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Lincoln’s Secret Killer?

February 28, 2011

Reed Pyeritz of the School of Medicine discusses research about Abraham Lincoln and a rare genetic disorder.

Article Source: National Geographic

Past Medical Testing on Humans Revealed

February 28, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the ethical issues involved in human testing.

Article Source: Associated Press

Same-Sex Custody Case Tests Fla. Law

February 27, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the ethical issues involved a complicated child-custody case.

Article Source: USA Today

Organ Donation: Should Younger Patients Get Better Kidneys?

February 25, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on rationing organ donations.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Marc Kaplan | marc.kaplan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-2560February 23, 2011

Call for Medical Schools to Teach Students Health Policy Issues Facing Patients

PHILADELPHIA -- How would you like your car to be fixed by someone who had no knowledge of what it was like to drive? That’s the dilemma facing medical students whose training is focused on learning about medicine in medical school, but spend practically no class time learning about the real life obstacle course of the health care system which every one of their patients must learn to navigate.

Procedure May Help Depression Sufferers

February 21, 2011

John O’Reardon of the School of Medicine comments on treatment for those suffering with depression.

Article Source: Wilmington News-Journal

A Call for Policy Training for Young Doctors

February 23, 2011

Mitesh Patel of the School of Medicine comments on improving training for young doctors.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Video: Inside the Mind of a Hoarder

February 22, 2011

Mahendra Bhati of the School of Medicine comments on the people who hoard objects and animals.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Child Brain Scans to Pick Out Future Criminals

February 22, 2011

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine comments on detecting signs of criminal behavior in children.

Article Source: Telegraph (U.K.)

Genome Data Can Help Dissolve Racial Barriers, Scientists Say

February 23, 2011

Pamela Sankar of the School of Medicine and Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences comment on human genome data.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer