Perelman School of Medicine

Share the Wealth

June 23, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School authors an op-ed on child poverty.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369June 26, 2012

Penn Medicine's Mariell Jessup Named President-elect of American Heart Association

PHILADELPHIA — Mariell Jessup, MD, associate chief-Clinical Affairs, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and medical director of the Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center, has been named president-elect of the American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Jessup will begin her term on July 1, 2012.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183June 25, 2012

Penn: Gene Expression Test Identifies Low-risk Thyroid Nodules

PHILADELPHIA — A new test can be used to identify low-risk thyroid nodules, reducing unnecessary surgeries for people with thyroid nodules that have indeterminate results after biopsy. The results of the multi-center trial, which includes researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, appear online in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 25, 2012

Penn Launches Its First Free Online Classes via Coursera

PHILADELPHIA -- This week, the University of Pennsylvania launched three free courses via Coursera, an online educational platform designed to make Web-based classes available more widely.   

With the capacity to reach millions of people simultaneously, Coursera has a design inspired by educational research on effective learning practices and creates an interactive learning experience for the course offerings. 

Penn Surgeon Makes Headway against a Rare Lung Cancer

June 24, 2012

Joseph S. Friedberg of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the publication of his research into pleural mesothelioma.

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Psoriasis Tied to Higher Risk of Diabetes

June 20, 2012

Rahat Azfar of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on her research on psoriasis and diabetes.

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DNA Clues to Queen of Sheba Tale

June 21, 2012

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine discusses research on Ethiopia.

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Alzheimer's Experts Gather in Philadelphia

June 21, 2012

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses Alzheimer's treatment.

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721June 22, 2012

At Penn: Special Trips for Special Babies

PHILADELPHIA -- Providing health care for children through doctor visits and hospitals is important, but there are also other activities that can help youngsters develop into healthy adults.

That is the thinking behind the Special Babies Clinic and its Special Trips for Special Babies program.

Tell Toddlers What’s Private About Their Bodies

June 20, 2012

Cindy Christian of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes her views about having conversations with children about what is private about their bodies.

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