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

One in Four U.S. HIV Patients Don't Stay in Care, Penn Study Shows

Only about 75 percent of HIV/AIDS patients in the United States remain in care consistently, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published online this week in AIDS. The study of patients across the United States is the first to provide a comprehensive national estimate of HIV care retention and information about patients who are most likely to continue their treatment over time.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369March 1, 2012

Defying Expectations: Penn Medicine Study Reveals Americans Report Improved Sleep With Age

Aging does not appear to be a factor in poor sleep, a new study by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows. In fact, subjective sleep quality seems to improve over a lifetime, with the fewest complaints coming from people in their 80s. The new study is published in the journal SLEEP.

How to Excel at Elite Institutions: A Guide for Students of Color

February 28, 2012

Marybeth Gasman and graduate student Ufuoma Abiola of the Graduate School of Education co-author an article about students of color excelling at top institutions.

Opinion: Why Historically Black Colleges and Universities Still Matter

February 24, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the progressive academic programs at HBCUs.

Article Source: USA Today

Black Male Student Success in Higher Education: Implications for HBCU’s

February 27, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her perspective on her colleague Shaun Harper’s report on black male student success.

Throwing Good Teachers Out With the Bath Water?

February 21, 2012

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education is cited for his views on a study about the relationship between high-poverty schools and high-quality teachers.

Article Source: CT Newsjunkie

Like Pompeii, Ancient China Forest Buried by Volcano

February 23, 2012

Hermann Pfefferkorn of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on being among those to help discover a 300-million-year-old fossil forest in China.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369February 23, 2012

Sleepless in the South: Penn Medicine Study Discovers State and Regional Prevalence of Sleep Issues

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have put sleeplessness on the map — literally. The research team, analyzing nationwide data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has produced the first state-by-state sleep maps for the United States, revealing that residents of Southern states suffer from the most sleep disturbances and daytime fatigue, while residents on the West Coast report the least amount of problems.

Maryland’s Higher Education Gains at Risk

February 20, 2012

Laura Perna and Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education share their research-based views on higher education in Maryland.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151 February 21, 2012

Former United Nations Peacekeeping Commander to Speak at Penn

WHO:            Romeo Dallaire, former commander of the United Nations peacekeeping force for Rwanda

WHAT:          “When Humanity Fails: Lessons from the U.N. General Who Tried to Stop the Rwandan Genocide”