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2013-06-24 16:27:42

The MMAAP Foundation Expands Support to Fund International Skin Disease Research NEW YORK, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its mission to bring together leading research and medical talent and institutions from the US and Asia, the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation (MMAAP Foundation) today announced that it has made its 2013/2014 Fellowship and Project Awards in Skin Disease. This year's Fellowship Award sponsors Meng Pan, MD, PhD, of Ruijin Hospital...

2013-06-03 16:24:27

Dr. Shane S Pak, MD of Alhambra, CA is ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews. ALHAMBRA, Calif., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Shane S Pak, MD was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130603/DC24851) Each year, nearly 100 million patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals,...

2013-04-16 12:27:04

PHILADELPHIA, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Garret FitzGerald MD, FRS, chairman of the Pharmacology Department and director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the 2013 Grand Prix Scientifique by the Institut de France. FitzGerald shares the prize with Carlo Patrono MD, chairman of Pharmacology at the Catholic University, Rome. The award is based on the recommendation of the...

2013-04-06 12:20:14

Individualized Genomic Testing Allows for Tailored Cancer Treatment, New Drug Research PHILADELPHIA, April 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just like a massive iceberg jutting out of the ocean, many of cancer's genetic underpinnings remain hidden under the surface, impossible to predict or map from above. The foreboding shadows and shapes that appear on CT scans and MRIs - and even in the field that doctors see when they zoom in to look at cancer cells under a high-powered microscope -...

2013-04-04 08:28:57

PHILADELPHIA, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Pennsylvania Health System and RightCare Solutions, Inc., an evidence-based technology organization specializing in hospital care transitions and readmission management, today announced an expanded partnership with the goal of improving care coordination and reducing readmissions. The partnership with RightCare will extend across all Penn hospitals including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical...

2013-03-27 12:57:58

Certified Primary Stroke Centers are three times more likely to administer clot-busting treatment for strokes than non-certified centers, reports a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, looked at a wide sample of hospitals across the United States, and provides insight into practice across the US health care system as experts examine ways to increase the use of this...

2013-03-14 08:28:33

BETHESDA, Md., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a healthy adult, microbial cells are estimated to outnumber human cells 10 to one. Many microbes maintain our health, while others cause illness. Recent investigations of the human gut microbiome have discovered important ways in which gut microbes may influence a number of important disease states including obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, functional gastrointestinal disorders, cancers and liver disease. Recognizing the major...

2013-02-04 16:26:13

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joseph W. St. Geme, III, M.D., has been named physician-in-chief of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1, 2013. Dr. St. Geme comes to Philadelphia from Duke University where he has served since 2005 as the chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Chief Medical Officer of Duke's Children's Hospital....

2012-10-31 11:34:06

Conditions reporting system helps foster culture of safety Documenting adverse events improves perceptions of safety and may decrease incidents in multi-site clinical practices, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The results of the year-long study, which focused on the Radiation Oncology department's workflow, show a strong correlation between the implementation of a Conditions Reporting System and increasingly...

2012-10-17 07:26:51

Largest Capital Gift of the University's $3.5 billion Making History Fundraising Campaign to Date PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Pennsylvania has received an undisclosed gift from father and son philanthropists Joel and William Smilow to support Penn Medicine's translational research activities, naming the Smilow Center for Translational Research in the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The gift also...