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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 20, 2012

Queer Bioethics Comes to Life at Penn

PHILADELPHIA — It’s not every day that a new academic discipline is born. But that’s exactly what happened in 2010, when the Project on Bioethics, Sexuality and Gender Identity — or “Queer Bioethics,” for short — came to life at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 20, 2012

Penn Division of Public Safety Kicks Off Annual Bicycle Safety Campaign

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

Christopher Phillips Brings His Socrates Cafés and Constitution Cafés to University of Pennsylvania

What a difference a year makes.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 10, 2012

Compound Derived From a Mushroom Lengthens Survival Time in Dogs With Cancer, Penn Vet Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA — Dogs with hemangiosarcoma that were treated with a compound derived from the Coriolus versicolor mushroom had the longest survival times ever reported for dogs with the disease. These promising findings offer hope that the compound may one day offer cancer patients — human and canine alike — a viable alternative or complementary treatment to traditional chemotherapies.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194September 10, 2012

Penn Team Finds Key Molecules Involved in Forming Long-term Memories

PHILADELPHIA — How does one’s experience of an event get translated into a memory that can be accessed months, even years later? A team led by University of Pennsylvania scientists has come closer to answering that question, identifying key molecules that help convert short-term memories into long-term ones. These proteins may offer a target for drugs that can enhance memory, alleviating some of the cognitive symptoms that characterize conditions including schizophrenia, depression and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721September 7, 2012

Penn to Mark Constitution Day

PHILADELPHIA – Events on the University of Pennsylvania campus on Sept. 17 and 19 will honor the nation’s constitution.  Sept. 17 is Constitution Day.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658September 4, 2012

‘A Force for Social and Economic Good’

August 30, 2012

Dean Thomas Robertson of the Wharton School is highlighted for his goals for the institution.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 29, 2012

Penn Social Policy & Practice Alumna Coordinates Research at Out-of-Time Resource Center

Karen Okigbo really is a mover and a shaker. And the University of Pennsylvania is the right spot for her.

Born in Nigeria, Okigbo lived in Kenya for a few years before she flew halfway around the world and relocated to Fargo, N.D., with her family.

When she found herself at the top of her class in high school, she decided to hit the East Coast and moved up to the Ivy League, where she earned a B.A. in political science at Princeton University.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-796-4829August 23, 2012

Penn Medicine's Aaron Beck Receives International Award for Contributions to Medicine

PHILADELPHIA — Aaron T. Beck, MD, emeritus professor, Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center, has been awarded the Prince Mahidol Award for "exemplary contributions in the field of medicine."  The award is bestowed by the Thai Royal Family for outstanding achievements in medicine and public health worldwide. Thai Ambassador to the United States, H.E.