Small Feedings for the Mind: Lung Cancer





Small Feedings for the Mind: Lung Cancer is the first in a series of online courses featuring brief, practice-oriented discussions on selected cancer topics.The series recognizes the time constraints many practitioners face, and distills important information and strategies for changing practice into key points and tips. Each segment is approximately 15 minutes.




​​​​​​This course is complimentary to all interested healthcare practitioners and students offered by the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.   

The educational module Small Feedings for the Mind: Lung Cancer covers four areas related to prevention and screening of lung cancer, and how these are affected by public policy and social determinations of health, each presented by expert educator in the field.

Featured Topics

  • Unique Needs of Vulnerable Populations
  • Adherence to Screening Protocol
  • Smoking Cessation
  • The Public Health Perspective


At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the potential effects of social determinants in the prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and management of lung cancer in vulnerable populations.
  • Alter screening recommendations and management decisions based on the unique needs of vulnerable populations
  • Review the barriers to adherence to follow up protocol adherence scanning, and determine strategies to overcome them.
  • Implement communication methods to support patient adherence to protocols.
  • Select and recommend appropriate, available smoking cessation and counseling programs to improve patient adherence to the home programs that match their needs.
  • Summarize the public health based strategies related to cancer prevention and screening, and create a plan to incorporate them into clinical practice.

This online course is designed for healthcare professionals whose practice focuses on the screening, diagnosis, management, and treatment of lung cancer.

To registered for the 8th Annual Lung Cancer Symposium on March 5-6, 2020CLICK HERE!



In keeping with Jefferson's integrated approach to education and care, this online course is organized through the collaborative efforts of Jefferson's Sidney Kimmel Cancer CenterJane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute - Jefferson Health and National Jewish Health, and Sidney Kimmel Medical College.




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Module Issue Date: 02/07/2019  

Module Expiration Date: 02/06/2022


Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Content Areas: 
Disparities in Healthcare
Family Medicine
Healthcare Policy
Internal Medicine
Primary Care
Course Format: 
Online Activity
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Patient Safety
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


Small Feedings for the Mind:  Lung Cancer

Presented by Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute —
Jefferson Health and National Jewish Health




Unique Needs to Vulnerable Populations
Rickie Brawer, PhD, MPH, MCHES
Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Co-Director, Center of Urban Health
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


Adherence to Screening Protocol
Teresa Giamboy, DNP, CRNP, MTTS
Director of the Lung Cancer Screening Program Jefferson Health


Smoking Cessation
Sandra Weibel, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


The Public Health Perspective
Ryan Coffman, MPH CHES, CTTS-M, FS (Ret.)
Tobacco Policy and Control Program Manager for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health


Rickie Brawer, PhD, MPH, MCHES is a  Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for Urban Health at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. She is a public health practitioner, educator, and researcher. She has received multiple awards as an educator and practitioner, including an achievement award from the College of Physicians for “Respecting the voice of the community in addressing public health challenges and mentoring current and future leaders in public health and healthcare.”  For more than 25 years, she has worked collaboratively with others in Philadelphia to address health disparities and related socio-economic factors.  

Teresa Giamboy, DNP, CRNP, MTTS is a double board-certified nurse practitioner and works within the thoracic surgery specialty at Jefferson Health.  Dr. Giamboy received her RN Diploma from Roxborough School of Nursing, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University, and her Master of Science in Nursing.  Her focus on Adult-Gerontology Primary Care specialization from Walden University.  Teresa obtained a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a project focus on lung cancer screening in 2017.  In 2018, she completed a postmaster’s certification for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care at the University of Pennsylvania.  Teresa is the Director of the Lung Cancer Screening Program and facilitates the FAST-TRACK LUNG program for positive findings found on lung cancer screening scans. 

Sandra Weibel, MD is the Assistant Professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.  Dr. Weibel graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1986 and has been in practice for 33 years. Dr. Weibel also specializes in Critical Care Medicine and Clinical & Laboratory Immunology. Her practice at Jefferson Pulmonary & Infectious Disease Associates and she is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Ryan Coffman, MPH, CHES, CTTS-M is the Tobacco Policy and Control Program Manager for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.  Ryan first became committed to tobacco control in 2003 while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya and continues to provide tobacco treatment services Health Center Two in South Philadelphia.  He acquired his Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree at Tulane University and has certifications in health education, tobacco-use disorder treatment and global tobacco control.  He is committed to serving vulnerable populations disproportionately impacted by the effects of tobacco use.


The individual(s) listed below have declared that they have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this CME program or with any corporate organization whose product(s) will be discussed in their presentation(s):

Teresa Giamboy, DNP, CRNP, MTTS
Sandra Weibel, MD
Ryan Coffman, MPH, CHES, CTTS-M, FS (Ret.)

Jefferson CE staff have no relationships to disclose regarding this activity.

All relevant conflicts have been resolved in accordance with Jefferson Policy.

All faculty at continuing educating activities for nurses, physicians and allied health professionals are required to disclose to the audience:

  1. Any significant financial relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods or services
  2. Any unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.

Such disclosures will be made in writing in the course presentation materials. ​Jefferson Conflict of Interest resolution process may result in changes to the program agenda.


This course is open to all interested learners. To obtain CE credits for this program, complete the following:

  1. Register and view the videos in their entirety.
  2. Successfully earn a post test score of 80% or greater.
  3. Complete the evaluation.

Following the completion of the evaluation, the CE Certificate will be available to access.

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In support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University  is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physicians: Thomas Jefferson University designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A maximum of 1.0 contact hours will be awarded to participants.


The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all others.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Patient Safety


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This course is open to all interested learners. 

If you are seeking CE credit, the accreditation requirements for successful completion are:  register and complete the entire online program, viewing the video in its entirety, obtaining a successful post test score of at least 80%, and completing the online evaluation, in order to receive full credit for this course.  Once these conponents are completed, you will immediately be able to access your CE Certificate.  If you have any questions, please contact us at

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