Perelman School of Medicine

Planet of the Apes: Why We Hate Broccoli

December 19, 2011

Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences and Michael Campbell of the Perelman School are featured for their research on the bitterness gene.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369December 19, 2011

Penn Receives $16 Million Gift to Launch New Initiative Focusing on the Neuroscience of Behavior

PHILADELPHIA - The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announces the establishment of the Neuroscience of Behavior Initiative.  This new initiative, funded by an anonymous gift, will strengthen Penn programs in basic, translational, clinical, and population research into the areas of addiction, depressive disorders, and neurodegenerative disease.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658December 19, 2011

Penn Scientist Receives Senior Scholar Award from Ellison Medical Foundation for Aging Research

PHILADELPHIA - James Eberwine, PhD, professor of Pharmacology, at the Perleman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a Senior Scholar Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation. This supports basic biological research in aging, for $600,000 to be disbursed over the next four years.

Walk 3 MPH or Faster to Outpace the Grim Reaper, Scientists Say

December 15, 2011

Anne Cappola of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how walking faster may be able to delay death.

Article Source: MSNBC

Stent Committee Member Faces Accusations

December 14, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine says stent have “definitely become a legal target.”

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

Woman Gets Kidney After Posting Craigslist Ad

December 14, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on Internet posting for organ donations.

Article Source: NBC News

Philadelphia Hunts for Heart Defibrillators

December 13, 2011

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for creating a contest that challenges Philadelphians to map defibrillators in order to increase awareness about the device availability.

Article Source: “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio

With Doubts, FDA Panel Votes For Yaz and Related Contraceptives

December 9, 2011

Sean Hennessy of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on voting in favor of Bayer’s drugs.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Testimony Can Empower or Stress Abuse Victims

December 13, 2011

Steven Berkowitz of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how abuse victims react to testimonies.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Next Roe v. Wade?: Jennie McCormack’s Abortion Battle

December 12, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a case about a woman who was arrested for terminating her pregnancy with an abortion pill.

Article Source: Newsweek