Perelman School of Medicine

Audio: Sisters, Triplets, Colleagues in Medicine

June 12, 2014

Samantha Butts of the Perelman School of Medicines is featured along with her sisters who are also in health care.

Audio: What Elite Universities Can Learn from Higher Fashion

June 11, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses traditional business schools and online courses.

Article Source: “Marketplace”

Well Being: Scientist Embraces Challenges

June 2, 2014

Karen Glanz of the School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine is featured for balancing her research and physical activities in her personal life.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medicine Gets $10-Million Grant to Investigate Asbestos Contamination in Ambler

June 11, 2014

Trevor Penning of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Each of the projects in the superfund grant came from a community based question, and we will be going back to them with data as the projects progress.”

Article Source: CBS News (Philadelphia)

Video: Why Sleep Deprivation Can Kill

June 10, 2014

David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on those who are chronically sleep deprived.

Article Source: CBS News
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194June 11, 2014

Gum Disease Bacteria Selectively Disarm Immune System, Penn Study Finds

In a new study, University of Pennsylvania researchers show that bacteria responsible for many cases of periodontitis cause an imbalance in the microbial community in the gums, with a sophisticated, two-prong manipulation of the human immune system.

The human body is comprised of roughly 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells. In healthy people, these bacteria are typically harmless and often helpful, keeping disease-causing microbes at bay. But, when disturbances knock these bacterial populations out of balance, illnesses can arise. Periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease, is one example.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | | 215-349-5660June 9, 2014

Lifetime Costs for Autism Spectrum Disorder May Reach $2.4 Million Per Patient, Penn Study Finds

Costs for a lifetime of support for each individual with autism spectrum disorder may reach $2.4 million, according to a new study from researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

A Different Dementia

June 9, 2014

Murray Grossman, Lauren Elman and John Trojanowski of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about frontotemporal degeneration.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Costs of Autism Add Up: Study

June 9, 2014

David Mandell of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about studying the costs of supporting people with autism.

Article Source: Reuters Health
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Media Contact:Greg Richter | | 215-614-1937June 6, 2014

$4.35 Million Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Grant Establishes Penn Prevention Research Center

A five-year, $ 4,350,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has established a Prevention Research Center (PRC) at the University of Pennsylvania. The PRC, one of 26 in the nation, will conduct innovative public health and disease management research aimed at preventing chronic disease and reducing health disparities in Southeastern Pennsylvania.