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Penn Medicine Pulmonologist and Medical Educator Jessica Dine MD Named Macy Faculty Scholar
July 13, 2018
C. Jessica Dine, MD, an associate professor in the division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, and director for Assessment and Evaluation in the department of Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named a Macy Faculty Scholar by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.
New Target for Treating Heart Failure Identified by Penn Medicine Researchers
June 11, 2018
Changes in cellular struts called microtubules (MT) can affect the stiffness of diseased human heart muscle cells, and reversing these modifications can lessen the stiffness and improve the beating strength of these cells isolated from transplant patients with heart failure, found researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Boosting Enzyme May Help Improve Blood Flow Fitness in Elderly
March 22, 2018
As people age, their blood-vessel density and blood flow decrease, which is why it’s harder to maintain muscle mass after 40 and endurance in the later decades, even with exercise. This vascular decline is also one of the major causes of age-related diseases, such as frailty or hypertension.
Gene-editing Reduces Triglycerides, Cholesterol by Up to 50 Percent, Finds Penn Animal Study
February 27, 2018
Using a variation of CRISPR gene editing may be a potential strategy for mimicking the protective effects of a genetic mutation linked to lower cholesterol levels and heart disease risks, according to new mouse research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published this week in Circulation.
African Americans with Atrial Fibrillation at Significantly Higher Risk
February 20, 2018
African Americans with atrial fibrillation (AF) – a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to a host of dangerous complications – have a significantly higher risk of stroke than Caucasians with the condition, according to new research published today in HeartRhythm by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Gifted $5 Million
January 24, 2018
The Penn Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease has received a $5 million commitment from Mark Winkelman and his family. The generous donation from Winkelman, a former chair of the Penn Medicine Board, will help support and build upon the center’s personalized, family-based approach to care and strengthen its research efforts.
Insurance Company Requirements Place Heavy Administrative Burden on Physicians Seeking to Prescribe New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
January 16, 2018
A rare glimpse into the prior authorization requirements implemented by public and private insurance providers across the country has found substantial administrative burden for a new class of medications for patients with high cholesterol that places them at high risk for heart attack or stroke, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Penn Medicine Chief Scientific Officer Receives Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
January 03, 2018
Jonathan A. Epstein, MD, executive vice dean and chief scientific officer of Penn Medicine, has received a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Outstanding Investigator Award.
Carfilzomib Can Lead to Cardiovascular Toxicity in Multiple Myeloma Patients
January 02, 2018
The proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib has taken on an increasing role in the treatment of multiple myeloma, but new research from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania shows the therapy comes with the risk of cardiovascular problems in a higher than expected percentage of patients.
Penn's Kiran Musunuru Appointed Editor in Chief of Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics
November 02, 2017
Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, an associate professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been appointed editor in chief of Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics.
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