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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 12, 2012

Penn’s Nader Engheta Receives Electromagnetics Award

PHILADELPHIA — Nader Engheta received the 2012 IEEE Electromagnetics Award at a ceremony Wednesday evening in Chicago. He is the H.

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Media Contact:Kim Menard | Kim.Menard@uphs.upenn.edu | (215) 662-6183July 9, 2012

Penn Neurologist First American to Receive Highest Ecuadorean Scientific Prize

The Ecuadorean National Assembly has bestowed its highest scientific award to Donald Silberberg, MD, professor emeritus and former Chair of Neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, for his efforts spanning two decades to raise awareness, enhance medical education and improve patient care for neurological and psychiatric conditions globally, and in Ecuador. This is the first time the Ecuadorean National Assembly has granted the Vicente Rocafuerte condecoration to an American.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 9, 2012

Penn Division of Public Safety’s Annual Report Now Online

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety’s Annual Report, capturing a year of Public Safety and its activities, is now available online.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 2, 2012

Chasing Storms to Study the Carbon Cycle, Penn’s Hyejung Lee Pursues Research in Puerto Rico

Most visitors to the Caribbean hope that their stay won’t coincide with a major tropical storm.

Hyejung Lee hoped for exactly the opposite.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369June 26, 2012

Penn Medicine's Mariell Jessup Named President-elect of American Heart Association

PHILADELPHIA — Mariell Jessup, MD, associate chief-Clinical Affairs, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and medical director of the Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center, has been named president-elect of the American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Jessup will begin her term on July 1, 2012.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 25, 2012

Summer VETS Program Gives High School and College Students a Taste of Veterinary Life at Penn

Gently placing the stethoscope against the golden retriever’s furry rib cage, a woman listens intently through the earpiece.

“Lungs auscult clear,” she declares — veterinarian-speak for a healthy-sounding respiratory system.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 21, 2012

Flu Research Should Proceed With Caution, Penn’s Joshua Plotkin and Others Urge

PHILADELPHIA — The journal Science is today publishing a paper revealing that highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza, also known as bird flu, can pass from one ferret to another through the air. Publication of these results has been delayed and debated during the last several months for fear that terrorists or others might use information from the study to “weaponize” the flu virus for intentional harm.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 21, 2012

Penn Dental Medicine Faculty Receive IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards

PHILADELPHIA — For their outstanding research achievements, Denis Kinane and George Hajishengallis of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine have received 2012 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Awards

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Hannah Johnson | hannah.johnson@bristol.ac.uk | (0117) 928 8896 June 20, 2012

Chemical Analysis of Pottery, Informed by Penn Research, Reveals First Dairying in Saharan Africa

PHILADELPHIA — The first unequivocal evidence that humans in prehistoric Saharan Africa used cattle for their milk nearly 7,000 years ago is described in research by an international team of scientists, led by researchers from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and including Kathleen Ryan of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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