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Media Contact:Holly Auer | | 215-349-5659October 23, 2012

Penn Researchers Receive Grant to Explore Brain Training to Help Change Behaviors That Increase Cancer Risk

PHILADELPHIA — Most people know thatsmoking, a bad diet, and physical inactivity can lead to catastrophic personal health consequences, including cancer. Yet millions continue to smoke, eat poorly, and fail to get enough exercise. A new project led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania aims to devise programs that help them change these risky behaviors and cut their risk of cancer.

Video: Just How Important Is Fact-Checking?

October 21, 2012 of the Annenberg Public Policy center is mentioned for being a fact-checking source.

Article Source: CBC News

At Penn Museum, Unveiling the Secrets of Mummies – While You Watch

October 22, 2012

Penn Museum’s new exhibit, “Artifact Lab,” is featured.

Article Source: Newsworks

Audio: UPenn’s Green Fund Casts Wide Net for Sustainable Ideas

October 22, 2012

The Green Fund’s sustainable ideas and projects are discussed and spotlighted.

Article Source: Newsworks

Blind Students Get to Touch Antiquities at Penn Museum

October 22, 2012

The “touch tours” offered by the Penn Museum are highlighted.

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Former Playtex CEO Smilow and Son Give to Penn Medicine

October 17, 2012

A gift from Joel and William Smilow to support Penn Medicine’s translational research activities is featured.

Article Source: The Business Journals
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | | 215-662-6183October 17, 2012

Penn Receives Gift to Name Smilow Center for Translational Research and Enhance Bioinformatics Efforts

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania has received an undisclosed gift from father and son philanthropists Joel and William Smilow to support Penn Medicine’s translational research activities, naming the Smilow Center for Translational Research in the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

India, Theory and Practice

October 12, 2012

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the 20th anniversary of Penn’s Center for the Advanced Study of India.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820October 16, 2012

Penn Bridges Disparities Through Diversity and Cultural Competence in the Midst of Health-care Reform

Health-care reform and cultural competence in health-care delivery are hot topics.  Research has shown that cultural competence is a key strategy for bridging health and health-care disparities.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center will host its annual conference on Friday, Oct. 26, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 106 of the Philadelphia Heart Institute, 51 N. 39th St.

Penn Museum’s ‘Touch Tours’ Offer Blind Visitors Grasp of Ancient History

October 15, 2012

The ‘touch tours’ offered at the Penn Museum are spotlighted.

Article Source: Newsworks