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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 15, 2012

Institute of Medicine Elects Six New Members From Penn

PHILADELPHIA — Six professors from the University of Pennsylvania, representing four schools, have been elected members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the nation's highest honors in biomedicine.

The newly elected members raise IOM's total active membership to 1,732 and the number of foreign associates to 112. With an additional 84 members holding emeritus status, IOM's total membership is 1,928.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 12, 2012

Penn Students Spend A Summer With Owl Monkeys — and Learn More Than Primatology

It’s almost as far away from Philadelphia urban life as one can imagine. Or, to be precise, it’s a 14-hour plane ride followed by a 16-hour bus ride capped by a 40-minute ride in a truck away from the University of Pennsylvania campus.

A Major Glitch for Digitized Health-care Records

September 17, 2012

Ross Koppel of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine co-authors an op-ed on health-care-information technologies.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 8, 2012

Penn Hosts First Ivy Plus STEM Symposium

This weekend, Penn hosted the first Ivy Plus Symposium and workshops for diverse scholars, a national conference designed to encourage exceptional undergraduate students to pursue advanced training in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Kat Stein | katstein@gse.upenn.edu | 215-898-9642October 5, 2012

Facing Global Educational Issues: Penn GSE Researchers in Austria

Marybeth Gasman and Laura Perna, two researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education are in Austria this week for the Salzburg Global Seminar

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 1, 2012

Chyke Doubeni Appointed Presidential Term Professor at Penn

PHILADELPHIA -- Chyke Doubeni has been named the second Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Doubeni, an expert on colorectal cancer and racial disparities in health care, is Presidential Term Associate Professor-Clinician Educator in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health of Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 28, 2012

Penn Immunologists Find a Molecule That Puts the Brakes on Inflammation

PHILADELPHIA — We couldn’t live without our immune systems, always tuned to detect and eradicate invading pathogens and particles. But sometimes the immune response goes overboard, triggering autoimmune diseases like lupus, asthma or inflammatory bowel disease.

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has now identified a crucial signaling molecule involved in counterbalancing the immune system attack.

Penn Professor Wins $200K Research Grant From NephCure, Society of Nephrologists

September 26, 2012

Michelle Denburg of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for a grant to support research about patients with nephrotic syndrome and vitamin D deficiency.

Article Source: The Business Journals
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 26, 2012

Penn Public Safety to Conduct UPenn Alert Drill, Host Campus Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Day

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Public Safety will conduct a UPenn Alert Emergency Notification Test with a campus-wide shelter-in-place awareness drill Friday, Sept. 28, at 2:55 p.m. 

Well Being: An Astronomer’s Constellation of Activity: Biking, Running, Lifting

September 24, 2012

Mark Devlin of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his healthy and active lifestyle outside of the classroom.

Article Source: Philly.com