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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn’s Med Ed Teaches Those Who Teach America’s Doctors

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine have launched Med Ed, a program to enhance the teaching abilities of those who teach America’s doctors. 

The collaborative program targeting educational leaders in academic medicine will begin in August.

It’s the Economy, Honey

February 11, 2012

Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School are featured as experts on “lovenomics.”

Article Source: New York Times

Penn Class Teaches Students How to Live Like Monks

February 12, 2012

Justin McDaniel of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for his course on monastic life and asceticism.

Article Source: Associated Press

Video: Swarm of Mosquitoes? Nope, a Quad Rotor

February 8, 2012

Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for work on flying robots.

Article Source: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)

Danaher Investors Challenge Delaware-Only Lawsuit Rules

February 9, 2012

Jill Fisch of the Law School comments on litigating business disputes in Delaware where the majority of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated.

Article Source: Bloomberg

Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Say

February 9, 2012

Frank Furstenberg of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his research studying the connection between education and family economic status.

Article Source: New York Times

Something for the Weekend

February 10, 2012

Gerard Cachon of the Wharton School comments on work productivity in relation to climate.

Article Source: Financial Times
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658February 8, 2012

At Penn, Gene Therapy for Inherited Blindness Succeeds in Patients' Other Eyes

Gene therapy for congenital blindness has taken another step forward, as researchers further improved vision in three adult patients previously treated in one eye. After receiving the same treatment in their other eye, the patients became better able to see in dim light, and two were able to navigate obstacles in low-light situations. No adverse effects occurred.

Obama to Announce $100 Million Plan to Train New Educators

February 6, 2012

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education suggests that teacher retention is a major problem.

Article Source: Washington Post

The Evolution of Sarah Palin

February 7, 2012

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on Sarah Palin.

Article Source: The Hill