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Article ID: 700891

U.S. Hospitals Remain Vigilant to Ensure Adequate Drug Supplies Amid Hurricane Florence

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North and South Carolina days ago, but Penn Medicine Hospitals and other facilities nationwide have planned for weeks to adapt to expected drug shortages associated with its path of destruction.

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20-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700759

For Transplant Candidates, Virtual Classroom Brings Education to the Learner

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Higher education deeply values online learning, but a lung transplant coordinator is now teaching a virtual class that allows the personal caregivers of patients to learn all about their role - and make the patient eligible for the wait list.

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19-Sep-2018 8:25 AM EDT

Article ID: 700739

Penn Medicine Researchers Receive $18 Million Grant for the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A new $18 million grant to Penn Medicine researchers will allow them to take aim at the effects of tobacco marketing. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) have renewed their commitment to the Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) program and awarded a second cohort (TCORS 2.0) of centers.

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18-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700653

Penn Medicine, Grand View Health Announce Alliance

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

he University of Pennsylvania Health System and Grand View Health have announced a new alliance focused on the development of joint clinical care programs to improve health care for people in Bucks and Montgomery counties and the surrounding areas.

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18-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    14-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700429

Flu Vaccination Rates in Clinics Drop as Day Progresses, but Computerized Nudges Help Give Them a Boost, Penn Study Finds

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

– Primary care clinics experienced a significant decline in influenza vaccinations as the day progressed, researchers from Penn Medicine report in a new study published in JAMA Open Network. However, “nudging” clinical staff to order vaccines using a behavioral economics technique known as “active choice” may help curb some of that drop off, the study suggests. The study is the first to show how clinic appointment times can influence influenza vaccination rates.

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12-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700527

The Script Doctor

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Jules Lipoff, MD, an assistant professor of Clinical Dermatology at Penn, talks about what makes medicine so compelling for TV drama.

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13-Sep-2018 2:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 700147

Penn Extends its Global Reach to Improve Health Care Education and Quality of Care in Southeast Asia

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine and Penn Nursing have launched a formal alliance with the Vingroup – an enterprise that encompasses a newly formed private not-for-profit university project, VinUni, as well as the largest and leading private health service provider in Vietnam, Vinmec – in an effort to improve health care and to create new undergraduate and graduate medical training programs in Vietnam.

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6-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699973

Psychopathy: Murder, Myths, and the Media

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Psychopaths, the monsters in the closet of so many of our favorite television shows and podcasts, are far more complex than we might have initially imagined.

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4-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 699934

Three Penn Medicine Gene Therapy Innovators Receive International Award for Pioneering Work to Treat Childhood Blindness

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Three Penn Medicine ophthalmology innovators received the 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award for their revolutionary work leading to the first successful gene therapy to cure an inherited cause of childhood blindness.

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4-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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