Perelman School of Medicine

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660May 11, 2015

Two Penn Medicine Physicians Receive American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Crystal Awards

Two physicians in the division of Gastroenterology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will be presented Crystal Awards by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653May 14, 2015

Giving HOPE: U.S. Has Nearly 400 HIV-Positive Potential Organ Donors, Penn Study Finds

In the first-of-its-kind study since the passage of the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (the HOPE Act), which lifted the ban on organ donations from one HIV-positive person to another, Penn Medicine researchers report on the quality of these organs and how their use might impact the country’s organ shortage. 

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369May 13, 2015

Penn Study Finds that Various Financial Incentives Help Smokers Quit

Four different financial incentive programs, each worth roughly $800 over six months, all help more smokers kick the habit than providing free access to behavioral counseling and nicotine replacement therapy.

Bribery Is the Best Way to Quit Smoking, Study Shows

May 14, 2015

Scott Halpern of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about the results of a study that reveals how the threat of losi

Article Source: Time.com

Mentors Help Patients With Rehab and Offer Insider Tips Along the Way

May 11, 2015

Judith Long of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for studying the effect of peer mentorship of veterans who are

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

How to Take the Perfect Nap

May 12, 2015

Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine suggest the ideal naptime is 20-30 minutes.

Article Source: Men’s Health

When Difficulty Balancing the Checkbook Is a Tip-off of More to Come

May 11, 2015

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how difficulty making financial decisions might indicate

How Philly Doctors Are Saving the World

May 10, 2015

Trish HenwoodCarl June

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Audio: Fitness Tracker? Check. Getting Fitter? Not So Much.

May 10, 2015

Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about the impact of wearable fitness trackers on exercise behavio

Article Source: CBC Radio (Canada)

Drugmaker and University Ally to Seek Cure for AIDS

May 10, 2015

Penn is mentioned for partnering with Novartis to build a research center to work on genetically altering a patient’s i

Article Source: New York Times