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Penn T Cell Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Myeloma July 23, 2015 | “Newsworks,” WHYY-Radio (Philadelphia)

Edward Stadtmauer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the success of using immunotherapy to treat patients with myeloma.

Picky Eating, to the Extreme July 26, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Wharton undergraduate student Corey Fader is featured for having a condition called avoidant/restrictive food-intake disorder, ARFID. Doctoral student Hannah Zickgraf of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about leading a study on the attitudes and behaviors of adult picky eaters. Martin Franklin of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences is also quoted.

Children Facing Surgeries Are Cheered by Dogs Who’ve Been There, Done That [Photos] July 23, 2015 | Newsworks (WHYY, Philadelphia)

Photos from the Best Friends Bash sponsored by the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are highlighted.

10 Reasons Why Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition Is About to Go Up in Smoke July 23, 2015 | Huffington Post

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

Audio: For Ulcerative Colitis, Penn Researchers Find Surgery Provided Survival Benefit Over Drugs July 20, 2015 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Meenakshi Bewtra of the Perelman School of Medicine and lead author of the study cited says, “We often think of surgery as being more ‘dangerous’ in patients who are older but this study shows that surgery is quite the opposite.”