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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 14, 2014

Penn Graduate Student Attends Prestigious Meeting of Nobel Laureates

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It’s not every day that a graduate student gets to meet a Nobel Laureate in her field. But this summer Rianne Esquivel, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania, had the opportunity to meet not just one but 37 Nobel Laureates, all leaders in biomedical sciences.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660October 10, 2014

Penn Medicine Announces Naming of Paul F. Harron, Jr. Lung Center

A $10 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania to name the Paul F. Harron, Jr.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964October 14, 2014
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 14, 2014

Penn Medicine: New Gene Therapy for "Bubble Boy" Disease Appears to be Safe, Effective

A new form of gene therapy for boys with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID-X1), a life-threatening condition also known as “bubble boy” disease, appears to be both effective and safe, according to an international clinical trial with sites in Boston, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, London, a

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369October 14, 2014

Penn Study Evaluates Medical Resident Assessment Tool to Reduce Unnecessary Tests and Treatments

A first-of-its-kind set of questions included in the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (IM-ITE) illustrates the need to better evaluate resident proficiency in high-value care (HVC), according to a new study published in Annals of

Can the US Health Care System Control Ebola’s Spread?

October 13, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School says, “We do have to step up training.

Article Source: Al Jazeera America

The First Couples Therapy, Starring Joan Crawford

October 9, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about his psychodrama f

Article Source: Psychology Today
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 14, 2014

Penn’s Field Center to Host Annual Field of Dreams Luncheon

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The Field Center will host its fourth annual Field of Dreams Luncheon, honoring four leaders who created the Philadelphia Safety Collaborative, a groundbreaking facility that allows for the joint investigation of child abuse.

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host its fourth annual Field of Dreams Luncheon, Friday, Oct. 24, at the College of Physicians, 19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia.

Video: Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel on Ebola: ‘Panic Is Something We Can’t Afford’

October 13, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School addresses Americans’ concerns about an Ebola

Article Source: “Today,” NBC

Audio: Parenting: Helping Children Through Grief

October 13, 2014

Steven Berkowitz of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how parents can help children cope with grief.

Article Source: WTOP-Radio