Perelman School of Medicine

The Dark Side of Military-funded Neuroscience

March 21, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences shares his thoughts on military-funded neuroscience.

Article Source: ABC News

Doctors’ Life-support Skills Fade After Training

March 18, 2012

Lance Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on physicians’ skills.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Komen Relationship With Catholic Church Revealed

March 19, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the relationship between the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Catholic Church.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964March 19, 2012

Penn Researchers Find Mentoring Provides Health Benefits for African-American Veterans With Diabetes

Intervention by peer mentors has a statistically significant effect on improving glucose control in African American veterans with diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP).

Families of Kids With Autism Earn Less

March 19, 2012

David Mandell of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study that highlights a financial burden faced by families of children with autism.

Article Source: NBC News Health
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369March 19, 2012

New Research From Penn Medicine Reveals Mothers of Kids With Autism Earn Significantly Less

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a lifelong set of developmental disorders that often demand significant resources of time and money from families.

When ICU Beds Are Scarce, Doctors’ Goals Change

March 15, 2012

Scott Halpern of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts about intensive-care-unit bed scarcity.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

The Brain on Alcohol: Why Some Drinkers Black Out

March 16, 2012

Reagan Wetherill of the Perelman School of Medicine helps explain what causes some people toblack out after drinking alcohol.

Article Source: Fox News
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 15, 2012

Genetic Variation in Human Gut Viruses Could Be Raw Material for Inner Evolution, Penn Study Finds

A growing body of evidence underscores the importance of human gut bacteria in modulating human health, metabolism, and disease. Yet bacteria are only part of the story. Viruses that infect those bacteria also shape who we are. Frederic D.

Audio: Does Your Doctor Always Tell the Truth?

March 14, 2012

Arthur Caplan and Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss doctor-patient trust.

Article Source: WHYY