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Kevin Volpp and David Dinges are quoted about their study on medical interns taking “protected power naps.”
Virginia Lee of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for leading research on how information about mad-cow disease can reveal details about Alzheimer’s disease.
Garret FitzGerald of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for research on aspirin heart protection resistance.
Penn Study: Protected "Power Naps" Are Helpful for Doctors in Training to Fight Fatigue During Overnight Shifts
PHILADELPHIA – New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center indicates that the implementation of protected sleep periods for residents who are assigned to overnight shifts in a hospital represent a viable tool in preventing fatigue and alleviating the physiological and behavioral effects of sleep deprivation among these doctors in training.
Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School is highlighted for her study on professors who “often didn’t respond quickly – or at all – to minority students and women with names that revealed their ethnicity and gender compared to a student whose name sounded as if he were a white male.”
Shaun Harper and graduate students Collin D. Williams Jr. and Horatio W. Blackman of the Graduate School of Education are cited for their study on athletes and racial inequities in college sports.