Perelman School of Medicine

Video: Surgical Robot Is the Latest Tool for Sleep Apnea

February 17, 2012

In discussing sleep-apnea surgery, Erica Thaler of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “It’s basically opened up a whole new area of surgery that wasn’t doable before.”

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659February 17, 2012

Study Provides Road Map for Improved Care of Epilepsy Emergencies by Paramedics

Injecting epilepsy patients with medication via an autoinjector -- similar to the EpiPens used to treat serious allergic reactions -- works more quickly to stop seizures than delivery of a drug via IV on board ambulances, according to a national study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Let’s Move. She Said – and We Have

February 13, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School reviews Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

Article Source: New York Times

More Doctors ‘Fire’ Vaccine Refusers

February 15, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the rise of patient “firings” based on parental refusal to vaccinate their children.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Making Good Citizenship Fun

February 13, 2012

Kevin Volpp of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is cited for helping conduct an experiment to urge the employees at a health-care management company undertake a health risk assessment.

Article Source: New York Times

Are Your Sleep Types Compatible? (Infographic)

February 14, 2012

Phillip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on sleep types in couples.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn’s Med Ed Teaches Those Who Teach America’s Doctors

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine have launched Med Ed, a program to enhance the teaching abilities of those who teach America’s doctors. 

The collaborative program targeting educational leaders in academic medicine will begin in August.

Vaccines That Attack

February 13, 2012

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on developing therapeutic vaccines.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Male Genes May Explain Higher Heart Disease Risk

February 8, 2012

Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on heart disease being linked to the Y chromosome.

Article Source: New York Times

Study Explores Electrical Stimulation as an Aid to Memory

February 8, 2012

Michael Kahana of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a new study about memory aid.

Article Source: New York Times