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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 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.  

What’s Next in Health Care? Implementation of Law Goes Ahead

June 28, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School says states need to move on setting up health exchanges.

Article Source: USA Today

Audio: Health Care Is a ‘Constant Work in Progress’

June 28, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is interviewed about health care policy.

Article Source: Marketplace

Audio: Reaction to the Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

June 29, 2012

Ted Ruger of the Law School and Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discuss the reactions to the Supreme Court health care ruling.

Article Source: WHYY

Electronic Records Tied to Fewer Malpractice Claims

June 26, 2012

Brian Strom of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on studying electronic health records.

Article Source: Reuters

Video: New Diet Drug Gets OK From FDA

June 27, 2012

Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine expresses doubts about a new diet drug.

Article Source: CBC News
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 26, 2012

Penn Researchers Show ‘Neural Fingerprints’ of Memory Associations

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers have long been interested in discovering the ways that human brains represent thoughts through a complex interplay of electrical signals.  Recent improvements in brain recording and statistical methods have given researchers unprecedented insight into the physical processes underlying thoughts.  For example, researchers have begun to show that it is possible to use brain recordings to reconstruct aspects of an image or movie clip someone is viewing, a sound someone is hearing or even the text someone is reading. 

Doctors Urged to Be 'Gateway' for Obesity Tests, Treatments

June 26, 2012

Thomas Wadden of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses new task force recommendations for doctors with obese patients.

Article Source: USA Today

Veracyte Gene Test May Limit Thyroid Cancer Surgeries

June 25, 2012

Dean Larry Jameson of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited concerning new cancer research.

Article Source: Business Week

In Documents on Pain Drug, Signs of Doubt and Deception

June 24, 2012

Garret FitzGerald of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on drug trials.

Article Source: New York Times