School of Veterinary Medicine

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 14, 2014

Penn Vet’s Lisa Gretebeck Tackles Public Health Through Research and Outreach

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Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.

Audio: Penn Vet Working Dog Center to Graduate Its First Diabetic Alert Dog, Bretagne

July 10, 2014

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine says, “We are working with the Diabetes Alert Dog Alliance to help facilitate the expectation of DAD dogs nationally.”

Video: Using Dogs to Detect the Scent of Ovarian Cancer

July 7, 2014

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine is highlighted for directing the Working Dog Center.

Article Source: NBC News (Philadelphia)

Video: Ask the Vet: Comforting Your Dogs

July 3, 2014

Carlo Siracusa of the School of Veterinary Medicine is featured for discussing pet behavior.

Article Source: CBS News (Philadelphia)

Video: New Research on Dogs With Bone Cancer May Help People

June 27, 2014

A study on immunotherapy by Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine is discussed.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Video: Researchers Hope Treatment for Dogs With Cancer Could Help People

June 25, 2014

Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine says, “the concept of the vaccine is to educate the immune system, to recognize tumor cells and kill them.”

Article Source: WWMT-TV (Michigan)
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 18, 2014

Penn Team Links Placental Marker of Prenatal Stress to Neurodevelopmental Problems

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New findings by University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine scientists suggest that an enzyme found in the placenta is likely playing an important role in translating stress experienced by a mother early in pregnancy into a reprogramming of her developing baby's brain.

When a woman experiences a stressful event early in pregnancy, the risk of her child developing autism spectrum disorders or schizophrenia increases. Yet how maternal stress is transmitted to the brain of the developing fetus, leading to these problems in neurodevelopment, is poorly understood. 

Dog Owners Wade Into Vaccine Debate

June 11, 2014

Kate Berger of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted about dog and cat reactions to vaccines.

Article Source: ABC News

On Its 130th Birthday, Penn’s Vet School Grows in Stature: Joan C. Hendricks

June 4, 2014

Dean Joan Hendricks of the School of Veterinary Medicine writes about the history of the school.

Article Source: Harrisburg Patriot-News
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 2, 2014

University of Pennsylvania Establishes Penn Center for Innovation

President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good.