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Consumer Gene Tests Investigated by U.S. Lawmakers

May 19, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says, “The FDA should keep a ‘close eye’ on commercial gene tests.”

Article Source: Bloomberg News

Insurance Affects ICU Survival Rate in U.S.: Study

May 17, 2010

Sarah Lyon of the School of Medicine is cited for research on how insurance affects medical care in intensive-care units.

Article Source: Reuters

Video: Parenting Perspective: Comparing Childhood Development

May 17, 2010

Neill Epperson of the School of Medicine and Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness says a child’s development is unique and should not be compared to other children’s.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Marc Kaplan | marc.kaplan@uphs.upenn.edu | May 18, 2010

Penn School of Medicine Teaching Awards Announced

PHILADELPHIA – Teaching awards for the 2009-2010 academic year have been announced by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

The honorees are:

• Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award -- Peter Crino and Bruce Sachais.

Doctors and Dentists Can Face Complaints About Pushing Cosmetic Treatments

May 18, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says cosmetic-treatment advertising presents a conflict of interest.

Article Source: Washington Post

Sports Genes

May 17, 2010

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is credited for genetic research conducted in Africa.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422May 18, 2010

Penn Faculty Senate Announces Leadership for 2010-11

PHILADELPHIA -- Robert C. Hornik will serve as chair of the University of Pennsylvania Faculty Senate in 2010-11, succeeding Harvey Rubin.

Camille Charles has been named chair-elect.

Germs in Hiding

May 14, 2010

Cindy Hoegg of the School of Medicine provides tips on germ management.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medical School Graduate's Passion Spans Globe

May 16, 2010

Aura Obando, a graduating student in the School of Medicine, is profiled for her international medical work.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Beware of Genetic Testing

May 16, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on ethical issues surrounding genetic testing.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer