Jason Karlawish

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Jason Karlawish is a physician and author. His novel Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont, based on true events along the early 19th century American frontier, is the story of a physician's increasing obsession with achieving fame and fortune. Karlawish is a Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Talking about OPEN WOUND with Radio KUCI

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 12:57pm

On April 28th, I'll be talking with Claudia Shambaugh about my novel OPEN WOUND: THE TRAGIC OBSESSION OF DR. WILLIAM BEAUMONT. Claudia's show Ask a Leader, is a lively hour long discussion of books, culture, science and the arts.

Listen to a live stream of the interview on Radio KUCI 88.9 FM in Irvine, at kuci.org at noon-12:45pm EST, 9-9:45 PDT.  

A podcast will be uploaded by the following weekend, on...

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The capacity to be Harper Lee

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 7:06am

In February, the author Harper Lee stunned the world with the news that, in July, she will publish “Go Set a Watchman.” It’s Lee’s second novel, coming out...

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“Should we still read Still Alice?”

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 8:32am

This question’s been nagging me. It’s a great story to raise awareness -- and it got five-time nominated Julianne Moore her first Oscar – but is it the best narrative to help us make sense of Alzheimer’s disease? I started writing and this Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer has my essay “...

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Alzheimers disease finds a different voice

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 12:29am

AP has a story about Peter Bristol, one of the first subjects of the A4 Study – shorthand for the...

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Time to start making sense of Alzheimers -- because short of a cure, we're going to have to learn how to live with this disease of the mind

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 1:24pm

This Fall, my colleagues and I launched www.makingsenseofalzheimers.org, a web site dedicated to understanding the disease's past, present and possible futures. It features interviews with people who are living with the disease, work by visual and performance and...

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Talking about Alzheimer’s, aging and the spaces in between them….

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 9:51am

A few recent interviews with me are up & about the air and cyber waves...

Wisconsin Public Radio’s Kathleen Dunn spoke with me. The show, “...

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Penn Medicine Researchers Receive Funding from CDC to Advance Brain Health

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 1:22pm

PHILADELPHIA – Researchers affiliated with Penn’s newly-created Prevention Research Center (PRC), have received two grants totaling over $860,000 from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Special Interest Project (SIP) to advance the CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative.

The UPenn PRC conducts innovative public health and disease management research aimed at preventing chronic disease and reducing health disparities in Southeastern Pennsylvania. In June...

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Lighting up with Leonard

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 1:12pm

Two years ago, at a conference in Miami on Alzheimer's disease, after a session about risk factors and biomarker predicton models, a colleague remarked to me how Leonard Cohen has been saying onstage that when he turns 80, he will resume smoking. Following that afternoon's...

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My review of Stanley Prusiner's autobiography is published

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 8:38pm

 Near the end of Stanley Prusiner’s memoir of his Nobel Prize-winning research into the cause of such devastating neurological diseases as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Mad Cow Disease, he recounts how, after a talk at the Aspen Institute, his host admonished him for delivering overly sobering remarks on Alzheimer’s disease. “You have to give people some hope,” his host told him. “You need to give them some reason to believe that Alzheimer...

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Catching up on me and AD and related disorders

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 9:34am

I've been too, too busy at the desk and also on the road – all of it trying to make sense of Alzheimers disease, dementia and the aging brain/mind. Some key events included attending the Alzheimer's Association International Congress (AAIC) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The image is...

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