Health & Medicine


Healing Powers

December 20, 2010

Harvey Rubin of the School of Medicine is featured for helping developing a program to provide refrigeration for vaccines for earthquake victims in Haiti.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Experts Ponder ‘Plan B’ Options for the Health Insurance Mandate

December 16, 2010

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School shares his perspective on strategies to tackle health-care policies.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Video: Organ Donor Helps Give the Gift of Life

December 16, 2010

The Penn Transplant Institute is featured for its annual holiday party where organ recipients, donors and doctors gather to celebrate the season and life.

Article Source: KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Government OKs Controversial Research Into Artificial Life Forms

December 16, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine asks, “Is it ethical to create new life forms? What are the religious concerns?”

Article Source: Fox News

Condom Design Contest Draws Attention to STDs

December 14, 2010

Christopher Coleman of the School of Nursing suggests that the a condom-design contest “may remove some of the stigma that remains associated with condoms.”

FDA Panel Calls for Safety Review of Mercury in Dental Fillings

December 15, 2010

Marjorie Jeffcoat of the School of Dental Medicine comments on a federal panel’s precautionary steps for dental-filling safety.

Article Source: BusinessWeek

The Secret Key to Happiness

December 15, 2010

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the difference between the physical and psychological ideas of happiness.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Panel Set to Study Safety of Electronic Patient Data

December 13, 2010

Ross Koppel of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the accuracy of electronic health data.

Article Source: New York Times

Penn to Join Select Hospitals Offering Hand Transplants

December 14, 2010

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania will offer hand transplants.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Scientists to Test Marking Human Embryos With Bar Codes to Prevent IVF Mix-Ups

December 14, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine says, “When you’re talking about mismatch, those kinds of errors are psychologically and emotionally devastating.”

Article Source: (Australia)