Health & Medicine


Penn Medical School Gets Record $225 Million Gift

May 12, 2011

The gift from Raymond and Ruth Perelman is the largest in Penn’s history.

Article Source: Associated Press

With Latest Gift to Penn, Perelmans Focus on Providing Health Care

May 12, 2011

 The Perelmans' $225 million gift is meant to have Penn educate more physicians.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Pet Grief Support Groups

May 10, 2011

Michele Pich of the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses comforting grieving pet owners.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Phyllis Holtzman | | 215-898-8721May 11, 2011

Raymond and Ruth Perelman Donate $225 Million to the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine


Hot Flashes May Last a Decade or More: Study Reuters

May 9, 2011

Ellen Freeman of the School of Medicine comments on her study of menopause and hot flashes.

Article Source: Reuters
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | | 215-662-6183May 10, 2011

ADHD Drug Helps Menopausal Women With Focus, Memory Deficits, Penn Study Shows

At menopause, many women begin to notice a decline in their attention, organization, and short-term memory. These cognitive symptoms can lead to professional and personal challenges and unwarranted fears of early-onset dementia.

Clinton: Allergy Led to My Situation Room Photo

May 5, 2011

S. Michael Phillips of the School of Medicine comments on the “prolonged pollen release this spring.”

Article Source: MSNBC

Heart Bypass Surgery Rates Plummet as Patients Turn to Stents

May 3, 2011

Peter Groeneveld of the School of Medicine leads a study on the decreasing number of Americans receiving bypass surgery.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

Penn’s $370M Research Center

May 3, 2011

The Translational Research Center is featured.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-898-8658 (office), 215-852-8017 (mobile)May 3, 2011

Penn Forum in New York to Examine How the Urban Environment Impacts Women’s Health


WHAT:              “Healthy Cities: Healthy Women,” a forum on how the health of women, the health impact of living in an urban environment and the practice of public health intersect.