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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
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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.