Health Sciences

Penn and Cornell Researchers Spearhead the Development of New Guidelines for Veterinary CPR

PHILADELPHIA — For nearly 50 years, the American Heart Association, with the help of researchers and physicians from across the nation, has developed and disseminated guidelines on how best to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on patients experiencing cardiac arrest. But no such evidence-based guidelines existed in the veterinary world.

Katherine Unger Baillie, Holly Auer

Penn: Testicular Cancer Survivors Report Behaviors That Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Despite being at risk of cardiovascular problems associated with testicular cancer treatment, survivors of the disease -- the most common type of cancer striking young men -- frequently report behaviors such as smoking and risky alcohol use that could further raise their chances of developing those late effects of treatment, according to a study from the

Holly Auer

Penn Medicine Researchers Study Prescription-Drug Monitoring Programs

Individual use of prescription opioids has increased four-fold since the mid-1990s, in part due to increased awareness of pain control for chronic conditions such as low back pain and fibromyalgia and a Joint Commission mandate that hospitals assess patients' pain as a "vital sign" along with their blood pressure and temperature.

Holly Auer

Penn to Host G20 Foreign Policy Think Tanks Summit

The Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), one of the leading think tanks in Brazil and the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) will co-sponsor a three-day conference at the University of Pennsylvania, the “G20 Fo

Jacquie Posey

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Philadelphia Inquirer

My brother’s recovery from a car crash became a lesson in how to talk to doctors and nurses

Emily Largent of the Perelman School of Medicine writes that communication is part of healing, as she experienced when her brother was in a car accident and unable to notify family himself.


Philadelphia Inquirer

In-hospital strokes like Charlie Manuel’s are common

Steven Messé of the Perelman School of Medicine has been working on a solution to a long-standing problem in stroke care and says that for a variety of reasons in-hospital strokes sometimes are not detected until hours after they occur.


Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn researcher’s Every Cure nonprofit lands ‘game-changing’ support as it works to help patients with uncurable diseases

David Fajgenbaum of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on “game-changer” funding for the nonprofit Every Cure, which he co-founded.


The Business Journals

Penn’s cell therapy pioneer Dr. Carl June shares $3M Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine has been awarded a $3 million Breakthrough Prize in life sciences for developing CAR-T therapy to treat cancer, with remarks from President Liz Magill.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn biomedical scientists move into new uCity complex with 115,000 square feet of lab space

More than 50 Penn scientists and staff, including the Perelman School of Medicine’s Drew Weissman, are moving into 115,000 square feet of new lab space in the 13-story One uCity Square building.