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Media Contact:Phyllis Holtzman | holtzman@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721May 11, 2011

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

LARGEST SINGLE NAMING GIFT TO A SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN U.S. HISTORY

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 | kim.menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 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 | ozio@upenn.edu | 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.  

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 4, 2011

Two Penn Students Named Albert Schweitzer Fellows

PHILADELPHIA — Two graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania, along with 13 others from the greater Philadelphia region, have each been awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. 

These students, members of the 2011-12 class of Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellows, will spend the next year addressing health disparities in the region while developing lifelong leadership skills.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 218-898-5074 May 2, 2011

National Institute of Nursing Research Director to Speak at Penn Nursing School on the Future of Nursing

WHO:            Patricia Grady, Director, National Institute of Nursing Research

WHAT:          “The Future of Nursing Science”

WHEN:          May 11, 2011

                      Noon-1 p.m.

Philly High School Standout, a Child of Darfur, Wins Prestigious Scholarship

May 2, 2011

Monica Mainigi of the School of Medicine is mentioned for mentoring a high school student recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Scholarship.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer