Perelman School of Medicine

Stars of David

July 6, 2011

President Amy Gutmann is featured for a New York Times profile, and Arthur Rubenstein is also mentioned for his retirement from the Perelman School of Medicine deanship.

Article Source: Jewish Exponent
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 7, 2011

Penn Researchers Show Single Drug and Soft Environment Can Increase Platelet Production

PHILADELPHIA — Humans produce billions of clot-forming platelets every day, but there are times when there aren’t enough of them, such as with certain diseases or during invasive surgery. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have demonstrated that a single drug can induce bone marrow cells called megakaryocytes to quadruple the number of platelets they produce.

Video: Penn Doctor’s Disabilities a Springboard to Helping Others

July 6, 2011

Margaret Stineman and Joel Streim of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on how Dr. Stineman uses her personal disabilities to help others.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Cancer and Tasmanian Devils

July 4, 2011

Peter Nowell of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his 1976 cancer research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

New Rules Prescribe Shorter Hours for Young Doctors

July 1, 2011

Kevin Volpp, David Dinges and Lisa Bellini of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss reducing the number of consecutive work hours for first-year residents.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Surgery-Free Weight Loss Striking, but Short-Lived

June 30, 2011

Thomas Wadden of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Weight regain remains the Achilles’ heel of all weight loss therapies.”

Article Source: FOX News

Should Jared Loughner Be Forcibly Drugged?

June 27, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his views on forcibly drugging Jared Loughner, who allegedly shot U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Video: Faking Beauty: Photoshopping Sends Unhealthy Message to America’s Youth, AMA Says

June 29, 2011

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the effect of Photoshopped images on the idea of beauty.

Article Source: “ABC World News”

New Prenatal Tests Offer Safer, Early Screenings

June 28, 2011

Michael Mennuti of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “This is a paradigm change for screening and testing.”

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 28, 2011

Penn: Veterans Who Survive Suicide Attempt Have Heightened Mortality Risk of Future Suicide, Disease

An estimated 18 American military veterans take their own lives every day -- thousands each year -- and those numbers are steadily increasing. Even after weathering the stresses of military life and the terrors of combat, these soldiers find themselves overwhelmed by the transition back into civilian life. Many have already survived one suicide attempt, but never received the extra help and support they needed, with tragic results.