Penn in the News

Indianapolis Star — December 10, 2004
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says that to prevent holiday weight gain people should get a lot of sleep and avoid stress
Baltimore Sun — December 7, 2004
Stephen Kimmel, cardiologist and epidemiologist, says Celebrex is not off the hook because the study only proved it to be safer than Vioxx.
CBS News — December 6, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says ADD medications are becoming a fad and the seductive marketing campaigns are designed to sell drugs to people whether they need them or not.
Palm Beach Post — December 6, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, law professor, says there is a larger group of liberal whites moving into multiethnic cities and conservative whites moving to exurbs and rural areas.
New York Times — December 3, 2004
Martin Seligman, professor of psychology, says that, using new techniques to measure happiness, we can see patterns, and it is critical how people end or begin their days.
Philadelphia Inquirer — December 3, 2004
David Silverman, head of the Egyptology section of the Penn Museum, says the show would use innovative technologies to put the Tut objects in context.
Newark Star Ledger — December 2, 2004
Ralph Brinster, reproductive biologist, says having states cooperate in a joint stem cell initiative is a good idea.
Philadelphia Daily News — December 1, 2004
Philippe Szapary, assistant professor of medicine, says some alternative treatments for the flu do work, but it is difficult for consumers to decide which treatment will work best.
Philadelphia Daily News — November 30, 2004
David Rudovsky, law professor, says this law could mean the end of the Solomon Amendment, which requires universities to grant campus access to military recruiters.
New York Times — November 30, 2004
Justin Wolfers, economics professor, has done research that shows states with no-fault divorce policies have fewer female suicides and less domestic violence.
Newark Star-Ledger — November 22, 2004
Brian Storm, biostatistics professor, suggests a ban on direct-to-consumer advertising for the first three years a drug is available to limit demand while conducting follow-up safety studies
Los Angeles Times — November 22, 2004
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says that, if people do not have some accountability or monitoring while trying to lose weight, they are unlikely to follow through for more than two or three weeks.
Philadelphia Inquirer — November 22, 2004
Jason Karlawish, professor of medicine, conducts studies to find if people with dementia are capable of giving informed consent.
New York Times — November 21, 2004
Joel Waldfogel, professor of business and public policy, and Rafael Robb, professor of economics, says every 10 downloads of music result in one to two lost sales.
New York Times — November 19, 2004
Mary Anne Layden, professor of psychology, says pornography's effect on the brain mirrors addiction to heroin or crack cocaine.
Philadelphia Inquirer — November 19, 2004
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of religious and Africana studies, says the thought of the big black man and the vulnerable white female still stirs controversy in the minds of many people.
Washington Times — November 18, 2004
Theodore Schurr, anthropology professor, says explaining that people arrived in Central Asia at almost the same time as people in the eastern United States poses some problems.
Detroit News — November 18, 2004
Stephen Hoch, professor of marketing, says there are not many examples of top retailers who stumbled and pulled themselves back up. — November 17, 2004
Steven Freeman, visiting scholar, says exit polls historically have had very high degrees of certainty, unlike the last election.
Yahoo!News — November 17, 2004
Thomas Wadden, director of the weight and eating disorders clinic, says it is too soon to say which approach is better, but several long-term studies of these two diets are in the works.