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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 17, 2012

Five Penn Professors Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

PHILADELPHIA — Five professors from the University of Pennsylvania are among the 220 elected to the 2012 class of members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

One of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, the Academy is also a leading center for independent policy research. The current membership includes some of the world's most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 13, 2012

Penn Vet Pathologists Uncover the Fate of Stranded Marine Mammals

Perry Habecker’s claim to fame? He’s the only Pennsylvania pathologist to have autopsied a “Pennsylvania” manatee.

The distinction is not incidental; dissecting and studying dead marine mammals is just part of the job for Habecker, chief of the Large Animal Pathology Service at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center campus, and for his colleagues.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 13, 2012

Three University of Pennsylvania Professors Receive 2012 Guggenheim Fellowships

PHILADELPHIA – Jamal J.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 11, 2012

Penn Hosts Africa Study Abroad Orientation

What is an International SOS card? Are pre-departure vaccinations required for some foreign travel? What to pack? When traveling abroad, it’s always better to know before you go.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 10, 2012
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659April 9, 2012

Penn Study: Breast Cancer Patients Suffer Treatment-related Side Effects Long After Completing Care

More than 60 percent of breast cancer survivors report at least one treatment-related complication even six years after their diagnosis, according to a new study led by a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings are part of a special issue of Cancer devoted to exploring the physical late effects of breast cancer treatment and creating strategies to prevent, monitor for, and treat these conditions in the nation's 2.6 million survivors of the disease.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 10, 2012

Penn and Haverford Sign Agreement to Fast-track Undergrads Into Penn Engineering Master’s Programs

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania and Haverford College are launching a new program that will allow undergraduates at Haverford to gain early admission into a master’s degree program offered by Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.  The arrangement effectively allows Haverford students to obtain their bachelor’s degree in four years and then, through Penn, obtain their master’s degree with just one additional year of study.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658April 6, 2012

Penn Study Cautions Use of Drugs to Block 'Niacin Flush' in Heart Patients

Niacin, or vitamin B3, is the one approved drug that elevates "good" cholesterol (high density lipoprotein, HDL) while depressing "bad" cholesterol (low density lipoprotein , LDL), and has thereby attracted much attention from patients and physicians. Niacin keeps fat from breaking down, and so obstructs the availability of LDL building blocks.

Cooper Hospital Leading FDA Trial for Sepsis Treatment

April 5, 2012

David Gaieski of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about researching a treatment for sepsis.

Article Source: Newsworks
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194April 6, 2012

New Penn Dental Researcher George Hajishengallis Gets at the Root of Gum Disease

PHILADELPHIA — Trained as a dentist in Greece, George Hajishengallis, one of the newest faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, was happy enough with the idea of practicing dentistry there. But something was missing.

“As important as clinical treatment is — and I think it’s more important than research,” said Hajishengallis, “it can become routine.”