Health & Medicine


Supporting Health Care Reform Is the Right Thing to Do

August 30, 2009
Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors an op-ed in support of health-care reform.
Article Source: Science Progress

A Penn-Botswana Tie Born of AIDS Crisis

August 30, 2009
President Amy Gutmann; Stephen Gluckman, Harvey Friedman, Robin Canada and student Mosepele Mosepele of the School of Medicine; and Nursing student Don Payette Jr. discuss Penn’s HIV/AIDS-fighting program and other activities in Botswana.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Radio Coverage: Senior Groups Reject Health Care 'Scare Tactics'

August 30, 2009
Brooks Jackson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s comments on prior health-care-reform debates.

Would Tort Reform Make a Difference in Health Care?

August 29, 2009
Tom Baker of the Law School is cited for his book "The Medical Malpractice Myth.”
Article Source: Kansas City Star

Health-Care Coverage "Unwittingly" Diverted?

August 28, 2009
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg School for Communication says health-care-reform debate has favored distraction over substance.
Article Source: Washington Post

Don't Know Much Biology: Our Trouble Classifying the Living World

August 26, 2009
Robert Goldberg of the School of Medicine and Sharon Thompson-Schill of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their cognitive-learning research.
Article Source: Scientific American

Foreclosures Make for Subprime Mental Health

August 25, 2009
School of Medicine researches are cited for their research on the correlation between finances and mental health.
Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604August 14, 2009

Center for Neuroscience and Society Opens at the University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has launched the Penn Center for Neuroscience and Society, a cross-disciplinary endeavor to increase understanding of the impact of neuroscience on society through research and teaching and to encourage the responsible use of neuroscience for the benefit of humanity.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460August 5, 2009

Challenging Conventional Wisdom: Advances in Development Reverse Fertility Declines, Says Penn Collaborative Study

PHILADELPHIA – A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Università Bocconi in Milan have released a study that challenges one of the most established and accepted standards in the social sciences: Human fertility levels tend to decline as countries advance towards high levels of social and economic development.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604August 4, 2009

Penn Will Host First Neuroscience Boot Camp Aug. 6; News Media Welcome

PHILADELPHIA –- Psychologists, neuroscientists, legal scholars and faculty from the University of Pennsylvania are hosting Penn’s first Neuroscience Boot Camp, a nine-day seminar devoted to educating academics, legal and business professionals, economists, medical ethicists, policy makers, philosophers and writers on the impact of emerging neuroscience research and to foster an interdisciplinary effort to encourage responsible and ethical use of neuroscience for human benefit.