Penn in the News

New York Times — January 13, 2005
Brian Strom, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, says there are serious side effect linked to Mevacor.
Washington Post — January 11, 2005
Gary Foster, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says the easier people make tracking their calories and the more feedback they receive, the better the outcome.
New York Times — January 11, 2005
Daniel Rader, heart researcher, says the C-reactive protein test is becoming more important for people at high risk for heart disease.
New York Times — January 10, 2005
Kent Smetters, insurance and risk management associate professor, says the government needs to address the social security system so future generations can benefit.
Chicago Sun-Times — January 10, 2005
Jeremy Siegel, economics professor, finds there has never been a period of 17 years or longer in which stocks did not produce a positive return after inflation.
Los Angeles Times — January 6, 2005
Susan Wachter, real estate professor, says the surge in adjustable mortgage rates opens a larger percentage of the population to vulnerability to short-term rate increases.
Miami Herald — January 6, 2005
Larina Kase, psychology professor, says children need to feel some type of control when it comes to eating, although it may take some time before they start to like new foods.
New York Daily News — January 5, 2005
Linda Aiken, nursing professor, says individual nurses are now juggling as many as 20 patients at once.
Education Week — January 5, 2005
Joan Goodman, professor of education, comments on taking dishonesty seriously in the classroom.
Philadelphia Daily News — January 4, 2005
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Clinic, says the lack of data on the success of weight loss programs should not be viewed negatively.
Chicago Sun-Times — January 4, 2005
Adam Gilden Tsai, psychology professor, finds it surprising that there is not much research to support well known programs such as Weight Watchers.
San Francisco Chronicle — January 4, 2005
Barbie Zelizer, communications professor, says pictures are important in telling a story because they offer a first-person account of the event.
Wall Street Journal — January 3, 2005
Amy Wax, law professor, shares her opinion on the history of African-Americans having to endure sustained and grievous mistreatments.
Chicago Sun-Times — December 15, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says CNN's "On the Story" is a good show because it stays focused on the topic.
USA Today — December 14, 2004
Mark Pauly, chairman of the Health Care Systems, says it is possible to pay too much or too little for pharmaceutical products.
Philadelphia Inquirer — December 14, 2004
Bruce Mann, law professor, says the ruling allowing the Barnes Gallery to move to Philadelphia left the door open for the sale of its campuses in Lower Merion or Chester County.
New York Daily News — December 14, 2004
George Cotsarelis, director of the Hair and Scalp Clinic, says the cloning of follicular cells has been successful in mice and may be used on humans within the next decade.
Philadelphia Inquirer — December 13, 2004
Ruben Gur, professor of neuropsychology, says the emotional system is more active this time of the year, causing people to feel happy one moment and sad the next.
Indianapolis Star — December 10, 2004
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says that to prevent holiday weight gain people should get a lot of sleep and avoid stress
Baltimore Sun — December 7, 2004
Stephen Kimmel, cardiologist and epidemiologist, says Celebrex is not off the hook because the study only proved it to be safer than Vioxx.