I hold the publication in my hands.
It features an article on “chronobiology” and
It includes some faculty
newsmakers, such as Albert J. Stunkard, MD
, professor of Psychiatry, one of
Penn’s well-known experts on sleep disorders; Peter Quinn, DMD, MD
, a leader in
surgically treating the most painful maxillofacial disorders; Richard L. Doty,
, director of Penn’s Smell and Taste Center; Gail Morrison, MD
, professor of
Medicine; and Frederick Kaplan, MD
, professor of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Another article in the issue is about the director of
nursing, an energetic leader full of ideas who wants nurses’ roles to expand –-
and “a change of attitude about the role of nursing” among members of the
health-care community. In addition,
there is a message from HUP’s executive director, which concludes with an
exhortation appropriate for all times: “Because there is no better form of
marketing than a satisfied customer, I say again that you –- every HUP employee
and volunteer –- are key.” All in all,
the publication seems very up to the minute.
Except that it’s the HUPdate
of June 1988.
For me, as editor of Penn
Medicine magazine, there are some startling coincidences. The Spring 2013 issue of Penn Medicine, just out, features an article on chronobiology. Although its focus is on the basic science
underlying the field, the article also touches on the ways our inner clocks
affect our daily lives, which is also described in HUPdate. The current issue
also includes a profile of Dr. Stunkard’s pioneering work in a longer article
on the history of Penn psychiatry.
Dr. Kaplan’s work on Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva
(F.O.P.), one of the rarest and most disabling genetic conditions that
imprisons its childhood victims in a “second skeleton,” has been covered in Penn Medicine at least twice, including
an article when he and Eileen M. Shore, PhD, discovered the cause of the
condition. This summer, an article on
the condition and Dr. Kaplan, one of the world’s leading experts, is slated for
The Atlantic. Dr. Morrison, now senior vice dean for education,
presided at this month’s graduation exercises of the Perelman School of
Medicine, as she has for several years. Dr. Quinn is now vice dean for
professional services in the Perelman School of Medicine; he was profiled a few
years back in Penn Medicine. Dr. Doty’s most recent book, The Great Pheromone Myth (Johns Hopkins University
Press) was reviewed in our Winter 2010/2011 issue; he continues as director of
the Smell and Taste Center.
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