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Pennsylvania chemist wins national award for pharmaceutical research

Xumu Zhang of University Park, Penn., will be honored August 20 by the world's largest scientific society for developing tools to tailor-make drug molecules. He will receive the 2002 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society at its national meeting in Boston....... "Our particular research field is related to ways of making modern-day medicines," said Zhang, an organic chemi...

University of Pennsylvania Health System launches life-saving eICU technology

(Philadelphia, PA) The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) will be the first health system in the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware) to go live with eICU technology on November 15th. The Health System's Penn E-lert will permit remote "live" coverage of Intensive Care Units (ICUs) by practicing, critical-care physicians intensivists via a comprehensive telemedic...

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania evaluates heart failure treatments for landmark study

(Philadelphia, PA)-"Heart failure is a leading cause of death and nearly 5 million people in the United States suffer from it," says Mariell Jessup, MD, Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Heart Failure and Transplantation Program at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Jessup, along with David Callans, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Electrophysiolog...

New project will develop cancer maps for Pennsylvania

A three-year, $736,000 grant from the Association of American Medical Colleges and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will allow Penn State Cancer Institute to develop cancer maps to identify Pennsylvania communities with particularly high rates of colorectal and prostate cancer. ... "A picture, or a map in this case, is worth a thousand words," said Eugene Lengerich, V.M.D., M.S.,...

Gender bias in salaries among Pennsylvania M.D.'s, find University of Pittsburgh researchers

. PITTSBURGH, July 17 -- Female physicians in Pennsylvania earn significantly less money than their male counterparts, report investigators from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) in the July 18 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. After adjusting for demographics, training and practice characteristics, investigators found that among internal medici...

Wistar Institute Facility distinguished as center of excellence by Ben Franklin Technology PArtners of Southeastern Pennsylvania for second year

. .Philadelphia, July 22, 1999-- The Wistar Institute's Recombinant Protein and.Structure Evaluation Center has been admitted to the Ben Franklin Technology.PArtners of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Center of Excellence Network Program for.the second consecutive year.. ."We are pleased to welcome Wistar back for a second year based on the success of.their center. Wistar's contribution of resou...

Idaho attorney, Pennsylvania physician to lead American Heart Association in 1999-2000

. DALLAS, June 25 -- J. Walter Sinclair, a Twin Falls, Idaho, attorney, and.Lynn A. Smaha, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for corporate affairs of.Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, Pa., Friday were elected chairman of the board and.president, respectively, of the American Heart Association.. . Richard P. Southworth, who recently retired as managing director of the.Cleveland office of J...

Pennsylvania voters believe tobacco settlement funds should be used for cancer research

.Philadelphia, June 14, 1999- A recent poll of 800 Pennsylvania voters indicated.that they would like the state's tobacco settlement funds to be used for.increased cancer research. In fact, nearly one quarter of those surveyed felt.it should be used only for cancer research. One third suggested it go for.health insurance for the uninsured, and less than one tenth recommended it be.used for ant...
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