Penn Physician and Historian Robert Aronowitz Elected to Institute of Medicine

Robert Aronowitz, a physician and historian at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation's highest honors in the health-care field.

Penn Researchers Untangle the Biological Effects of Blue Light

Blue light can both set the mood and set in motion important biological responses.

Penn Study Finds A Powerful Tool for Studying Epilepsy, Other Brain Disorders

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and 

Penn-University of Florida Team Treats Pulmonary Hypertension Through the Leaves of Plants

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Florida have identified a drug that can be used to treat pulmonary hypertension, a disease for which few therapy options exist.



Penn in the news

What to Know About This Year’s Flu Vaccine Options October 9, 2014 | EveryDay Health

Amy Behrman of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Vaccination is probably the best weapon against influenza and reduces the risk of people transmitting a debilitating disease.”

Human-subjects Research: The Ethics Squad October 21, 2014 | Nature.com

Steven Joffe of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about research ethics.

Audio: Jonathan Moreno’s ‘Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture and the Social Network’ October 21, 2014 | “Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School or Arts & Sciences discusses his new book.

Why We Should All Care About Obamacare October 20, 2014 | Philly.com

Janet Weiner of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Grande of PSOM and the Wharton School write about the Affordable Care Act.

More Than a Decade Later, SARS Offers Lessons on Ebola October 19, 2014 | Los Angeles Times

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on the Ebola outbreak and its similarities to how SARS was handled.

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