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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.

Audio: Community Members Talk It Out: End-of-Life Care and Face Transplants

June 28, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine leads a discussion on face transplantation.

Rubenstein Reflects: Penn Med School Dean and Health System Leader Stepping Down

June 24, 2011

Dean Arthur Rubenstein of the Perelman School of Medicine reflects on his time as dean.

The Diverted Ambulance: How ER Crowding Kills

June 27, 2011

Zachary Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authors a piece on crowded emergency rooms.

Article Source: Time

Manage Your Online Presence

June 27, 2011

Gaye Sheffler of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the use of social media to monitor applicants.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Penn Medical School Dean Leaves Big Legacy

June 27, 2011

Dean Arthur Rubenstein of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured as he prepares to retire as dean.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Heiress’s Nurse Inherits $30 Million – but Should She?

June 23, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his opinion on patients leaving their inheritance to their health-care providers.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Considering Vaccine as Public Responsibility

June 24, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “In the United States, personal medicine has dominated public health.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: N.J. Woman Has Been Beating Cancer for More than 30 Years

June 23, 2011

Joseph Carver of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on doctors’ increased focus on the long-term effects of cancer treatment.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 22, 2011

Next Generation Gene Therapy: Penn Study Shows Potential of Gene Vector to Broaden Eye-Disease Treatment

Philadelphia — Inspired by earlier successes using gene therapy to correct an inherited type of blindness, investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, are poised to extend their approach to other types of blinding disorders.