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Cardiac Care:
Celebrating American Heart Month

Heart disease affects over five million people in the U.S., but there are ways you can help prevent it.

The HUP cafeteria will be featuring heart healthy menus throughout the month of February.

And, on February 14, noon-2 p.m., Penn Cardiac Care nurses will offer free blood pressure screenings outside the cafeteria. This is a great opportunity for you to receive information or ask questions about heart health, register to win a free HeartCam scan and other prizes, and commit to a heart healthy lifestyle.

Visit to ask a Penn Cardiac Care physician questions about heart care. Those who are unable to make it to the cafeteria, may visit where Penn Cardiac Care physicians--Emile Mohler, a vascular medicine specialist and an expert on Peripheral Arterial Disease and Kelly Ann Spratt, a cardiologist with interests in women's health and prevention --will answer any questions about heart care.

Tune in to WPEN -- 950 AM to hear Penn Cardiac Care Physicians Live on the radio.

February 17, 2-3 p.m., The Doctor's In, Clark Hargrove, clinical director of cardiothoracic surgery, Penn Cardiac Care at Presbyterian Medical Center.

February 24, 6-7 p.m., Ask the Doctor, Frank Marchlinski, director of the Electrophysiology Program at Penn Cardiac Care at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

For a full list of events or more information, call 1-800-789-PENN or the Franklin Institute at (215) 448-1200 or visit

--Lisa A. Kazanjian, Marketing Specialist,
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 22, February 12, 2002


February 12, 2002
Volume 48 Number 22

A new chair in gerontology for Dr. Naylor in Nursing.
A new chair in chemical engineering for Dr. Vohs.
The SAS Dean's Forum focuses on the Human Genome.
SEAS bridges the Digital Divide in Ghana with a grant from HP.
The Faculty Senate proposes a revision to procedures for the establishment, merger and closing of departments, divisions and similar entities.
The 2002 Models of Excellence Awards honor the contributions of staff achievements in a variety of settings across campus.
HR unveils a new Health and Wellness program for faculty and staff.
Time to plan for summer: Penn Camps for Children range from anthropology to volleyball.