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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964July 3, 2014

Penn Study: Computer-Automated, Time-Lapse Embryo Photography May Increase Success of In-Vitro Fertilization

Using computer-automated, time-lapse photography of embryos in the laboratory during in-vitro fertilization may improve embryo selection, potentially increasing the chances of pregnancy among women undergoing the procedure, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and five other fertility centers.

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653July 2, 2014

Major Gaps in Hepatitis C Care Identified As New Drugs and Screening Efforts Emerge, Penn Study Finds

A new meta-analysis published online in PLOS ONE by infectious disease and epidemiology specialists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania highlights significant gaps in hepatitis C care that will prove useful as the U.S. health care system continues to see an influx of patients with the disease because of improved screening efforts and new, promising drugs.

Supreme Court’s Contraceptive Decision Shows Its Inability to Understand Basic Economics

July 2, 2014

Pooja Mehta of the Perelman School of Medicine and Mark Pauly of the Wharton School contribute their thoughts on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

Article Source: Philly.com

Hobby Lobby’s Unintended Consequences

July 1, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School contributes his thoughts on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

Article Source: Politico

Facebook Study Sparks Soul-searching and Ethical Questions

June 30, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences says, “You are sending people whose emotional state you don’t know anything about communications that they might find disturbing.”

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653June 30, 2014

HIV-infected People with Early-Stage Cancers are up to Four Times More Likely to Go Untreated for Cancer, Penn Study Finds

HIV-infected people diagnosed with cancer are two to four times more likely to go untreated for their cancer compared to uninfected cancer patients, according to a new, large retrospective study from researchers in Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

If You’re HIV-Positive, You’re Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment

June 30, 2014

Gita Suneja of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses a study of HIV-infected patients who are less likely to receive cancer treatment.

Article Source: Newsweek

Video: Drinking Causes 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults, CDC Says

June 26, 2014

Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about new strategies to beat alcoholism.

Article Source: NBC News
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 9, 2014

Penn’s Open Learning Opens Doors on Campus and Around the World

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Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

By Christina Cook

Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660June 25, 2014

Penn Experts Urge Focus on Reducing Preventable Hospital Readmissions

Experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University suggest that the reporting of hospital readmission rates should be based exclusively on preventable or potentially preventable readmissions, in a review published online in the