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Breakthrough of the Year? AIDS Discovery Could Put Virus on the Run, Bioethicist Says

December 22, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his views on an AIDS discovery.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Financial Aid Changes Game as Ivy Sports Teams Flourish

December 22, 2011

Athletic Director Steve Bilsky says, “We’re seeing a significant change in the caliber of the student-athlete.”

Article Source: New York Times

Wharton’s Siegel: Stocks Are Cheap, Go for Dividends

December 22, 2011

Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School discusses stock market strategy.

Article Source: CNBC.com

B-School Deans: Big Hopes for 2012 and Beyond

December 21, 2011

Dean Thomas Robertson of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on revamping the curriculum.

Article Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Project Seeks to Publicize Life-saving Defibrillators

December 21, 2011

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for leading the MyHeartMap Challenge project.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

University of Pennsylvania Medical School Gets Big Anonymous Gift

December 19, 2011

Brian Strom of the Perelman School of Medicine will lead the new Neuroscience of Behavior Initiative, funded by an anonymous gift of $16.3 million.

Achieving Diversity in Graduate-Student Admissions

December 19, 2011

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses how major institutions will help ensure diversity within higher education.

Wagner on Elections? You Bet

December 19, 2011

Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School comments on reactions to new financial markets.

Article Source: Politico
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369December 19, 2011

Penn Receives $16 Million Gift to Launch New Initiative Focusing on the Neuroscience of Behavior

PHILADELPHIA - The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania announces the establishment of the Neuroscience of Behavior Initiative.  This new initiative, funded by an anonymous gift, will strengthen Penn programs in basic, translational, clinical, and population research into the areas of addiction, depressive disorders, and neurodegenerative disease.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658December 19, 2011

Penn Scientist Receives Senior Scholar Award from Ellison Medical Foundation for Aging Research

PHILADELPHIA - James Eberwine, PhD, professor of Pharmacology, at the Perleman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a Senior Scholar Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation. This supports basic biological research in aging, for $600,000 to be disbursed over the next four years.