U.S. Pledges $1 Billion to Improve Hospital Outcomes

April 13, 2011

P.J. Brennan of Penn Health Systems comments on federal funding to improve hospital outcomes.

Article Source: WHYY “Newsworks”

Why the Grey’s Anatomy Myth Clouds the Real Value of Emergency Care

April 11, 2011

Zachary Meisel of the School of Medicine co-authors an op-ed about emergency departments turning away non-urgent paitients.

Article Source: Time.com

Drug Resistance Not a Risk in Acne Treatment: Study

April 11, 2011

David Margolis of the School of Medicine comments on a study he led on acne antibiotics.

Article Source: Reuters Health

Audio: Sifting Genes for Clues to Alzheimer’s

April 8, 2011

Gerard Schellenberg of the School of Medicine discusses how locating genes linked to Alzheimer’s could lead to new ways to treat or prevent the disease.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Senator Diane Allen Gives Keynote Speech at Penn Medicine About Her Battle With Cancer

April 10, 2011

Kelly Malloy of the School of Medicine comments on the difficulty in detecting head and neck cancer.

Article Source: CBS (Philadelphia)

Acne Antibiotics Not Linked to Drug Resistance

April 11, 2011

Penn Medicine research about acne antibiotics is cited.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 12, 2011

Loss of Cell Adhesion Protein Drives Esophageal and Oral Cancers in Mice, Penn Researchers Report

Squamous cell cancers of the oral cavity and esophagus are common throughout the world, with over 650,000 cases of oral cancer each year and esophageal cancer representing the sixth most common cause of cancer death in men. Research by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine investigators has shown that a protein that helps cells stick together is frequently absent or out of place in these cancers, but it’s unclear if its loss causes the tumors.

Global Colloquium of University Presidents

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the fifth annual meeting of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents on Monday, April 4, in a public address at the University of Pennsylvania on empowering women.


In Japan, Will Sea Dilute Radiation Pollution?

April 7, 2011

Andrew Maidment of the School of Medicine comments on the effects of the Chernobyl disaster and how it might be able to predict the effects of the recent disaster in Japan.

Article Source: CNN

Philly Unwraps Campaign Against STDs

April 8, 2011

John Jemmott of the School of Medicine discusses abstinence education and STD prevention.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer