2002 NEWS RELEASE ARCHIVE
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  December
    Does the Ivory Tower Need Ramps? [12/24/02]
    Deborah A. Sesok-Pizzini, MD, Named Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [12/20/02]
    Najjia N. Mahmoud, MD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [12/20/02]
    James G. Hecker, PhD, MD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [12/18/02]
    John B. Weigele, PhD, MD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [12/18/02]
    Newly-Discovered Role for Nf1 Gene Explains Heart Abnormalities Associated with Neurofibromatosis [12/09/02]
    West Nile Virus Capsid Protein Causes Encephalitic Inflammation by Triggering Cell Suicide [12/09/02]
    Rebecca G. Wells, MD, Named Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [12/09/02]
    Marna S. Barrett, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [12/04/02]
    It May Take A Mouse to Understand The Behavior of "Jumping Genes" [12/03/02]
    Eric D. Schwartz, MD, Named Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [12/03/02]
    Erik K. Insko, MS, MD, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [12/03/02]
 
 
  November
    Myostatin-Blockers Improve Muscle Function in Dystrophic Mice [11/27/02]
    Light Up a Life at the Annual Wissahickon Hospice Celebration Sponsored by PENN Home Care and Hospice Services [11/27/02]
    Edward S. Brodkin, MD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [11/26/02]
    A Leukemia-Related Protein is a Master Editor of the "Histone Code" [11/26/02]
    Eri Kuno, PhD, Appointed Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [11/25/02]
    Christos Davatzikos, PhD, Named Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [11/22/02]
    Harold I. Litt, MD, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [11/14/02]
    Dinggang Shen, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [11/14/02]
    Sarah J. Ratcliffe, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [11/11/02]
    Daniel Heitjan, PhD, Named Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [11/11/02]
    Muredach P. Reilly, MB, Named Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [11/07/02]
    Schizophrenia Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attack [11/07/02]
    Thomas W. Faust, MD, Named Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [11/06/02]
    Beating Pneumonia by a Nose [11/05/02]
    Genetic Variant May Impact Smoking Cessation [11/01/02]
 
 
  October
    Enlisting Human Test Subjects in the War on Terror [10/31/02]
    Christopher J. Cohen, MD, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [10/28/02]
    Duane A. Sewell, MD, Named Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [10/23/02]
    Erle S. Robertson, PhD, Named Leader of the Tumor Virology Program at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania and Associate Professor of Microbiology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [10/23/02]
    Is the Roller Coaster G Force Threat All Spin? [10/16/02]
    Foxd3 Gene Allows Stem Cells to Remain Stem Cells [10/14/02]
    Avrum N. Pollock, MD, FRCPC, Named Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [10/09/02]
    Albert E. Telfeian, MD, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [10/09/02]
    RRF Recycles Form, Not Exact Function [10/09/02]
    Rodney Camire, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [10/07/02]
    Neural Stem Cells Improve Motor Function in Brain Injuries [10/01/02]
 
 
  September
    'Futile' Cycle Both Fights Diabetes and Causes Weight Gain [09/23/02]
    Surgery and Care Combo Alleviates Chronic Sinusitis [09/20/02]
    Gene that Regulates Development of Heart Cells Identified, Described by Penn Researcher and Colleagues [09/20/02]
    New Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery Created at the University of Pennsylvania Health System [09/17/02]
    Possible Basis Found for the Cliché Depicting Men as More 'Hot-Headed' than Women [09/17/02]
    Nacksung Kim, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology of Laboratory Medicine [09/16/02]
    Dr. Anne Burke Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [09/16/02]
    Andrew D. Wells, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology of Laboratory Medicine [09/16/02]
    Fashion Targets Breast Cancer [09/16/02]
    Complete Robotic Heart By-Pass Surgery, Soon to Start at HUP, Promises Dramatic Patient Benefits [09/13/02]
    Dr. Michael Ming Appointed Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [09/12/02]
    Dr. Chinyu Su Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [09/12/02]
    Dr. Alexander Judkins Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [09/11/02]
    Dr. Bruce Pawel Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [09/11/02]
    Depression and Exposure to Other Smokers Linked to Alternate Tobacco Product Use Among Teens [09/11/02]
    Thornton B. Alexander Mason, MD, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [09/10/02]
    Dr. Lynne Gerson Maxwell Appointed Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [09/10/02]
    Department of Medical Ethics Created at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [09/06/02]
    Dr. David A. Lipson Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [09/05/02]
    David Rubin, MD, Named Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [09/03/02]
    Lynn G. Kirby, PhD, Named Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [09/03/02]
    William J. Swiggard, MD, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [09/03/02]
    Can An Aspirin A Day Keep Atherosclerosis At Bay? Research Yields Another Benefit to Low-Dose Aspirin [09/03/02]
 
 
  August
    Philip R. Spandorfer, MD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [08/27/02]
    Brendali F. Reis, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [08/27/02]
    Christina S. Chu, MD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [08/27/02]
    Scott M. Goldstein, MD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [08/23/02]
    University Of Pennsylvania Health System Adopts Electronic Radiologic Archiving And Communications System [08/20/02]
    Xiaowei Xu, MD, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology of Laboratory Medicine [08/20/02]
    Dr. Kirti Shetty Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [08/19/02]
 
 
  July
    Barriers to Organ Transplantation for HIV-Infected Patients Unethical [07/25/02]
    Penn Health System Named One Of Nation's 100 "Most Wired" [07/24/02]
    John Q. Trojanowski Appointed Director of the Penn Institute on Aging [07/19/02]
    Adolescents With Inattention Problems More Likely to Smoke [07/18/02]
    "Underpowered" Clinical Trials Pose Scientific and Ethical Problems [07/16/02]
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Garners Kudos From U.S. News & World Report's Annual Rankings [07/12/02]
    Dr. Andrew I. Schafer Appointed Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [07/10/02]
 
 
  June
    University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Renamed [06/24/02]
    Newell Fischer Elected President of the American Psychoanalytic Association [06/17/02]
    David W. Musick, PhD, Named Director of Graduate Medical Education for PENN Medicine [06/21/02]
    Dwight L. Evans, MD, Appointed to the NIH Board of Scientific Counselors [06/17/02]
    Eye Drops Delay Onset of Glaucoma in Higher Risk Patients [06/13/02]
    Zebrafish: Drug Discovery of A Different Stripe Holds Promise In COX Research [06/13/02]
    Urine Test Predicts Alzheimer's Disease [06/13/02]
    Wissahickon Hospice of the University of Pennsylvania Health System Relocates Main Office [06/10/02]
 
 
  May
    Implant May Stabilize Schizophrenia Patients' Treatment for a Full Year [05/28/02]
    Studying Smallpox Without Smallpox [05/28/02]
    Studying the Strength of Protein Bonds One Molecule at A Time [05/21/02]
    Ramoplanin Beats Antibiotic Resistance by Fighting the Battle on Its Own Terms [05/21/02]
    Can We Enlist Substitute Genes to Fight Muscular Dystrophy? [05/15/02]
    Prolactin Proactive in Promoting Breast Cancer [05/14/02]
 
 
  April
    Albert P. Black, Jr., Named Chief Operating Officer at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania [04/30/02]
    Dog Discovery a Major Step in Treatment of Genetic Blindness [04/23/02]
    Solving the COX Conundrum: How the Balancing Act between Two Forms of the Cyclooxygenase Enzyme Protects the Heart [04/18/02]
    New Data Suggest Epilepsy Patients Stay on Treatment with Keppra [04/17/02]
    Anjan Chatterjee Awarded Norman Geschwind Prize in Behavioral Neurology [04/17/02]
    Reverend Dr. Shaw Re-Appointed Chair of HUP Board of Trustees [04/16/02]
    Do Patients With Alzheimer's Disease Vote? [04/09/02]
    The Effects of Culture on the Mind: Penn Researchers Confirm Safety of Cloned Neurons Used in Stroke Therapy [04/09/02]
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Ranks Fourth Nationally in U.S.News & World Report Survey [04/05/02]
    Schweiker Administration Awards Six Cancer-Research Grants Made Possible By State Income-Tax Refund Donations [04/03/02]
    Pennsylvania First Lady Kathy Schweiker Announces Breast and Cervical Cancer Research Grants [04/02/02]
 
 
  March
    The Penn School Of Medicine Receives Record $327 Million from NIH in FY 2001 [03/22/02]
    Depressed Adolescents Receptive to Tobacco Advertising More Likely to Experiment with Smoking [03/21/02]
    Women Still Face Inequality in Diagnosis, Treatment And Clinical Studies of Heart Disease [03/20/02]
    Penn Electrophysiologists Document a Cure for Atrial Fibrillation That Makes Pacemakers, Drugs Unnecessary [03/20/02]
    The Path to Chronic Transplant Rejection: How Donor Organs Unwittingly Give Themselves Up to the Immune System [03/25/02]
 
 
  February
    Hormone Replacement Therapy May Help Prevent Chronic Wounds in Elderly Patients [02/22/02]
    Long-Distance Command Sends Vital Human Growth Hormone into Action [02/14/02]
 
 
  January
    University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Offers Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial Using Selenium and Vitamin E [01/24/02]
    Massive Effort to Study the Kidney Disease Connection to Heart Disease: Penn Leads a Nationwide $40 Million Study [01/23/02]
    Researchers Find Definitive Proof that Repetitive Head Injury Accelerates the Pace of Alzheimer's Disease [01/15/02]
    Vision Researchers Solve Rare Inherited Retinal Disorder [01/15/02]
    University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center's OncoLink and EmergingMed.com Launch Free On-Line Clinical Trial Match & Referral Service [01/11/02]
    Skin or Bones? This Gene has the Answer [01/11/02]
    Victoria L. Rich, PhD, named Chief Nursing Officer for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania [01/07/02]
   

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