Perelman School of Medicine

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
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369May 29, 2012

Penn: Photodynamic Therapy Added to Lung-Sparing Surgery Improves Survival for Mesothelioma Patients

Among patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, treatment with lung-sparing surgery in combination with photodynamic therapy (PDT) yielded unusually long survival rates, with median survival rates up to two or more years longer than is reported with traditional treatments, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The research is published in the latest issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369May 30, 2012

Penn's Perelman School of Medicine Selected by NIH as Center of Excellence in Pain Education

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and School of Dental Medicine, has been designated a national Center of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPEs) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659May 30, 2012

Penn Medicine Researchers Study Prescription-Drug Monitoring Programs

Individual use of prescription opioids has increased four-fold since the mid-1990s, in part due to increased awareness of pain control for chronic conditions such as low back pain and fibromyalgia and a Joint Commission mandate that hospitals assess patients' pain as a "vital sign" along with their blood pressure and temperature. During the same timeframe, however, the number of people using these drugs recreationally, becoming addicted to them, and dying of overdoses has also shot up.

Harvard’s Experiment on the Unabomber, Class of ‘62

May 25, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences details a Harvard psychological experiment in which Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, was included.

Article Source: The Huffington Post

In Treating Severs Brain Injuries, Doing More Pays Off, Study Finds

May 28, 2012

Robert Whitmore of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on brain injury treatments.

Article Source: Newsworks

Mental Illness May Play Role in Patz Case

May 29, 2012

Stephen Morse of the Law School and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on mental health and treatment issues involved in the Etan Patz case.