The Downside of Doctors Who Feel Your Pain

October 31, 2011

Adam Grant of the Wharton School is cited for his study of extroverts.

Article Source: New York Times

The Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease

October 20, 2011

Marjorie Jeffcoat of the School of Dental Medicine discusses gum disease and preterm pregnancies.

Article Source: Self

Check Up: National Health Issue: Americans Are Growing Fatter Younger

October 31, 2011

Samuel Preston and graduate student Andrew Stokes of the School of Arts and Sciences are featured for their demography research in relation to Americans’ health.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820October 21, 2011

White House and School of Social Policy & Practice Host Dialogue on HIV/AIDS Strategy


The White House Office of National AIDS Policy, along with the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, hosted a panel, “Sustaining the Community-Based Response to HIV,” Oct. 20 at Penn.  About 150 attended.

The Anthrax Attacks: Biopreparedness Ten Years Later

October 15, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors an op-ed about Americans being prepared for a biological weapons attack.

Article Source: Politico

Art Schools Build New ‘Foundation’ Across Disciplines

October 16, 2011

Penn Museum gets a visit from Philadelphia arts students.

Can NBA Players Really Win the Lockout War on Twitter?

October 12, 2011

Eric Rabe of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences comments on how social media are used to gain attention in the NBA lockout negotiations.

Article Source: CNN

For Heart Health, Eating Well May Trump Genes

October 11, 2011

Nehal Mehta of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how a healthy diet may overcome genetics.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Call It What It Is: Hate Speech

October 12, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine contributes an op-ed about hate speech in the Republican presidential-primary campaign.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Shortchanging Extracurriculars Mighty be Penny-Wise and Pound-Foolish

October 12, 2011

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for her research on students’ involvement in activities as a predictor of success.

Article Source: Education Next