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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369June 2, 2014

Penn Medicine Research Reveals Suicides Are Far More Likely to Occur After Midnight

A new study by researchers at Penn Medicine is the first to reveal that suicides are far more likely to occur between midnight and 4 a.m. than during the daytime or evening.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369June 2, 2014

Penn Medicine Study Finds Marijuana Use May Impair Sleep Quality

A new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that marijuana use may be associated with impaired sleep quality, especially in people who have been using the drug since their teenage years.

New Therapies for a Debilitating Condition

June 2, 2014

James Lewis of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a new strategy for treating Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.

Article Source: New York Times

A Lifesaving Chain, From Hollywood to Phila.

May 25, 2014

Harvey Rubin of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for his research and involvement in the project Energize the Chain.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964May 29, 2014

Penn Study Highlights Significant Side Effects Experienced by BRCA Mutation Carriers Following Cancer Risk-Reducing Surgical Procedure

The majority of women with cancer causing BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations experience sexual dysfunction, menopausal symptoms, cognitive and stress issues, and poor sleep following prophylactic removal of their Fallopian tubes and ovaries - a procedure known as risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) - according to results of a new study from the Abram

Penn, CHOP Study Finds Blood Flow to the Brain Changes in Teens

May 29, 2014

Ted Satterthwaite of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses his collaborative research on how blood flow to the brain changes in teenagers.

Student Journalists Tackle Community Health Issues

May 28, 2014

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for speaking about using digital tools to share and study health information.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 2, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation

President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.   

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660May 27, 2014

Penn Study Shows Longest-lasting Cardiology Guidelines Built on Findings of Randomized Controlled Trials

Clinical practice guideline recommendations related to screening and treatment can change markedly over time as new evidence about best practices and clinical outcomes of various treatments emerges.

The VA ‘Works’ Because Veterans Are Different From You and Me – They Don’t Complain

May 26, 2014

Saurabh Jha of the Perelman School of Medicine writes about his residency experience in a local Veterans Affairs hospital.

Article Source: Forbes.com