Perelman School of Medicine

The Times and Trials of Dr. Ahmed

April 25, 2010

John Stanley of the School of Medicine comments on the application of the anti-blistering drug IVIG.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Video: Is Using Adderall Like Using Steroids?

April 25, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses the ethics of brain-enhancing drugs.

Article Source: “60 Minutes” (CBS)

Video: Debating the Ethics of Rationing End-of-Life Care

April 26, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine joins a debate forum to discuss end-of-life health-care rationing.

Article Source: “PBS NewsHour”
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 26, 2010

Sayre Health Center in West Philadelphia to Be Named in Honor of Late Penn Physician Bernett L. Johnson Jr.

 

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A renaming ceremony for the Sayre Health Center, a full-service, primary care health facility at the rear of Sayre High School, 59th and Walnut streets, in honor of the late Bernett L. Johnson, who was a physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the founding co-chair of the center’s board of directors.

A scholarship presentation in his honor to a Sayre High School graduate and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be followed by refreshments.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 25, 2010

New Tissue-Hugging Implant Maps Heart Electrical Activity in Unprecedented Detail

PHILADELPHIA – A team of cardiologists, materials scientists, and bioengineers have created and tested a new type of implantable device for measuring the heart’s electrical output that they say is a vast improvement over current devices. The new device represents the first use of flexible silicon technology for a medical application.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 24, 2010

Sayre Health Center in West Philadelphia to Be Named In Honor of Late Penn Physician Bernett L. Johnson Jr.

 

PHILADELPHIA –- Sayre Health Center is a full-service, primary care health facility at the rear of Sayre High School, 59th and Walnut streets, that has been serving the needs of residents of West Philadelphia since the fall of 2007. On Tuesday, March 30, the health center will become the Dr. Bernett L. Johnson Jr. Sayre Health Center in ceremonies designed to honor the vision and legacy of the man behind its founding.

With Them All the Way

March 11, 2010
School of Medicine student Naomi Rosenberg’s Haiti medical outreach efforts are featured.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Who Is Missing Out on Their Sleep?

March 10, 2010
Allan Pack of the School of Medicine says sleeping patterns are often determined by genetics.
Article Source: BBC

Sick Ships: Cruises See Rise in Norovirus Cases

March 10, 2010
Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine discusses viral outbreaks on cruise ships.
Article Source: MSNBC

Fat City Needs a Soda Tax

March 9, 2010
Jane Shin Jue of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on a proposed soda tax in Philadelphia.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer