Perelman School of Medicine

Rude Awakening

January 7, 2010
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses a coma case involving facilitated communication.
Article Source: Newsweek
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 5, 2010

Penn Study Shows Antidepressants Work Best for Severe Depression, Provide Little to No Benefit Otherwise

PHILADELPHIA –- A study of 30 years of antidepressant-drug treatment data published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that the benefit of antidepressant medication compared with placebo may be minimal or nonexistent in patients with mild or moderate symptoms. University of Pennsylvania researchers say, however, the benefit of medications is substantial for patients with very severe depression.

Concussion Warnings Come Too Late for NJ Athlete

December 29, 2009
Douglas Smith of the School of Medicine says concussions suffered by athletes should not be taken lightly.
Article Source: Associated Press

A Risk in Treatments Based on Race

December 28, 2009
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her genetics research in Africa.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Phila. ERs Seek Solutions to Crowding

December 24, 2009
Stephanie Abbuhl of the School of Medicine discusses HUP's efforts to combat emergency-room overcrowding.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 21, 2009

Genetic Study Led by University of Pennsylvania and Cornell Clarifies African and African-American Ancestry

PHILADELPHIA –- People who identify as African-American may be as little as 1 percent West African or as much as 99 percent, just one finding of a large-scale, genome-wide study of African and African-American ancestry released today.

Health Matters

December 19, 2009
Peter Snyder of the School of Medicine discusses his research, the Testosterone Trial.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Doctors Seek Aid From Business Schools

December 17, 2009
Wharton’s Penn Medicine Leadership Forum is cited, and Judy Schueler of the Health System discusses managerial-training programs.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Surrogacy as a Path to Parenthood

December 16, 2009
Elly Teman of the School of Medicine authors a letter on infant surrogacy.
Article Source: New York Times

Giving a Heart a Hand

December 15, 2009
Lee Goldberg of the School of Medicine says cardiac implant devices provide an option to patients ineligible for transplant.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal