PHILADELPHIA — The hormone prolactin is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain and then travels via the bloodstream to cells throughout the body, where it exerts multiple reproductive and metabolic effects, most notably on the breast where it is the master regulator of lactation. In recent years researchers have found that prolactin is also produced by some tissues outside the brain, however little is known about the functions of extra-pituitary prolactin or how its production is regulated in these tissues.
Perelman School of Medicine
PHILADELPHIA -- Chyke Doubeni has been named the second Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Doubeni, an expert on colorectal cancer and racial disparities in health care, is Presidential Term Associate Professor-Clinician Educator in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health of Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.
Michelle Denburg of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for a grant to support research about patients with nephrotic syndrome and vitamin D deficiency.
Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research Hosts Annual Field of Dreams Luncheon
PHILADELPHIA –- The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host its second annual Field of Dreams Luncheon Friday, Oct. 12, at the College of Physicians, 19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and Wharton School co-authors an op-ed about a health-care alternative.
Penn Medicine Receives NIH Grant to Launch New Center for the Study of Sex and Gender in Behavioral Health
PHILADELPHIA — Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a new translational interdisciplinary research center to explore the role of sex and gender in behavioral health.