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A Bioethicist's "Brutally Honest" Assessment of Killer Robots

twitter | July 28, 2015

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Why DARPA Is Paying People to Watch Alfred Hitchcock Cliffhangers

twitter | July 28, 2015

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A Sneak Peek at Philip Tetlock's Forthcoming Book, Superforecasting

twitter | July 24, 2015

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The New Biopolitics of Race, Genetics, and Health

twitter | July 14, 2015

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The Coming Shock in Health Care Cost Increases

Ezekial Emanuel proposes a Medicare reform that promises to curb health care cost increases.
wall street journal | July 07, 2015

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Study Shows Non-oncology Phase I Drug Trials to Be Low Risk

A key ethical concern about non-oncology phase I trials rests on the idea that they pose high risks of serious harm to healthy participants who cannot receive clinical benefit from the study drugs. This new study, led by Ezekiel Emanuel, concludes that concerns about the high risks of serious harms in non-oncology phase I trials do not seem to be borne out.
penn news | July 07, 2015

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The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten

Sarah A. Tishkoff comments on the current popularity of gluten-free diets
new york times | July 04, 2015

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US Congress Moves to Block Human-Embryo Editing

Jonathan Moreno comments on a congressional proposal to create a committee including religious experts to review the US Institute of Medicine's forthcoming report on the ethics of modifying human embryos to introduce heritable changes.
nature | June 25, 2015

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Talking & Living Race, Religion, & Social Justice

twitter | June 16, 2015

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Is Race a Social Invention?

Dorothy Roberts and Jonathan Marks examine whether race is a social invention, and the consequences of categorizing race biologically.
twitter | June 16, 2015

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The Cost-effective Application of Cutting-edge Medical Research

Speaking to biotech and health executives at the Klick Ideas Exchange event in Philadelphia, Ezekiel Emanuel said he was invited as a counter balance to other speakers, whom he described as "techno utopians," people who are gung-ho on medical technology and are less vocal on the costs to the entire health care system.
philadelphia inquirer | June 16, 2015

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Documentary about Salvadorian War Crimes Features Massacre Survivor Philippe Bourgois

Doing fieldwork for his dissertation on the root causes of revolution among Central America's peasants, Philippe Bourgois found himself caught in what came to be known as the Massacre of Santa Cruz, a scorched-earth operation in which the army slaughtered hundreds of villagers suspected of aiding guerrilla groups.  A new documentary features Bourgois in its recounting of the event and subsequent efforts to charge troop leader Sigifredo Ochoa Pérez, who is currently serving in El Salvador's Legislative Assembly, with war crimes.
philadelphia inquirer | June 11, 2015

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How National Security Gave Birth to Bioethics

Jonathan Moreno tells how national security was the reason for many experiments in the history of medicine.
The Conversation | June 08, 2015

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Omega-3 Can Reduce 'Anti-Social' Behavior In Children

A study by the University of Pennsylvania has revealed that omega-3 can help treat anti-social behavior patterns in children. Researchers have claimed that omega-3, a common constituent of fish oil, has long-term neurodevelopment effects that help curb aggression.
twitter | May 21, 2015

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A Better Crystal Ball: Improving the Science of Forecasting

In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Barbara Mellers discusses her team’s findings about what makes some people better prognosticators, and how the best forecasters can be given a boost.
knowledge@wharton | May 13, 2015

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How to Solve the E.R. Problem

In a New York Times op-ed, prominent health policy expert Zeke Emanuel says new data that suggest the Affordable Care Act has increased E.R. volumes is discouraging, but argues simple strategies to increase patient engagement can reverse the trend.
New York Times | May 08, 2015

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Sixty-second Lecture on the Father of Psychodrama & Social Networks

twitter | April 24, 2015

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Robert Ghrist wins Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

twitter | April 23, 2015

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Former Obama Adviser: Obamacare Is Here to Stay

washington examiner | April 21, 2015

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The Pros and Cons of an Annual Physical

Conventional wisdom deems the annual physical to be valuable for early detection of disease and general well-being. But many doctors and medical researchers, including Ezekiel Emanuel, have begun to question the efficacy of an annual physical.
NPR | April 07, 2015

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Is There a Criminal Brain?

Hosts of NPR's Here & Now interview Adrian Raine about "the criminal brain."
NPR | April 02, 2015

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A Gateway to Global Engagement

In the capacity of Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Ezekiel Emanuel travels to Beijing to help celebrate the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center.
penn news | March 10, 2015

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Roberts Wins Prestigious ACLS Fellowship for Study on Interracial Marriage

penn law news | March 09, 2015

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Why Antibiotics Need Innovation

NBC news | February 27, 2015

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Shelley L. Berger: Revolutionizing Genetic Research

A leader in the rapidly changing field of epigenetics, Shelley L. Berger has built a world-class...
February 17, 2015

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Which GOP Candidate Will Adopt the "Three Parent Embryo"?

twitter | February 13, 2015

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Understanding the World's Religious and Political Clashes

John Jackson is one of three international scholars presenting on religion, secularism and political belonging in talks held at the University of Arizona.
UA NEWS | February 10, 2015

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What Research Tells Us About Making Accurate Predictions

Harvard Business Review | February 02, 2015

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What It Feels Like to Be a Black Professor

Writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Dean John Jackson Jr. of Social Policy & Practice writes about the black-professor experience and the need to be “twice as good.”
twitter | January 27, 2015

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Roberts Named Recipient of Fuller Award Honoring Her Achievements for the Black Community

Penn Law professor Dorothy E. Roberts has been named the recipient of the 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award by the American Psychiatric Foundation. The award honors a black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefited the quality of life for black people.
penn law news | January 26, 2015

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Penn Research Connects Social/Biological Risk Factors for Antisocial Behavior

Adrian Raine is a pioneer in the field of neurocriminology, aiming to unearth the biological roots of criminal behavior. A new study from his group is developing the basis for a new branch of this field: social neurocriminology, which seeks to better understand the societal origins of these biological factors.
penn current | January 22, 2015

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Super-forecasters Could Improve Prediction of Critical Geopolitical Events

BBC news | January 20, 2015

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To Catch Terrorists, Teamwork Works Best

Barbara Mellers' latest study, The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis: Drivers of Prediction Accuracy in World Politics, suggests that teams are better than individuals at intelligence analysis. These findings challenge some common practices of the U.S. intelligence community.
discover news | January 16, 2015

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Emmanuel's Latest Book on Healthcare among "2014's Most Memorable"

Forbes' Leah Binder names Ezekial Emmanuel's Reinventing American Healthcare as one of "The Seven Most Memorable Healthcare Books of 2014"
Forbes | January 13, 2015

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Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Poverty and Addiction in Urban America

A new exhibition, Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Poverty and Addiction in Urban America, opens January 14 at Central Washington University’s Museum of Culture and Environment. Organized by the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the exhibit is based on the book by the same title, published in 2009 by Philippe Bourgois after he spent 12 years among a community of heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco.
daily Record | January 08, 2015

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SP2 Hosts Namseoul University Students

twitter | January 05, 2015

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Who Will be the GOP's Conservative Culture Hero?

twitter | January 05, 2015

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Many U.S. Breast Cancer Patients Receive Longer Radiation Therapy Than Necessary

Penn researchers Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Justin E. Bekelman, MD found that the vast majority of women after breast-conserving surgery receive six to seven weeks of radiation therapy, despite evidence that three weeks of a treatment called hypofractionated whole breast radiation is just as clinically effective, more convenient, and less costly.
NPR | December 10, 2014

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PennLaw & Africana Studies Faculty Hold Panel Discussion on Ferguson Decision

twitter | December 01, 2014

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Lessons from Ferguson

Dean John Jackson and Ezekiel Dixon-Román of Social Policy & Practice address "the complicated calculus of opportunities, outcomes, and common goals" that constitute the terms "fairness" and "equality."
Philadelphia Inquirer | December 01, 2014

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How Biotechnology Will Change What It Means to Be Human

Vox | November 11, 2014

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Ezekiel Emanuel on Managing Ebola in the U.S.

Ezekiel Emanuel discusses the management of Ebola cases in the U.S.
NBC news | October 24, 2014

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Study Led by Sarah Tishkoff Finds How DNA ‘Bias’ May Keep Some Diseases in Circulation

In a new study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, University of Pennsylvania researchers Joseph Lachance and Sarah A. Tishkoff investigated gene conversion in the context of the evolution of human populations. They found that a bias toward certain types of DNA sequences during this process may be an important factor in why certain heritable diseases persist in populations around the world.
penn news | October 24, 2014

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Karen Glanz Elected into the Institute of Medicine

twitter | October 20, 2014

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Ezekiel Emanuel Addresses Americans’ Concerns about an Ebola Outbreak

NBC TODAY News | October 14, 2014

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Future of Social Change Tour Offers SP2 Alumni and Prospects the Chance to Network, Learn, and Serve

Penn news | September 25, 2014

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Dorothy Roberts on Redefining the Way We Define Race

An inside look at Dorothy Roberts' interdisciplinary approach to advocating for social justice--and how it will change the way we look at race forever.
PENN ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE | September 22, 2014

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The End of Employer-Based Health Care?

In a Fox News interview, former Obama advisor Zeke Emanuel predicts that Obamacare would lead to a sharp decline in employer-provided health insurance--and more choice for Americans.
FOX NEWS | September 17, 2014

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Penn Dean John L. Jackson Jr. Takes His Message on the Road

In the “Future of Social Change” tour, John L. Jackson Jr., new dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, will visit 10 cities across the United States, beginning with a launch event Friday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Caster Building, 3701 Locust Walk.
Penn News | September 04, 2014

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Ethical Considerations of Experimental Interventions in the Ebola Outbreak

Co-authored by Ezekiel Emanuel and King's College professor Annette Rid, this Lancet article raises ethical questions regarding the use of experimental interventions to treat Ebola.
The Lancet | August 21, 2014

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Experimental Ebola Drug Raises Interest, Questions

Washington Post | August 20, 2014

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Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy league

Master inventor Chris Murray reflects on the joy of research at Penn, the power of collaboration, and the extraordinary students he engages with everyday.
August 18, 2014

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Deep racial tensions in #Ferguson rise to surface after #mikebrown killing. Long history of police abuse.

Deep racial tensions in #Ferguson rise to surface after #mikebrown killing. Long history of police abuse.
twitter | August 17, 2014

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Publisher's Weekly reviews Impromptu Man

Publisher's Weekly reviews Impromptu Man
twitter | August 14, 2014

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Robert Ghrist: The Power of Online Learning

A revolution in online learning, Calculus: Single Variable, Robert Ghrist's popular Coursera course...
August 12, 2014

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Is Talk of 'Magic Bullet' Ebola Treatments Distracting From More Important Measures?

Judy Woodruff leads a conversation with Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown Law and Jonathan Moreno of the University of Pennsylvania on using untested drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the possibility of a new experimental vaccine from Canada, as well as why the focus on experimental drugs is distracting from other vital measures.
PBS | August 12, 2014

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Why Scientists Decided to Issue an Indictment of Nicholas Wade's Book

More than 100 scientists, including Sarah Tishkoff, have signed a published letter asserting that author Nicholas Wade misappropriated their work for the arguments he made in A Troublesome Inheritance.
History News Network | August 11, 2014

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Calm Hearts, Bad Behavior

Adrian Raine and his Hong Kong study on agressive and antisocial behavior in children.
New Yorker | August 06, 2014

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Talking About Regeneration with Professor John Gearhart

Philadelphia Business Journal | May 13, 2014

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John L. Jackson, Jr. Named Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice

Penn News | May 13, 2014

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Private Science and National Security

Jonathan Moreno discusses the implications of private science for national security.
Huffington Post | May 13, 2014

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"Who wants to live on 500 calories a day?" Shelley Berger explores caloric restriction without dietary restriction.

Shelley Berger and her team looked for genes that could influence lifespan and provide a substantial benefit to longevity.
ANI News | May 13, 2014

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Robert Ghrist’s “Funny Little” Text Takes on Calculus

Robert Ghrist's infectious love of teaching is not only sparking inquiry in the classroom but also redefining calculus for a new generation.
May 07, 2014

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Dorothy Roberts: A Matter of Reproductive Justice

Dorothy Roberts reflects on Row v Wade at 40.
May 07, 2014

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Pooled Forecasting Can Be Used To Predict Future Events. Prof. Tetlock Explains How.

twitter | April 06, 2014

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Adrian Raine: The Biological Roots of Violence

Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Adrian Raine about the features of a violent offender's brain, the anatomy of violence.
CNN | May 03, 2013
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