Audio: Penn Professor John DiIulio on Politics, Religion & Government

March 26, 2012

John DiIulio of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured.

Article Source: WHYY

Audio: President Embraces “Obama Care”

March 27, 2012

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses “Obama Care.”

Article Source: The Take Away
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 26, 2012

Benjamin Garcia Appointed Presidential Term Professor at Penn

PHILADELPHIA — Benjamin Garcia has been named the first Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective June 1.  The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.  

Could This Be the End of Health Care Reform?

March 23, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School contributes his perspective on the future of health-care reform.

Article Source: New York Times

Obama’s Ego Trip

March 25, 2012

Daniel Polsky of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his study about uninsured Americans who started to receive Medicare at age 65.

Article Source: Washinton Post

Audio: U. Penn Wharton School Excels in Silicon Valley

March 26, 2012

Bernadette Birt of the Wharton School – San Francisco discusses the impact of the satellite campus on the West Coast.

Article Source: Marketplace
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659March 26, 2012

Penn Study Reveals Safety of Coronary CT Scans for Rapidly Ruling Out Heart Attacks Among ER Patients

A highly detailed CT scan of the heart can safely and quickly rule out the possibility of a heart attack among many patients who come to hospital emergency rooms with chest pain, according to the results of a study that will be presented by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session and published concurrently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658March 26, 2012

Inner Weapons Against Allergies: Gut Bacteria Control Allergic Diseases, Penn Study Finds

When poet Walt Whitman wrote that we "contain multitudes," he was speaking metaphorically, but he was correct in the literal sense. Every human being carries over 100 trillion individual bacterial cells within the intestine -- ten times more cells than comprise the body itself.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183March 22, 2012

Penn Medicine Experts Identify Male Pattern Baldness Inhibitor, Target for Hair Loss Treatments

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified an abnormal amount a protein called Prostaglandin D2 in the bald scalp of men with male pattern baldness, a discovery that may lead directly to new treatments for the most common cause of hair loss in men. In both human and animal models, researchers found that a prostaglandin known as PGD2 and its derivative, 15-dPGJ2, inhibit hair growth.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964March 19, 2012

Penn Researchers Find Mentoring Provides Health Benefits for African-American Veterans With Diabetes

Intervention by peer mentors has a statistically significant effect on improving glucose control in African American veterans with diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP).