Perelman School of Medicine

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658April 30, 2015

NIH Awards $8 Million Renewal to Penn Medicine's Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology

The National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has renewed its funding to the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET), at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, for the next five years.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | | 215-349-5653May 4, 2015

Penn Medicine Researchers Receive $7.5 Million to Expand HIV Gene Therapy Work

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) have been awarded $7.5 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to initiate a multi-project HIV study investigating a new gene therapy approach to render immune cells of HIV positive patients resistant to the virus.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | | 215-349-5653April 29, 2015

Medical Education Risks Becoming Two-Tiered Unless Strong Research Focus is Preserved, Argue Philadelphia Medical Leaders

For more than 100 years, exposing students to basic and clinical research has been an essential component of a medical school education in the United States. However, today, new models of medical education in which research plays a minimal role are likely to create a two-tiered system of education, decrease the physician-scientist pipeline and diminish the application of scientific advances to patient care.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | | 215-349-5660May 4, 2015

Penn Study Indicates that Gene Therapy Efficacy for LCA is Dynamic: Improvement is Followed by Decline in Vision

Gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited disorder that causes loss of night- and day-vision starting in childhood, improved patients’ eyesight within weeks of treatment in a clinical trial of 15 children and adults at the Scheie Eye Institute at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | | 215-349-8369May 4, 2015

Restored Sight Fades After Gene Therapy

May 5, 2015

Samuel Jacobson and Jean Bennett of the Perelman School of M

Article Source: The Scientist

Penn Study Questions Lariat Device to Prevent Stroke in Heart Patients

May 5, 2015

Jay Giri of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The Lariat is an absolutely ingenious piece of engineering… However,

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Review: Paul Offit’s ‘Bad Faith’ Explores Casualties of Doctrine

May 4, 2015

The latest book, Bad Faith, by Paul Offit of the Perelman School of Medicine is reviewed.

Article Source: New York Times

The Teenage Brain You’re Sending to College

April 29, 2015

Frances Jensen of the Perelman School of Medicine writes about brain development of teenagers on their way to college.<

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

My Conversation With Sleep Apnea Expert Richard Schwab

April 28, 2015

Richard Schwab of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about sleep apnea.

Article Source: Huffington Post