Health & Medicine

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One Chance Left: One Woman’s Battle to Beat Depression

July 27, 2011

John O'Reardon of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses deep brain stimulation to treat depression

Mouthwashing Moms Less Likely to Have a Preemie

July 28, 2011

Marjorie Jeffcoat of the School of Dental Medicine is quoted about her research.

Article Source: Calgary Herald

Philanthropist Ruth Perelman Dies in Philly at 90

July 31, 2011

President Amy Gutmann describes the late Ruth Perelman as a person of “generous spirit and strong commitment to education, medicine, and culture in Philadelphia [who] will be remembered for countless generations to come.”

Article Source: Associated Press

Philanthropist Ruth Perelman Dies

July 31, 2011

With the death of philanthropist Ruth Perelman, "Philadelphia has lost a most beloved and consummately gracious public citizen,” President Amy Gutmann said.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 29, 2011

Penn Study Examines Gender Disparities in Injury Mortality; Men at Exceptional Risk

PHILADELPHIA — Men are more likely than die from injury than are women.

Susan B. Sorenson, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, has evaluated nearly 30 years of national injury mortality data and found that men are at greater risk of injury mortality throughout their lives. 

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 29, 2011

Penn Chemists Make First Molecular Binding Measurement of Radon

PHILADELPHIA — Even in trace quantities, the radioactive gas radon is very dangerous; it is second only to cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States.

Keeping Patients From Returning to Hospital

July 26, 2011

Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing is cited for studying interventions that were successful at reducing hospital readmissions.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Receives $10 Million to Create Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy

July 26, 2011

The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine receives $10 million to research and provide therapy for orphan diseases.

Hill Physician Pulled Into 2012 Politics

July 27, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the congressional physician releasing a note about U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s health.

Article Source: Roll Call
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | (215) 349 -5658July 26, 2011

Penn Receives $10 Million to Create Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy

The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announces the launching of a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary center focused on discovering novel treatments for orphan diseases. The Center will bring together, without institutional walls, all necessary approaches to attacking and treating orphan diseases: establishing dedicated research support facilities, translating findings into therapies, fostering targeted grant awards, and educating physicians and researchers.