Perelman School of Medicine

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.)

Thyroid Cancer Rates High in Phila. Area

January 22, 2010
Susan Mandel of the School of Medicine comments on cancer-rate research.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Experts Debate the Fate of Health-Care Bill

January 21, 2010
Ralph Muller of the School of Medicine comments on health-care reform in light of a Republican’s Massachusetts senatorial win.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Readiness of Responders

January 21, 2010
Rick Shannon of the School of Medicine discusses Haiti’s pre-earthquake health-care infrastructure.
Article Source: Newsweek

Four Flown From Haiti to Phila. for Treatment

January 18, 2010
Haitians injured in the earthquake are being treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Roger Band of the School of Medicine is Haiti-bound to provide medical assistance there.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Scientists Find a Shared Gene in Dogs With Compulsive Behavior

January 18, 2010
Karen Overall of the School of Medicine says many dogs show signs of compulsive behavior.
Article Source: New York Times

Emotional Training Helps Kids Fight Depression

January 18, 2010
Jane Gillham of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Resiliency Program and John Kelly of the School of Medicine discuss the program’s efforts to encourage positive behavior in children.

Catching Up on Lost Sleep a Dangerous Illusion

January 14, 2010
David Dinges of the School of Medicine says recovering from lost sleep is difficult on the body.
Article Source: USA Today