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Invitation to Cover: Providing a Place to Give Thanks

21 Nov 2014 – Since 1994, the Hall-Mercer Community Behavioral Health Center of Pennsylvania Hospital has hosted a Thanksgiving meal. This free event is open to members of the surrounding community, the homeless, and members of the community the Center serves: outpatients living with mental illness or... Read more

Penn's Aaron T. Beck, MD, Receives Honorary Degree from Australia's La Trobe University

21 Nov 2014 – Aaron T. Beck, MD, emeritus professor in the department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the director of Penn's Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center, was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) by La Trobe... Read more

Penn Researchers Unwind the Mysteries of the Cellular Clock

20 Nov 2014 – In the current issue of the journal Cell, Mitchell Lazar, MD PhD, the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism and his team report the results of a genome-wide survey of circadian genes and genetic regulatory elements called enhancers.... Read more

Penn Study Shows Bed Bugs Can Transmit Parasite that Causes Chagas Disease

17 Nov 2014 – The bed bug may be just as dangerous as its sinister cousin, the triatomine, or “kissing” bug. A new study from Penn Medicine researchers in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics demonstrated that bed bugs, like the triatomines, can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite tha... Read more

Physicians Prescribe Less Brand Name Drugs When Electronic Health Record Default Settings Show Generics First, Penn Medicine Study Finds

17 Nov 2014 – Programming electronic health records to make generic drugs the default choice when physicians write prescriptions may offer one way to reduce unnecessary spending and improve health care value in the face of spiraling U.S. health expenditures, according to a new study from researchers in the... Read more

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