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2015

Felicia Greenfield, LCSW, associate director for clinical and research operations at the Penn Memory Center, and Anjan Chatterjee, MD, professor of neurology, were quoted in a PhillyVoice article about art therapy for Alzheimer's patients.
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In continuing coverage, BBC World Service Radio covered a Penn Medicine study, led by Caryn Lerman, PhD, a professor of Psychiatry and deputy director of the Abramson Cancer Center, that found the most-suited treatment for smokers may depend on how quickly they metabolize the nicotine in their body after quitting.
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Anthony Rostain, MD, professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and medical director for the Adult Developmental Disorders section shares traits in adults that may be signs of ADHD in Men’s Health magazine.
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Sleep patterns – and, on the flip side, waking up habits – are “highly trainable, for good or for bad,” says Michael Grandner, PhD, instructor in Psychiatry and member of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, in US News and World Report.
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Henry Kranzler, MD, director of the Center for Studies of Addiction, was recognized with the Dan Anderson Research Award from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. The award is given to a researcher or team that works in the area of addiction treatment and recovery.
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Time reports on Penn Medicine studies led by Namni Goel, PhD, research associate professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, and Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, MSc, assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in Psychiatry, in an article about ways your job may be harming your health.
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Steven Arnold, MD, director of the Penn Memory Center, and Jason Karlawish, MD, professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, were quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about Alzeheimer's research volunteers.
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Michael Grandner, PhD, professor of psychiatry and a member of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, spoke with Live by Daily Burn about snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Grandner was also interviewed in a Psychology Today article about the body's internal chronobiological clock.
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Aaron Beck, MD, emeritus professor of Psychiatry, was on the NPR podcast, Invisibilia. Beck discussed the tenets of cognitive behavior therapy, a revolutionary form of therapy he discovered, based on the idea that a person's thoughts or a certain subsets thereof shouldn't be taken so seriously.
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Several news outlets, including the Huffington Post and HealthDay News, covered a new Penn Medicine study, led by Caryn Lerman, PhD, a professor of Psychiatry and deputy director of the Abramson Cancer Center, that found the most-suited treatment for smokers may depend on how quickly they metabolize the nicotine in their body after quitting. ABC7 in New York, the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, Medical Daily, BBC News, WHYY, CTV News, Yahoo! News, the Daily Mail, and the Irish Examiner also covered the study.
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Tracy Bale, PhD, a professor of neuroscience in psychiatry, discussed the microbiome-brain connection in a LiveScience.com article.
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Thomas A. Wadden, PhD, director of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, and Matthew R. Hayes, PhD, assistant professor of Psychiatry, spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about Saxenda, a drug recently approved by the FDA for weight loss.
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NPR’s All Things Considered reported on a study from Caryn Lerman, PhD, a professor of Psychiatry and deputy director of the Abramson Cancer Center, that found measuring neural activity in smokers’ brains helped predict who would successfully quit or fail more than 80 percent of the time.
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A Philadelphia Inquirer article about medications for the treatment of alcohol abuse, cites Penn Medicine research, which found the epilepsy drug topiramate helped heavy drinkers cut back.
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Felicia Greenfield, LCSW, associate director of the Penn Memory Center, was quoted in a Philadelphia Tribune article about the Penn Memory Center's efforts to combat Alzheimer’s disease in the African-American community.
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Michael Grandner, PhD, instructor in Psychiatry and member of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, was interviewed in Outside magazine, about recovering from a late night race.
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Inc. reports on a study led by Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, MSc, assistant professor of sleep and chronobiology in Psychiatry, which suggests that pushing back work start times could help combat chronic sleep loss.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on a study from Caryn Lerman, PhD, a professor of Psychiatry and deputy director of the Abramson Cancer Center, that found smokers who relapsed within seven days had specific disruptions in the brain’s working memory system after they quit.
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