Research

Penn Doctor Prepares to Fight Ebola in Liberia

October 15, 2014

Trish Henwood of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for travelling to Liberia to help treat Ebola patients wit

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: ‘Green Glow’ May Help Find Once Invisible Cancer Cells

October 14, 2014

Sunil Singhal of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how to make tumors glow in order to find cancer.

Article Source: CBS News (Pittsburgh)

In Quest for Better Treatments, Penn Prof’s ‘Avatars of Human Organs’ Simulate Lungs

October 14, 2014

Dan Huh of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses “organs on chips.”

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

Penn Graduate Student Attends Prestigious Meeting of Nobel Laureates

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It’s not every day that a graduate student gets to meet a Nobel Laureate in her field. But this summer Rianne Esquivel, a fourth-year doctoral candidate in microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania, had the opportunity to meet not just one but 37 Nobel Laureates, all leaders in biomedical sciences.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 15, 2014

Penn Physicist Alison Sweeney Receives 2014 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced Wednesday that Alison Sweeney, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive a 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660October 10, 2014

Penn Medicine Announces Naming of Paul F. Harron, Jr. Lung Center

A $10 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania to name the Paul F. Harron, Jr.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964October 14, 2014
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 14, 2014

Penn Medicine: New Gene Therapy for "Bubble Boy" Disease Appears to be Safe, Effective

A new form of gene therapy for boys with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID-X1), a life-threatening condition also known as “bubble boy” disease, appears to be both effective and safe, according to an international clinical trial with sites in Boston, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, London, a

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Media Contact:Anna Duerr | anna.duerr@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369October 14, 2014

Penn Study Evaluates Medical Resident Assessment Tool to Reduce Unnecessary Tests and Treatments

A first-of-its-kind set of questions included in the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (IM-ITE) illustrates the need to better evaluate resident proficiency in high-value care (HVC), according to a new study published in Annals of

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 13, 2014

Penn’s Martin Seligman Honored With Inaugural TANG Prize for Lifetime of Work

Martin Seligman, the director of the Positive Psychology Center and the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences, will be honored with the inaugural