Perelman School of Medicine

11 to Receive Benjamin Franklin Medals

April 29, 2010

Peter Nowell of the School of Medicine receives the Benjamin Franklin Medal for his cancer research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Looking for Live Liver Donors, Desperate Patients Ask the Public for Help

April 29, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses “stranger implants.”

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Medical Students Honor Donors' Ultimate Gift

April 28, 2010

Meredith Curtis, a student in the School of Medicine, comments on cadaver donation.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Michaels' Type of Hemorrhage Has Wide Range of Outcomes

April 26, 2010

M. Sean Grady of the School of Medicine discusses subarachnoid hemorrhages.

Article Source: CNN

N.Y. Lawmaker Wants Organ Donation Presumed

April 28, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says demand outweighs supply when it comes to organ donation.

Article Source: Associated Press

Soda Stats: How Those Empty Calories Add Up

April 21, 2010

Michael Rickles of the School of Medicine discusses soft drinks and their effect on health and weight gain.

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 | | 215-898-1422March 26, 2010

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




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.