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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 29, 2014

Penn Study Highlights Significant Side Effects Experienced by BRCA Mutation Carriers Following Cancer Risk-Reducing Surgical Procedure

The majority of women with cancer causing BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations experience sexual dysfunction, menopausal symptoms, cognitive and stress issues, and poor sleep following prophylactic removal of their Fallopian tubes and ovaries - a procedure known as risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) - according to results of a new study from the Abram

Penn, CHOP Study Finds Blood Flow to the Brain Changes in Teens

May 29, 2014

Ted Satterthwaite of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses his collaborative research on how blood flow to the brain changes in teenagers.

Student Journalists Tackle Community Health Issues

May 28, 2014

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for speaking about using digital tools to share and study health information.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 2, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation

President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.   

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660May 27, 2014

Penn Study Shows Longest-lasting Cardiology Guidelines Built on Findings of Randomized Controlled Trials

Clinical practice guideline recommendations related to screening and treatment can change markedly over time as new evidence about best practices and clinical outcomes of various treatments emerges.

The VA ‘Works’ Because Veterans Are Different From You and Me – They Don’t Complain

May 26, 2014

Saurabh Jha of the Perelman School of Medicine writes about his residency experience in a local Veterans Affairs hospital.

Article Source: Forbes.com

My No-soap, No-shampoo, Bacteria-rich Hygiene Experiment

May 22, 2014

Elizabeth Grice of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a bacteria hygiene experiment.

Article Source: New York Times

Insurer Declares Comcast Weight-loss Partnership a Success

May 22, 2014

Thomas Wadden of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on results from an obesity study.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Where You Live Matters for Lifesaving Liver Transplants

May 22, 2014

David Seth Goldberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the results from a study  looking at the effect of geography on liver transplants and patient outcomes.

Article Source: New York Times

Video: Older Americans Hooked on Rx: ‘I Was a Zombie’

May 21, 2014

David Oslin of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on weaning elderly patients off medications they were prescribed to years ago.

Article Source: USA Today