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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 15, 2012

Institute of Medicine Elects Six New Members From Penn

PHILADELPHIA — Six professors from the University of Pennsylvania, representing four schools, have been elected members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the nation's highest honors in biomedicine.

The newly elected members raise IOM's total active membership to 1,732 and the number of foreign associates to 112. With an additional 84 members holding emeritus status, IOM's total membership is 1,928.

Southeastern Pa. Identified as Hotspot of Lung Disease

October 10, 2012

John Hansen-Flaschen of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on Philadelphia and its surrounding counties being identified as a hotspot of a rare lung disease.

Article Source: Newsworks

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

October 10, 2012

David Weiner of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for participating in a study looking at a cervical cancer vaccine.

Article Source: Philly.com

A Major Glitch for Digitized Health-care Records

September 17, 2012

Ross Koppel of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine co-authors an op-ed on health-care-information technologies.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

‘Supertasters’ May Also Be Better Than You at Fighting Off Infections

October 8, 2012

Noam Cohen of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about bitter taste receptors and how they might be linked to respiratory infections.

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Audio: Hair and Who We Are

October 8, 2012

Albert Mannes of the Wharton School and George Cotarelis of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss the perception of baldness and the science behind hair loss.

Article Source: WHYY

Video: Chamomile Studied as Anxiety Remedy

October 9, 2012

Jun Mao of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for leading research on high-dose capsules of chamomile.

Article Source: 6ABC
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 8, 2012

Penn Hosts First Ivy Plus STEM Symposium

This weekend, Penn hosted the first Ivy Plus Symposium and workshops for diverse scholars, a national conference designed to encourage exceptional undergraduate students to pursue advanced training in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. 

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369October 8, 2012

Bitter Taste Receptors Regulate the Upper Respiratory Defense System, Penn Medicine Study Reveals

PHILADELPHIA — A new study from a team of researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the Monell Chemical Senses Center, and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, reveals that a person’s ability to taste certain bitter flavors is directly related to their ability to fight off upper respiratory tract infections, specifically chronic sinus infections.  The new research is published in the latest edition of the Journ

Toddlers Facing Heart Attacks Await Ruling on New Drugs

October 8, 2012

Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on patients who develop heart disease at a young age.

Article Source: Business Week