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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659November 5, 2012

Penn Medicine Expert to Receive American Heart Association's Lifetime Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES — Lance Becker, MD, a professor of Emergency Medicine and director of the Center for Resuscitation Science at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the American Heart Association’s 2012 Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cardiac Resuscitation Science during the organization’s annual Scientific Sessions.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 2, 2012

Looking at the Big Picture: Penn Researcher Receives Grant to Study Success at Minority-serving Institutions

Panoramic images enable one to see everything in one complete picture, providing a better understanding of the entire setting.

And when looking at the landscape of higher education and student success, the viewer has to be able to see more than just a snapshot of public and private schools.

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Media Contact:Regina Jaslow | rjaslow@pennclubny.org | (212) 403-6657November 1, 2012

Claire M. Fagin Named Guggenheim Honor Cup 2012 Honoree by Penn Club of New York

NEW YORK -- The Penn Club of New York has named Dr. Claire M. Fagin as the 2012 honoree for the Guggenheim Honor Cup. This prestigious award will be presented at a dinner to be held on November 29, 2012, at the Penn Club of New York in midtown Manhattan.

Ten Questions: Katherine Milkman

October 29, 2012

Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School is interviewed.

Article Source: Financial Times

The Smartest People in Philadelphia

October 31, 2012

Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 31, 2012

Penn’s Chyke Doubeni Strives to Eliminate Inequities in Cancer Screening and Survival

When Chyke Doubeni was in high school, he thought he might become an economist, like his older brother. But one day a teacher pulled him aside and noted that Doubeni, a new Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, had a talent for science. Perhaps he should consider a career in engineering or medicine instead, the teacher suggested.

Penn Linguist Labov Wins Franklin Institute Award

October 22, 2012

William Labov of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for winning a Franklin Institute award.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 22, 2012

A Mississippi River Diversion During the 2011 Flood Helped Build Louisiana Wetlands, Penn Geologists Find

PHILADELPHIA — The extensive system of levees along the Mississippi River has done much to prevent devastating floods in riverside communities. But the levees have also contributed to the loss of Louisiana’s wetlands. By holding in floodwaters, they prevent sediment from flowing into the watershed and rebuilding marshes, which are compacting under their own weight and losing ground to sea-level rise.

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Media Contact:Leo Charney | lcharney@upenn.edu | October 18, 2012

Daniel Polsky Appointed Executive Director of Leonard Davis Institute at Penn

PHILADELPHIA — Daniel Polsky has been named executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

The announcement was made today by Penn Provost Vincent Price.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 16, 2012

Penn Bridges Disparities Through Diversity and Cultural Competence in the Midst of Health-care Reform

Health-care reform and cultural competence in health-care delivery are hot topics.  Research has shown that cultural competence is a key strategy for bridging health and health-care disparities.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center will host its annual conference on Friday, Oct. 26, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 106 of the Philadelphia Heart Institute, 51 N. 39th St.