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Media Contact:Kim Menard | | 215-662-6183March 6, 2012

Aggressive Traumatic Brain Injury Care Improves Outcomes, Reduces Long-term Costs, Penn Study Shows

Aggressive treatment for severe traumatic brain injuries costs more than routine care, yet yields significantly better outcomes, improved quality of life, and lower long term care costs, according to a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. For example, in 20 year old traumatic brain injury survivor, aggressive care leads to significantly improved outcomes and costs nearly $100,000 less compared to routine care.

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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | | 215-898-1475March 6, 2012

Mayo Clinic, Penn and Partners to Explore New Ways to Predict and Control Seizures

PHILADELPHIA Mayo Clinic and partners from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Pharmacy, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and NeuroVista Corporation have been awarded $7.5 million grant (U01) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a division of the National Institutes of Health

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | | 215-349-5659March 5, 2012

One in Four U.S. HIV Patients Don't Stay in Care, Penn Study Shows

Only about 75 percent of HIV/AIDS patients in the United States remain in care consistently, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published online this week in AIDS. The study of patients across the United States is the first to provide a comprehensive national estimate of HIV care retention and information about patients who are most likely to continue their treatment over time.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | | 215-349-8369March 1, 2012

Defying Expectations: Penn Medicine Study Reveals Americans Report Improved Sleep With Age

Aging does not appear to be a factor in poor sleep, a new study by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows. In fact, subjective sleep quality seems to improve over a lifetime, with the fewest complaints coming from people in their 80s. The new study is published in the journal SLEEP.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820March 1, 2012

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Alumni Council Hosts “Bullying Across the Lifespan”

PHILADELPHIA — During the symposium “Bullying Across the Lifespan: Targeting the Bully,” the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s Alumni Council will address the issue of bullying in the schoolyard, in the office or of the elderly, in observance of National Social Work Month.  The event will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursd

Philadelphia’s Promising Land Along its Hidden River

February 26, 2012

Harris Steinberg of the School of Design touts the hidden treasures and possible future of the city’s Lower Schuylkill area.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact: | | February 29, 2012

Penn GSE Event Addresses Global Literacy, Recognizes Inauguration of UNESCO Chair

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education will host “Global Literacy in the 21st Century: Problems and Prospects,” at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 15 in Huntsman Hall.

Featuring Irina Bokova, the director-general of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, this symposium is free and open to the public.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604February 28, 2012

Penn Helps Rethink Smartphone Design With 'Computational Sprinting'

PHILADELPHIA — Computational sprinting is a groundbreaking new approach to smartphone power and cooling that could give users dramatic, brief bursts of computing capability to improve current applications and make new ones possible.

They’re, Like, Way Ahead of the Linguistic Currrrve

February 27, 2012

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on a variety of speaking trends and what it means that young women are leading the curve.

Article Source: New York Times

Southerners Sleepiest, U.S. ‘Sleep Map’ Shows

February 23, 2012

Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about sleep disturbances illustrated through state-by-state sleep maps.

Article Source: HealthDay