Perelman School of Medicine

At Penn, ‘Translating’ Laboratory Breakthroughs Into Treatments for Patients

July 16, 2012

Ran Reshef, David Porter, Robert Vonderheide and Carl June of the Perelman of School of Medicine are highlighted for their contributions to cancer-treatment research.

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Video: Rare Form of Alzheimer’s Sheds Light on Disease

July 11, 2012

Steven Arnold of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about how much there is to learn from genetic Alzheimer’s.

Article Source: ABC News

Video: Study Shows Lasting Side Effects for Propecia

July 12, 2012

Joseph Harryhill of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on weighing the risks and benefits of a hair-loss drug.

Article Source: NBC10 Philadelphia

Drug Raises Hope for Better Bone Marrow Transplant Recovery

July 12, 2012

Ran Reshef and David Porter of the Perelman School of Medicine comment about about a treatment for bone-marrow transplants that reduced serious complications.

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Audio: Aspen Ideas Festival: Panel on the Health-care Ruling

July 9, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses the Supreme Court’s health-care ruling.

Article Source: Minnesota Public Radio

From Bench to Bunker

July 9, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences says, “Scientists often fail to foresee where their research is headed.”

Expensive, Newer Stents Not Better for All -- Study

July 10, 2012

Peter Groeneveld of the Perelman School of Medicine expresses doubt about the value of expensive stents.

Article Source: Reuters
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | | (215) 662-6183July 9, 2012

Penn Neurologist First American to Receive Highest Ecuadorean Scientific Prize

The Ecuadorean National Assembly has bestowed its highest scientific award to Donald Silberberg, MD, professor emeritus and former Chair of Neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, for his efforts spanning two decades to raise awareness, enhance medical education and improve patient care for neurological and psychiatric conditions globally, and in Ecuador. This is the first time the Ecuadorean National Assembly has granted the Vicente Rocafuerte condecoration to an American.

Baby Boomers Put Their Necks on the Line

July 9, 2012

Louis Bucky and Oren Friedman of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on plastic surgery and necks.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | | 215-349-8369July 6, 2012

Penn Study: For Cardiac Stenting Procedures, Wrist Access Offers Cost Saving Benefits Over Groin Access

In the United States, radial artery (wrist) catheterization is performed in the minority of diagnostic angiograms and cardiac stenting procedures despite the benefits it offers to patients in terms of reduced complications and faster mobility after the procedure.