Perelman School of Medicine

Ebola Drug Aids Some in a Study in West Africa

February 4, 2015

Susan Ellenberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about decisions to offer the drug favipiravir as an Ebola

Article Source: New York Times

Greek Suicides Linked to Economic Woes

February 3, 2015

Charles Branas of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about researching how economic turmoil in Greece is linked

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: Asylum for the Severely Mentally Ill

February 2, 2015

Dominic Sisti of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses why some Penn bioethicists are calling for a return to asylu

Article Source: WHYY-Radio (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653February 3, 2015

Sharp, Sustained Increases in Suicides Closely Shadowed Austerity Events in Greece, Penn Study Finds

Sharp and significant increases in suicides followed select financial crisis events and austerity announcements in Greece, from the start of the country’s 2008 recession to steep spending cuts in 2012, Penn Medicine researchers report in a new study published online this week in the British  Medical Journal Open, along with colleagues from Greece and the United Kingdom.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653February 3, 2015

Penn Medicine's New Immunotherapy Study Will Pit PD-1 Inhibitor Against Advanced Lung Cancer

Penn Medicine researchers have begun a new immunotherapy trial with the “checkpoint inhibitor” known as pembrolizumab in patients with oligometastatic lung cancer—a state characterized by a few metastases in a confined area—who have completed conventional treatments and are considered free of active disease but remain at a high risk for recurrence.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660January 30, 2015

Penn Researchers Show Value of Tissue-Engineering to Repair Major Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) is a common consequence of traumatic injuries, wounds caused by an external force or an act of violence, such as a car accident, gun shot or even surgery. In those injuries that require surgical reconstruction, outcomes  can result in partial or complete loss of nerve function and a reduced quality of life. But, researchers at Penn Medicine have demonstrated a novel way to regenerate long-distance nerve connections in animal models using tissue-engineered nerve grafts (TENGs).

Audio: Why an Actor From Brooklyn Can’t Talk Like a Philadelphian

February 2, 2015

Meredith Tamminga of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses her work in understanding variations in language, spec

Video: Health: Wrestling With Danger?

January 28, 2015

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Traumatic brain injury is one of the strongest environmental ri

Article Source: CBS 3 (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Laurie Actman | lactman@upenn.edu | 215-519-2081 February 2, 2015

Penn Center for Innovation Awarded NSF Grant to Foster Entrepreneurship

The Penn Center for Innovation, the University of Pennsylvania’s commercialization organization, announced today that it has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to establish an I-Corps Site to support translation of research areas into the marketplace by providing educational programming, financial support and strategic guidance. 

You Asked: Why Am I Cold All the Time?

January 28, 2015

Anne Cappola of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how metabolism and vascular function play a role in a perso

Article Source: Time