Perelman School of Medicine

facebook twitter google print email
Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658June 15, 2010

Penn Epidemiology Professor Awarded Individual Recognition Award by College of Physicians

Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, professor of Epidemiology, has received an individual recognition award by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, section on Public Health and Preventive Medicine, for her leadership role in shaping Healthy People 2020.

'Summer Colds' May Not Be Just That

June 14, 2010

Alexander Chiu of the School of Medicine comments on treatments for the common cold.

Article Source: CNN

Doctors on the Cutting Edge of Reality

June 13, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses ethical concerns surrounding the new medical documentary series “Boston Med.”

Article Source: Boston Globe

Life Made to Order

June 14, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on the creation of a human-made bacterium.

Article Source: Today (Singapore)

For Forgetful, Cash Helps the Medicine Go Down

June 13, 2010

Kevin Volpp of the School of Medicine and the Wharton School and Stephen Kimmel of the School of Medicine use incentives to test patient commitment to prescriptions.

Article Source: New York Times

Eye Exam May Someday Spot Multiple Sclerosis

June 10, 2010

School of Medicine researchers use ophthalmology to investigate multiple sclerosis.

Article Source: HealthDay News

Use of Long-Term Acute Care Hospitalization Growing

June 8, 2010

Jeremy Kahn of the School of Medicine says long-term hospitalizations are on the rise.

Article Source: HealthDay News

Part IV: Comparing Medical Treatments

June 4, 2010

Craig Umscheid and P.J. Brennan of the School of Medicine discuss the Center for Evidence-Based Practice.

Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

Study Evaluates Risk of Anti-Depressant Use and Miscarriage

June 2, 2010

Deborah Kim of the School of Medicine says “antidepressants may increase the risk of miscarriage, but the overall risk is still low.”

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Some Cures Can Be Worse Than the Diseases

June 7, 2010

Alex Friedman of the School of Medicine says electronic fetal monitors can increase the chance of cesarean section.

Article Source: Associated Press