Health & Medicine

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Braces for Young Kids Might Not Always Be Best

September 27, 2010

Antonino Secchi of the School of Dental Medicine discusses age-appropriateness for certain orthodontics procedures.

How a West Philadelphia Family Overcame Child Obesity

September 27, 2010

Shiriki Kumanyika of the School of Medicine says “high-calorie foods and beverages are heavily advertised, and healthier options are harder to find in many African-American and low-income communities.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Experimental Heart-Valve Surgery Bringing Hope to Many

September 23, 2010

Howard Herrmann and Joseph Bavaria of the School of Medicine lead a study involving state-of-the-art heart valves.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Moving Forward: Thanks for Your Gratitude

September 17, 2010

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited as father of the positive psychology movement.

Article Source: Jerusalem Post

At White House Meeting, Biden Touts Stimulus Spending on University Research

September 21, 2010

President Amy Gutmann meets with Vice President Biden at the White House to discuss Recovery Act funding.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 22, 2010

Penn Vet Announces $100,000 Winners of 2010 World Leadership Award and Student Inspiration Awards

PHILADELPHIA –- Mo Salman, professor of animal population health at Colorado State University, has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the Penn Vet World Leadership Award, given annually by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine to a veterinarian who has dramatically changed the practice of the profession and influenced the lives of others.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411September 21, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann Meets With Vice President Biden on Stimulus Funding for Research

WASHINGTON -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann attended a meeting at the White House today as an invited guest of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to discuss research funding related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Also in attendance were White House science advisor John Holdren and five other university presidents.

The Pill at 50: Maybe Not the Best Birth Control for 2010

September 20, 2010

Alex Friedman of the School of Medicine authors a piece on birth-control effectiveness.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Does 'Super' Salmon Pass the Sniff Test?

September 20, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on the ethics of genetically engineered foods.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Donation Brings Hope to Coconut Creek-Based Nonprofit

September 18, 2010

Brittany Young, student in the School of Arts and Sciences, is featured for creating A Spring of Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing fresh water to schools in Africa.