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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 30, 2012

Two Penn GSE Researchers Help Department of Education With College Completion

PHILADELPHIA — Two professors at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Laura Perna and Marybeth Gasman, are in Washington today to participate in the Department of Education’s Evidence-Action-Innovation: A College Completion Symposium.

Penn Research Finds Genetic Link Between Native Americans, Russian Region

January 30, 2012

Theodore Schurr of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research that helps clarify the genetic link between Native Americans and Asians.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798 January 26, 2012

Penn Research Study Identifies Why Some Young People Choose to Get Tested for STDs and Others Don’t

PHILADELPHIA  – A recent study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland identified the reasons why college-age individuals would be tested for sexually transmitted diseases.  These findings are valuable in developing public health awareness advertising campaigns.        

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 23, 2012

Penn-based Report Reflects Rise of Think Tanks in Underrepresented Regions of the World

PHILADELPHIA –- Launched in 2006, the University of Pennsylvania’s “Global Go-To Think Tank Rankings” annual report has become an authoritative source for the top public policy research institutes in the world.  James McGann, assistant director of Penn’s International Relations Program, directs the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at Penn.  The report is available at www.gotothinktank.com or www.sas.upenn.edu/irp/.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 23, 2012

Gene Therapy Research Team From Penn Vet and Scheie Eye Institute Cures Retinitis Pigmentosa in Dogs

PHILADELPHIA -- Members of a University of Pennsylvania research team have shown that they can prevent, or even reverse, a blinding retinal disease, X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa, or XLRP, in dogs.

The disease in humans and dogs is caused by defects in the RPGR gene and results in early, severe and progressive vision loss. It is one of the most common inherited forms of retinal degeneration in man.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 23, 2012

Executive Doctorate in Higher Ed Management Celebrates 10th Year

PHILADELPHIA -- The Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education is celebrating 10 years of developing leaders in higher education.

University of Pennsylvania Getting $2.5M to Study Lung Regeneration

January 19, 2012

Edward Morrisey of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for working to identify and characterize cells that affect lung repair and regeneration.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 20, 2012

Penn GSE Researcher Scores a Publishing Hat Trick

PHILADELPHIA – Writing one book is a daunting task, but writing three – simultaneously – might seem near impossible.  But not for Marybeth Gasman.

Gasman, an education historian and professor at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has just finished three books – all of which she was writing and researching at the same time.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369January 20, 2012

Sleep Problems Increase Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity, Penn Study Shows

People who suffer from sleep disturbances are at major risk for obesity, diabetes, and coronary artery disease, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 19, 2012

Penn Researcher Examines Public-Health Issues Concerning Firearms and Senior Citizens

PHILADELPHIA — More than 17 million Americans 65 or older have at least one firearm.  Based on the current patterns of gun ownership and population growth, the number of elderly people who own a firearm is expected to increase.  In an article released by the American Journal of Public Health, Susan B.