Penn in the News



Philadelphia, a City Stalked by Overdoses Fights Back
New York Times | February 20, 2018
Benjamin Cocchiaro and Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about helping patients struggling with substance abuse who experience withdrawal sickness.
Black Patients With A-fib at Higher Risk of Stroke, Penn Study Finds
Philly.com | February 20, 2018
Rajat Deo of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for finding that black patients with atrial fibrillation are at a higher risk of stroke than white patients. He says, “I strongly believe that we have enough information from our study and others to implement community-based programs for the detection of cardiac arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation and the subsequent initiation of anticoagulation therapy.”
A Call for Elite Schools to Redefine ‘Merit’
Diverse | February 19, 2018
Manuel S. González Canché of the Graduate School of Education writes about college and universities with need-blind admissions practices and the need for highly selective education institutions to redefine “merit.”
Trump White House Finally Confronts a Scandal It Can’t Quash With an ‘Alternative Fact’
Huffington Post | February 19, 2018
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses why the alleged domestic abuse story involving former White House staff secretary Rob Porter and his ex-wives persisted in the media.
Once the Slave of an American Painter, Moses Williams Forged His Own Artistic Career
Artsy.com | February 19, 2018
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for studying African-American silhouette artist Moses Williams.
Can You Revise a Book to Make It More Woke?
Vulture | February 18, 2018
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about the frequent use of the white hero versus the dark other found in literature.
Student Walk-outs Might Slow Down School Shootings
Philadelphia Inquirer | February 16, 2018
Jonathan Zimmerman of the Graduate School of Education pens an op-ed encouraging American high school students to walk out over school shootings in order to spark change in gun policy.
A Look at the Old-timers on University City's Vibrant 40th Street Corridor
Philly.com | February 16, 2018
Ed Datz of Facilities and Real Estate Services comments on the University’s retail property, and Penn’s efforts to revitalize 40th Street are highlighted.
To Stop an Epidemic, Focus on the Vector. For School Shootings, That’s Guns and Bullets
Stat News | February 16, 2018
In wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., Steven Berkowitz of the Perelman School of Medicine writes about gun violence as an epidemic and offers ways on how it can be stopped.
As Uber Sputters, Ola Is Really Stepping on the Gas in India
Quartz | February 15, 2018
Kartik Hosanagar of the Wharton School is quoted about Ola as a transportation competitor in India.

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