Perelman School of Medicine

Arkansas Lab Conducts Research on Living Lungs

April 20, 2014

Reynold Panettieri of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for collaborating on studying living lungs.

Article Source: Associated Press

Video: Emanuel: I Don’t Think Census Cooking Books

April 17, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses sequestration and changes to the Census Bureau’s annual survey.

Article Source: “Morning Joe,” MSNBC

DNA Study Shows Why Neanderthals, Modern Humans Are So Different

April 18, 2014

Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about a study on what fundamentally distinguishes present-day humans from Neanderthals.

Article Source: Reuters

Audio: Researchers Replace Guidelines With Fables, to Test Doctors’ Memories

April 17, 2014

Zachary Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine and Austin Kilaru, a recent graduate of the school, are highlighted for researching “narrative medicine.”

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 17, 2014

Penn Study Connects Sleep Deficits Among Young Fruitflies to Disruption in Mating Later in Life

Mom always said you need your sleep, and it turns out, she was right.

Penn Study: Patients More Satisfied With Treatment When Part of Decisions

April 16, 2014

Neha Vapiwala of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for researching the impact of shared decision-making.

Video: Is Coffee Becoming an Addition for Some?

April 16, 2014

Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on physicians studying “caffeine use disorder.”

Article Source: CBS News (Pittsburgh)
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 17, 2014

Computer Users Circumvent Password Security With Workarounds, Penn Led Study Shows

When workers and organizations circumvent computer passwords and security rules, they unwittingly open the door to hackers, according to a study co-authored by Ross Koppel, an adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

To Get Better Sleep, Which Foods Should You Seek and Which Should You Avoid?

April 14, 2014

Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his suggestions about foods that interfere with sleep.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653April 15, 2014

Penn Medicine First to Investigate Shared Decision Making in Radiation Oncology

Playing an active role in their radiation treatment decisions leaves cancer patients feeling more satisfied with their care, and may even relieve psychological distress around the experience, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the