Perelman School of Medicine

Why Secret ‘Doctor Shopping’ Studies Are Necessary

August 15, 2011

Zachary Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authors an article on secret “doctor shopping.”

Article Source: Time
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658August 15, 2011

Researchers at Penn Identify a Target That Could Combat Allergies of Early Childhood

PHILADELPHIA — A pandemic of ailments called the "allergic march" -- the gradual acquisition of overlapping allergic diseases that commonly begins in early childhood -- has frustrated both parents and physicians. For the last three decades, an explosion of eczema, food allergies, hay fever, and asthma have afflicted children in the United States, the European Union, and many other countries.

Latino Health Paradox: Latinos Boast Low Infant Mortality, Long Lives Despite Risk Factors

August 11, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on and questions the “existence of the Latino health paradox.”

Article Source: Huffington Post

Chest Pain Severity Not a Heart Attack Indicator: Study

August 12, 2011

Anna Marie Chang is quoted about her research, led by Judd Hollander of the Perelman School of Medicine.

Article Source: Reuters Life!

Harvesting Dead Girl’s Eggs Raises Ethical Issues

August 11, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that “laws and policies need to catch up with the practice” of extracting eggs after death.

Article Source: ABC News

Ezekiel Emanuel Tapped to Lead Penn Medical Ethics Department

August 5, 2011

Ezekiel Emanuel is Penn’s newest Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, in the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School.

Article Source: Bloomberg

Penn Research Offers New Hope for Rare Cancer

August 11, 2011

Carl June, Bruce Levine, David Porter and Michael Kalos of the Perelman School of Medicine are featured for their breakthrough cancer research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Pregnant Women Can Know Sex of Baby in Seven Weeks

August 10, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on abortions in India that skew the boy-girl ratio of the country.

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659August 11, 2011

Modified "Serial Killer" T Cells Obliterate Lymphocytic Leukemia Tumors, Penn Researchers Report

(PHILADELPHIA) -- In a cancer treatment breakthrough 20 years in the making, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center and Perelman School of Medicine have shown sustained remissions of up to a year among a small group of advanced chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients treated with genetically engineered versions of their own T cells.

The Golden Years, Polished With Surgery

August 8, 2011

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on people who experience a type of “emotional turbulence” after cosmetic procedures.

Article Source: New York Times