Perelman School of Medicine

Inspiring Portrait of Down Syndrome at Odds With Perfect Baby Pursuit

September 29, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his commentary about children born with Down syndrome.

Article Source: MSNBC
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 28, 2011

Penn Receives $12.5 Million From NIH to Speed Discovery to Patient Care

PHILADELPHIA —Three labs from the University of Pennsylvania have received $12.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of its $143.8 million national grant program to challenge the scientific status quo with innovative ideas that have the potential to speed the translation of medical research into improved health for the American public.

Study Finds Need for Doctors in Lower NE Phila.

September 28, 2011

David Grande of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the difficulty of figuring out where doctors practice.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: ‘The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America’

September 27, 2011

Jonathan Moreno, a PIK professor, of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his latest book.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Study: Dads Less Likely to Die of Heart Problems

September 26, 2011

Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on fatherhood and cardiac-related deaths.

Article Source: Associated Press

Penn Researchers Study Football Concussions

October 1, 2011

Steven Galetta and Laura Balcer of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted for work on the King-Devick test.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Are Violent ‘Flash Mobs’ Really a Trend?

September 26, 2011

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine and Eric Schneider of SAS share their knowledge about flash mobs.

Article Source: Atlantic
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658September 27, 2011

Penn Scientists Tracing an Elusive Killer Parasite in Peru

PHILADELPHIA —Despite what Hollywood would have you believe, not all epidemics involve people suffering from zombie-like symptoms--some can only be uncovered through door-to-door epidemiology and advanced mathematics.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369 September 27, 2011

Penn Study: Women with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Have Greater Response to Treatment Than Men

PHILADELPHIA —Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients of different sexes and races may respond differently to treatment with commonly used medications for the disease, says a new study from researchers at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.The results of the study are published online ahead of print in the journal CHEST.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 23, 2011

Penn’s Field Center Announces Fellow at “Field of Dreams” Luncheon

PHILADELPHIA — A second-year student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Tara Grigg Garlinghouse, has been selected for the first Alan Lerner Fellowship in Child Welfare Policy recipient, Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research announced today at its inaugural “Field of Dreams” luncheon.