Perelman School of Medicine

Talk Therapy Lifts Severe Schizophrenics

October 3, 2011

Paul Grant and Aaron Beck of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss talk therapy.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369October 1, 2011

Penn Study Shows Increased Alzheimer's Biomarkers in Patients After Anesthesia and Surgery

Philadelphia - The possibility that anesthesia and surgery produces lasting cognitive losses has gained attention over past decades, but direct evidence has remained ambiguous and controversial. Now, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania provide further evidence that Alzheimer's pathology may be increased in patients after surgery.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 3, 2011

Rebooting the System: Immune Cells Repair Damaged Lung Tissues after Flu Infection, Penn Study Finds

There’s more than one way to mop up after a flu infection. Now, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report this week in Nature Immunology that a previously unrecognized population of lung immune cells orchestrate the body’s repair response following flu infection.

Stem Cells Helped Heal a Dog’s Crippling Injuries – Maybe

October 3, 2011

John Gearhart and George Costarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on stem cell treatments.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Caregivers Regret Angry Words Born of Frustration

October 3, 2011

Margaret Lazar of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “People hold themselves to an almost inhuman standard” when caring for a dying loved one.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Insurance Companies Seek Profits In-Network

September 22, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his views on insurance companies seeking profits in-network.

Article Source: BusinessWeek

Nip/Tuck Nightmare: The Dangerous New World of Cosmetic Surgery

September 29, 2011

Joseph Serletti of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the dangers of cosmetic surgery.

Article Source: Health.com

Inspiring Portrait of Down Syndrome at Odds With Perfect Baby Pursuit

September 29, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his commentary about children born with Down syndrome.

Article Source: MSNBC
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 28, 2011

Penn Receives $12.5 Million From NIH to Speed Discovery to Patient Care

PHILADELPHIA —Three labs from the University of Pennsylvania have received $12.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its $143.8 million national grant program to challenge the scientific status quo with innovative ideas that have the potential to speed the translation of medical research into improved health for the American public.

Study Finds Need for Doctors in Lower NE Phila.

September 28, 2011

David Grande of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the difficulty of figuring out where doctors practice.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer