FDA: Why Bigger Isn’t Better When It Comes to SPFs

June 15, 2011

Joseph Sobanko of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses why higher SPFs are not more effective than others.

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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798June 16, 2011

Penn Study Will Investigate HIV-Testing Awareness Using Videos on Los Angeles Buses

PHILADELPHIA -- A University of Pennsylvania study will determine if public transit can convey more than people going from point A to point B. Video displays on public buses in Los Angeles will be used to help determine the efficacy of an innovative soap opera-like video program designed to increase HIV testing among low-income African Americans 14 to 24 years of age.

Penn Health Providing Lodging for Families of Transplant Patients

June 14, 2011

Abraham Shaked of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the Barker Transplant House.

Penn Study Finds Doctors Delaying or Rejecting Specialty Care for Publicly Insured Children

June 16, 2011

Karin Rhodes of the Perelman School of Medicine leads a study about publicly insured children and their access to medical assistance.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 15, 2011

Penn Researchers Identify a New Marker That Predicts Progressive Kidney Failure and Death

A high level of a hormone that regulates phosphate is associated with an increased risk of kidney failure and death among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, according to a recent study led by researchers at the University of Miami and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Diseases and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Results were published in the June 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Criminal Minds

June 12, 2011

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine and his work are featured.

Will Privatizing Liquor Sales Make People Drink More?

June 6, 2011

Karen Glanz of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Nursing comments on the effect of drinking habits due to the privatization of liquor sales.

Penn Nursing Students Receive National Recognition

June 13, 2011

Students of the School of Nursing are recognized at the 59th Annual National Student Nurses’ Association Convention.

Article Source: Nurse.com

New Evidence of Genetic ‘arms race’ Against Malaria Found

June 10, 2011

Sarah Tishkoff and Wen-Ya Ko of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on their research on new evidence of how the human genome has fought back against malaria.  Tishkoff also holds an appointment in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Article Source: Asian News International

Penn Trial Offers Hope in Insulin-Cell Transplants

June 7, 2011

Ali Naji and Michael Rickels of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on a Type 1 diabetes patient who underwent an islet cell transplant.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer