Perelman School of Medicine

What’s Behind the Challenge

August 21, 2014

Roy Rosin, David Asch and Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine contribute their thoughts about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Wharton’s Jonah Berger is cited for his book Contagious: Why Things Catch On.

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How Do I Talk to My Kids About Suicide?

August 20, 2014

Cory Newman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how one can help those coping with suicide.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Hospitalizations, Deaths for Heart Disease Fall

August 18, 2014

Howard Herrmann of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on decreasing heart disease.

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820August 20, 2014

Taking ‘The Condom Pledge’: Penn Student’s Project Leads to Global Changes

A graduate student at the Perelman School of Medicine created The Condom Pledge, a social media and lifestyle campaign that calls for young people around the world to promise to use condoms and share their oaths to do so.

Jason Parad is changing lives, and he’s doing it with condoms.

Antiperspirants May Alter Your Armpit Bacteria – but For Better or Worse?

August 14, 2014

Elizabeth Grice of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the use of deodorants and antiperspirants.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151August 19, 2014

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen

WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and incoming freshmen

WHAT:          Move-in for Penn's Class of 2018

WHEN:          Aug. 22, 2014, 11am

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | | 215-898-1422August 19, 2014

Penn Sophomore Seeks to Improve Pneumonia Vaccines

University Scholar sophomore Ivan Ye from Iowa City, Iowa, has spent the summer conducting research focused on identifying a vaccine for pneumonia in the lab of Hao Shen, associate professor of microbiology at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

By Christina Cook

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604August 19, 2014

Penn Engineering Postdoc Duygu Kuzum Is One of ‘Innovators Under 35’

The process of information flow in the brain is fundamentally different from that in a silicon chip, but Duygu Kuzum aims to bridge that gap through transparent, graphene-based electrodes.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | | 215-349-5660August 18, 2014

Penn Study Finds Dopamine Replacement Therapy Associated with Increase in Impulse Control Disorders Among Early Parkinson's Disease Patients

New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients compared to the general population.

New Drug Helps Some Bald Patients Regrow Hair

August 17, 2014

George Cotsarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on drugs used to combat male pattern baldness.

Article Source: New York Times