2003 NEWS RELEASE ARCHIVE
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  December
    Penn-based American Journal of Bioethics selected as 'Best New Journal' by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals [12/31/03]
    Hackettstown Community Hospital Joins University of Pennsylvania Cancer Network [12/19/03]
    Broad Eradication of T Cells to Prevent Organ Rejection Hampers Efforts to Induce Tolerance [12/19/03]
 
 
  November
    Physicians Should Prescribe Cholesterol-lowering Medicines More to Select Patients While Still Hospitalized [11/25/03]
    Penn and FORCE Establish First Peer-Support Helpline For People Concerned About Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer [11/24/03]
 
Sinus Infection Expert and Surgeon Alexander G. Chiu, MD, Joins the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [11/20/03]
 
Breast Cancer Surgeon Julia C. Tchou, MD, PhD, Joins Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania [11/13/03]
    Penn Program in Botswana provides comprehensive HIV-program at epicenter of AIDS epidemic [11/11/03]
 
New Stent Graft for Thoracic Aneurysms Offered at Penn [11/10/03]
    Patient Safety is Advanced by Combining Clinical and Business Skills in Unique Educational Program [11/06/03]
 
Breast Cancer Surgeon Marcia C. Boraas, MD, Joins Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania [11/04/03]
 
 
  October
    Researchers Determine a Contributing Genetic Factor of Photosensitivity in Lupus Patients [10/27/03]
    Daily Monitoring and Reporting of Weight and Symptoms by Heart Failure Patients Using an Electronic Scale Lowers Mortality Rates, Study Finds [10/16/03]
    Novelty-Seeking Teens More Receptive to Tobacco Advertising, New Study Shows [10/13/03]
    New Penn Study Shows Genes May Influence Smoking Cessation [10/10/03]
 
Abramson Cancer Center Nurse Named MacArthur Fellow for 2003 [10/06/03]
    New Penn Study Shows Caregivers Refuse Alzheimer's Medications When Patient's Quality of Life Threatened [10/03/03]
    Penn Study to Determine Why African-American Males Have Worse Outcomes from Prostate Cancer [10/02/03]
    When Heme Attacks: After Trauma, The Molecule that Makes Life Possible Rampages [10/01/03]
 
 
  September
    Danger on Chromosome 15 - Unstable Region Yields Genes for Prader-Willi/Angelman Syndromes and Spastic Paraplegia [09/25/03]
    Deborah Julie Franklin, MD, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [09/23/03]
    Prescription Drug Utilization Reviews Are Less Than Useful [09/16/03]
    Experimental Cancer Drugs May Halt Events That Lead To Cardiac Hypertrophy and Heart Failure [09/15/03]
    New Endovascular Procedure May Spare Patients Suffering from Mitral Valve Regurgitation the Ordeal of Open-Heart Surgery [09/15/03]
    Nationally Televised Event Benefits Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania [09/10/03]
    Kim M. Olthoff, MD, FACS, Selected as Fellow in Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women [09/09/03]
    "Key to the Cure" - Saks Fifth Avenue Apparel Sales to Benefit the Abramson Cancer Center and Living Beyond Breast Cancer, September 17-20 [09/08/03]
    Penn To Be Part of New Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Disease [09/04/03]
 
 
  August
    Christian M. Ogilvie, MD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [08/29/03]
    Huafeng Wei, MD, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [08/29/03]
    Computer Design Yields Better, More Efficient Therapeutic for Preventing Tissue Damage [08/25/03]
    Deadly 'Drug Corner' Moves to Your Computer [08/19/03]
    Bert W. O'Malley, Jr., MD, Selected to Chair Designate Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Penn School of Medicine [08/19/03]
    Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD, Renowned Addictions Researcher, Receives Lifetime Achievement in Research Award [08/13/03]
    "Life After Breast Cancer" - Abramson Cancer Center's Annual Conference for Survivors Takes Place, September 13 [08/13/03]
    Herb Product Used to Lower Cholesterol Works No Better than a Placebo, Penn Researchers Show [08/12/03]
    The Trojan Clot-Buster: Drug-Coated Red Blood Cells Destroy Blood Clots From Within [08/11/03]
    Orthopaedic surgeon Kingsley R. Chin joins University of Pennsylvania Medical Center [08/08/03]
    Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for Prostate Cancer Research [08/06/03]
 
 
  July
    Chrysalyne D. Schmults, MD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [07/31/03]
 
Brady Announces Collaborative Grant to University of Pennsylvania, Uzbek Scientists to Develop Radiation Injury Treatment [07/24/03]
 
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Again Cited as "Honor Roll" Hospital in U.S.News & World Report [07/17/03]
 
Penn Researchers Identify Secondary Pathway for Survival of Cancer Cells [07/16/03]
 
Abraham Shaked, M.D., Ph.D, Elected President of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons [07/16/03]
    University of Pennsylvania Health System Among the "Most Wired" In Nation [07/15/03]
    Laura Demopoulos, MD, Joins UPHS As Director of the Women's Heart Program [07/14/03]
    Latest Transplant Statistics Support High-Volume Excellence Among Teaching Hospitals [07/10/03]
    Alfred P. Fishman, MD, Named to National Committee for Establishing Policy on Complementary Therapies [07/02/03]
 
 
  June
    Hallam Hurt, MD, Appointed Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania [06/30/03]
    John S.J. Brooks, MD, FRCPath Appointed Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at University of Pennsylvania [06/26/03]
    Anne R. Cappola, MD, ScM, Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania [06/26/03]
    Thomas P. Cappola, MD, ScM, Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania [06/26/03]
    Virginia W. Chang, MD, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania [06/26/03]
    Gwenn-ael H. Danet, PhD Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania [06/26/03]
    Teresa R. Franklin, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania [06/26/03]
    Minghong Ma, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania [06/26/03]
    Emer M. Smyth, PhD Appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania [06/26/03]
    Seema S. Sonnad, PhD, Appointed Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania [06/26/03]
    Maryellen Reilly Appointed Associate Executive Administrator at HUP [06/25/03]
    Low Birthweight Link to Diabetes May Be Due to Decreased Formation of Blood Vessels [06/19/03]
    Abramson Cancer Center and The Wistar Institute Sponsor First International Melanoma Research Meeting [06/19/03]
    Penn Medical Students Awarded AAMC Funding Grant for Community Clinic [06/11/03]
    Live with a Gun, Die by a Gun? [06/04/03]
 
 
  May
    Early Study Results Promising: Oral Medication Active Against Skin Cancer [05/30/03]
 
Two Penn School of Medicine Researchers Each Awarded $500,000 Unrestricted Research Grants From Bristol-Myers Squibb Company [05/30/03]
    One-Year Study of Atkins Diet Shows Surprising Results, Penn Researchers Report [05/21/03]
    From Small Change Comes Big Rewards [05/21/03]
    Lithium May Halt Progression of Alzheimer's Disease in Animal Models Says A University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Study [05/21/03]
    Hypertension and Other Vascular Risks Remain The Most Important Challenges in Treating Heart Failure [05/14/03]
    Abramson Fellow Receives Award from Society for Pediatric Research [05/05/03]
    A Switch That Makes A Blood Clot Sticky Found Within the Platelet Membrane [05/02/03]
 
 
  April
    Protein Interactions Demonstrate That Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease May Share A Common Fiber [04/24/03]
 
Automated Blood Typing Technology Receives Investment From State's Biotechnology Greenhouse Fund [04/24/03]
 
Ralph W. Muller Appointed Chief Executive Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System [04/16/03]
    PENN Bioethicist Named to National Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture [04/15/03]
    Increased Heart Mortality Rates Linked to Decreased State Subsidies of Uninsured in New Jersey Hospitals [04/15/03]
    Charles Clevenger Awarded Pfizer Outstanding Investigator Award By the American Society of Investigative Pathology [04/13/03]
    Study Shows Lower Than Expected Allergic-Like Events Following Second Prescription of Penicillin [04/07/03]
    Weight Loss Medication Helps Overweight Teens When Combined With Behavior Modification, Penn Researchers Report [04/09/03]
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Ranked 4th Nationally in U.S.News & World Report Survey [04/04/03]
    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Receives $1 Million to Support Critical Islet Transplantation Research [04/04/03]
 
 
  March
 
Myosin V, The Molecular Motor, Moves in 'Monkey-Bar' Motion [03/28/03]
    Jerome Strauss III, MD, PhD, of Penn's School of Medicine, Installed as President of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation [03/28/03]
    Caryn E. Lerman, MD, Named to Endowed Chair at Annenberg School for Communications and Public Policy Center [03/25/03]
    Raquel Gur, MD, Named the Karl and Linda Rickels Professor in Psychiatry at Penn School of Medicine [03/25/03]
 
Teaming Up To Attack Free Radicals [03/24/03]
    Victor Hatini, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [03/20/03]
    Phong T. Tran, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [03/19/03]
    Stefania Gallucci, MD, Joins the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor [03/18/03]
    David S. Mandell, Sc.D., Joins the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor [03/18/03]
    Minghong Ma, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [03/18/03]
    Jeanne M. Manson, PhD, MSCE, Named Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [03/18/03]
    Frances K. Barg, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Family Practice and Community Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [03/17/03]
    Sanjay Dixit, MD, Named Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [03/17/03]
    Yassine Amrani, PhD, Joins the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as a Research Assistant Professor [03/14/03]
    Ellen J. Kim, MD, Joins the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology [03/14/03]
    'Sleep Debts' Accrue When Nightly Sleep Totals Six Hours or Fewer [03/13/03]
    Hooman Noorchashm, MD, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [03/13/03]
    Dr. Arthur H. Rubenstein Named to Advisory Board of New National Institute [03/13/03]
    Susmita Pati, MD, MPH, Appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [03/12/03]
    Mary Ann E. Keenan, MD, Appointed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [03/12/03]
    David D. Sherry, MD, Named Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [03/12/03]
    GlaxoSmithKline Donates $10 Million To Support Research At the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [03/10/03]
    Richard Aplenc, MD, MSCE, Appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [03/07/03]
    Genetic Testing Is a Welcome Tool for Women With High Risk of Breast Cancer [03/06/03]
    Maryanne R.K. Chrisant, MD, Named Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [03/06/03]
    Can H. Ficicioglu, MD, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [03/05/03]
 
 
  February
    Josep Dalmau, MD, PhD, Named Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [02/26/03]
    Myrna R. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD, Appointed Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [02/26/03]
    Robert D. Fry, MD, Named Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [02/20/03]
    New Public Health Program Offered by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicin [02/13/03]
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Selected by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as Site for its Clinical Scholars Program [02/05/03]
    The Fragile X Syndrome Protein as RNA Distribution Hub [02/05/03]
    Insect Antibiotics - Resistance is Futile! [02/05/03]
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Experts Available to Discuss Aspects of NASA Shuttle Tragedy [02/03/03]
 
 
  January
    Get Your Blood Moving: Increased Blood Flow Could Lead To Healthier Blood Vessels [01/23/03]
    Presence of T-Cells Predicts Survival in Ovarian Cancer [01/15/03]
    Raymond S. Roginski, MD, PhD, Appointed Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [01/14/03]
    Separated Before Birth: Molecular Signals Part Fetal Blood and Lymphatic Vessels [01/10/03]
    Robert G. Kalb, MD, Named Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [01/03/03]
   

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