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Director of the Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics Jason Moore Elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association

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Jason H. Moore, PhD, the Edward Rose Professor of Informatics and director of the Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been elected as a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the primary professional organization for statisticians and related professionals in the United States.

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“Cyclops” Algorithm Spots Daily Rhythms in Cells

Humans, like virtually all other complex organisms on Earth, have adapted to their planet’s 24-hour cycle of sunlight and darkness. That circadian rhythm is reflected in human behavior, of course, but also in the molecular workings of our cells. Now scientists have developed a powerful tool for detecting and characterizing those molecular rhythms -- a tool that could have many new medical applications, such as more accurate dosing for existing medications.

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Ramping Up Cancer Care in Resource-Limited Settings

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Displaying Lab Test Costs in Electronic Health Records Doesn’t Deter Doctors from Ordering Them

Hospitals nationwide are seeking ways to use price transparency – displaying the price of lab tests at the time when doctors are placing the order – to nudge doctors to consider whether the benefits are worth the cost. But, results of a new study show that simply displaying the Medicare allowable fees did not have an overall impact on how clinicians ordered these tests.

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The Little Care Plan That Could

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In April of 2007, Penn's OncoLink launched the OncoLife Survivorship Care Plan, a user-generated service that creates care plans for patients who have survived cancer. As that plan marks 10 years, OncoLink’s Managing Editor, Carolyn Vachani, looks back on the program’s origins.

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Penn Researchers Receive Prestigious National Clinical Research Achievement Awards

Two research teams from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are among the recipients of the 2017 Clinical Research Achievement Award.

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Could Yellow Fever Rise Again?

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Many people might not have heard of the Aedes aegypti mosquito until this past year, when the mosquito, and the disease it can carry – Zika – began to make headlines. But more than 220 years ago, this same breed of mosquito was spreading a different and deadly epidemic right here in Philadelphia and just like Zika, this epidemic is seeing a modern resurgence, with Brazil at its epicenter.

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Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD, FACS, Named Chair of the Department of Surgery at Penn Medicine

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Ronald P. DeMatteo, MD, FACS, has been named chair of the department of Surgery in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. DeMatteo is a surgical oncologist who is nationally recognized for his expertise in treating liver, gallbladder and bile duct and pancreatic diseases, and abdominal sarcomas. He joins Penn, where he completed his surgical residency and postdoctoral fellowship, from 20 years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he most recently served as the vice chair of the department of Surgery and head of the division of general surgical oncology.

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Penn Medicine’s Daniel J. Rader, MD, Receives National Award from American College of Physicians

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The American College of Physicians, the largest medical specialty organization in the United States, presented Daniel J. Rader, MD, with its Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine at the organization’s annual scientific conference in San Diego.

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Regenerative Medicine

Managing Cell and Human Identity

Leading biologists and bioethicists from the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and other institutions, will come together to discuss these topics in a day-long symposium entitled, “Managing Cell and Human Identity.”







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