Perelman School of Medicine

Penn Medical School Wins $55M NIH Grant

August 2, 2011

The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the Perelman School of Medicine has received a $55 million renewal grant from the NIH.

Calif. Death, 76 Illnesses Linked to Ground Turkey

August 2, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine says “the government's handling of [a salmonella] outbreak raises ethical questions about why the public wasn't warned sooner.”

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658August 2, 2011

Penn Ranks First in Clinical and Translational Science Award Renewal From National Institutes of Health

Philadelphia — The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania received a $55 million renewal from the NIH in recognition for their success during the first five years of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program. The CTSAs are administered by the National Center for Research Resources.

Acupuncture’s Value Criticized Despite Its Widespread Use

August 1, 2011

Neal Nathanson and Jun Mao of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about acupuncture.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Amy Winehouse Dead: Should Drug Users Be Vaccinated Against Addiction?

July 27, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his research on drug addiction.

Philly's Rash of Animal Hoarding Cases

July 27, 2011

Mahendra Bhati of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the characteristics of animal hoarders.

Article Source: MSNBC

One Chance Left: One Woman’s Battle to Beat Depression

July 27, 2011

John O'Reardon of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses deep brain stimulation to treat depression

Philanthropist Ruth Perelman Dies in Philly at 90

July 31, 2011

President Amy Gutmann describes the late Ruth Perelman as a person of “generous spirit and strong commitment to education, medicine, and culture in Philadelphia [who] will be remembered for countless generations to come.”

Article Source: Associated Press

Philanthropist Ruth Perelman Dies

July 31, 2011

With the death of philanthropist Ruth Perelman, "Philadelphia has lost a most beloved and consummately gracious public citizen,” President Amy Gutmann said.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658August 1, 2011

Statement from President Gutmann on the Passing of Ruth Perelman

Philadelphia has lost a most beloved and consummately gracious civic leader with the passing of Ruth Perelman. In our city's centuries-long history, Mrs. Perelman and her husband, Raymond, have made a mark unlike any other.  We at the University of Pennsylvania -- home of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine -- have benefitted invaluably from her tireless generosity and that of Raymond and their family.