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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369December 6, 2012

Penn Surgeons Perform First Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Transplantation in the Philadelphia Region

PHILADELPHIA — Transplant surgeons at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have successfully used a new technique that repairs damaged donated lungs that would have been unusable, allowing for successful transplantation of the reconditioned lungs into a patient.

‘Protected Power Naps’ Could Help Keep Medical Interns Alert: Study

December 4, 2012

Kevin Volpp and David Dinges are quoted about their study on medical interns taking “protected power naps.”

Article Source: US News

Study Raises Questions on Coating of Aspirin

December 4, 2012

Garret FitzGerald of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about the effects of coating aspirin.

Article Source: New York Times

Mad-Cow Disease May Hold Clues to Other Neurological Disorders

December 3, 2012

Virginia Lee of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for leading research on how information about mad-cow disease can reveal details about Alzheimer’s disease.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Study: Aspirin Heart Protection Resistance is Rare, so Why Test for It?

December 5, 2012

Garret FitzGerald of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for research on aspirin heart protection resistance.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369December 4, 2012

Penn Study: Protected "Power Naps" Are Helpful for Doctors in Training to Fight Fatigue During Overnight Shifts

PHILADELPHIA – New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center indicates that the implementation of protected sleep periods for residents who are assigned to overnight shifts in a hospital represent a viable tool in preventing fatigue and alleviating the physiological and behavioral effects of sleep deprivation among these doctors in training.

The Case for Governing by Lottery

December 2, 2012

Alex Guerrero of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on governing within a “lottocractic system.”

Article Source: The Boston Globe

Teenagers and the Morning-After Pill

December 3, 2012

John Jemmott III of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Annenberg School for Communication says, “The problem is that this doesn’t do anything about sexually transmitted diseases and H.I.V.”

Article Source: Well

Audio: Cracking the Codes of the New Bible of Mental Disorders

December 3, 2012

Mahendra Bhati of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on hoarding being listed as its own condition in the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Article Source: Marketplace
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658 November 30, 2012

Five Penn Professors Named AAAS Fellows

PHILADELPHIA – Five faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Two are from Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, two are from its School of Arts and Sciences and one has appointments in both schools.