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    The Promise of a New Year: A Look at Medicine in 2018

    January 10, 2018

    From the FDA’s approval of the first ever gene therapy that brings new hope to cancer patients, to the approval of a gene therapy that can treat a rare form of blindness, to advancements in clinics and labs that could lead to new discoveries, 2017 saw great achievements in the field of medicine. Here’s what Penn doctors say they’re excited about as they look to 2018.

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    Using Data to Map the Human Brain

    August 14, 2017

    In 2009, the NIH awarded The Human Connectome Project to prominent researchers help them collect detailed imaging data to map connections in the human brain along with extensive behavioral and heritability measures. Researchers are using this archived, freely available data to better understand how the normal human brain processes functions like reason, memory, and emotion.

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    Coaching the Pros

    August 11, 2017

    Even professionals need coaching. It’s why the best major league pitchers still need a coach to visit the mound from time to time. Sometimes another experienced set of eyes can spot something even the pros missed, hopefully heading off problems before they become bad habits. In medicine, it works much the same way.

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    College Grad's Return Flight from Thailand Lands Her in the Hospital

    August 09, 2017

    Julie Park graduated this year from Rowan University, but she almost didn’t make it to graduation. Last January, she sprained her ankle. A week later, she flew from her South Jersey home to Thailand for vacation. Although her ankle hurt during the trip, she didn’t think it merited going to a hospital while out of the country. What she didn’t realize at the time was that such indecision could have cost her life.

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    New Proton Center Research Room Will Have an Impact Near and Far

    March 27, 2017

    The new Albert Chadwick Research Room inside the Roberts Proton Therapy Center is no ordinary laboratory space. In fact, there’s nothing else quite like it anywhere else in the United States, and whether it’s treating patients with cancer or helping NASA with its plans to send astronauts to Mars, the discoveries that could propel scientists forward will happen right here.

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    Could the Next Doctor You See Be a Robot?

    March 17, 2017

    Understanding how to work with new artificial intelligence may be the key to innovation and growth in medicine in the years ahead. Here at Penn Medicine and other academic medical centers, robotic surgery is already used in performing low-risk outpatient surgeries—but how did we get here, and what technology is ahead for care providers?

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    Some Patients Grow Wary of Opioids as Epidemic Looms

    January 13, 2017

    Nearly all of the cancer patients Erin McMenamin, MSN, CRNP—a registered a nurse in Radiation Oncology—speaks with are afraid of opioids, citing shocking statistics they’ve read about in the newspaper, tragic stories they’ve seen on the evening news or downright incorrect information they’ve read online.

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    An Instrumental Figure: The Legacy of Constantin Cope

    January 04, 2017

    After serving as a longtime faculty member in the department of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Constantin Cope died peacefully in November 2016—yet his impact is still unfolding and shaping the future of medicine, and his story, even the parts that are known, is widely underappreciated.

  • Radiation Safety: A Constant Vigilance

    September 14, 2016

    When German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen discovered x-rays in 1895, it was clearly groundbreaking. Less than a year later, three doctors at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (J. William White, chief of surgery; Charles Lester Leonard, HUP’s first radiologist; and physicist Arthur Goodspeed) published an article describing the many...

  • A Clearer View of Achievement in Nuclear Radiology

    August 05, 2016

    The contributions of Abass Alavi, MD, to the field of nuclear medicine come into clearer focus when you hear his life story up to this point – raised in a poor family in Iran to becoming one of the world’s preeminent researchers in nuclear imaging. Alavi started at the University...

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