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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn’s Med Ed Teaches Those Who Teach America’s Doctors

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine have launched Med Ed, a program to enhance the teaching abilities of those who teach America’s doctors. 

The collaborative program targeting educational leaders in academic medicine will begin in August.

Vaccines That Attack

February 13, 2012

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on developing therapeutic vaccines.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Male Genes May Explain Higher Heart Disease Risk

February 8, 2012

Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on heart disease being linked to the Y chromosome.

Article Source: New York Times

Study Explores Electrical Stimulation as an Aid to Memory

February 8, 2012

Michael Kahana of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a new study about memory aid.

Article Source: New York Times

Why ‘Moneyball’ Is No Panacea for Pharm

February 8, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is cited for his views on health insurers.

Article Source: Philly.com

Some Doctors Not Always Honest With Patients: Study

February 9, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the ethical issues with physicians not disclosing information or being honest with patients.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658February 8, 2012

At Penn, Gene Therapy for Inherited Blindness Succeeds in Patients' Other Eyes

Gene therapy for congenital blindness has taken another step forward, as researchers further improved vision in three adult patients previously treated in one eye. After receiving the same treatment in their other eye, the patients became better able to see in dim light, and two were able to navigate obstacles in low-light situations. No adverse effects occurred.

Mia Farrow: Pennsylvania Boarding School Refuses to Admit HIV+ Honors Student

February 7, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School for Medicine says, “The idea that anyone could be denied entry based on a disability is astounding.”

Article Source: Fox News Radio

Stopping Sleepiness

February 7, 2012

David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on measuring sleepiness.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658February 7, 2012

Molecular Path From Internal Clock to Cells Controlling Rest and Activity Revealed in Penn Study

The molecular pathway that carries time-of-day signals from the body's internal clock to ultimately guide daily behavior is like a black box, says Amita Sehgal, PhD, the John Herr Musser Professor of Neuroscience and Co-Director, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.