Perelman School of Medicine

Scientists Decode Genomes of Five Africans, Including Archbishop Tutu

February 17, 2010
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses gene mapping in Africa.
Article Source: New York Times

African Genomes Sequenced

February 17, 2010
Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses scientists’ genetic sequencing of populations in Africa.
Article Source: The Scientist

Study Offers Nuanced View of Abstinence Education

February 16, 2010
John Jemmott III of the Annenberg School for Communication and School of Medicine and Loretta Jemmott of the School of Nursing discuss their research on abstinence-only education.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn to Offer Genetic Test for Heart-disease Risk

February 15, 2010
Daniel Rader of the School of Medicine discusses Penn’s cardiac-health testing initiatives.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 12, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Joins Consortium to Speed Access to Affordable Medicines in the Developing World

PHILADELPHIA -- A consortium of leading research universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, and organizations along with the Association of University Technology Managers has announced its endorsement of a far-reaching “Statement of Principles and Strategies for the Equitable Dissemination of Medical Technologies” in the developing world.

Brains of Vegetative Patients Show Life

February 4, 2010
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on coma patients and advanced directives.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Is the 'Avatar' Concept Really Possible?

February 3, 2010
Brian Litt of the School of Medicine discusses the theoretical science in the film “Avatar.”
Article Source: CNN

Quick Response to Study of Abstinence Education

February 2, 2010
John Jemmott III of the Annenberg School for Communication and School of Medicine discusses his research on abstinence-only education programs.
Article Source: New York Times

Video: Stopping Teen Pregnancy

February 2, 2010
John Jemmott III of the Annenberg School for Communication and School of Medicine discusses his research on the effectiveness of abstinence-only education.
Article Source: ABC News

Is Whole Foods' Get Healthy Plan Fair?

January 29, 2010
Kevin Volpp of the School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on Whole Foods’ employee-initiative program.
Article Source: ABC News