Perelman School of Medicine

Practitioner of ‘Combative Collegiality,’ Penn’s Premiere Bioethicist to Speak in Philly

June 6, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is featured.

Article Source: Newsworks

Philadelphia’s Unusual but Effective Policy: Police Can Transport Trauma Victims

June 3, 2012

Patrick Kim, Roger Band, Brendan Carr and Crawford Mechem of the Perelman School of Medicine are interviewed.

Article Source: Philly.com

Documentary Film ‘Head Games’ Focuses on Brain Trauma

June 3, 2012

Doug Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments about a new documentary on brain injuries.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-200-2313May 31, 2012

Penn: Testicular Cancer Survivors Report Behaviors That Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Despite being at risk of cardiovascular problems associated with testicular cancer treatment, survivors of the disease -- the most common type of cancer striking young men -- frequently report behaviors such as smoking and risky alcohol use that could further raise their chances of developing those late effects of treatment, according to a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented at the annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting on Saturday, June 2.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 31, 2012

Penn Study Finds Delayed Side Effects of Head and Neck Cancer Treatments Go Unreported

New data from an Internet-based study show that patients with head and neck cancers (HNC) may be at risk for significant late effects after their treatment, but they're unlikely to discuss these and other survivorship care issues with their doctors. The findings, from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will be presented Monday, June 4, at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 31, 2012

Penn Researchers Call for Obesity Prevention Efforts to Focus on Community-Wide Systems that Influence Early Life

National data show that currently more than 10 percent of preschoolers in the United States are obese, and an additional 10 percent are overweight. In a recently published article, a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with peers and colleagues from across the nation, says that effective strategies to target pregnancy, infancy, and toddlers are urgently needed to stop the progression of childhood obesity.

In Medicine, Falling for Fake Innovation

May 27, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School contributes his views about “pseudo-innovation.”

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Oh, to Be Just Another Bearded Face

May 30, 2012

Joel Gelfand of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses men’s facial hair growth.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 31, 2012

Penn Researchers Call for Obesity Prevention Efforts to Focus on Community-Wide Systems

National data show that currently more than 10 percent of preschoolers in the United States are obese, and an additional 10 percent are overweight. In a recently published article, a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with peers and colleagues from across the nation, says that effective strategies to target pregnancy, infancy, and toddlers are urgently needed to stop the progression of childhood obesity.

Prescription Drug Abuse Can Be Stemmed With Innovation, Not Restriction

May 30, 2012

Jeanmarie Peterson of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for co-authoring an article outlining components of an “ideal” prescription-drug monitoring program.

Article Source: Forbes