• November 2, 2012
  • Penn Medicine at the 2012 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, November 3 - 7, Los Angeles

    Resources for News Media Covering the 2012 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

Experts: To arrange interviews with Penn Medicine physician experts, please contact Jessica Mikulski at 215-796-4829, or email jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu or on Twitter @PennMedNews. All research results are embargoed until the time they are presented during the conference.

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  • Penn Medicine Contest Maps 1,400 Lifesaving AEDs Via Crowdsourcing Contest Fueled by Smart Phones
    A crowdsourcing contest that sent hundreds of Philadelphians to locate and catalog the locations of AEDs throughout the nationís fifth largest city led to the identification of more than 1,400 automated external defibrillators in public places, according to a study from researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented today at the American Heart Associationís Scientific Sessions 2012
  • Penn Medicine Expert to Receive American Heart Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in Cardiac Resuscitation Science
    Lance Becker, MD, a professor of Emergency Medicine and director of the Center for Resuscitation Science at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the American Heart Associationís 2012 Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cardiac Resuscitation Science during the organizationís annual Scientific Sessions.
  • Penn Medicine's Daniel J. Rader, MD, Receives American Heart Association's Clinical Research Prize
    Daniel J. Rader, MD, professor of Medicine and chief, Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics, at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the American Heart Associationís (AHA) Clinical Research Prize for developing new methods to identify factors regulating the metabolism of fat particles in the bloodstream and testing their impact on the development of atherosclerosis. Dr. Rader received the award today during the opening ceremony of the AHA Scientific Sessions in Los Angeles, CA.

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