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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 25, 2010

UMR Coalition Praises Recovery Act’s Investment Impact on Science, Innovation and Technology

PHILADELPHIA –- A White House report analyzing the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on innovation, science and technology has drawn praise from United for Medical Research.

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Media Contact:Peter Winicov | winicov@wharton.upenn.edu | August 23, 2010

Winners of Wharton Business Plan Competition Ring NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

PHILADELPHIA – The winners of the Wharton Business Plan Competition rang the NASDAQ Stock Market closing bell in Times Square in New York City today.

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Media Contact: | | August 24, 2010

Family Health Risk in Pharmaceutical Advertising Encourages New Medication Use, Healthy Lifestyles

PHILADELPHIA -– Direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising pointing out family health risks can positively influence people to try new medications and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Brigham and Women’s to Offer Hand Transplants

August 24, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says transplant antirejection drugs pose a high risk.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Scaly Skin Linked With Depression

August 23, 2010

Researchers at the School of Medicine are cited for their studies of psoriasis and depression.

Article Source: Thaindian News (Thailand)

Food Stamp Discount for Buying Produce

August 19, 2010

Kevin Volpp of the School of Medicine discusses the effectiveness of nutrition incentives.

Article Source: Boston Globe

What Happens to a Linebacker's Neurons?

August 18, 2010

Douglas Smith of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on head trauma.

Article Source: Discover

Who Should Decide When Care is Futile?

August 19, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on end-of-life care.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Vaccination Is Steady, but Pertussis Is Surging

August 16, 2010

Neil Fishman of the School of Medicine comments on pertussis diagnosis and treatment.

Article Source: New York Times

Admitting Errors Doesn't Increase Lawsuits: Study

August 17, 2010

Russell Localio of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on doctor error admission and lawsuits.

Article Source: Reuters