Penn in the News

New York Times — September 15, 2004
Jason H. Karlawish, a geriatrician, feels that tests to determine whether dementia patients should be allowed to vote will be most useful with those suffering from minor dementia.
Washington Post — September 14, 2004
Kim Lane Scheppele, law professor, says she understands why the defense is upset in the Zacarias Moussaoui trial.
New York Times — September 9, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says medical journals should require all clinical tests to be registered in a public database.
The Chicago Tribune — September 6, 2004
Timothy Gardner, professor of surgery, suggests the reason former President Clinton's surgery was delayed was to allow Plavix, a blood thinner, to clear from his system.
Chicago Tribune — September 1, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says everyone whether rich or poor has an opportunity to receive a donated organ.
Washington Post — August 31, 2004
Bruce Brod, clinical assistant professor of dermatology, says that, once exposed, T-cells release a chemical that causes redness and blistering of the skin.
New York Times — August 29, 2004
Wayne R. Guay, accounting professor, questions whether the economic value of collectibles will rise over time.
Charlotte Observer — August 26, 2004
H. Lee Sweeney, chairman of physiology, says athletes may soon become genetically enhanced to build a better body and stronger muscles.
Palm Beach Post — August 26, 2004
Paul Offit, professor of pediatrics, says that students living in dormitories are at high risk for meningitis.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — August 25, 2004
J. Scott Armstrong, professor of marketing, comments on marketers inventing characters to bring personality to inanimate objects.
New York Times — August 25, 2004
Judith Rodin, former Penn president, will be the first woman head of the Rockefeller Foundation.
USA Today — August 24, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, comments on the Abu Ghraib prison stories and how they benefit John Kerry.
U.S. News and World Report — August 2, 2004
After a business plan has been established, David Hsu, assistant professor of management, recommends soliciting a variety of financial resources such as family and friends before going to banks for small business loans.
Christian Science Monitor — July 29, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says that Sen. Kerry's biggest challenge is to prove he is qualified to lead the nation during a time of war. — July 27, 2004
Mark Pauly, professor of health care systems, says medical imaging procedures like CAT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds are becoming so common that, if a practice owns a scanner, the cost of each scan is so low that it becomes almost pure profit.
New York Times — July 26, 2004
A new study from the Annenberg Public Policy Center finds that African-American voters are solidly Democratic, and Hispanic voters are more closely aligned with the Democratic Party than they were four years ago.
Washington Post — July 24, 2004
Kim Lane Scheppele, professor of law, comments on whether the federal government's report that ties Zacarias Moussaoui to the Sept 11 attacks has imperiled his right to a fair trial.
Associated Press — July 24, 2004
David Gilman Romano, adjunct professor of classical studies and director of the Mount Lykaion excavation near ancient Olympia, says that ancient olympics were not as idealistic as we might think and often included cheating, scandal and gambling.
Washington Post — July 20, 2004
Ann Rogers, associate professor of nursing, discusses a research study finding that nurses working more than a 12-hour shift were more likely to make mistakes involving patient medication.
New York Times — July 18, 2004
Gary Foster, clinical director of the Weight and Eating Disorder Program, says that academic obesity programs define success as losing 5 to 10 percent of body weight but warns that Medicare weight-loss policy may measure success differently.