Perelman School of Medicine

Mistrust May Cause People to Put Off Treatment

September 3, 2009
Chanita Hughes-Halbert of the School of Medicine and the Penn Center for Population Health and Health Disparities discusses patients’ mistrust of the health system.
Article Source: HealthDay News

Combination Implant Appears to Help More Heart-failure Patients

September 2, 2009
Mariell Jessup of the School of Medicine discusses automatic defibrillators.
Article Source: Chicago Tribune

VA Booklet on End-of-life Issues for Vets Defended by Ethicists, Experts

September 2, 2009
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on controversy surrounding Veterans Affairs health-planning literature.
Article Source: MCT News Service

Radio Coverage: Spotlight Africa

August 30, 2009
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her research on the African genome.
Article Source: KPFK Radio (Los Angeles)

Supporting Health Care Reform Is the Right Thing to Do

August 30, 2009
Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors an op-ed in support of health-care reform.
Article Source: Science Progress

A Penn-Botswana Tie Born of AIDS Crisis

August 30, 2009
President Amy Gutmann; Stephen Gluckman, Harvey Friedman, Robin Canada and student Mosepele Mosepele of the School of Medicine; and Nursing student Don Payette Jr. discuss Penn’s HIV/AIDS-fighting program and other activities in Botswana.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Don't Wait, Get Help for Insomnia Before It's a Habit

August 26, 2009
Michael Perlis of the School of Medicine discusses insomnia treatment.
Article Source: USA Today

Don't Know Much Biology: Our Trouble Classifying the Living World

August 26, 2009
Robert Goldberg of the School of Medicine and Sharon Thompson-Schill of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their cognitive-learning research.
Article Source: Scientific American

Foreclosures Make for Subprime Mental Health

August 25, 2009
School of Medicine researches are cited for their research on the correlation between finances and mental health.
Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 14, 2009

Center for Neuroscience and Society Opens at the University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has launched the Penn Center for Neuroscience and Society, a cross-disciplinary endeavor to increase understanding of the impact of neuroscience on society through research and teaching and to encourage the responsible use of neuroscience for the benefit of humanity.