Quantcast
Last updated on April 21, 2014 at 1:20 EDT

Latest Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Stories

2014-04-01 23:23:22

Dr. Beverly Davidson Researches Novel Treatments for Neurological Diseases Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Beverly L. Davidson, Ph.D., a nationally prominent expert in gene therapy, is joining The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today. Dr. Davidson, who investigates gene therapy for neurodegenerative diseases, arrives from the Center for Gene Therapy at the University of Iowa. She served as associate director at that Center, as well as director of the Gene Therapy...

Individualized Stroke Care From Bedside Optical Monitoring Of Cerebral Blood Flow
2014-03-23 14:12:57

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in Penn Arts and Sciences are now learning how head of bed (HOB) positioning affects blood flow reaching the brain. Most patients admitted to the hospital with an acute stroke are kept flat for at least 24 hours in an effort...

2014-03-14 16:22:34

Large-Scale Sculpture Celebrates Hope for Patients and Families Carrying BRCA Mutations PHILADELPHIA, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, the University of Pennsylvania's Basser Research Center for BRCA formally unveiled "Homologous Hope," a new sculpture suspended from the glass atrium in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. The large-scale piece was created especially for the Basser Research Center for BRCA by the New York-based internationally renowned artist Mara G....

2014-01-28 12:23:55

Funds raised through 150 mile cycling event will support breakthrough research, education and patient care. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia's first annual Ride to Conquer Cancer launched on Tuesday to raise vital funds for the cancer programs at Penn Medicine. Funds raised will be used immediately to support breakthrough cancer research, education and patient care programs at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center. "We are absolutely thrilled to...

2013-11-14 16:27:25

Board of City Trusts to present one of America's oldest and most prestigious science awards, dedicated to the memory of Benjamin Franklin, at formal ceremony on November 22nd PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three distinguished Philadelphia scientists whose groundbreaking research and innovative surgical and medical practices have benefited thousands of lives throughout the world will be honored this month with the prestigious John Scott Award, one of the top prizes in the...

2013-10-11 16:23:44

D. Gary Gilliland, MD, Ph.D., has been named the inaugural Vice Dean and Vice President for Precision Medicine, a newly created role to position Penn Medicine as the nation's top leader in the delivery of individualized medicine. PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Gilliland, a cancer genetics expert and pioneer in the development of targeted therapies, will synthesize Penn Medicine's research and clinical care initiatives across all disciplines to create a...

2013-09-18 16:26:08

Health Research Key to Healthy Pennsylvania Goal of Quality Health Care HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett continued his four-day tour across the state to roll out his Healthy Pennsylvania plan with a visit to the Smilow Center for Translational Research in the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. Corbett's Healthy Pennsylvania plan focuses on improving access, ensuring quality, and providing affordability through a...

2013-09-18 08:29:33

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: Penn Medicine will celebrate one of the largest capital projects in the history of Pennsylvania Hospital, the official opening of Penn Medicine Washington Square - a new 153,000 square foot, "green" building in center city Philadelphia - that serves as the major hub of outpatient care for Pennsylvania Hospital. This modern facility features leading-edge telecommunication and clinical information systems, providing patients with...

2013-07-22 08:28:32

- D2S2 shows 29% reduction in all-cause 30-day readmission rates - PHILADELPHIA, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RightCare Solutions, Inc., an evidence-based technology organization specializing in hospital care transitions and readmission management, announced today that a pivotal study examining the impact of RightCare Solutions' D2S2 care transitions software platform on all-cause 30-day readmissions met its primary endpoint showing a 29% reduction in all-cause 30-day readmission...

2013-07-01 12:28:22

PHILADELPHIA, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mariell Jessup, MD, professor of Medicine, associate chief, Clinical Affairs, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and medical director of the Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center, has become the president of the American Heart Association (AHA). Her term begins July 1, 2013. "I am thrilled and honored to serve as the president of the AHA. It is an outstanding organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of...