Perelman School of Medicine

Penn Ethicists Call for a Return of the Mental Asylum

January 21, 2015

Dominic Sisti and Andrea Segal of the Perelman School of Med

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

After PTSD, More Trauma

January 17, 2015

Edna Foa of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for developing “prolonged exposure therapy.”<

Article Source: New York Times

Crossed Wires

January 16, 2015

Ruben Gur of the Perelman School of Medicine says 

Article Source: The Scientist
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 16, 2015

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Open Doors for Penn Students

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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the FLAS program offers undergraduate and graduate-level academic year and summer fellowships to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled full time and who want to study a modern African, Middle Eastern or South Asian language as part of their academic life.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the FLAS program offers undergraduate and graduate-level academic year and summer fellowships to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled full time and who want to study a modern African, Middle Eastern or South Asian language as part of their academic life.

The Risk of Knowing: Alzheimer’s Research Volunteers

January 15, 2015

Jason Karlawish and Steven Arnold of the Perelman School of

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653January 14, 2015

Life at Higher Elevation Linked to Lower Incidence of Lung Cancer, Penn Study Suggests

Here’s another potential reason to live up in the mountains. Lung cancer rates in both smokers and non-smokers are lower in higher-elevation counties in the western part of the United States, suggesting that oxygen may promote the incidence of lung cancer, according to a new study co-authored by a student at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937January 14, 2015

Penn Medicine Study: Endobronchial Forceps Effective in Retrieval of Tip-Embedded Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters

When retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters were approved for use in the United States in 2003 to prevent pulmonary embolism among patients unable to receive the standard blood thinner treatment, many experts anticipated most of them would be removed when no longer needed and IVC filter complications would decrease.

Fitness Trackers Only Help Rich People Get Thinner

January 12, 2015

Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Asch&nb

Article Source: The Atlantic

10 Effective Tips to Help Your Loved One Seek Treatment for a Substance Use Problem

January 12, 2015

Michael Ascher of the Perelman School of Medicine co-writes an article about ways to help individuals seek treatment fo

Article Source: Huffington Post

The 4 Biggest Problems With Your Fitness Tracker, According to Scientists

January 8, 2015

Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The key point we are making is that wearable devices have receiv

Article Source: Self Magazine