Perelman School of Medicine

Paula Deen & Company: 10 Celebs Who Help Sell Drugs

January 23, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses ethical questions that arise with celebrity endorsements of pharmaceutical drugs.

Article Source: CBS News

Despite Mild Flu Season, Don’t Skip Shots, Experts Say

January 24, 2012

Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on influenza.

Article Source: MSNBC.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 23, 2012

Gene Therapy Research Team From Penn Vet and Scheie Eye Institute Cures Retinitis Pigmentosa in Dogs

PHILADELPHIA -- Members of a University of Pennsylvania research team have shown that they can prevent, or even reverse, a blinding retinal disease, X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa, or XLRP, in dogs.

The disease in humans and dogs is caused by defects in the RPGR gene and results in early, severe and progressive vision loss. It is one of the most common inherited forms of retinal degeneration in man.

Experts Say Joe Paterno’s Dismissal Could Have Hastened His Death

January 23, 2012

John Hansen-Flaschen of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about the passing of Penn State former football coach Joe Paterno.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Finding Good Skin Care Products on a Budget

January 23, 2012

Ivona Percec of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on quality skin-care products.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Unreal World: OR Secrets in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

January 23, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on reality in a medical-show script.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Can Better Access to Health Care Really Lower Costs?

January 23, 2012

Zachary Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authors an op-ed about health-care costs.

Article Source: Time

University of Pennsylvania Getting $2.5M to Study Lung Regeneration

January 19, 2012

Edward Morrisey of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for working to identify and characterize cells that affect lung repair and regeneration.

Treating Diabetes, Depression Together May Make Sense

January 20, 2012

Hillary Bogner of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Though research demonstrates the link between depression and diabetes, few integrated programs are being implemented in practice.”

Article Source: HealthDay

Video: Insomniacs Suffer Depression, Heart Woes After Years of Little Sleep

January 20, 2012

Philip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on insomnia.

Article Source: ABC News