Local Kidney-Donation Chain Links Mismatched Pairs to Benefit Many Patients

August 17, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on kidney chain donations.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

2011 White Coat Ceremony

On August 12, Larry Jameson, the newly inaugurated executive vice president of the University for the Health System and dean of the Perelman School of Medicine, helped launch the medical school careers of 170 first-year students as they donned their first white coats and marked the beginning of their journey into the art and science of healing.

The Anti-Vaccination Peril

August 16, 2011

The Center for Bioethics of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for information on vaccination exemptions.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183August 15, 2011

Penn-designed Triple Therapy Regime Puts Leukemic Form of Cutaneous Lymphoma in Remission

PHILADELPHIA — A three-pronged immunotherapy approach nearly doubles five-year survival among patients with rare leukemic form of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, reports a new study by dermatologists from the Abramson Cancer Center and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Why Secret ‘Doctor Shopping’ Studies Are Necessary

August 15, 2011

Zachary Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authors an article on secret “doctor shopping.”

Article Source: Time
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658August 15, 2011

Researchers at Penn Identify a Target That Could Combat Allergies of Early Childhood

PHILADELPHIA — A pandemic of ailments called the "allergic march" -- the gradual acquisition of overlapping allergic diseases that commonly begins in early childhood -- has frustrated both parents and physicians. For the last three decades, an explosion of eczema, food allergies, hay fever, and asthma have afflicted children in the United States, the European Union, and many other countries.

Latino Health Paradox: Latinos Boast Low Infant Mortality, Long Lives Despite Risk Factors

August 11, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on and questions the “existence of the Latino health paradox.”

Article Source: Huffington Post

Chest Pain Severity Not a Heart Attack Indicator: Study

August 12, 2011

Anna Marie Chang is quoted about her research, led by Judd Hollander of the Perelman School of Medicine.

Article Source: Reuters Life!

Harvesting Dead Girl’s Eggs Raises Ethical Issues

August 11, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that “laws and policies need to catch up with the practice” of extracting eggs after death.

Article Source: ABC News

Penn Research Offers New Hope for Rare Cancer

August 11, 2011

Carl June, Bruce Levine, David Porter and Michael Kalos of the Perelman School of Medicine are featured for their breakthrough cancer research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer