Perelman School of Medicine

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.

Penn Receives $10 Million to Create Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy

July 26, 2011

The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine receives $10 million to research and provide therapy for orphan diseases.

Hill Physician Pulled Into 2012 Politics

July 27, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the congressional physician releasing a note about U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s health.

Article Source: Roll Call
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | (215) 349 -5658July 26, 2011

Penn Receives $10 Million to Create Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy

The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announces the launching of a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary center focused on discovering novel treatments for orphan diseases. The Center will bring together, without institutional walls, all necessary approaches to attacking and treating orphan diseases: establishing dedicated research support facilities, translating findings into therapies, fostering targeted grant awards, and educating physicians and researchers.

Genetics Offers Clues to Kidney Disease in African Americans

July 25, 2011

Duncan Johnstone of the Perelman School of Medicine offers his perspective on why African Americans are more prone to kidney disease and failure.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 25, 2011

Penn Researchers Help Graft Olfactory Receptors onto Nanotubes

PHILADELPHIA — Penn researchers have helped develop a nanotech device that combines carbon nanotubes with olfactory receptor proteins, the cell components in the nose that detect odors.

Because olfactory receptors belong to a larger class of proteins that are involved in passing signals through the cell membrane, these devices could have applications beyond odor sensing, such as pharmaceutical research.  

University Hospital Merger Stirs End-of-Life Care Fears

July 23, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on end-of-life care.

Article Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

Penn Study Backs Brain Injury and Dementia Link

July 25, 2011

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a Penn study of a link between brain injury and dementia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Alzheimer’s Debate: Test If You Can’t Treat It?

July 21, 2011

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine says, "The phrase you often hear is that the 'Big A' (Alzheimer's) has replaced the 'Big C' (cancer)" as a major source of fear.”

Article Source: Associated Press