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DNA Study Shows Why Neanderthals, Modern Humans Are So Different April 18, 2014 | Reuters

Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about a study on what fundamentally distinguishes present-day humans from Neanderthals.

Audio: Researchers Replace Guidelines With Fables, to Test Doctors’ Memories April 17, 2014 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Zachary Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine and Austin Kilaru, a recent graduate of the school, are highlighted for researching “narrative medicine.”

Penn Study: Patients More Satisfied With Treatment When Part of Decisions April 16, 2014 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Neha Vapiwala of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for researching the impact of shared decision-making.

Video: Is Coffee Becoming an Addition for Some? April 16, 2014 | CBS News (Pittsburgh)

Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on physicians studying “caffeine use disorder.”

Visualizing Philadelphia’s Public Health Nurses at Work: A Century of Photos April 16, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Jean Whelan of the School of Nursing writes about public health nurses in Philadelphia.