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Video: Surgical Robot Is the Latest Tool for Sleep Apnea

February 17, 2012

In discussing sleep-apnea surgery, Erica Thaler of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “It’s basically opened up a whole new area of surgery that wasn’t doable before.”

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Report Says Md. Must Do More to Help Poor, Minority Students Complete College

February 17, 2012

Laura Perna and Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education are cited for their report about the state of higher education in Maryland.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

Wharton and NFL Launch Program for Teen Athletes

February 17, 2012

Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School comments on the Sports Business Initiative collaboration with the NFL’s Player Engagement Program.

Article Source: Businessweek
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659February 17, 2012

Study Provides Road Map for Improved Care of Epilepsy Emergencies by Paramedics

Injecting epilepsy patients with medication via an autoinjector -- similar to the EpiPens used to treat serious allergic reactions -- works more quickly to stop seizures than delivery of a drug via IV on board ambulances, according to a national study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

MLK Event Highlight of Black History Month at UPenn

February 15, 2012

President Amy Gutmann and Robert Carter of Penn’s African-American Resource Center comment on Penn’s annual MLK Commemorative Symposium on Social Change.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

In a Calculating, Chaotic World, Statisticians Are Almost Cool

February 16, 2012

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School comments on more women becoming statisticians.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Survey Finds Many Pa. Kids Lack Dental Care

February 9, 2012

Andres Pinto of the School of Dental Medicine comments on the snowball effect of children not receiving early dental treatment.

A Call for Success

February 12, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts on President Obama’s 2020 goals.

Penn Class Teaches Students How to Live Like Monks

February 12, 2012

Justin McDaniel of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for his course on monastic life and asceticism.

Article Source: Associated Press

Burden of College Costs Falling More and More on Students

February 13, 2012

Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education comments on funding for higher education.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer