Perelman School of Medicine

Pennsylvania’s Medicaid Eases Restrictions on Hepatitis C Treatment

August 17, 2015

 

Vincent Lo Re of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on when hepatitis C treatment is considered and administrated.

‘No Head Trauma Is Good Head Trauma’: The Impact of Tackle Sports on Young Kids

August 13, 2015

 

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on brain trauma in children who play tackle sports.

Article Source: Today.com

Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide

August 17, 2015

 

Ben Stanger of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the content of Deborah Zoe Laufer’s play “Informed Consent.”

Article Source: Scientist

Video: Hospitals Preparing, Stocking Up for Pope Weekend

August 14, 2015

 

P.J. Brennan of Penn Medicine and Deborah Driscoll of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about preparations for the papal visit.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Penn Study: Costly Eye Drug No Safer Than Alternative

August 14, 2015

 

Brian VanderBeek of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for leading a study on the safety of a costly eye drug in comparison to its cheaper alternative.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Junk Food ads on TV Tend to Target African American and Latino Youth

August 13, 2015

 

Shiriki Kumanyika of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “You get an information environment that’s coming from this advertising that sends a repeated message to Black youth and Latino youth about what foods are important.”

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 14, 2015

Penn/Baylor Med Study Describes Underlying Cause of Diabetes in Dogs

In a new effort, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Baylor College of Medicine have used advanced imaging technology to fill in details about the underlying cause of canine diabetes, which until now has been little understood.

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World Water Week, Aug. 23-28, 2015

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an on-campus ISDN line.

David Galligan Professor of Animal Health Economics and Director of the Center for Animal Health and Productivity at New Bolton Center

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Galligan's research focuses on the economic value of veterinary issues in animal production. He can discuss the preservation of water as a resource and the importance of water in animal agriculture. Through his work with the Center for Animal Health and Productivity, he has illustrated how increasing the amount of milk produced by each cow has dramatically cut the amount of water needed by a dairy operation. 

Media Contact
Louisa Shepherd, 610-925-6241 or lshepard@vet.upenn.edu

Deborah Mandell Staff Veterinarian at Ryan Veterinary Hospital

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

In addition to her role at Penn Vet, Dr. Mandell serves as the American Red Cross Pet Care Advisor. She can discuss hydration recommendations and emergency care information for pets. 

Media Contact
Ashley Berke, 215-898-1475 or berke@vet.upenn.edu

Deborah Silverstein Associate Professor in Emergency and Critical Care

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Silverstein is an expert in emergency and critical care medicine. She can discuss microcirculation and the effects of IV fluid on circulation during surgery in pets. 

Media Contact
Ashley Berke, 215-898-1475 or berke@vet.upenn.edu

Alexander Reiter Associate Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Reiter's areas of expertise include periodontal and dental disease, jaw fracture healing and palate defect repair as well as tissue regeneration. He can discuss the benefits and risks of fluoride use in pets. 

Media Contact
Ashley Berke, 215-898-1475 or berke@vet.upenn.edu

Trevor Penning Professor of Pharmacology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Penning is the director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, which focuses on the mechanistic links between environmental exposures and human disease. CEET translates its findings into action to improve the health of vulnerable individuals and local, national and global communities. He can discuss how water resources relate to fracking and environmental health.

Media Contact
Karen Kreeger, 215-349-5658 or Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 17, 2015

PennApps Brings World's Largest Collegiate Hackathon to Wells Fargo Center Sept. 4-6

Two thousand of the world’s top young coders will descend on the Wells Fargo Center from Friday, September 4 to Sunday September 6, battling for over $30,000 in prizes at the world’s largest collegiate hackathon: 

Sexual Politics Boost Bid for ‘Pink Viagra’

August 13, 2015

 

Philip Hanno and Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on an FDA advisory panel approving a libido-boosting pill for women.

Article Source: Politico.com