Perelman School of Medicine

Video: Health Care…Biggest Revolution in 100 Years: Pro

January 21, 2015

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses the changes in the health care indu

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Media Contact:Jessica Bautista | | 215-573-8408January 23, 2015

Field Center at Penn Addresses America’s ‘Throwaway Children’ Through History

The Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research will host “The U.S. Response to Throwaway Children: From Orphan Trains to the Current Migrant Crisis,” which will include Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train, the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia reading selection, Monday, Feb. 9.

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host a community symposium in conjunction with One Book, One Philadelphia, Monday, Feb. 9, at 8:30 a.m.

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | | 215-349-8369January 20, 2015

Penn Medicine Bioethicists Call for Return to Asylums for Long-Term Psychiatric Care

As the United States population has doubled since 1955, the number of inpatient psychiatric beds in the United States has been cut by nearly 95 percent to just 45,000, a wholly inadequate equation when considering that there are currently 10 million U.S. residents with serious mental illness.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | | 215-349-5660January 20, 2015

Penn Medicine Researchers Discover Possible New General Anesthetics

Penn Medicine researchers, in a continuation of their groundbreaking work to better understand how anesthesia works in the body, have found the first new class of novel anesthetics since the 1970s. Their findings, published in February issue of Anesthesiology, detail the processes through which the group uncovered these compounds.

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | | 215-349-8369January 21, 2015

Medicaid "Fee Bump" to Primary Care Doctors Associated with Better Access to Appointments, According to Penn Study

The increase in Medicaid reimbursement for primary care providers, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was associated with a 7.7 percentage points increase in new patient appointment availability without longer wait times, according to results of a new 10-state study — co-authored by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Urban Institute, and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — published online-first by the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658January 22, 2015

Penn Study Uncovers Secrets of a Clump-Dissolving Protein

Workhorse molecules called heat-shock proteins contribute to refolding proteins that were once misfolded and clumped, causing such disorders as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Alzheimer's disease. James Shorter, PhD, an associate professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been developing ways to "reprogram" one such protein – a yeast protein called Hsp104 -- to improve its therapeutic properties.

Paid More, Doctors Saw More Medicaid Patients, Penn Study Finds

January 22, 2015

Daniel Polsky of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on a Penn study on Medicaid reimbursem

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

A Visit to the Ryan Veterinary Hospital

At Ryan Veterinary Hospital, the highest levels of medical expertise are matched by deeply human compassion and a recognition of the special bond people have with their animal companions.

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