Perelman School of Medicine

Healing Found in Having Patients Relive Their Pain Over and Over

July 6, 2014

Edna Foa of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for developing a therapy that requires patients to relive a horrific event to lessen its power.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Former O-Care Adviser: Health Insurers Will Be ‘Dead’ by 2025

July 1, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School predicts massive changes in the traditional role of health insurers by 2025.

Article Source: The Hill
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 7, 2014

Field Center at Penn Hosts First International Program on Child Welfare

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In an inaugural three-week program, the Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research welcomed 20 students from South Korea's Namseoul University, who are learning about child welfare in the U.S.

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania welcomed a group of students from South Korea’s Namseoul University to campus for an inaugural three-week summer program illustrating how child welfare is practiced in the United States.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 30, 2014

Penn Immunologist to Co-direct $12 Million Grant to Study Hepatitis

John Wherry, PhD, an associate professor of Microbiology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) are co-directing a $12 million grant to study immune responses in people who have been effectively cured of hepatitis C viral infection with new, high-potency antiviral drugs.

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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.