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Media Contact: | | December 30, 2008

Memorial Service for Dr. John Pryor


As was announced late last week, PENN Medicine has lost a good friend and dear colleague with the death of John “JP” Pryor. Dr. Pryor was working in Iraq as an Army trauma surgeon when he was felled by enemy fire on Christmas Day. John was an exceptional human being who truly lived his values everyday. He felt a special obligation to use his skills to help those serving our country and the many innocent victims of war. Sadly, this admirable trait put him in harm’s way one last time.
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 24, 2008

Embryonic Heart Cells Thrive Only in an Environment That's Just Right, Penn Study Says


PHILADELPHIA –- Cellular engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have determined that cardiomyocytes, the specialized cells that form the heart muscle, thrive when cultured in an environment that mimics their own elastic nature but falter, weaken or die when “grown” on stiffer or softer materials.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 17, 2008

Penn Veterinary Researcher Tracy Bale Receives Career Development Award from Society for Neuroscience


PHILADELPHIA –- Tracy Bale of the University of Pennsylvania has received a 2008 Career Development Award from the Society for Neuroscience.

Bale is an assistant professor in the departments of Animal Biology at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 18, 2008
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 27, 2008

Pennsylvania Muscle Institute Symposium Presents "Structure and Signaling in Normal and Diseased Muscle"


WHO:

The Pennsylvania Muscle Institute is an interdisciplinary group of research investigators in biophysics, biochemistry, genetics and physiology working to discover the mechanisms of muscle function, muscle disease and motile biological systems and to apply these discoveries to new therapies and develop technologies for the study of muscle and motile systems.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721September 18, 2008

Penn Announces $50 Million Penn Integrates Knowledge Neurosciences Initiative


PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will make a major investment in neuroscience, the interdisciplinary study of brain/behavior relationships and nervous-system diseases, with a $50 million contribution from Penn’s Health System to endow five new Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) professorships.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 19, 2008
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 19, 2008

Penn Media Seminar on Neuroscience and Society

Sept. 19, 2008
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Penn Club of New York, Tarnapol Room

30 W. 44th Street,New York, N.Y.

If attending, please RSVP immediately to Blake Cole at 215-898-8721 or coleba@pobox.upenn.edu. The seminar is open to the news media only.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 23, 2008

John Gearhart, Stem Cell Pioneer, Named Penn's Institute for Regenerative Medicine Director and PIK Professor

PHILADELPHIA –- John Gearhart, who led a research team that first identified and isolated human embryonic stem cells, has been named director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and also a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor.

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