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News from the University of Pennsylvania for Monday, June 6, 2016
Parekh, Bela

Cool Experience

In the first week of Bela Parekh’s internship in India, the rising junior from Towaco, N.J., stumbled upon a religious celebration with “an elephant in the room.”

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Hersh, Elliot

Warning Flags

In The Philadelphia Inquirer, Elliot Hersh of Dental discussed the over-prescribing of opioids. He’s part of a nationwide push to discourage pain-killer addiction.

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Witze, Eric

Broken Down

Medicine’s Eric Witze and colleagues have found a way to potentially weaken the defense system of cancer cells to make them more susceptible to chemotherapy.

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Bodnar, Sara

Key Vigilance

In RegBlog, law student Sara Bodnar wrote that for most regulations there is “a lack of information about performance of these rules once they are implemented.”

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Volpp, Asch and Halpern

Better Habits

As part of an NEJM initiative, Medicine's Kevin Volpp, David Asch and Scott Halpern addressed new demands on health care systems to combat unhealthy behaviors.

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Pickard, Victor

Honored Book

Victor Pickard of Annenberg has won the Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism & Mass Communication Research Award for America’s Battle for Media Democracy.

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