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First Atlas of Body Clock Gene Expression Informs Timing of Drug Delivery

A new effort mapping 24-hr patterns of expression for thousands of genes in 12 different mouse organs – five years in the making – provides important clues about how the role of timing may influence the way drugs work in the body. This study,...
27-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Drug for Rare Blood Disorder Developed at Penn Receives Orphan Drug Status from the FDA

A Penn Medicine-developed drug has received orphan status from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a rare, life-threatening disease that causes anemia due to destruction...
27-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

See-Through, One-Atom-Thick, Carbon Electrodes Powerful Tool to Study Brain Disorders


A graphene, one-atom-thick microelectrode now solves a major problem for investigators looking at brain circuitry. Pinning down the details of how individual neural circuits operate in epilepsy and other brain disorders requires real-time...
20-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Diversity in Medical Education: It’s Not So Black and White Anymore

A perspective piece in this week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine from a student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine addresses the evolution of diversity in medical education.
15-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Personalized Cellular Therapy Achieves Complete Remission in 90 Percent of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Patients Studied

Ninety percent of children and adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who had relapsed multiple times or failed to respond to standard therapies went into remission after receiving an investigational personalized cellular therapy, CTL019,...
10-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Penn Medicine Researchers Zero in on Psoriasis-Hypertension Link

Patients with more severe psoriasis are also more likely to have uncontrolled hypertension, according to new research by a team at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Through a cross-sectional study using information...
13-Oct-2014 3:55 PM EDT

Penn Medicine Hospitals Named “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by Human Rights Campaign

All four hospitals in the University of Pennsylvania Health System, including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital were listed today as a 2014 LGBT...
15-Oct-2014 12:30 PM EDT

Penn Medicine Names Theresa Larivee Executive Director of Pennsylvania Hospital


Theresa Larivee has been named the new Executive Director of Pennsylvania Hospital, effective November 1st. Larivee, currently the Vice President of Financial Operations and Budget for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), was...
15-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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Health & Medicine at the 2014 Sochi Olympics: Penn Medicine Experts Available for Comment

Penn Medicine physicians and scientists are available for comment on a variety of topics relating to health and injury issues that Winter Olympic athletes may face. Experts are available for interviews by phone, webcam or satellite uplink from the...
6-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST

Penn Medicine Surgeons Available to Discuss the Robotic Surgery Dr. Drew Chose to Treat His Prostate Cancer

25-Sep-2013 3:40 PM EDT

Penn Medicine Experts Available for Comment on Latest Research at SLEEP 2013

28-May-2013 11:00 AM EDT

Penn Health Policy Experts to Convene for Discussion on SCOTUS Ruling; Interviews Available

27-Jun-2012 4:20 PM EDT

Physicians Presenting, Moderating and Available for Expert Commentary at American Transplant Congress 2011 Meeting

Penn Transplant Institute/University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine faculty are presenting research findings and moderating sessions on the lateast advances in transplant medicine. The American Transplant Congress keynote speaker (May 4th) this...
2-May-2011 12:15 PM EDT

Expert Advisory: Penn Medicine Experts Available for Vancouver Olympics Coverage

Experts from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine are available to offer expert medical insight and commentary during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver on issues ranging from the effects of performance enhancing drugs to concerns...
2-Feb-2010 4:50 PM EST

Pioneer Program to Combat Healthcare Disparities

As the 2008 presidential election draws nearer, debate continues over immigration and health care reform. Meanwhile, U.S. doctors must find innovative, cost-effective ways to care for these new Americans. A national authority on health care concerns...
22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT

Key Answers for Healthcare Reform

Judd Hollander, MD, Professor and Clinical Research Director in the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine, can share insights on the ways in which new technologies may both improve health care delivery and...
22-Aug-2008 1:00 PM EDT

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