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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653March 12, 2015

Botswana-UPenn Partnership Teams up with Microsoft and Partners to Launch Telemedicine Service over TV White Spaces Network

The Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) is collaborating with Microsoft, the Botswana Innovation Hub, and other global partners to launch the first telemedicine service in Africa using TV white spaces to bring internet connectivity to hospitals and clinics across rural areas of Botswana.

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Media Contact:Paul Foster | paul.foster@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-662-6183March 11, 2015

Two Penn Medicine Gene Therapy Researchers Receive Pennsylvania Bio Awards

Two researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvaniawill be honored for their contributions for the burgeoning field of gene therapy by Pennsylvania Bio at their annual dinner this week. Pennsylvania Bio is the statewide bioscience trade organization which works to make the Keystone State a life sciences hub by creating an environment which cultivates progress and success.

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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659March 11, 2015

Penn Medicine Immunotherapy Pioneer Carl June, MD, Awarded 2015 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize

University of Pennsylvania cancer and HIV expert Carl June, MD,&

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660March 5, 2015

Penn Medicine Analysis Shows that One-Third of Americans Do Not Have Access to Stroke Center Within One Hour

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, but access to rapid EMS care and appropriate stroke care centers with the ability to deliver acute stroke therapies can drastically mitigate the debilitating effects of a stroke. A population-based approach to health planning would prevent disparities in access to specialized stroke care, says new Penn Medicine research.

Religious Freedom Balanced With Responsibility

March 10, 2015

Kristen Feemster of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on balancing freedom of speech and religion while making d

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: Alzheimer’s and End-of-life Decisions

March 9, 2015

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses end-of-life decisions for patients with Alzheimer’s diseas

Audio: Penn Trial Suggests ‘Triple Threat’ for Melanoma Patients Could Be Effective

March 9, 2015

Lynn Schuchter of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the results of a clinical trial that introduces a “triple t

Protection Without a Vaccine

March 9, 2015

Philip Johnson and James Wilson of the Perelman School of Me

Article Source: New York Times

3 Bad Infections That Can Floor You

March 9, 2015

Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on pneumonia.

Article Source: Washington Post

Audio: 55 Years Later, Local Cancer Discovery Still Shaping Research

March 5, 2015

Jennifer Morrissette and Peter Nowell of the Perelman School