Perelman School of Medicine

'National Emergency' for H1N1 No Cause for Alarm, Experts Say

October 25, 2009
P.J. Brennan of the School of Medicine discusses the H1N1 virus.
Article Source: USA Today

Electronic Medical Records Not Seen as a Cure-All

October 25, 2009
Ross Koppel of the School of Medicine says health-care record-keeping technology needs to be overhauled.
Article Source: Washington Post

Scientists Aim to Dispel Fears on H1N1 Flu Vaccine

October 25, 2009
Paul Offit of the School of Medicine comments on a hypothesized link between thimerosal and autism.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Gene Therapy Transforms Eyesight of 12 Born With Rare Defect

October 25, 2009
Katherine High, Albert Maguire and Jean Bennett of the School of Medicine are cited for their groundbreaking work in treating blindness.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times

ASGH 2009: Problems of Blood

October 24, 2009
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research on African genetic diversity.
Article Source: Nature
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Penn Launches Web Site Tracking Research Funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has launched a Web site to inform the public of scientific research funding it has received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus measure that has delivered the largest increase in basic funding in the history of federally funded scientific research: $21.5 billion.

The Genetics of Addiction

October 20, 2009
David Oslin of the School of Medicine is cited for research on genetic markers for addiction.
Article Source: Reuters

11 Winners Announced of Franklin Institute Awards

October 19, 2009
Peter Nowell of the School of Medicine receives a Franklin Institute Award for co-discovering the chromosome abnormality that causes chronic myelogenous leukemia.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Tackling a Gruesome Trade

October 19, 2009
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on organ-trafficking prevention.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Truth About Swine Flu: Separating Fact and Rumor

October 19, 2009
Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine offers insight on the spread of swine flu.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer