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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658May 16, 2011

Penn: No Increase in Severe Cardiovascular Events for Children, Adolescents on ADHD Medications

Despite recent concerns that medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could increase the risk of cardiovascular events in children and adolescents, an observational study conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and HealthCore Inc. finds they are no more likely to die from a severe cardiovascular event than those who do not take the drugs.

Science Weekly Podcast: The Human Era, and War Without Tears

May 16, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine comments on the “ethical implications of using neuroscience in security activities and military research.”

Article Source: Guardian

Risk of Death No Greater With ADHD Drugs: Study

May 16, 2011

Sean Hennessy of the School of Medicine comments on the risk of death among children who take ADHD medication and those who do not.

Article Source: Reuters

Ruth and Ray Perelman Give $225 Million to University of Pennsylvania to Support Medical School

May 15, 2011

The School of Medicine receives a $225 million gift from Raymond and Ruth Perelman.

Article Source: Palm Beach Daily News

Exploring the Roots of Sinus Trouble

May 12, 2011

Noam Cohen and James Palmer of the School of Medicine are interviewed about sinus problems.

Article Source: New York Times

Hospitals, Medical Centers Offering Meditation and More

May 10, 2011

The Penn Program for Mindfulness is cited for using a mindfulness approach to meditation for cancer patients.

Article Source: ABC News

40 Under 40

May 13, 2011

Samir Mehta of the School of Medicine is highlighted for being a top physician younger than 40.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604May 12, 2011

Penn Researchers Identify the Roots of Memory Impairment Resulting From Sleep Deprivation

PHILADELPHIA — From high-school students to surgeons, anyone who has pulled an all-nighter knows there is a price to be paid the next day: trouble focusing, a fuzzy memory and other cognitive impairments.  Now, researchers at Penn have found the part of the brain and the neurochemical basis for sleep deprivation’s effects on memory. 

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