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Media Contact:Steve Graff | stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653June 12, 2013

Penn Study Finds Stressed Dads Can Affect Offspring Brain Development

Sperm doesn’t appear to forget anything. Stress felt by dad—whether as a preadolescent or adult—leaves a lasting impression on his sperm that gives sons and daughters a blunted reaction to stress, a response linked to several mental disorders. 

Progress Made on Laminitis, but Still Much Left to Do

June 7, 2013

Kurt Hankerson of the School of Veterinary Medicine shares the progress that has been made on understanding laminitis.

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Philly’s Cleft Palate Puppy Is Internet Celebrity

June 3, 2013

Alexander Reiter and John Lewis of the School of Veterinary Medicine discuss surgery to fix a puppy’s cleft palate.

Article Source: NBC10 Philadelphia

Let’s Address Hunger Crisis

May 28, 2013

Dean Joan Hendricks of the School of Veterinary Medicine co-authors an editorial about America’s hunger crisis.

Article Source: Philly.com

Video: Free Vision Screenings for Service Dogs

May 21, 2013

Gustavo Aguirre of the School of Veterinary Medicine is interviewed about offering free vision screenings for service dogs.

Article Source: 6ABC

The Kitten Who Refused to Die

May 21, 2013

Lillian Aronson of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on a cat receiving kidney transplant surgery.

Article Source: Philly.com

Puppies at Penn to Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer

May 6, 2013

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on working with puppies to help detect ovarian cancer.

Article Source: Philly.com

Lentil’s Many Fans, Foster Mom Await Puppy’s Cleft Palate Surgery at Penn

May 2, 2013

John Lewis of the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses caring for a puppy with a cleft palate.

Article Source: Newsworks

Video: Sniffing Out Cancer

May 2, 2013

Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine is interviewed about using detection dogs to help with ovarian-cancer screenings.

Article Source: Fox News

Penn Animal Hospital Named One of Nation’s First Veterinary Trauma Centers

April 30, 2013

Penn’s Ryan Hospital has been named one of the nation’s first trauma centers for animals.

Article Source: Philly.com