Perelman School of Medicine

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.

Children’s Cereal: Healthy Start or Junk Food?

June 28, 2012

Shiriki Kumanyika of the Perelman School of Medicine says that children “don’t need to have the cereal as the vitamin pill.”

Article Source: US News

The Two Big Questions on Health Care

June 28, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School and Theodore Ruger of the Law School co-author an op-ed about health care.

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More Visits From Hospice May Allow Death at Home

June 28, 2012

David Casarett of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about hospice care by lead author Neha Jeurkar, a resident at Perelman.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Researchers Find Clues to Living Longer, Healthier Lives

July 1, 2012

Joseph Baur of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on research about aging.

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The Psychopath Test

July 1, 2012

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about neurocriminology and psychopath tests.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422June 29, 2012

George W. Bush to Visit Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s Cervical Cancer Program July 5

PHILADELPHIA  – Former President George W. Bush will visit Gaborone, Botswana, Thursday, July 5, to launch a program that will expand women’s health initiatives in that country.