The bulletin atop a University of Maryland news release was provocative: “Concussion-related measures improved in high school football players who drank new chocolate milk, U-Md. study shows.” But an update posted below that finding in late December added a backpedaling caveat rarely seen from a major research university: “This press release refers to study results that are preliminary and have not been subjected to the peer review scientific process.”
Penn in the News
The preservation process and removal of Museum artifacts due to the demolition of the Penn Tower complex are highlighted.
Stephen Gluckman of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about the Zika virus.
Samuel Preston of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans.
Bob Thurlow of the Museum and Patrick Dorris of Penn Medicine talk about the process of preserving museum artifacts amidst the demolition of the nearby Penn Tower.
Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine and Michael Weisberg of the School of Arts & Sciences are quoted about the Zika virus.
Kent Smetters of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring research on annuities.
Kathryn Schmitz of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on increasing formal exercise time.
Michael Sinkinson of the Wharton School shares his commentary on the use of paywalls by media organizations.
James McGann of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for authoring “The Global Go-To Think Tanks Index.”
Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design and faculty director of the Fels Policy Research Initiative is quoted.
Digital archives of the University’s independent student news organization, The Daily Pennsylvanian, are featured.
Kamen Simeonov of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for co-authoring a paper that found lower lung cancer incidence among people living at high elevations.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and Wharton School and Justin Bekelman, also of Medicine, discuss end-of-life care in America and other countries.
Carrie Kovarik of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on teledermatology and encourages follow-up care.
Karl Ulrich of the Wharton School pens an op-ed on the importance of merging the entrepreneurial journey with a strong curriculum.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is cited for speaking out against efforts to extend longevity.
Doctoral candidate Junhow Wei of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for studying how people who audition for “American Idol” cope with not being selected to become contestants on the show.
Rexford Ahima of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about body mass index.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the symbolic power behind an empty podium to represent the absence of Donald Trump at the Iowa Republican debate.