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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659November 5, 2012

Penn Medicine Expert to Receive American Heart Association's Lifetime Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES — Lance Becker, MD, a professor of Emergency Medicine and director of the Center for Resuscitation Science at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the American Heart Association’s 2012 Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cardiac Resuscitation Science during the organization’s annual Scientific Sessions.

Researchers Will Take a Deep Look at Gulf Seafood Safety

October 29, 2012

Trevor Penning of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on Gulf seafood safety.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369November 2, 2012

Penn Study Finds New Medication Shows Promise as Lipid-Lowering Therapy for Cholesterol Disorder

PHILADELPHIA — An international effort led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has resulted in positive phase 3 clinical trial results for a new medicine to treat patients suffering from a rare and deadly cholesterol disorder.

For Science, a Consequential Election

October 24, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his opinion about the importance of science and research in the upcoming presidential election.

Article Source: The Huffington Post

Study: No Long-term Heart Risks From Breast Radiation

October 29, 2012

Charles Simone II of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for leading a study about heart risks from breast radiation treatment.

Article Source: Philly.com

Audio: Penn Researcher Explains Some Basics of ‘Built Environment’ Research

October 29, 2012

Carolyn Cannuscio of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is interviewed about urban health disparities.

Article Source: Newsworks

Why Cheaper Genetic Testing Could Cost Us a Fortune

October 26, 2012

Katrina Armstrong of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how to make health care more efficient.

Article Source: Time Health & Family

Four Myths About Doctor-Assisted Suicide

October 27, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School shares his opinion about doctor-assisted-suicide myths.

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Video: Gray Days Make Some People Blue

October 31, 2012

Mahendra Bhati of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on seasonal affective disorder.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 31, 2012

Penn’s Chyke Doubeni Strives to Eliminate Inequities in Cancer Screening and Survival

When Chyke Doubeni was in high school, he thought he might become an economist, like his older brother. But one day a teacher pulled him aside and noted that Doubeni, a new Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, had a talent for science. Perhaps he should consider a career in engineering or medicine instead, the teacher suggested.