Perelman School of Medicine

New Users of Sleeping Pills Have More Car Crashes

June 12, 2015

Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Risks associated with sleeping pills have been known for some time, though this study shows some compelling real-world consequences.”

Article Source: CBS News

Penn’s Emanuel on High-priced Drugs, High-price Technology, Including Penn’s

June 16, 2015

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School addresses the high costs to produce drugs and the effect on the health-care system.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn in Partnership to Produce Gene Therapies at Navy Yard

June 16, 2015

James Wilson of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on Penn’s partnership with Wuxi AppTec Inc. to develop a gene therapy manufacturing plant.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658June 16, 2015

Michael Platt Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

Michael Platt has been named the University of Pennsylvania’s 16th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, effective July 1.  

Report: Pa. Lyme Disease Numbers Are Up

June 12, 2015

Stephen Gluckman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on an increase in Lyme disease cases in Pennsylvania.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Researchers to Kids: Drink More Water

June 11, 2015

Stanley Goldfarb of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a study of hydration levels  among American children and teens.

Article Source: USA Today

Late-night Snacking Reduces Alertness in the Sleep-deprived, Penn Study Finds

June 10, 2015

Postdoctoral fellow Andrea Spaeth and David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted for researching the effects of after-hours eating.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 12, 2015

Penn: Mom’s Stress Alters Babies’ Gut and Brain through Vaginal Microbiome

Stress during the first trimester of pregnancy alters the population of microbes living in a mother’s vagina. Those changes are passed on to newborns during birth and are associated with differences in their gut microbiome as well as their brain development, according to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964June 11, 2015

Penn Medicine Study Shows First Signs that Drug Used to Treat ADHD May Improve Cognitive Difficulties for Menopausal Women

According to a new study, women experiencing difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving – often referred to as executive functions – related to menopause may find improvement with a drug already being used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964June 11, 2015

Penn Study Shows Nearly 10 Percent of Women Live Too Far from Access to Gynecologic Cancer Care

More than one-third of counties in the Unites States are located more than 50 miles from the nearest gynecologic oncologist, making access to specialty care for ovarian and other gynecologic cancers difficult for nearly 15 million women.