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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659February 17, 2012

Study Provides Road Map for Improved Care of Epilepsy Emergencies by Paramedics

Injecting epilepsy patients with medication via an autoinjector -- similar to the EpiPens used to treat serious allergic reactions -- works more quickly to stop seizures than delivery of a drug via IV on board ambulances, according to a national study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Chriss Swaney | swaney@andrew.cmu.edu | 412-268-5776February 16, 2012

Carnegie Mellon University and Penn Engineering Receive $3.5 Million for Innovative Transportation Research

PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science a $3.5 million grant for the next two years to conduct research and implement technologies for improving the safety and efficiency of transportation.

Today in Research: Popularity of Hearing Aids; Babies Understand

February 15, 2012

Elika Bergelson of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research about language acquisition in infants.

Article Source: Atlantic
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 7, 2012

Penn’s Law and Brain Student Group Mines the Intersection of Neuroscience, Society and the Courts

PHILADELPHIA Neuroscience, with its brain scans and complex molecular pathways, may seem to have little in common with the law — except perhaps a penchant for obscure Latin phrases.

Babies Understand Words From 6 Months Old, Scientists Say

February 14, 2012

Daniel Swingley of the School of Arts and Sciences is spotlighted for research about language acquisition in infants.

Article Source: Fox News
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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