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New Dean Named for Penn’s Med School

September 2, 2010

 J. Larry Jameson will become dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and executive vice president for the Health System.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Running Jogs the Academic Mind

August 29, 2010

Sarah Barringer Gordon of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Law School is cited for her book “The Spirit of the Law: Religious Voices and the Constitution in Modern America,” and says running helps jump start the mind.

University of Pennsylvania Names Next Medical School Dean

September 2, 2010

J. Larry Jameson is named dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and executive vice president for the Health System.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 2, 2010

In Penn Reading Project, Freshmen to Wade Into Year of Water With Examination of Toilet Taboos

 

WHAT:            The 2010-11 Penn Reading Project at the University of Pennsylvania will examine the book “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters” by Penn alumna Rose George.

 

Opinion: U.S. Stem Cell Ruling Invites Asian Competition

August 31, 2010

Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on stem-cell legislation.

Article Source: San Jose Mercury News

Breast, Ovary Removal Found to Raise Cancer Survival Rates

August 31, 2010

Timothy Rebbeck and Susan Domchek of the School of Medicine are cited for research on certain surgeries’ effect on cancer-survival rates.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Dr. J. Larry Jameson to Lead Penn Medicine

PHILADELPHIA -- J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the next executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of Penn’s School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2011.

The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 1, 2010

Hip Dysplasia Susceptibility in Dogs May Be Underreported, According to Penn Vet Comparative Study

PHILADELPHIA –- A study comparing a University of Pennsylvania method for evaluating a dog’s susceptibility to hip dysplasia to the traditional American method has shown that 80 percent of dogs judged to be normal by the traditional method are actually at risk for developing osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia, according to the Penn method.

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Media Contact:Stephanie Simon | | 215-349-5659 September 1, 2010

Preventive Surgeries Linked to Lower Risk of Cancer for Women with BRCA1/2 Gene Mutations

Women who have inherited mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) genes have substantially elevated risks of developing breast and ovarian cancer.  A study that will appear in the September 1 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that women with these inherited mutations who have had a prophylactic mastectomy or salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries) had an associated decreased risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | | 215-898-5074September 1, 2010

Penn Nursing's Julie Sochalski Named to Federal Bureau of Health Professions Post

The federal Health and Human Services Administration has announced that Penn professor Julie Sochalski, a well-known expert in the field on healthcare workforce issues and who has directed multiple federal research efforts, has been appointed the Director for the Division of Nursing in the Bureau of Health Professions.

Click here to view the full release.