Some rare books and manuscripts from Penn Libraries can now be accessed online through the new OPenn digital resources website, http:/openn.library.upenn.edu.
Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, a collaborative project based at the Penn Institute for Urban Research with The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and the City of Philadelphia, is pleased to announce partnerships with three of Philadelphia’s major arts and culture organizations: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency).
By Madeleine Stone @themadstone
(This is the fifth and last in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.)
Amy Sadao, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania, announces a monumental gift of $10 million for ICA’s curatorial program generously given by Daniel W. Dietrich, II. The largest gift in the museum’s history nearly doubles ICA’s endowment.
University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Chemical Sciences Program Partners with Baruch S. Blumberg Institute
Partnership offers research and work experience to Penn graduate students
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has developed online guidance to assist donors wishing to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal.
David Brownlee has been named a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians. Brownlee was inducted into the SAH at its 68th Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony in Chicago on April 16.
Trivia is not trivial for one club at the University of Pennsylvania.
WHO: James McGann, director, University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, and senior lecturer, Lauder Institute
Penn Pioneer in Personalized Medicine Advocates that National Translational Medicine Consortia is Best Equipped to Drive Human Phenotyping for the Clinic
President Barack Obama launched the "Precision Medicine Initiative” this past winter during the State of the Union address, and politicians on both sides of the aisle applauded the announcement. Broadly, precision medicine is meant to help diagnose individuals more accurately and better tailor treatment according to their physiology.
Two Researchers from Penn's Perelman School of Medicine Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Two researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have been elected as new members to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.
University of Pennsylvania Team Receive Prestigious National Clinical Research Award for HIV Breakthrough
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) are among the 2015 recipients of the prestigious Clinical Research Achievement Award for their personalized gene therapy work in HIV.
Eugenie Birch, co-director of the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Urban Research, has been elected as the first president of the new General Assembly of Partners (GAP), a special initiative of the United Nation’s World Urban Campaign. Birch was elected at the GAP’s inaugural meeting, held in Nairobi, Kenya in mid-April.
Like a beloved pair of jeans, human DNA accumulates damage over time, and older people’s bodies can’t repair it as well. Many scientists believe a build up of damage can cause cells to enter an irreversible dormant state known as senescence.
Two Penn Medicine Studies Examine Diabetes Severity in Parkinson's, Sex Differences in Parkinson's Disease Caregiving
A pair of studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrate a correlation between diabetes severity and parkinsonism, or parkinsonian tremors; and examine the caregiving differences between men and women with PD.
Penn Study Shows Computer-Assisted Diagnosis Tool Helps Physicians Assess Skin Conditions Without Aid from Dermatologists
In the first major study to examine the use of a computer-assisted, photo-driven differential diagnosis generator for skin conditions, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University
The brain is a privileged organ in the body. So vital to life, the brain is protected from alterations elsewhere in the body by a highly regulated gateway known as the blood-brain barrier, which allows only selected molecules to pass through.
(This is the fourth in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.)
One in five patients discharged from the hospital experience an adverse event at home within three weeks. They may fall or mix up their medications, placing an extreme burden on their caregivers. Ultimately they’re readmitted to the hospital.
Abramson Cancer Center Gene Therapy Researcher Carl June, MD, to Receive AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology
Carl June, MD, the Richard W.