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.
Kevin Volpp and David Dinges are quoted about their study on medical interns taking “protected power naps.”
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.
Garret FitzGerald of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for research on aspirin heart protection resistance.
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.
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.
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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.