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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | skell@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475March 26, 2012

Penn Vet Hosts Free Lecture, 'Feline Behavior: Understanding Your Cat's Language'

On Saturday, April 21 the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) will host a free, open-to-the-public lecture called “Feline Behavior: Understanding Your Cat’s Language,” at Penn Vet in Philadelphia, PA. Beginning at 10:00 AM, Dr. Carlo Siracusa, lecturer of behavior at Penn Vet, will talk about feline communication and preventing behavior problems, and environmental enrichment.

Who: Penn Vet, cat owners, interested members of the public.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151 April 3, 2012

Penn to Host Food-Policy Lectures

PHILADELPHIA --  The University of Pennsylvania Libraries is co-hosting a series of events addressing a wide range of food-policy issues in the United States and around the world.

The Bodek Lecture Series, “American Pie: The Politics of Food in the 21st Century,” tackles issues such as global food security, sustainable agriculture and food waste in America.

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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | skell@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475April 3, 2012

Penn Vet Ophthalmologists Conducting Free Eye Exams for Service Dogs

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ryan Hospital is once again participating in the National Service Dog Eye Exam sponsored by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) and Merial.

Attention God: Please Beware of Gaps

April 1, 2012

Peter Dodson of the School of Veterinary Medicine is featured for his views on the nature of science and faith.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 23, 2012

Penn Research Points to New Way of Preserving Fertility for Boys Undergoing Cancer Treatment

PHILADELPHIA — Treatments for childhood cancers are increasingly successful with cure rates approaching 80%, but success often comes with a downside for the surviving men: the cancer treatments they received as boys can leave them sterile as adults.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 12, 2012

Penn Researchers Find Epstein Barr-like Virus Infects and May Cause Cancer in Dogs

PHILADELPHIA -- More than 90 percent of humans have antibodies to the Epstein Barr virus.  Best known for causing mononucleosis, or “the kissing disease,” the virus has also been implicated in more serious conditions, including Hodgkin’s, non-Hodgkin’s and Burkitt’s lymphomas.  Yet little is known about exactly how EBV triggers these diseases.

AKC Canine Health Foundation-funded Researcher Dr. Cindy Otto Receives AmericanFlag Flown in Afghanistan

March 7, 2012

Cindy Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine is acknowledged for her commitment to thehealth of working dogs.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

March Madness Attracts Real Animals

March 7, 2012

Ray Sweeney, Marie-Eve Fecteau and School of Veterinary Medicine students at Penn’s New Bolton Center are highlighted for an animal-related March Madness program.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | skell@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475March 6, 2012

Mayo Clinic, Penn and Partners to Explore New Ways to Predict and Control Seizures

PHILADELPHIA Mayo Clinic and partners from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Pharmacy, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and NeuroVista Corporation have been awarded $7.5 million grant (U01) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a division of the National Institutes of Health

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 9, 2012

Governor Proposes Commonwealth Funding for Penn Vet for 2012-13

PHILADELPHIA -- Governor Tom Corbett’s FY2012-2013 Commonwealth budget proposes funding of $26.7 million for the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, the only veterinary  school in Pennsylvania and one of only 28 veterinary schools in the United States.  The recommended funding is equal to the support received for FY2011-2012.