Jussi J. Saukkonen Sr., M.D. a physician and educator who served at Thomas Jefferson University as one of the longest-tenured graduate school deans in the U.S., died of cancer Friday, October 3, 2014 in Needham, MA.   Dr. Saukkonen served as dean of the College of Graduate Studies and university vice president for science policy, technology development, and international affairs from 1981 to 2003, and was a founder of the technology transfer program at Jefferson.