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.
Faculty & Staff
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.
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.
Donald Silberberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is profiled for being honored with the Vicente Rocafuerte medal.
PHILADELPHIA –- A Symposium on Violence Against Women will be held Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the event will be in the South American Room at International House, 3701 Chestnut St.