Perelman School of Medicine

New Dean Named for Penn’s Med School

September 2, 2010

 J. Larry Jameson will become dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and executive vice president for the Health System.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

University of Pennsylvania Names Next Medical School Dean

September 2, 2010

J. Larry Jameson is named dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and executive vice president for the Health System.

Opinion: U.S. Stem Cell Ruling Invites Asian Competition

August 31, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on stem-cell legislation.

Article Source: San Jose Mercury News

Breast, Ovary Removal Found to Raise Cancer Survival Rates

August 31, 2010

Timothy Rebbeck and Susan Domchek of the School of Medicine are cited for research on certain surgeries’ effect on cancer-survival rates.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Lori N. Doyle | ldoyle@upenn.edu | 215-898-8724 September 2, 2010

Dr. J. Larry Jameson to Lead Penn Medicine

PHILADELPHIA -- J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the next executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of Penn’s School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2011.

The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann.

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Media Contact:Stephanie Simon | | 215-349-5659 September 1, 2010

Preventive Surgeries Linked to Lower Risk of Cancer for Women with BRCA1/2 Gene Mutations

Women who have inherited mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) genes have substantially elevated risks of developing breast and ovarian cancer.  A study that will appear in the September 1 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that women with these inherited mutations who have had a prophylactic mastectomy or salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries) had an associated decreased risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

Spinal Taps May Be Useful in Predicting Brain Disorders

August 30, 2010

 Leslie Shaw of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on an early Alzheimer’s diagnostic tool.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

First Tests for Stem Cell Therapy Are Near

August 29, 2010

John Gearhart of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Medicine comments on the possible impact of stem-cell transplantation therapy.

Article Source: Washington Post

What Does It Mean to Be an Ant?

August 26, 2010

 Shelly Berger of the School of Medicine comments on a breakthrough genome study.

Article Source: Nature

Gaining on Death, Cooling Therapy Catches on Slowly

August 26, 2010

Benjamin Abella of the School of Medicine discusses hypothermia’s clinical uses in treating cardiac arrest.

Article Source: Reuters