Health & Medicine

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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 Factcheck.org 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 | jreese@upenn.edu | 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 | jposey@upenn.edu | 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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