Inside Ideas: Why We Give

December 5, 2011

Deborah Small of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences comments on what motivates people to donate.

Article Source: Boston Globe

City Is Attacking Crime by Removing Grime

December 2, 2011

Charles Branas, Eugenia Garvin and Robert Grossman of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on the effect of the Philadelphia LandCare project.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151December 2, 2011

Penn's Jason Karlawish: Physician and Novel Writer


Jason Karlawish is a physician, professor and researcher, and now he is also a novelist.

His recently released book, Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont, is based on the true story of the 19th-century U.S. Army doctor who discovered that human food digestion is mainly the chemical process of stomach acid breaking down food.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820December 2, 2011

Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy's 10 Effective Holiday Charitable Giving Tips

PHILADELPHIA — Each holiday season, people are moved by the spirit of giving to make a difference in the lives of others.  The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice has developed an online guide that lists high-impact, low-cost charitable-giving opportunities for donors interested in making a difference with “High Impact Holiday Giving.”

How American Airlines Will Use Bankruptcy to Cut Costs

November 30, 2011

David Skeel of the Law School comments on the financial future of American Airlines.

Article Source: Guardian

Penn Study Finds Less Crime Around ‘Greened’ Vacant Properties

November 21, 2011

A Penn Medicine study about ‘greening’ vacant lots is highlighted.

Does Psoriasis Thwart the Benefits of ‘Good’ Cholesterol?

November 18, 2011

Nehal Mehta and Joel Gefland of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on research regarding how psoriasis may be associated with changes in HDL composition.

Article Source: HealthDay News

High-Tech Strategy to Get More Smokers Quit

November 22, 2011

Joseph Cappella of the Annenberg School for Communication and Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comment on new strategies to inspire smokers to quit.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | | 215-662-6183November 22, 2011

Antibiotics for Acne Linked to Sore Throat, Penn Study Shows

Oral antibiotics used to treat acne are linked to symptoms of sore throat, according to a study by researchers with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published Online First in the Archives of Dermatology , one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

So You Think You Can Be a Morning Person?

November 18, 2011

David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses sleep research.

Article Source: New York Times