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.
Me talk doctor talk one day.
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 8:16am
In the July 2015 Medical Ethics Advisor, I’m quoted in an article “Do physician assume they know older patients’ wishes? Negative stereotypes may lead to unwanted or inadequate care.” I spoke up on one issue that has long nagged me. Baby talk. Here’s what I said….
Some providers automatically switch to “baby talk” when communicating with older adults, says J...
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...
“Should we still read Still Alice?”
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 8:32am
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...
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
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...
Lighting up with Leonard
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 1:12pm
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...