News Release

October 20, 2011

CONTACT: Jessica Mikulski
(215) 796-4829

Penn Medicine - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System

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Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Penn Medicine Event Addresses Special Needs of Women and Heart Transplant: Recipient and Caregivers


The Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center, and Second Chance Transplant Support Group, are hosting  the event "Special Issues of Women and Heart Transplant: Recipients and Care Givers"

  • Penn Medicine heart failure expert Joyce Wald, DO, assistant professor of Medicine  at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of Programmatic Development for the Heart Failure/Transplant Program
  • Over 50 female heart transplant patients and their caregivers

The Penn Medicine Smilow Center for Translational Research (SCTR) (attached to the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine)
2nd Floor
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

WHEN: Friday, October 21, 2011
10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $4.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 17 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2013 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2013, Penn Medicine provided $814 million to benefit our community.