Perelman School of Medicine

Video: Should Medical Degrees Be Rushed?

February 21, 2014

Stanley Goldfarb of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about fast-track medical school programs.

Article Source: Fox News
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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653February 24, 2014

Penn Study: Blocking Autophagy with Malaria Drug May Help Overcome Resistance to BRAF Drugs in Melanoma

Half of melanoma patients with the BRAF mutation have a positive response to treatment with BRAF inhibitors, but nearly all of those patients develop resistance to the drugs and experience disease progression.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658February 21, 2014

Penn Medicine: Origin of Human Malaria Parasite Linked to Primates in Africa

An international team of scientists has traced the origin of Plasmodium vivax, the second-worst malaria parasite of humans, to Africa, according to a study published this week in Nature Communications.

Nontraditional Med Student Who Fought Terrorism

February 23, 2014

Air Force veteran Jonathan Wood is featured for the path he took to becoming a student in the Perelman School of Medicine. Emma Meagher of the Perelman admissions office is quoted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183February 19, 2014

Penn Medicine and Wistar Scientists Create Precise Tumor Classifier for Glioblastoma

A newly developed, more specific approach to classifying tumors by molecular type can help cancer researchers to determine tumor characteristics and guide treatment strategies.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369February 19, 2014

Penn Medicine: Trauma Patients' Insurance Status May Influence Hospital Transfer Decisions

Each year trauma injuries account for 42 million emergency department visits and 2 million hospital admissions across the nation. Timely care in a designated trauma center has been shown to reduce mortality by up to 25 percent. However many patients are not transferred to trauma centers if they are first seen in a non-trauma center facility.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658February 20, 2014

Penn Study in Fruitflies Connects Protein Misfolding, Sleep Loss and Age

Pulling an “all-nighter” before a big test is practically a rite of passage in college. Usually, it’s no problem: You stay up all night, take the test, and then crash, rapidly catching up on lost sleep. But as we age, sleep patterns change, and our ability to recoup lost sleep diminishes.

Study: Mental Health Patients Up to 4 Times More Likely to Contract HIV

February 20, 2014

Michael Blank and Dwight Evans of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss researching mental health patients’ likelihood of contracting HIV.

Article Source: CBS Atlanta

Insured Less Likely Than Uninsured to Be Taken to Trauma Center

February 20, 2014

M. Kit Delgado of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for authoring a new study on patients that go to trauma centers.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964February 20, 2014