Education, Business, & Law

Dr. J. Larry Jameson to Lead Penn Medicine

PHILADELPHIA -- J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the next executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of Penn’s School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2011.

Lori N. Doyle

Nine Penn Students and Five Alumni Awarded Fulbright International Exchange Educational Scholarships

Nine University of Pennsylvania students and five Penn alumni have been awarded scholarships to participate in Fulbright international educational exchange program.  More than 1,500 U.S. citizens will travel abroad for one year of foreign study in one of 155 foreign countries, sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Jacqueline Posey

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Trump-friendly Newsmax bundled into Comcast’s Xfinity service

The Annenberg School for Communication’s Victor Pickard discussed conservative news channel Newsmax and its recent deal with Comcast. If Comcast is “feeling the heat from the right, it will make sense to appease some of those critics,” said Pickard.


The New York Times

A.I. can improve health care. It also can be duped

The Wharton School’s Hamsa Bastani said it’s worth keeping an eye out for possible manipulations of health care billing with the introduction of artificial intelligence software.


The Wall Street Journal

Levi CFO returns to NYSE to float another family-owned American Icon

David Wessels of the Wharton School said the key to a successful IPO is strategically positioning a company to buyers and then building on investors’ confidence by teasing the company’s next major steps.



Why Tesla needs Elon Musk

In an op-ed, the Wharton School’s Rahul Kapoor wrote that Tesla owes its success to Elon Musk’s leadership, in spite of calls for the CEO to step aside. “Getting rid of Musk is more likely to derail [Tesla’s] competitive edge as a pioneer and a technology leader than to sustain its agenda of disruption.”


A spinal surgery, a $101,000 bill, and a new law to prevent more surprises

Benjamin Chartock, a Ph.D. student in the Wharton School, said a new law in New York that created a binding arbitration process between hospitals and insurers is “keeping patients out of the middle of these billing disputes.”