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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 26, 2012

Benjamin Garcia Appointed Presidential Term Professor at Penn

PHILADELPHIA — Benjamin Garcia has been named the first Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective June 1.  The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.  

Cheney Too Old for Transplant? Bioethicist Weighs In

March 25, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his comments on Dick Cheney’s heart transplant.

Article Source: NBC News Health

Could This Be the End of Health Care Reform?

March 23, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School contributes his perspective on the future of health-care reform.

Article Source: New York Times

Father Donates Sperm to Help Son and Daughter-in-law Have Children

March 23, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the “grandfather” fitting into the family after the sperm donation.

Article Source: MainOnline.com

Obama’s Ego Trip

March 25, 2012

Daniel Polsky of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his study about uninsured Americans who started to receive Medicare at age 65.

Article Source: Washinton Post

Dick Cheney’s New Heart: Should Age Be Considered for Transplants?

March 26, 2012

Mariell Jessup of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on former Vice President Dick Cheney receiving a heart transplant at the age of 71.

Article Source: Time Health & Family
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659March 26, 2012

Penn Study Reveals Safety of Coronary CT Scans for Rapidly Ruling Out Heart Attacks Among ER Patients

A highly detailed CT scan of the heart can safely and quickly rule out the possibility of a heart attack among many patients who come to hospital emergency rooms with chest pain, according to the results of a study that will be presented by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session and published concurrently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 26, 2012

Inner Weapons Against Allergies: Gut Bacteria Control Allergic Diseases, Penn Study Finds

When poet Walt Whitman wrote that we "contain multitudes," he was speaking metaphorically, but he was correct in the literal sense. Every human being carries over 100 trillion individual bacterial cells within the intestine -- ten times more cells than comprise the body itself.

Experimental Cholesterol-busting Drug Shows Promise: Study

March 21, 2012

Dan Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a cholesterol-medication experimental study.

Article Source: ABC News

Clue to Male Baldness Discovered

March 21, 2012

George Cotsarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about male pattern baldness.

Article Source: BBC