Perelman School of Medicine

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

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.

Article Source: Philly.com

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.

Article Source: Fox News

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.

Article Source: BBC