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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 2, 2012

Penn Study Finds Control of Pituitary Hormone Outside of Brain Has Implications for Breast Cancer

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.

Check Up: Studying Women’s Mood Disorders

October 1, 2012

Tracy Bale of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on the new Center for the Study of Sex and Gender in Behavioral Health.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 1, 2012

Chyke Doubeni Appointed Presidential Term Professor at Penn

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.

Audio: Sleep Interrupted

September 28, 2012

David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about his sleep research.

Article Source: Newsworks

Audio: Embark With Zeke Emanuel

September 28, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is featured.

Article Source: Newsworks

Is African-American Obesity Affecting Diversity in the U.S. Military?

September 26, 2012

J. Catherine Maclean of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the rising obesity rates impacting the U.S. military potential applicant pool.

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Penn Professor Wins $200K Research Grant From NephCure, Society of Nephrologists

September 26, 2012

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.

Article Source: The Business Journals
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 26, 2012

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.

The Democrats’ Market-friendly Health-care Alternative

September 25, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and Wharton School co-authors an op-ed about a health-care alternative.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369September 26, 2012

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.