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:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
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.

Viewpoint: Are Doctors to Blame for Prescription-drug Abuse?

November 26, 2012

Zachary Meisel and Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine co-author a post about physicians’ possible role in patients’ prescription-drug abuse.

Article Source: Time

Breast Cancer Study: Patients May Be Too Quick to Have Double Mastectomy

November 28, 2012

Carla Fisher of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on breast-cancer treatments.

Article Source: The Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 29, 2012

Penn Scientist Named First Director of New Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy

PHILADELPHIA — H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D., the William Maul Measey Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, has been named the inaugural director of Penn’s Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy. The primary mission of the Center is to expedite the translational science and development of novel therapies for rare and orphan diseases.

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Rewriting State Laws on Child Abuse and Protection

Expert:

Debra Schilling Wolfe      
Executive Director, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research         
University of Pennsylvania

 

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