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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.

Scholar’s Ordeal in El Salvador Recounted in Video

June 11, 2015

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for his experience in a military crackdown while he was conducting fieldwork in El Salvador.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Pentagon’s Gamble on Brain Implants, Bionic Limbs and Combat Exoskeletons

June 10, 2015

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Article Source: Nature
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 15, 2015

Penn Joins edX Partnership, Expands Free Online Classes

The University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership with leading nonprofit online learning platform edX, expanding the University’s open learning course offerings to reach millions of additional learners worldwide.

Study: Organ Donation Rates Vary Greatly Throughout U.S.

June 9, 2015

David Goldberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about participating in a collaborative study that revealed that organ donation rates vary throughout the United States.

Article Source: PhillyVoice.com

Why You’ll Soon Be Tracking Your Reproductive Health With an App

June 9, 2015

Nathaniel DeNicola of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Trackers help solve a simple problem, which is that a woman’s cycle can be unpredictable and difficult to recount from memory.”

Article Source: Mashable.com

New Cholesterol-lowering Drugs Hold Promise, at a Projected Price Tag

June 8, 2015

Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the price and effectiveness of new cholesterol-lowering drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors.

Article Source: USA Today

Cybersecurity Insurance Basics for Healthcare Organizations

June 8, 2015

Ross Koppel of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on risk management and health-care data.

Article Source: HealthLeadersMedia.com

Can Brain Games Change Behaviors Long Term?

June 7, 2015

Caryn Lerman of the Perelman School of Medicine and its Abramson Cancer Center, Leah Bernardo, also of Medicine, and Joseph Kable of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for researching how Lumosity affects brain activity.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Science of…Body Dysmorphic Disorder

June 5, 2015

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Individuals with features of body dysmorphic disorder have been described in the medical literature for well over 100 years, but it didn’t receive acceptance as a formal psychiatric disorder until about 30 years ago.”

Article Source: PhillyVoice.com