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