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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422March 16, 2011

Penn Nursing Hosting 5K Walk for Water for Haiti



WHAT:            The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing will host a 5K walk to raise money to purchase water-filtration systems and provide access to clean water for health clinics in Port Au Prince, Haiti, in conjunction with World Water Day.


Five-gallon buckets of water will be available to 5k walkers wishing to walk in solidarity with Haitian women who walk long distances to gather clean water for their families.

Emotional Trauma for Japan Will Be Long

March 14, 2011

Steven Berkowitz of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery is interviewed about the psychological impact of the devastation in Japan.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Philadelphia Taking Small Steps to Prevent Future Health-Care Horrors

March 16, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on how health-problems are reported and solved.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460March 15, 2011

What Will Japanese Near Reactors Face Long-term?

March 14, 2011

Virginia LiVolsi of the School of Medicine comments on the effects of radiation exposure.

Article Source: Reuters

Audio: How to Beat Sleep Apnea? Cut It Out (Surgically)

March 14, 2011

Bert O’Malley, Gregory Weinstein and Erica Thaler of the School of Medicine are featured for their development and work with the use of transoral robotic surgery.

Article Source: National Public Radio
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | | 215-349-5658March 11, 2011

Mouse Nose Nerve Cells Mature After Birth, Allowing Bonding, Recognition With Mother, Penn Study Finds

For rodent pups, bonding with mom isn’t hard-wired in the womb. It develops over the first few weeks of life, which is achieved by their maturing sense of smell, possibly allowing these mammals a survival advantage by learning to identify mother, siblings, and home.

Video: CDC: 1 in 20 American Is a Cancer Survivor

March 10, 2011

Linda Jacobs of the School of Medicine says the majority of cancer patients survive.

Article Source: ABC News

Video: Daylight Saving Time: How to Cope With the Loss of an Hour

March 11, 2011

Phil Gehrman of the School of Medicine comments on the impact on daylight savings time on the sleep cycle.

Article Source: ABC News

Video: Crash Course: Shorter Is Better in CPR Training

March 9, 2011

Benjamin Abella of the School of Medicine is quoted about a new study about people more likely to attempt CPR after watching a short instructional video.

Article Source: ABC News