Perelman School of Medicine

Can bias be reversed?

Mandatory education and training can improve awareness of implicit biases and how it may affect patient care, according to studies and fieldwork done in communities.

Penn Today Staff

One in four Americans develops insomnia each year

About 25 percent of Americans experience acute insomnia each year, but about 75 percent of these individuals recover without developing persistent poor sleep or chronic insomnia.

Penn Today Staff , Greg Richter

Let the sunshine in

Our circadian rhythms need exposure to full spectrum natural light to stay in sync with the external environment. Limiting our access to natural lightwaves leaves our bodies out of balance.

Penn Today Staff



In the News


Nature

Microsoft’s Purchase of GitHub Leaves Some Scientists Uneasy

Post-doc Daniel Himmelstein of the Perelman School of Medicine discussed problematic elements of GitHub’s model. “Regardless of the Microsoft acquisition, GitHub, as a centralized and closed company, possesses a dangerous level of control over the open-source ecosystem,” said Himmelstein.

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Reuters Health

Workplace Noise in Daytime Linked to Sleep Problems at Night

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Mathias Basner weighed in on the effects of noise environments on stress levels.

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BBC

Why Do Only Some People Get Blackout Drunk?

Reagan Wetherill of the Perelman School of Medicine discussed “inherent brain vulnerabilities, and genetic vulnerabilities,” that put adolescents at risk of future alcohol abuse.

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The Washington Post

Forget ‘Man vs. Machine.’ When Doctors Compete with Artificial Intelligence, Patients Lose

Carrie Kovarik, Caroline Nelson, and John Barbieri of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authored an argument for collaboration, not competition, between doctors and AI technology.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

New Blood Test for Pregnant Women Could Predict Preterm Birth

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Michal Elovitz discussed the results from her research exploring methods for predicting preterm births. The study’s results were published in Science.

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