Perelman School of Medicine

Cloning Used to Make Stem Cells From Adult Humans

April 28, 2014

John Gearhart of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on using cloning technologies to generate stem cells.

Article Source: CNN

Neurology Report Mixed on Benefits of Medical Pot

April 28, 2014

Clyde Markowitz of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about his reservations about the side effects and long-term consequences of medical marijuana.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369April 25, 2014

Penn Medicine Fellow Receives National Award for Excellence in Interventional Cardiology

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Foundation (SCAI) has presented Penn Medicine’s Mitul Kadakia, MD, with the 2014 Gregory Braden Memorial Fellow of the Year Award in recognition of his outstanding performance as an interventional cardiology fellow-in-training.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183April 28, 2014

Penn Medicine Stroke Experts Identify Geographic and Gender Disparities Among Stroke Patients, Demonstrate New App to Optimize Acute Stroke Care

Stroke researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will unveil a map demonstrating geographic hotspots of increased stroke mortality across the United States, among a series of stroke studies being presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964April 25, 2014

Attacking Cancer Indirectly: Penn Researchers Generate Immunity Against Tumor Vessel Protein

Sometimes a full-on assault isn't the best approach when dealing with a powerful enemy. A more effective approach, in the long run, may be to target the support system replenishing the supplies that keep your foe strong and ready for battle.

The Piketty Panic on the Left

April 25, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences writes about a review of Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Article Source: Huffington Post

In Health Care, Lessons for Obama on Rating Colleges

April 21, 2014

Rachel Werner of the Perelman School of Medicine shares her comments on the usefulness of Nursing Home Compare.

‘Miracle’ Data Could Lead to Cancer Cures

April 24, 2014

Lynn Schuchter of the Perelman School of Medicine shares her thoughts about advances in immunotherapy and the lack of knowledge about the effectiveness of Yervoy.

Article Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 25, 2014

Three Researchers from Penn Medicine Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have been elected as new members to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660April 18, 2014

Penn Medicine: New Treatments Tame Hepatitis C Virus, Lessen Side Effects Seen with Other Therapies

Three million Americans suffer from Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection, with baby boomers representing a large proportion of those infected.