Perelman School of Medicine

Penn Study: When Drugs Fail, There’s Still Hope for OCD Patients

November 16, 2015

Carmen McLean and Edna Foa of the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for research that

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194November 16, 2015

New Penn Program Will Support Interdisciplinary Research on Sex and Gender Differences

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have received a $1.9 million award from the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health to establish the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health program at Penn.

By Niharika Gupta

Has Mother’s Milk Gone Sour?

November 8, 2015

Postdoc Jessica Martucci of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research about breastfeeding and natural motherhood in America.

Can We Be Bribed Into Making Smarter Health Choices?

November 12, 2015

David Asch of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for leading a study on using financial incentives in health-care settings.

Article Source: CBS News

Sleep Could Be the Missing Link in Dementia

November 10, 2015

Sigrid Veasey of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about evidence that supports the theory that Alzheimer’s disease can be worsened by sleep deprivation.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

The Weird World of Brain Hacking

November 9, 2015

Roy Hamilton of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for studying electrical brain stimulation.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Stephen Graff | | 215-349-5653November 10, 2015

Penn Collaborating in NSF’s Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub

Massive datasets and novel computational techniques are changing how individuals and societies approach day-to-day tasks. Data analytics promise to deliver individually tailored treatment to medical patients, massively reduce energy use in buildings and radically improve teaching methods in schools, among other advances.

The University of Pennsylvania is taking part in the newly established National Science Foundation Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub.

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Media Contact:Greg Richter | | 215-614-1937October 29, 2015

Penn Medicine Nurse Selected as American Academy of Nursing Fellow

Barbara Ann Todd, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP, director of advanced practice in the department of Nursing and director of the Graduate Nurse Education demonstration project at the

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Media Contact:Abbey Anderson | | 215-349-8369November 8, 2015

In First Real-World Example, Penn Study Shows Mechanical and Manual CPR Produce Equivalent Survival Rates for Cardiac Arrest Patients

Mechanical CPR, in which a device is used by Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers to deliver automated chest compressions during cardiac arrest resuscitation care, is associated with an equivalent survival rate for patients experiencing cardiac arrest outside of the hospital as manual CPR, according to new findings

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Media Contact:Abbey Anderson | | 215-349-8369November 8, 2015

Video-Based CPR Training May be as Valuable as Hands-On Approach, Penn Study Finds

Using a video to train family members of patients at risk for cardiac arrest in CPR may be just as effective as using the traditional hands-on method with a manikin, according to new research from the