Perelman School of Medicine

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Media Contact:Paul Foster | paul.foster@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183June 18, 2015

Penn Medicine's Judith Green-McKenzie, MD, MPH, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Judith Green-McKenzie, MD, MPH, an associate professor of Emergency Medicine and chief of the division of Occupational Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the 2015 Kehoe Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Education or Researcher from the American College of Occupational an

Weight-loss Surgery Can Bring Couples Closer, Small Study Finds

June 16, 2015

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on couples with a “joint-effort attitude” to weight loss.

Article Source: HealthDay News
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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369June 17, 2015

Young Adults Find Health Insurance Enrollment on HealthCare.gov Challenging, According to Penn Study

When trying to enroll in a health insurance plan through HealthCare.gov during the first open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) health insurance marketplaces, young adults were confused by unfamiliar health insurance terms, concerned about the affordability of plan options, and unsure how to seek good primary care.

Audio: Frances Jensen’s ‘The Teenage Brain’

June 16, 2015

Frances Jensen of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses her new book, The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults.

New Users of Sleeping Pills Have More Car Crashes

June 12, 2015

Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Risks associated with sleeping pills have been known for some time, though this study shows some compelling real-world consequences.”

Article Source: CBS News

Penn’s Emanuel on High-priced Drugs, High-price Technology, Including Penn’s

June 16, 2015

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School addresses the high costs to produce drugs and the effect on the health-care system.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn in Partnership to Produce Gene Therapies at Navy Yard

June 16, 2015

James Wilson of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on Penn’s partnership with Wuxi AppTec Inc. to develop a gene therapy manufacturing plant.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658June 16, 2015

Michael Platt Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

Michael Platt has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 16th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, effective July 1.  

Report: Pa. Lyme Disease Numbers Are Up

June 12, 2015

Stephen Gluckman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on an increase in Lyme disease cases in Pennsylvania.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Researchers to Kids: Drink More Water

June 11, 2015

Stanley Goldfarb of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a study of hydration levels  among American children and teens.

Article Source: USA Today