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Penn Medicine's Josep Dalmau Named Recipient of 2016 Cotzias Lecture and Award From AAN

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 08:07

Josep Dalmau, MD, PhD, an adjunct professor of neurology and founder and director of the Penn Center of Autoimmune Neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, was honored as a recipient of the American Academy of Neurology’s 2016 Cotzias Lecture and Award, at the organization’s 68th annual meeting that took place April 15-21 in Vancouver.

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Penn Researcher to Lead $2.5 Million PCORI Project to Examine Dietary Interventions for Crohn's Disease

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 08:04

A national research study to focus on diet as a tool for managing Crohn’s disease symptoms, led by James Lewis, MD, MSCE, a professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, on behalf of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), has been approved to receive a $2.5 million funding award by the Patient-Cente

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Penn Study Uncovers Genetic Variation that Predicted Type and Rate of Physical Decline in Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:46

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions have uncovered a site of genetic variation that identified which patients with Parkinson’s disease are more likely to have tremors versus difficulty with balance and walking.

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Three University of Pennsylvania Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 14:25

University of Pennsylvania students Elyse Chase, Kevin Chen and Jordan Doman have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, awarded annually to juniors and sophomores interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering research.

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Penn Researcher Uncovers the Unexpected History of Separating Church and State

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:33
blurb:  Sarah Barringer Gordon, a professor in the History Department at the School of Arts & Sciences and the Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law, is writing Freedom’s Holy Light: Disestablishment in America, 1776-1876, which will offer fresh perspectives on the disestablishment of religion during the century following the American Revolution.

A forthcoming book from a professor at the University of Pennsylvania will showcase how the formal separation of church and state moved slavery to the political sphere, but defenders of slavery argued religious critiques of slavery violated that separation.  

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Penn Celebrates Opening of the Stephen A. Levin Building: A New Hub for the Neural and Behavioral Sciences

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:24

The University of Pennsylvania officially opened the Stephen A. Levin Building with a dedication ceremony on April 14. The six-story, $68.6-million, 78,000-square-foot building integrates psychology, biology and behavioral sciences under one roof with research laboratories, teaching facilities and space for students to collaborate and study. 

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Penn Medince and CHOP Study: Drug Candidate Stops Extra Bone Growth in Animal Model of Rare, Genetic Disease

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 16:27

New preclinical research provides support to a drug that has been repurposed to possibly treat a rare and extremely disabling genetic bone disease

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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Can Boost Language Comprehension, Penn Study Finds

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 16:24

How the human brain processes the words we hear and constructs complex concepts is still somewhat of a mystery to the neuroscience community.

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Penn Researchers Earn Clinical Research Achievement Awards

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 16:23

Two researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are among the recipients of the 2016

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Penn Hosts Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Diversity Workshop

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 13:58

Recognizing the importance of inclusion and diversity in their business practices, more than 70 members of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce gathered at the University of Pennsylvania on April 5 to discuss how to successfully address unconscious bias and foster constructive relationships in the work environment.

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Arthur Ross Gallery's Susan T. Marx Distinguished Lecture Series

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 11:50

Arthur Ross Gallery

Susan T. Marx Distinguished Lecture Series

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Penn’s Melanie Mariano to Turn Public Libraries Into Hubs of Health Information

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:44
blurb:  During the next year, with leadership from University of Pennsylvania student Melanie Mariano, Philadelphia’s public libraries will also become hubs of health information and preventive health for the city’s residents.

This is the third in a series of features introducing the 2016 Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners.

Public libraries serve communities in myriad ways, providing places where people gather to read, learn a new language, access the internet, pick up tax forms or apply for jobs.

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Penn Science Café: ‘The Rise of Tiny Fish’

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:01

WHO:            Lauren Sallan
                      Assistant Professor

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A Message Regarding Mental Health Support at Penn

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 20:43

A Message Regarding Mental Health Support at Penn

From

Amy Gutmann, President

Vincent Price, Provost

 

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Raising Awareness at Penn About the Media and Environmental Issues

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 15:06

Like many people, University of Pennsylvania senior Melanie Murphy uses her smartphone to do a Google search when she’s looking for information, but, now that she knows about the environmental impact of using electronic devices, she thinks twice before doing so. 

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Penn Collaborates on Program to Offer Public Tours of Lower Schuylkill River

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 12:57

Inspired by urban river projects that have revitalized the cities of Los Angeles and New York, the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) is collaborating on a project with Bartram’s Garden and River Corps to increase access to the Lower Schuylkill River, helping more people connect to the storied waterway.

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Penn Design’s Cecil Balmond Awarded 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:29

Cecil Balmond is the recipient of the 2016 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture.  He is professor of practice in architecture and the former Paul Philippe Cret Chair of Architecture in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design.

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Penn Dental Students Raise $29K for Oral Cancer Foundation

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:15

April is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month and University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine students teamed with students from Temple University to bring attention to the disease and the importance of early detection through the annual Philadelphia Oral Cancer Walk and 5K on April 2.

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Penn Engineers Develop First Transistors Made Entirely of Nanocrystal ‘Inks’

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 13:10
blurb:  Transistor fabrication is a highly complex process, requiring high-temperature, high-vacuum equipment. Penn engineers have shown a new approach for making these devices: sequentially depositing their components in liquid form.

The transistor is the most fundamental building block of electronics, used to build circuits capable of amplifying electrical signals or switching them between the 0s and 1s at the heart of digital computation. Transistor fabrication is a highly complex process, however, requiring high-temperature, high-vacuum equipment. 

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Penn Senior Kriya Patel to Help Incarcerated Women Access Health Care

Thu, 04/07/2016 - 09:33
blurb:  With her 2016 President’s Engagement Prize awarded by the University of Pennsylvania, senior Kriya Patel of Brookfield, Wisc., will help women in a Philly jail access health care as part of their reentry plan.

This is the second in a series of features introducing the University of Pennsylvania’s 2016 President’s Engagement Prize winners.

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