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  • Social media usage linked to underage drinking

    A study out of the Perelman School of Medicine finds a statistically significant relationship between social media content with alcohol use and teen alcohol consumption.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Researchers identify cellular source of molecule implicated in nasal polyps, asthma attacks

    A new discovery about how the immune system responds to common sinus infections and asthma could explain why patients develop these issues in the first place and ultimately may lead to improved targeted therapies. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Knowledge by the slice: follow the carbon

    Sociology professor Daniel Aldana Cohen calls for a more nuanced, modern view on energy consumption when discussing factors in climate change.


  • What will Maduro’s re-election mean for Venezuela?

    An arguably sham election prompts a political scientist at Penn to discuss the country's current crisis, and whether a regime change is the solution. 

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Eva Anadioti among 40 Under 40 Honorees

    Penn Dental Medicine’s Eva Anadioti has been recognized by two independent organizations as one of their 2018 40 Under 40 honorees. Both the Greek America Foundation and the Philadelphia Business Journal selected Anadioti for these annual awards.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Network Synergy: a new way to value mergers and acquisitions

    Two Wharton papers consider the less-beaten path of forming a partnership between two companies rather than a merger and acquisition may create a more valuable partnership of “network synergy” rather than separate internal synergies.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Transplantation pioneer receives Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology

    Dr. Ali Naji, the J. William White Professor of Surgical Research at the Perelman School of Medicine wins one of the highest honors for a transplant surgeon-scientist as an esteemed kidney and pancreas transplant surgeon, immunologist, and researcher.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Black in white space

    Black people still feel the need to tread lightly, or not at all, in “white spaces” in light of recent discriminatory attacks and arrests. 


  • Can bundled payments help control health care costs?

    New research out of the Perelman School of Medicine shows that bundled Medicare payments effectively reduced costs and improved the quality of health care. It may be key to slowing or even reversing the rise of health care costs in the country.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Dental student Samaneh Mojarrad receives Student of the Year Award

    The Journal of Clinical Orthodontics (JCO) recently announced the selection of Dr. Samaneh Mojarrad (GD’18), a Penn Dental Medicine orthodontics resident and Master of Science in Oral Biology (MSOB) candidate, as the winner of the 2018 Eugene L. Gottlieb JCO Student of the Year Award. Dr. Mojarrad was chosen over 21 other students from schools around the United States in a two-stage competition judged by members of the JCO editorial board.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine