Perelman School of Medicine

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 5, 2015

At Penn, Field Center’s Conference Draws Attention to Child Trafficking

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host a June 10-12 conference addressing some of today's critical issues such as child trafficking and underrepresented populations in the child welfare system.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 3, 2015

Penn Researchers Home in on What's Wearing Out T Cells

Sometimes even cells get tired. When the T cells of your immune system are forced to deal over time with cancer or a chronic infection such as HIV or hepatitis C, they can develop "T cell exhaustion," becoming less effective and losing their ability to attack and destroy the invaders of the body.

How to Grapple With Chronic, Terminal Illness

June 4, 2015

Arbena Merolli of the Abramson Cancer Center in the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on dealing with a chronic illness and facing death.

Article Source: Delaware News Journal

How Growing Up in Poverty Rewires a Child’s Developing Brain

June 4, 2015

Brian Avants of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on the effects of poverty on the brain.

Article Source: Good Magazine

5 Sleep Problems Nobody Talks About

June 4, 2015

Michael A. Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the importance of reducing stress for good sleep.

Article Source: Fox News

High Moral Reasoning Linked to Increased Gray Matter Volume in the Brain

June 4, 2015

Diana Robertson of the Wharton School is quoted about a study done with Hengyi Rao of the Perelman School of Medicine on moral reasoning and gray matter.

Article Source: Medical News Today

Tracy Morgan's Brain Injury: Recovery Can Take Years, Experts Say

June 2, 2015

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on brain injury and the range of outcomes.

Article Source: NBC News

Scientists Work on Developing Less Addictive Painkiller From Yeast

June 1, 2015

Michael Ashburn of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The average pain relief at best is 40 percent and [only] abou

Melanoma Treatment May Not Always Require Extensive Lymph Node Removal

June 1, 2015

Lynn Schuchter of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how melanoma can spread throughout the body via lymph nod

Article Source: HealthDay News

Your Fitness Tracker’s Stats – Explained

May 31, 2015

A study about the effectiveness of wearable fitness trackers on changing the user’s behavior from the Perelman School of Medicine is cited.


Article Source: Shape.com