School of Arts & Sciences

Popular Drugs May Help Only Severe Depression

January 5, 2010
Antidepressant research by Robert DeRubeis and Jay Fournier of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured.
Article Source: New York Times

Les Antidépresseurs peu Efficaces pour les Dépressions Légères et Modérées

January 5, 2010
Jay Fournier of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses American antidepressant use.
Article Source: Agence France-Presse

Study: Antidepressant Lift May Be All in Your Head

January 5, 2010
Antidepressant research of Robert DeRubeis of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted.
Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 5, 2010

Penn Awarded Funding for Critical Zone Observatory Project


PHILADELPHIA –- Environmentalists from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a $4.35 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Critical Zone Observatory in Puerto Rico.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 5, 2010

Penn Study Shows Antidepressants Work Best for Severe Depression, Provide Little to No Benefit Otherwise

PHILADELPHIA –- A study of 30 years of antidepressant-drug treatment data published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that the benefit of antidepressant medication compared with placebo may be minimal or nonexistent in patients with mild or moderate symptoms. University of Pennsylvania researchers say, however, the benefit of medications is substantial for patients with very severe depression.

When a Coach May Help

January 4, 2010
Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences says coaching utilizes many of the tenets of his positive-psychology teachings.
Article Source: Boston Globe

Study: Sea-Level Rise Quickening Along East Coast

December 29, 2009
Benjamin Horton of the School of Arts and Sciences and his sea-level research are featured, and he is pictured with SAS postdoctoral students Andrew Kemp and Simon Engelhart.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

A Risk in Treatments Based on Race

December 28, 2009
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her genetics research in Africa.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Like Du Bois, UPenn Scholar Has Focused on Interdisciplinary Work

December 22, 2009
Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his work and role at Penn.
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 21, 2009

Genetic Study Led by University of Pennsylvania and Cornell Clarifies African and African-American Ancestry

PHILADELPHIA –- People who identify as African-American may be as little as 1 percent West African or as much as 99 percent, just one finding of a large-scale, genome-wide study of African and African-American ancestry released today.