Perelman School of Medicine

Penn Neurologist Honored for Sharing Expertise With Developing Nations

August 22, 2012

Donald Silberberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is profiled for being honored with the Vicente Rocafuerte medal.

Article Source: Philly.com

Penn Scientists ‘Spinning’ New Joint Help

August 16, 2012

Robert Mauck of the Perelman School of Medicine says rebuilding joint tissue with an experimental material made of nanofibers could help patients possibly avoid the need for joint replacements.

Article Source: 6ABC

Are Opioids Only for Patients With ‘Severe pain’?

August 20, 2012

Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the “opioid epidemic.”

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Docs Offer First Trimester Down Syndrome Test

August 15, 2012

Deborah Driscoll of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a new prenatal screening option.

Article Source: Newsworks

Why Do We Sneeze?

August 14, 2012

Noam Cohen of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about sneezing.

Article Source: National Geographic

Popular Diabetes Drugs Up Bladder Cancer Risk

August 14, 2012

A Penn Medicine study revealing that patients taking TZD drugs have a higher chance of developing bladder cancer.

Article Source: 6ABC
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 15, 2012

Penn Hosts Symposium on Violence Against Women

PHILADELPHIA –- A Symposium on Violence Against Women will be held  Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m.  Sponsored by the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the event will be in the South American Room at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 

Greening Vacant Lots May Reduce Violent Crime, New Study Suggests

August 13, 2012

Eugenia Garvin of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a study highlighting the effects of greening vacant lots in high-crime areas.

Article Source: Yahoo News
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659August 13, 2012

Penn Study: Diabetes Drugs Prescribed to Millions of Americans Raises Bladder Cancer Risks

A popular class of diabetes drugs increases patients’ risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study published online this month in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

High Time to Destigmatize Pyschedelics

August 11, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his thoughts about psychdelics.

Article Source: Psychology Today