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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 18, 2012

Penn to Offer Online Classes via Coursera

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will join Princeton University, the University of Michigan, the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University in partnering with Coursera, an online education platform, to make Web-based courses available free and to improve teaching on campuses. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2012

Penn’s United Community Clinic Provides Health Care for Underserved Populations, Showcases Interdisciplinary Work

Sick people refusing to be seen by a doctor?

“I don’t have medical coverage, I can’t go.” 

That’s what some people have said for far too long.  But, one organization works to get Philadelphians the health care that they need –- with or without insurance.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2012

Penn’s United Community Clinic Provides Health Care for Underserved Populations, Showcases Interdisciplinary Work

Sick people refusing to be seen by a doctor?

“I don’t have medical coverage, I can’t go.” 

That’s what some people have said for far too long.  But, one organization works to get Philadelphians the health care that they need –- with or without insurance.

Moving to Recovery: How Exercise Helps Cancer Patients

April 12, 2012

Katie Schmitz of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the advantages cancer patients can gain by exercising.

Article Source: The Philly Post

Researchers Tune In to the Internet Buzz

April 16, 2012

John Holmes of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about researchers using the Internet to see what cancer patients have to say about herbal and nutritional supplements.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Trayvon Martin Case Also About Guns

April 16, 2012

A study about people who carry firearms, led by Charles Branas of the Perelman School of Medicine, is cited.

Article Source: CNN

A Blood Test for Depression? New Research Points the Way

April 17, 2012

Michael Thase of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on new research about depression.

Article Source: NBC News Health

Stay Awake, Comrades

April 15, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his views on the Chinese Army’s anti-sleep pill.

Article Source: Psychology Today

Penn Researcher Says Brief Intervention Could Help Suicidal Patients Stay Safer

April 16, 2012

Gregory Brown of the Perelman School of Medicine has developed a safety intervention plan for patients who might be suicidal.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 17, 2012

Five Penn Professors Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

PHILADELPHIA — Five professors from the University of Pennsylvania are among the 220 elected to the 2012 class of members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. The current membership includes some of the world's most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts.