1. Physical Therapists Use Taylor Swift to Help Cancer Survivor Recover.


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    When 23-year-old Bethany Dahlstrom was diagnosed with cancer, her life was turned upside. In a matter of weeks, she went from an active young adult to not being able to even wiggle her toes. During her 4 week inpatient rehabilitation program at Penn Rehab, Bethany learned to walk again thanks to Penn Rehab therapists and Taylor Swift! Learn more about Penn Rehab at www.pennpartners.org. For more information, email patrice.bendig@uphs.upenn.edu.

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    • 107. Anthony Wiemelt & Brian Wells- Precision Medicine and IT Platform Development at a Large Academic Medical Center (Track 2)


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      Anthony Wiemelt, Ph.D., Chief Administrative Officer Precision Medicine, Penn Medicine & Brian Wells, Associate VP Health Technology & Academic Computing, Penn Medicine Penn Medicine has invested heavily in creating an information technology infrastructure to integrate the capture and analysis of clinical data with the EMR, and to provide meaningful data back to the healthcare worker. The Precision Medicine initiative is leveraging these technologies to implement clinical projects that advance use of individualized data to improve clinical care of patients. This talk will provide an overview of the initiative, followed by a discussion of the IT platforms that have been developed. For more information go to PMWCintl.com

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      • The Patient Experience Diagnostic- Survey Results


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        Dr. Ronald Barg, MD will discuss the survery results for the Patient Experience Diagnostic

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        • My Experience Receiving Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer.


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          So after such an overwhelmingly positive response to my Radiation Treatment video, I was asked by Penn Medicine where I received treatment to elaborate further on my experience, I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to help such an amazing institution. I hope that this video continues to inspire and help in alleviating the fear and uncertainty around Radiation Therapy for everyone in their battle against cancer.

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          • From Killing Art to Wellness and Fitness


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            Sometimes looking into the past sheds light on our current concepts and even future performance. Take for instance martial arts. Most would not associate current day wellness to the practice of martial arts (more commonly referred to as karate), especially considering the history of martial arts. Oh, but grasshopper, remember what is new is old. There are millions of martial arts practitioners in the United States and around the world. Philadelphia just hosted the International Traditional Tang Soo Do Tournament at the Lowes Hotel on July 4-5. The practice of martial arts goes back 2,000 years, when Shaolin monks developed a specific form of self-defense using their hands, feet and often a staff. Eventually martial arts became a mainstay of Chinese military training. The devoted further developed the art, training for not only the physical but also positive mental side effects. It really was not until our generation that karate was accepted as a form of wellness. As a physical therapist, I see how a sedentary lifestyle, aging without activity and obesity ravage the body. I see elderly individuals lose their confidence in moving because they don’t “practice” it. The old adage of “if you don’t use it, you lose it” is so true as applied to movement. Karate trains the body to move in a stable functional manner while strengthening the core and lower extremity muscles. Balance and flexibility are improved, confidence boosted and life enhanced. There is no question that if you choose karate as your path to fitness and you are innately flexible, you will literally have a leg up. However, if your tissue pliability is just above rigor mortis, there is still hope. Through repetitive static and dynamic stretching your connective tissue will remodel into a lengthened state and you will be astounded at your joint range. Many martial artist use the Song of Sip Seh, also known as the Song of Thirteen Influences as a guide to understand karate. One of the influences is “what is the purpose and philosophy of the martial arts- rejuvenation and prolonging of life beyond the normal span”. Those who are injured, it helps to heal and those who are healthy, it trains the body to improve our quality of life for a longer period.

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            • PennMed - TORS


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              Director John Knapich and Executive Producer David Fish interviewed this TORS patient for The University of Pennsylvania's Medical division. Video production done by the Assembly team and edited in-house.

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              • Could T-Cell Immunotherapy with CARs Be Used in Multiple Myeloma Treatment?


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                In some other cancers, researchers have learned to engineer human T-lymphocytes to identify and attack malignant cells, a therapy with the potential to treat cancer with lower toxicity. Could this approach work for multiple myeloma too? In this video, Dr. Robert Orlowski explains briefly how Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CARs) work and how they retrain the immune system as well as what challenges lay ahead in bringing this approach to multiple myeloma treatment.

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                • Good Shepherd Penn Partners - Shoulder and Trunk Exercises for Swimmers


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                  Did you know that up to 91 percent of competitive swimmers have reported experiencing shoulder pain? Unfortunately most young swimmers will develop such pain – it’s just part of the sport. A recent study looked at 80 elite swimmers aged 13-26 and found that 91 percent had shoulder pain. The majority of these swimmers competed at state to international level so they were the best of the best. The study examined whether shoulder pain was related to swimming stroke, laxity (tissue looseness) or training. 52 participants had MRIs performed and 69 percent of those revealed rotator cuff tendonopathy – in other words, degenerative or overuse changes of the rotator cuff tendons. The higher level of competition was related to a higher incidence of tendonopathy (100 percent, 89 percent, 40 percent in the international, national and club athlete, respectively). The study found swimmers averaging 15 hours or more than 35 miles per week, demonstrated overuse changes in the rotator cuff tendons. There was not a relationship between tendonopathy and either the type of stroke or laxity. Marty Kelley, an advanced clinician and site manager for Penn Therapy & Fitness at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, demonstrates exercises that address common shoulder problems in swimmers resulting in shoulder pain. Want more information on physical therapy for shoulder injuries? Visit www.pennpartners.org/outpatient to find a Penn Therapy & Fitness outpatient location near you, or call 877-969-7342. Don't forget to follow us on twitter at @pennpartners and like us on Facebook at /pennpartners!

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                  • Ryan Bosworth - Penn Medicine "Bike"


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                    • Penn CFAR Developmental Pilot Workshop 2014


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                      The Penn Center for AIDS Research (Penn CFAR) seeks applications to the pilot program offered through its Developmental Core. Proposals regarding any aspect of HIV/AIDS clinical care, epidemiology, virology, immunology, structural biology, vaccine development, or prevention are considered relevant to the goals of the Developmental Core. The CFAR is especially interested in proposals that bridge programmatic areas and, in particular, those that bridge clinical investigators with basic or behavioral scientists. Proposals are encouraged that address: *HIV and Viral Hepatitis co-infection (with broad focus spanning basic, clinical, behavioral) *HIV and Substance Use *Strategies targeting HIV Eradication, HIV Reservoirs and Residual Inflammation Visit: med.upenn.edu/cfar/DevPilot2015RFA.shtml for more info Table of Contents 0:00 - Introduction, Pablo Tebas, MD 16:35 - Clinical, Robert Gross, MD 21:05 - International, Harvey Friedman, MD 27:00 - Viral / Molecular, Ron Collman, MD 33:25 - Immunology, Jim Riley, PhD 37:08 - Behavioral and Social Sciences, David Metzger, PhD 48:25 - Biostatistics and Data Management, Sarah Ratcliffe, PhD 52:20 - Nonhuman Primate, James Hoxie, MD 59:15 - Application Overview, Luis Montaner, DVM, DPhil

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