Brian Litt of the School of Medicine is highlighted for his work on brain implant effectiveness.
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Craig Umscheid of the School of Medicine and the Penn Medicine's Center for Evidence-Based Practice authors an op-ed on the consumer’s role in doctors’ prescription choices.
Cindy Christian of the School of Medicine and Safe Place, the Center for Child Protection and Health, is praised for her child advocacy in light of her appointment as child-abuse expert at the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.
Soccer referees may have an unconscious bias towards calling fouls based on a play’s direction of motion, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that soccer experts made more foul calls when action moved right-to-left, or leftward, compared to rightward action, suggesting that two referees watching the same play from different vantage points may be inclined to make a different call.
Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s mobile-phone health-care service is featured.
Penn researchers are cited for their study of a potential referee bias at the World Cup.
The Pew Charitable Trusts named Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, PhD, assistant professor of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as a 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. The program enables scientists to take calculated risks, expand their research and explore unanticipated leads.