Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Associating free funerals with organ donation is an odd reward.”
Perelman School of Medicine
Three sessions of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s 10th anniversary celebration are open to the public: a student-perspective forum, a research update and an anniversary symposium. All will be held on the University of Pennsylvania campus.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed.
Jeffrey Boris of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses how parents can determine if a child’s chest pain is cardiac-related.
PHILADELPHIA - Recent studies have identified many genes that may put people with schizophrenia at risk for the disease. But, what links genetic differences to changes in altered brain activity in schizophrenia is not clear.
Nearly five million Americans live with heart failure, with as many as 700,000 new cases diagnosed each year. In addition to lifestyle factors, scientists have shown that heart failure has a strong heritable component, but identifying the responsible genes has been a major challenge. Now, new research has identified a common genetic risk factor for heart failure in Caucasians that is also linked to kidney function.
PHILADELPHIA -- Ten Botswana-UPenn Partnership faculty and staff based in that southern African nation will join their colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Monday, Oct. 10, to begin a weeklong reflective celebration of their 10 years of collaboration.
The anniversary observance will include a host of discussions reflecting on the Partnership’s efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS and developing other medical, research and academic programs to benefit the people of Botswana and students at Penn.
PHILADELPHIA -- Blacks in the United States who rely on African American news publications for health information are about three times less likely to learn about important aspects of cancer care than they would be if they turned to mainstream media for the same information.