Perelman School of Medicine

Kids With Public Insurance Denied Appointments, Had Longer Waits

December 6, 2011

Karin Rhodes of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for authoring a study about children who are covered by public health insurance.

Article Source: “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio

Dentist Threatens to Sue Patient for Negative Yelp Review

December 1, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine says of the case, “It infringes upon free speech and you can’t just have that waived away on a silence contract.”

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 5, 2011

Penn Geneticists Help Show Bitter Taste Perception Is Not Just About Flavors

PHILADELPHIA — Long the bane of picky eaters everywhere, broccoli’s taste is not just a matter of having a cultured palate; some people can easily taste a bitter compound in the vegetable that others have difficulty detecting. Now a team of Penn researchers has helped uncover the evolutionary history of one of the genes responsible for this trait. Beyond showing the ancient origins of the gene, the researchers discovered something unexpected: something other than taste must have driven its evolution.

City Is Attacking Crime by Removing Grime

December 2, 2011

Charles Branas, Eugenia Garvin and Robert Grossman of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on the effect of the Philadelphia LandCare project.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Ban on Gays Donating Blood Comes Under Fire

December 4, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine says of restrictions on gay blood donation, “It’s a policy that is poor and out of date relative to the science.”

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151December 2, 2011

Penn's Jason Karlawish: Physician and Novel Writer

 

Jason Karlawish is a physician, professor and researcher, and now he is also a novelist.

His recently released book, Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont, is based on the true story of the 19th-century U.S. Army doctor who discovered that human food digestion is mainly the chemical process of stomach acid breaking down food.

Inquirer Editorial: City Is Attacking Crime by Removing Grime

December 2, 2011

Charles Branas and Eugenia Garvin of the PerelmanSchool of Medicine are spotlighted for their research on the effect of greening vacant lots.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Court: Some Bone Marrow Donors Can Be Paid

December 2, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on monetary compensation for organ donors.

Article Source: Associated Press

Medicare Anti-Obesity Initiative Triggers Treatment Debate

December 1, 2011

Thomas Wadden of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on physicians helping obese patients lose weight.

Article Source: USA Today

Foreign Aid Is Not a Rathole

November 30, 2011

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School contributes an op-ed about foreign assistance towards global health.

Article Source: New York Times