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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 25, 2010

UMR Coalition Praises Recovery Act’s Investment Impact on Science, Innovation and Technology

PHILADELPHIA –- A White House report analyzing the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on innovation, science and technology has drawn praise from United for Medical Research.

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Media Contact: | | August 24, 2010

Family Health Risk in Pharmaceutical Advertising Encourages New Medication Use, Healthy Lifestyles

PHILADELPHIA -– Direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising pointing out family health risks can positively influence people to try new medications and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Software Predicts Criminal Behavior

August 22, 2010

Richard Berk of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his development of software that can determine future criminal behavior.

Article Source: ABC News

Food Stamp Discount for Buying Produce

August 19, 2010

Kevin Volpp of the School of Medicine discusses the effectiveness of nutrition incentives.

Article Source: Boston Globe

What Happens to a Linebacker's Neurons?

August 18, 2010

Douglas Smith of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on head trauma.

Article Source: Discover
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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798August 19, 2010

Annenberg Study Reinforces Value of Public Television-Based Intervention in Promoting Early Literacy

An award-winning children’s PBS KIDS program, Between the Lions, when combined with teachers who are equipped with curriculum materials and who have received training, has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness in developing better reading skills for preschool children.            

Admitting Errors Doesn't Increase Lawsuits: Study

August 17, 2010

Russell Localio of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on doctor error admission and lawsuits.

Article Source: Reuters

Blows to the Head Linked to Disease

August 18, 2010

John Trojanowski of the School of Medicine and the Institute of Aging discusses the link between head trauma and various maladies.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Applying Academic Formulae to Scripts Could Weed Out Hollywood Duds

August 17, 2010

Jehoshua Eliashberg of the Wharton School co-authors the study "Green Lighting Movie Scripts: Revenue Forecasting and Risk Management."

Interest Rates and House Prices: A Murky World

August 17, 2010

Joseph Gyourko and Albert Saiz of the Wharton School are cited for their research on housing costs.

Article Source: New York Times