Perelman School of Medicine

Video: 40 Years Later: “War on Drugs” Rages On

June 17, 2011

A. Thomas McLellan of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured about his views on the “war on drugs.”

Article Source: CBS News

Many Multivitamins Don’t Have Nutrients Claimed in Label

June 17, 2011

Michael Cirigliano of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on digesting too much vitamin A.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

FDA: Why Bigger Isn’t Better When It Comes to SPFs

June 15, 2011

Joseph Sobanko of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses why higher SPFs are not more effective than others.

How Gene Conversion Can Beat Malaria in Future

June 15, 2011

A Penn research team sheds light on the fight against malaria.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 17, 2011

Secrets of Patient Safety Program Unraveled in Penn Collaborative Study

PHILADELPHIA – A team of social scientists and medical and nursing researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom has pinpointed how a program, which ran in more than 100 hospital intensive care units in Michigan, dramatically reduced the rates of potentially deadly central line bloodstream infections to become one of the world’s most successful patient-safety programs.

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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798June 16, 2011

Penn Study Will Investigate HIV-Testing Awareness Using Videos on Los Angeles Buses

PHILADELPHIA -- A University of Pennsylvania study will determine if public transit can convey more than people going from point A to point B. Video displays on public buses in Los Angeles will be used to help determine the efficacy of an innovative soap opera-like video program designed to increase HIV testing among low-income African Americans 14 to 24 years of age.

Penn Health Providing Lodging for Families of Transplant Patients

June 14, 2011

Abraham Shaked of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the Barker Transplant House.

Penn Study Finds Doctors Delaying or Rejecting Specialty Care for Publicly Insured Children

June 16, 2011

Karin Rhodes of the Perelman School of Medicine leads a study about publicly insured children and their access to medical assistance.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 15, 2011

Penn Researchers Identify a New Marker That Predicts Progressive Kidney Failure and Death

A high level of a hormone that regulates phosphate is associated with an increased risk of kidney failure and death among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, according to a recent study led by researchers at the University of Miami and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Diseases and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Results were published in the June 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Criminal Minds

June 12, 2011

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine and his work are featured.