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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 26, 2010

Collaboration Solves Structure of Herpes Virus Protein, Provides New Drug Directions

PHILADELPHIA  -– The mechanism by which a herpes virus invades cells has remained a mystery to scientists, but now research from Tufts University and the University of Pennsylvania reveals the unusual structure of a key member of the protein complex that allows a herpes virus to invade cells.

The new map details an essential piece of the herpes virus “cell-entry machinery,” providing scientists with a new target for antiviral drugs.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 14, 2010

Gov. Edward G. Rendell Will Speak at Penn School of Dental Medicine Commencement

WHAT:    Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell will speak at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine’s Commencement.

Veterans Return From Middle East With Multi-Symptom Pain Disorders

May 9, 2010

Rollin Gallagher of the School of Medicine says veterans who served in the Middle East require post-injury care.

Article Source: New Kerala (India)
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 April 30, 2010

Faculty Members Receive 2010 Lindback and Provost’s Awards

PHILADELPHIA – Twelve University of Pennsylvania faculty members have been honored as recipients of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching, Provost’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Provost’s Awards for Distinguished Ph.D. Teaching and Mentoring.

The Lindback Awards, presented to members of Penn’s standing faculty since 1961, recognize distinguished teaching at colleges and universities throughout the Mid-Atlantic service area of Abbotts Dairies Inc.  Christian Lindback was president and principal of Abbott’s Dairies.  

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 19, 2010
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Penn Dental School Alumnus/World War II Commander Gives $17.3 Million In Largest Ever Gift to Penn Dental

PHILADELPHIA – Dr. Louis Schoenleber, Jr. (C’42, D’43), an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, World War II Navy Commander and oral surgeon, has left the majority of proceeds from his multi-million-dollar estate to Penn Dental Medicine’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The bequest, totaling $17.3 million, is the largest gift in the School’s history and one of the largest gifts ever to a U.S. dental school.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 10, 2010

Medical Groups Assail Patenting of Human Genes

February 3, 2010
Jonathan Moreno of the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the medical-patent system.
Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658June 16, 2009

Shelley L. Berger Is Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

 

PHILADELPHIA -- Shelley L. Berger has been named the 10th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Interim Provost Vincent Price.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 267-934-9573April 17, 2009