Health Sciences

"At the Cutting Edge: The State of the Art Quilt " at the Arthur Ross Gallery

WHO: Philadelphia artists Cindy Friedman, Amy Orr, Leslie Pontz, Emily Richardson, Lonni Rossi and Deborah SchwartzmanWHAT: "At the Cutting Edge: The State of the Art Quilt" exhibitionWHERE: Arthur Ross Gallery, Furness Library Building, University of Pennsylvania, 220 S. 34th Street.WHEN: June 15 through July 28, 2002.

A Quarter-century of Community Partnerships

Glen Casey will be the first to admit it: He wasn’t the perfect student in high school. “I was always doing the dumbest things; getting into fights, getting arrested,” he says. A student then at University City High, Casey failed ninth grade, and barely passed 10th. “I just really wasn’t into school,” he says.

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How some wellness programs encourage toxic attitudes about body size

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Rebecca Pearl spoke about workplace wellness programs. “It’s important for leaders or people who are implementing these programs to be aware that employees, especially employees with obesity, might feel self-conscious or targeted,” said Pearl. “If it’s creating an atmosphere in which other employees are commenting on each other’s weight or eating choices, we should be conscious of the potential downstream effects of being stigmatized.”


USA Today

Unproven medical treatments cost us lives and money. Let research tell us what works

PIK professor Ezekiel Emanuel and Justin Bekelman of the Perelman School of Medicine wrote that expensive, experimental medical treatments may be a waste of money until proven effective.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

What makes addiction a disease?

Charles O’Brien and Daniel Langleben of the Perelman School of Medicine discussed the brain’s reward system and its relationship to addiction.



A drug that eases miscarriages is difficult for women to get

Courtney Schreiber of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about the importance of access to mifepristone. “It offers [miscarrying women] a sense of control over their own bodies and their own process when they feel that they've already lost an element of control,” Schreiber says.


The Washington Post

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg misses Supreme Court arguments for first time as she recovers from cancer

The Perelman School of Medicine’s John Kucharczuk commented on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recovery from a recent pulmonary lobectomy, saying that even younger patients are “tired and washed out” after the procedure.