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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 24, 2014

Penn’s Undergrad Chief of the Medical Emergency Response Team Helps Save Lives

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Grace Kunas, a junior biology major, serves as the chief of Penn's student-run, all-volunteer emergency medical response team. MERT prides itself on its ability to reach a person in need of help in less than five minutes and they're on duty every night from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Grace Kunas knows that every second counts in a crisis.

Kunas, a junior from Madison, N.J., is chief of the all-volunteer Medical Emergency Response Team at the University of Pennsylvania.  For her it is a chance to fulfill a personal and professional goal to help others.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369March 20, 2014

Penn Medicine: Initiation of Dialysis for Acute Kidney Injury Beneficial for Robust Patients, Potentially Dangerous for Frail Patients

The decision to initiate dialysis for acute kidney injury (AKI) varies depending on different patient factors and there is a lack of robust evidence as to which patients are likely to benefit most and why.

Audio: Exploring the Reality and Promise of Genetic Testing

March 20, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about genetic testing.

In Book, Architect of Health Law Predicts a Shift Away From Employer Coverage

March 20, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses his new book and his predictions for how the Affordable Care Act will work in the future.

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: A Robot’s Emerging Role in Rehab

March 20, 2014

Michelle Johnson of the Perelman School of Medicine speaks about leading Penn Medicine’s new Rehabilitation and Robotics Lab.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183
Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 20, 2014

Penn-designed Device Shows Promise for Individualized Care in Stroke Patients

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Using a Penn-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow in acute stroke patients, researchers are now learning how head of bed (HOB) positioning affects blood flow reaching the brain.

Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in Penn Arts and Sciences are now learning how head of

Private Science and National Security

March 19, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences writes about national security.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Video: Shift Workers Beware: Sleep Loss May Cause Brain Damage, New Research Says

March 19, 2014

Sigrid Veasey of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how long-term sleep deprivation can lead to brain damage.

Article Source: CNN
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369March 18, 2014

Penn Medicine Researchers Show How Lost Sleep Leads to Lost Neurons

Most people appreciate that not getting enough sleep impairs cognitive performance. For the chronically sleep-deprived such as shift workers, students, or truckers, a common strategy is simply to catch up on missed slumber on the weekends. According to common wisdom, catch up sleep repays one's "sleep debt," with no lasting effects.

Lost Sleep Leads to Loss of Brain Cells, Study Suggests

March 19, 2014

Sigrid Veasey of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “We now have evidence that sleep loss can lead to irreversible injury.”

Article Source: BBC News