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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn Researcher Explores Volunteering in India

PHILADELPHIA – Femida Handy, a professor at the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of four authors of a new book, From Seva to Cyberspace: The Many Faces of Volunteering in India, which traces the origins of seva, direct service to

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Introduces Community Teamworks Volunteer Program

PHILADELPHIA – The School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania has launched SP2 Community Teamworks, a pilot program that involves local engagement as well as team-building through volunteer projects.

Modeled after Goldman Sach’s Community Teamworks in New York City, School of Social Policy & Practice students, faculty, staff and alumni provide suggestions for and participate in local volunteer opportunities.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn’s Med Ed Teaches Those Who Teach America’s Doctors

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine have launched Med Ed, a program to enhance the teaching abilities of those who teach America’s doctors. 

The collaborative program targeting educational leaders in academic medicine will begin in August.

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

Penn Psychologists Find 6- to 9-Month-Olds Understand the Meaning of Many Spoken Words

PHILADELPHIA — At an age when “ba-ba” and “da-da” may be their only utterances, infants nevertheless comprehend words for many common objects, according to a new study.

Vaccines That Attack

February 13, 2012

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on developing therapeutic vaccines.

Article Source: Boston Globe
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 9, 2012

Governor Proposes Commonwealth Funding for Penn Vet for 2012-13

PHILADELPHIA -- Governor Tom Corbett’s FY2012-2013 Commonwealth budget proposes funding of $26.7 million for the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, the only veterinary  school in Pennsylvania and one of only 28 veterinary schools in the United States.  The recommended funding is equal to the support received for FY2011-2012.
 

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658February 8, 2012

At Penn, Gene Therapy for Inherited Blindness Succeeds in Patients' Other Eyes

Gene therapy for congenital blindness has taken another step forward, as researchers further improved vision in three adult patients previously treated in one eye. After receiving the same treatment in their other eye, the patients became better able to see in dim light, and two were able to navigate obstacles in low-light situations. No adverse effects occurred.

Stopping Sleepiness

February 7, 2012

David Dinges of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on measuring sleepiness.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658February 7, 2012

Molecular Path From Internal Clock to Cells Controlling Rest and Activity Revealed in Penn Study

The molecular pathway that carries time-of-day signals from the body's internal clock to ultimately guide daily behavior is like a black box, says Amita Sehgal, PhD, the John Herr Musser Professor of Neuroscience and Co-Director, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

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

Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy Partners in 100Kin10 Initiative for Education

PHILADELPHIA — The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania will be a partner in 100Kin10, a movement to recruit, prepare and support 100,000 science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, teachers during the next decade.

Kate Hovde, senior analyst with the Center, will attend the first 100Kin10 Partner Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Washington, D.C., where Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will launch the event to bring together the network of partners.