Health & Medicine


Fruit Fly Genes Yielding Clues to Lou Gehrig's Disease

June 28, 2010

Gillian Ritson, a graduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences, uses mutant fruit flies to study possible Alzheimer's treatments.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: Keeping Danger Down When Temps Go Up

June 23, 2010

Tamara Zurakowski of the School of Nursing says heat waves are especially dangerous for the elderly.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Promise Seen for Detection of Alzheimer’s

June 23, 2010

Hank Kung of the School of Medicine is cited for his Alzheimer’s diagnostic research.

Article Source: New York Times

U. Penn Group Builds 'Virtual Blood' Simulator

June 22, 2010

Scott Diamond of the School of Engineering and Applied Science leads a team of researchers in the creation of a virtual heart attack simulator.

Cash to Follow the Doc’s Orders

June 15, 2010

Kevin Volpp of the School of Medicine tests a prescription-incentive program.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Gary Papa ‘Run for Your Life’ Today

June 20, 2010

Anna Bottoms, Chris Ganister and Tom Guzzo make up the Penn Urology Team for the Philadelphia prostate cancer benefit event "Run for Your Life."

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Service on a Global Stage -- Social Workers’ Response to Haiti Earthquake

June 21, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses the role of social workers in the rebuilding of Haiti.

Article Source: Social Work Today

Lawsuit Fears Can Lead to Overtesting in ERs

June 21, 2010

Angela Mills of the School of Medicine debates the use of CT scans as a diagnostic measure.

Article Source: Associated Press

Is There a Nurse in the House?

June 18, 2010

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research on nurse-patient care ratio.

Article Source: New York Times

Medicine: Have You Hugged Your Doctor Today?

May 28, 2010

Michael Cirigliano of the School of Medicine is profiled.