Penn Vet Announces World Leadership and Student Inspiration Awards
PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has launched the first veterinary medicine awards of its kind designed to recognize innovation, creativity and leadership in the veterinary profession anywhere in the world.
Roy and Gretchen Jackson Endow Chair for Equine Disease Research at Penn Veterinary Medicine School
PHILADELPHIA - A $3 million gift from Roy and Gretchen Jackson, owners of Barbaro, will endow a chair in the name of Dean W. Richardson at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Your Brain and You: Penn Researcher Forecasts Ethical Challenges Ahead for Neuroscience and Society
PHILADELPHIA -- Are we ready for a future where brain scans invade our private thoughts? Will we have to alter our brains chemically to keep competitive at our jobs? Could science determine that "souls" do not exist, and, if so, what does that mean for how we think of ourselves as human beings?
U.S. Falls to 27th in Latest Report Card on World Social Progress; Chronic Poverty to Blame
PHILADELPHIA -- Cuts in social services and chronic poverty in U.S. cities and rural areas during the '90s have caused the U.S. to lag behind nearly all of Europe and several other countries in terms of overall social progress, according to the 2004 "Report Card on World Social Progress" by Richard Estes, a University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work professor.
"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.
Genetic variant largely found in patients of African descent increases risk for heart failure
A new study, led by Penn Medicine, reveals that this genetic cause of heart failure, which is now treatable, is significantly underdiagnosed.
Travel tips for breastfeeding mothers
As the traveling season gets underway, experts Diane Spatz and Elizabeth Froh offer advice for breastfeeding and pumping on trains, planes, and automobiles.
What’s the future of blood pressure monitoring?
Blood pressure monitoring is evolving for more convenience, comfort and accessibility, and may feature innovative methods, like customized “smart” sneakers, or by taking a two-minute video selfie.
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.
Giving common antibiotic before radiation may help body fight cancer
The antibiotic vancomycin alters the gut microbiome in a way that can help prime the immune system to more effectively attack tumor cells after radiation therapy.
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Nurses who have the coronavirus are fighting their employers to get paid time off: 'Nobody really cares about my safety'
Research led by Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing found that limiting nurses to caring for four or fewer patients at a time can lead to lower rates of readmission or death.
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Column: Developing a coronavirus vaccine should not be rushed. Here’s why
Paul Offit of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about the 1955 Cutter incident, in which a polio vaccine was rushed to production and ended up infecting tens of thousands. “We’re much better educated about how to mass-produce vaccines than we were then,” he said.
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Philadelphia Orchestra channel gives Penn hospitals a new soundtrack
Patients at Penn’s hospitals can now access archived footage of the Philadelphia Orchestra. “Patients have given us feedback that they are utilizing it, that they find it helpful, and that they find it comforting,” said HUP CEO Regina Cunningham.
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Protests, masks and public health: where do my rights end and yours begin?
Dominic Sisti of the Perelman School of Medicine and Alison Buttenheim of the School of Nursing spoke about encouraging healthy behavior during a pandemic and the responsibilities of those who choose not to participate in social distancing.
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There are 3 things we have to do to get people wearing masks
Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences, Lyle Ungar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and PIK Professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel wrote an op-ed about how best to persuade people to wear protective face masks. “It’s not too late to apply three basic principles from behavioral science: make it easy, understood, and expected,” they write, “and we’ll soon see face masks everywhere, saving lives.”
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