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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joymc@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074 January 20, 2012

Book Discussion at Penn on Jan. 24 About Health of Urban Women Worldwide

WHO:              Afaf Ibrahim Meleis, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

                        Eugenie L. Birch, Penn School of Design

                        Susan M. Wachter, Wharton School

Treating Diabetes, Depression Together May Make Sense

January 20, 2012

Hillary Bogner of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Though research demonstrates the link between depression and diabetes, few integrated programs are being implemented in practice.”

Article Source: HealthDay

Video: Insomniacs Suffer Depression, Heart Woes After Years of Little Sleep

January 20, 2012

Philip Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on insomnia.

Article Source: ABC News

Why You Should Care About the Volcker Rule

January 18, 2012

Kent Smetters of the Wharton School comments on the Volcker Rule that is a proposal of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Bill.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Why People Who Pray Are Healthier Than Those Who Don’t

January 18, 2012

Andrew Newberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his study of meditation and prayer in relation to personal health.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Video: Polling Location May Influence Vote, Study Finds

January 19, 2012

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School is cited for his research on polling location and its influence on the way people vote on particular issues.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 19, 2012

Penn Students Host ‘App’ Coding Contest

PHILADELPHIA -- Fueled by coffee, Red Bull and lots of free food, 180 students took part in the 2012 PennApps hackathon Jan. 13-15 for nearly 48 sleep-deprived hours of computer coding.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 20, 2012

Penn Researchers Help Solve Questions About Ethiopians’ High-Altitude Adaptations

PHILADELPHIA --  Over many generations, people living in the high-altitude regions of the Andes or on the Tibetan Plateau have adapted to life in low-oxygen conditions. Living with such a distinct and powerful selective pressure has made these populations a textbook example of evolution in action, but exactly how their genes convey a survival advantage remains an open question.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 17, 2012

Global Think Tank Rankings to Be Released by Penn

WHO:           Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the International Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania

                      Diplomatic Courier Magazine and United Nations University

WHAT:         2011 Global Think Tanks Rankings

UPenn Report Confirms State Officials Failed Leadership on Higher Education

January 13, 2012

Researchers from the Graduate School of Education are cited for their study of Washington state’s higher-education system.

Article Source: Seattle Times