Sean Grady of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a woman’s remarkable recovery from a severe brain injury.
Perelman School of Medicine
A gift from Joel and William Smilow to support Penn Medicine’s translational research activities is featured.
PHILADELPHIA — Changes in the ability to smell and taste can be caused by a simple cold or upper respiratory tract infection, but they may also be among the first signs of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Now, new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has revealed an association between an impaired sense of smell and myasthenia gravis (MG), a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by fluctuating fatigue and muscle weakness.
Penn Receives Gift to Name Smilow Center for Translational Research and Enhance Bioinformatics Efforts
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania has received an undisclosed gift from father and son philanthropists Joel and William Smilow to support Penn Medicine’s translational research activities, naming the Smilow Center for Translational Research in the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn Bridges Disparities Through Diversity and Cultural Competence in the Midst of Health-care Reform
Health-care reform and cultural competence in health-care delivery are hot topics. Research has shown that cultural competence is a key strategy for bridging health and health-care disparities.
Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the usefulness of carrying a list of medications.
Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 15, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — Six professors from the University of Pennsylvania, representing four schools, have been elected members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the nation's highest honors in biomedicine.
The newly elected members raise IOM's total active membership to 1,732 and the number of foreign associates to 112. With an additional 84 members holding emeritus status, IOM's total membership is 1,928.
John Hansen-Flaschen of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on Philadelphia and its surrounding counties being identified as a hotspot of a rare lung disease.