Perelman School of Medicine

Severe Mental Illness Found to Drop in Young, Defying Perceptions

May 20, 2015

Steven Marcus of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Social Policy & Practice is cited for a collabor

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653May 18, 2015

Penn Scientists Receive Grant for Neuroendocrine Cancer Immunotherapy Research

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania received a $400,000 grant from the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF), a non-profit that funds research for carcinoid, pancreatic, and related neuroendocrine cancers (NETS), to investigate the use of an experimental gene therapy that engineers immune cells to attack cancers.

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369May 19, 2015

Penn Medicine Researcher Receives Distinguished Investigator Award

Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, was presented with the 2015 Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Distinguished Investigator Award for Career Achievement and Contribution to Clinical and Translational Science for translation from clinical use into public benefit and policy at the organization’s sixth annual meeting last month in Washington, D.C.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 19, 2015

Penn Medicine: How the Immune System Controls the Human Biological Clock in Times of Infection

An important link between the human body clock and the immune system has relevance for better understanding inflammatory and infectious diseases, discovered collaborators at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Trinity College, Dublin.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 20, 2015

Penn’s LPS Program Allows Non-traditional Student to Pursue His Dreams

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For research lab manager Tony Wu of Abramson, full-time work did not impede his pursuit of a master’s degree. This fall, the LPS alum will begin a Ph.D. in Amsterdam.

It’s a long road from the University of Pennsylvania to Amsterdam, but cancer research knows no bounds. 

250th Celebration Gala for the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine

May 19, 2015

A celebration for the 250th anniversary of the medical school is highlighted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

The Adolescent Brain Defense: The Tsarnaev Death Sentence and Beyond

May 18, 2015

Stephen Morse of the Law School and the Perelman School of Medicine is cited about moral agency.

Article Source: Washington Post

Is Pedialyte the Ultimate Hangover Cure?

May 18, 2015

Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on whether or not Pedialyte helps cure hangovers.<

Article Source: Today.com

Is It Ordinary Memory Loss, or Alzheimer’s Disease?

May 18, 2015

Roy Hamilton of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on detecting signs of cognitive impairment.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 15, 2015

Penn Student Leads Nepali Earthquake Relief Effort

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Graduate student Sandeep Shah is managing a fundraising effort to help the people in Nepal, especially those who are vulnerable to trafficking.

After a major earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, University of Pennsylvania graduate student Sandeep Shah felt helpless.  

But, he also knew that his interdisciplinary background in social work, finance and philanthropy could help those who needed it the most.