Penn in the News

Philadelphia Inquirer — March 24, 2005
Stephen Gale, associate professor of political science, explains that, before Pennsylvania can be considered vulnerable to bioterrorism, it must first identify a terrorist threat.
Washington Post — March 24, 2005
Mark Pauly, professor of health care economics, feels tax subsidies for health insurance coverage should be limited and combined with a new refundable credit to help uninsured buy coverage.
Associated Press — March 22, 2005
Arthur Caplan, chairman of the Center for Bioethics, says physicians in Congress are mixing medicine with politics in the debate over Terri Schiavo.
Washington Post — March 22, 2005
Shiriki Kumanyika, professor of epidemiology, emphasizes the importance of parents awareness of the food their children consume and the amout of exercise they get.
Houston Chronicle — March 21, 2005
Jill Stopfer, genetic counselor, comments on testing to identify those most likely to develop cancer.
Philadelphia Business Journal — March 21, 2005
Raphael Amit, professor of entrepreneurial management, developed the Venture Initiation Program to help students apply the skills they learn in the classroom to the real business world.
Minneapolis-Star Tribune — March 20, 2005
David Skeel, professor of law, comments on the Senate's attempt to limit bankruptcy claims.
Philadelphia Business Journal — March 18, 2005
The University will develop a $100 million mixed use building of luxury apartments, shops and a parking garage in University City.
Houston Chronicle — March 16, 2005
David Skeel, professor of law, comments on the conviction of the former WorldCom chief, Bernard Ebbers, saying the verdict may be for the greater good.
New York Times — March 16, 2005
Omar Blaik, senior vice president of facilities and real estate services, says University City will look very different in five years due to upcoming enhancements.
Philadelphia Inquirer — March 15, 2005
Gary Foster, associate professor of psychology, says the Atkins diet plan is a more direct approach to weight loss because it is about the caloric intake, taking away the mystery of losing weight.
Indianapolis Star — March 13, 2005
Ross Koppel, adjunct professor of sociology, says using a computer system to fill perscriptions is helpful but could lead to a variety of errors.
Detroit-Free Press — March 13, 2005
Jane Eisner, visiting scholar, shares her view of men and women being treated differently in terms of their weight.
Baltimore Sun — March 11, 2005
Jerome Strass, director of the Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health, comments on the idea of having more male contraception options available.
Christian Science Monitor — March 11, 2005
Al Filreis, professor of English, says the quality of high school level writing has risen simply because students are writing via text messaging and e-mail.
Boston Globe — March 10, 2005
John Hirshfeld, professor of medicine, says the fear that Plavix would cause excessive bleeding for patients having heart bypass surgery has been proven false.
New York Times — March 10, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says infant euthanasia would not become a norm in the United States because it is not culturally acceptable.
New York Times — March 9, 2005
Ross Koppel, adjunct professor of sociology, is skeptical that using computer systems to store patient records will greatly improve health care.
Seattle Times — March 9, 2005
Daniel Rader, associate professor of medicine, comments on the new finding that higher doses of statins will lower cholesterol dramatically.
Philadelphia Inquirer — March 8, 2005
President Amy Gutmann says Philadelphia's rail connection with New York and Washington is an important element in making this region attractive.