Invented but True; Neighborhood Chronicles," which addresses extra-disciplinary communication and the power of narrative as a generative design process in architecture through a series of drawings and several short films on the Callowhill Industrial District in Philadelphia, PA. Trudy currently resides in Philly, where she co-founded the Waxwood Investigative Group, teaches at Philadelphia University and dances as much as possible.
Clinical Design Engineer
Michael Koerner is a final year Biomedical Engineering student at Drexel University who has joined MEDstudio@JEFF as our first Co-op student. His concentration is in Biomedical Devices and Imaging. He is currently working on the Exo-Skin soft robotic exoskeleton interdisciplinary research project in collaboration with Dr. Andrew Cohen of the Bioimage Lab, Professor Genevieve Dion of the Shima Seiki Haute Tech Lab. At MEDstudio@JEFF, he is working with Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones and Dr. Stanton Miller in order to clinically test the Exo-Skin device, specifically on geriatric subjects in a project aimed at assessing the feasibility of the exoskeleton in improving hand-grip and flexibility. Michael is also identifying multi-scalar problems that can be redesigned for better outcomes in the Emergency Department at Jefferson. He plans to pursue his PhD in Biomedical Engineering after graduating from Drexel.
Creative Associate & Content Development
Lee Nentwig is a Philadelphia native and the first Creative Associate at MEDstudio@JEFF. He works to assist in the ideation, conceptualization, and production of new creative opportunities emerging from within the health and wellness design studio. A 2014 graduate of the Temple University School of Media and Communications, Lee comes from a background in digital media and publishing. He worked as the Lead Content Developer and Editor of an online counter-cultural publication called Paradigm, and produced the project's first printed piece, the book anthology Paradigm Vol. I: Genesis. In conjunction to his work at MEDstudio@JEFF, he is also a co-creator of the Parallax Collaboration, a collective of content makers working to use creative storytelling as a method to weave cross-disciplinary relationships and collaborations between the arts and sciences.
Theodore A. Christopher, MD, FACP
Professor & Chair
Emergency Medicine Administration, Management & Leadership