Penn in the news

F.D.A. Approves Repatha, a Second Drug for Cholesterol in a Potent New Class August 27, 2015 | New York Times


Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about lowering levels of LDL.

Philly420: Penn Doctor’s Convincing Case for Medical Marijuana August 27, 2015 |


David Casarett of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for his new book, Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana.

The Terrible Teens August 31, 2015 | New Yorker


Frances Jensen of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for researching the teenage brain and co-authoring The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults.

Barbershops Becoming the Battlefront Against Youth Illiteracy August 26, 2015 | Philadelphia Tribune


Howard Stevenson of the Graduate School of Education, John Jemmott of the Perelman School of Medicine and Annenberg School for Communication and Loretta Sweet Jemmott of the School of Nursing are mentioned for working with the Barbershop Project to help combat youth illiteracy.

Fighting With Your Spouse? You Could Set Off the Hunger Hormone August 24, 2015 |


Jacqueline Hudak of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “I think it’s wonderful that we are getting more data points showing that there are physical changes that can happen in people as a result of fighting with their partners or family members.”