Perelman School of Medicine

Insured Less Likely Than Uninsured to Be Taken to Trauma Center

February 20, 2014

M. Kit Delgado of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for authoring a new study on patients that go to trauma centers.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964February 20, 2014

Cancer Immunotherapy Treatment Shows More Promise

February 19, 2014

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on response rates in children and adults from cancer immunotherapy treatment.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

A Powerful and Undetectable New Kind of Doping May Be Happening at the Olympics

February 19, 2014

H. Lee Sweeney of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The world may be about to watch one of its last Olympic Games without genetically enhanced athletes.”

Article Source: Business Insider

Making a Better DNA Vaccine by Raising the Alarm

February 18, 2014

David Weiner of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about DNA vaccines.

A Genetic History Exciting, and Tragic

February 16, 2014

Anjali Tiku Owens of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on cardiomyopathy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Study: Mental Illness Linked to Higher HIV Risk

February 14, 2014

Michael Blank of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for researching the link between mental illness and HIV risk.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964February 17, 2014

Penn Medicine Launches Nationwide "Impressions of Philadelphia" Photography Contest

Penn Medicine, in partnership with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, today announced a new opportunity for photographers to have their work displayed in a unique setting.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 17, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Student Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

University of Pennsylvania senior Sonya Davey has been awarded a 2014 Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in social anthropology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369February 17, 2014

Sweet Taste Receptors Are Primary Sentinels in Defense against Bacterial Infections in the Upper Airway, Penn Medicine Study Finds

The body uses mucus as a protective barrier to defend against pathogens, toxins, and allergens in the upper respiratory tract that can lead to such conditions as chronic sinusitis. Aiding in this defense are antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), a diverse group of small proteins found in mucus that kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi.