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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 12, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Joins Consortium to Speed Access to Affordable Medicines in the Developing World

PHILADELPHIA -- A consortium of leading research universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, and organizations along with the Association of University Technology Managers has announced its endorsement of a far-reaching “Statement of Principles and Strategies for the Equitable Dissemination of Medical Technologies” in the developing world.

Brains of Vegetative Patients Show Life

February 4, 2010
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on coma patients and advanced directives.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Is the 'Avatar' Concept Really Possible?

February 3, 2010
Brian Litt of the School of Medicine discusses the theoretical science in the film “Avatar.”
Article Source: CNN

Quick Response to Study of Abstinence Education

February 2, 2010
John Jemmott III of the Annenberg School for Communication and School of Medicine discusses his research on abstinence-only education programs.
Article Source: New York Times

Video: Stopping Teen Pregnancy

February 2, 2010
John Jemmott III of the Annenberg School for Communication and School of Medicine discusses his research on the effectiveness of abstinence-only education.
Article Source: ABC News

Is Whole Foods' Get Healthy Plan Fair?

January 29, 2010
Kevin Volpp of the School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on Whole Foods’ employee-initiative program.
Article Source: ABC News

Seeking Peace for Ailing Haiti

January 28, 2010
Karen Grasse of the School of Medicine comments on Haiti aid.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Study Finds Procedure Beats Drugs for Fast Heartbeat

January 27, 2010
Frank Marchlinski of the School of Medicine discusses the University’s cardiac-arrhythmia-treatment research.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Meaningful Reform Will Require Courage

January 26, 2010
Valerie Arkoosh of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on the need for health-care reform.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Why Children Need More Sleep

January 23, 2010
David Dinges of the School of Medicine comments on the toll sleep deprivation takes.
Article Source: The Guardian (U.K.)