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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 6, 2012

Penn Launches Commemorative Symposium on Social Change Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with the Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of community events that runs from Jan. 13 through Feb. 2.

All MLK Symposium events are free and open to the public.  They include workshops, discussions, panels, lectures, performances, special presentations, award ceremonies, interfaith programs and documentary-film screenings.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 5, 2012

Policy and Leadership Vacuum Undermines Higher Education in Washington State, Penn GSE Researchers Find

PHILADELPHIA — Washington State’s higher education system is adrift, failing to grant bachelor’s degrees to enough Washingtonians and forcing the state’s high-tech economy to rely on talent imported from other states and countries, according to a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Medical Experiments on Humans

January 1, 2012

President Amy Gutmann, as chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, is quoted about human beings used for medical experiments.

Article Source: Washington Post

It Costs More, but Is It Worth More?

January 2, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School co-authors an op-ed about proton beam therapy and Medicare.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659January 3, 2012

Penn Researchers Shorten Time for Manufacturing of Personalized Ovarian Cancer Vaccine

PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are in the midst of testing a personalized, dendritic cell vaccine in patients with recurrent ovarian, primary peritoneal or fallopian tube cancer – a group of patients who typically have few treatment options.

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
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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | (215) 662-6183December 22, 2011

Measuring Brain Thickness Identifies Risk for Cognitive Decline, Penn Study Shows

PHILADELPHIA - A new measurement tool can identify cognitively normal adults who are at high risk for cognitive decline, according to a new study by collaborators at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Medical School. The study is published in the December 21, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 21, 2011

Researcher at Penn Graduate School of Education Co-authors Guide to HBCU Fundraising

 

PHILADELPHIA — Marybeth Gasman, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has co-authored “A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An All-Campus Approach.” The book, written with Nelson Bowman III, the director of development at Prairie View A&M University, is a comprehensive research-based work that delivers the best practices, recommendations and expertise about philanthropy for minority-serving institutions.

Planet of the Apes: Why We Hate Broccoli

December 19, 2011

Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences and Michael Campbell of the Perelman School are featured for their research on the bitterness gene.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 19, 2011

Penn Researchers Reach Out to Lawmakers With a Policy Brief: Scope of Sexual Assault

PHILADELPHIA — Following the Center for Disease Control’s study designed to provide national estimates of sexual assault, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s Ortner Center on Family Violence sent a policy brief to key lawmakers.