Debbie Cohen, assistant professor of medicine, confirms that, although most dialysis patients have no chance of renal recovery, doctors need to be aware that a very select group of patients could have the potential to recover.
Penn in the News
Los Angeles Times — October 27, 2003
St. Petersburg Times — October 26, 2003
Brian Strom, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, warns that a national smallpox vaccination program could be viewed as unethical due to the substantial risk from side effects.
Los Angeles Times — October 24, 2003
Amy Kaplan, professor of English, juxtiposes Mark Twain's protests of the U.S. involvement in the Philippines a century ago with that of the Bush administration's policies in Iraq today.
Philadelphia Inquirer — October 24, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, discusses the possible consequences that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush may face since intervening in the Terri Schiavo right-to-die case.
USA Today — October 23, 2003
Glenn McGee, professor of medical ethics, discusses his objections to the Florida state legislature's passing a law for one person when greater social problems facing the chronically ill and elderly are neglected.
Detroit News — October 22, 2003
Richard Ingersoll, associate professor of education, comments on the teacher qualification requirements under the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Philadelphia Inquirer — October 17, 2003
Paul Meyer, director of the Morris Arboretum, recommends pruning smaller trees to remove damaged, broken or dead branches and hiring a certified arborist to prune branches on larger trees.
USA Today — October 17, 2003
Peter Fader, professor of marketing, says the music download partnership between Apple and AOL could face difficulties because competitors offer more attractive services and not all artists sell their music online.
Boston Globe — October 16, 2003
Christopher Mayer, professor of real estate, says New England's annual housing prices have been historically high because the Boston area continues to attract skilled workers who are willing to pay higher prices in order to live there.
New York Times — October 16, 2003
Howard Brody, emeritus professor of physics and co-author of "The Physics and Technology of Tennis," discusses what happens to a tennis ball as it strikes a racket.
KYW News Radio — October 15, 2003
Penn's Graduate School of Education collaborates with the West Philadelphia community and the Sadie Alexander School to enhance the school's curriculum and teachers' professional development.
U.S. News & World Report — October 13, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says that when medical evidence shows there's a high cure rate for a child's cancer the state will intervene against a parent's decision to forego treatment in order to save the child's life.
Denver Post — October 13, 2003
Robert Mittelstaedt, vice dean of executive education at the Wharton School, comments on the Securities and Exchange Commission's 18-month probe into alleged improper accounting practices at Qwest.
Philadelphia Inquirer — October 12, 2003
Because Penn is a globally recognized research institute and is involved with establishing the region's goals, President Judith Rodin's replacement will have as much or more influence as Philadelphia's next mayor.
Wall Street Journal — October 12, 2003
Douglas Massey, co-director of the Mexican Migration Project, says strict immigration policy causes migrant workers to live in the U.S longer because it's more expensive and dangerous to cross the U.S.- Mexican border.
Saint Paul Pioneer Press — October 8, 2003
Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, professor of political science, discusses President Bush's faith-based-initiative program and stresses the importance of creating a system to track the program's grant recipients, funding and success.
Christian Science Monitor — October 7, 2003
Richard Ingersoll, associate professor of education, says low salaries, little input on school policies and the lack of job training are some of the reasons teachers leave their jobs.
New York Times — October 7, 2003
Gary Foster, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, comments on the differences between the Atkins and South Beach diets.
New York Times — October 6, 2003
Peter Fader, professor of marketing, says the music industry may be able to reverse low sales by bundling compact discs with value-added bonuses such as trading cards, documentaries and access to unreleased music online.
Washington Post — October 6, 2003
Patrick McGovern, adjunct associate professor of anthropology, discusses the theory of early agricultural development and its gradual spread across Europe and Asia.