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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.

Article Source: Philly.com
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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.

Penn Neurologist Honored for Sharing Expertise With Developing Nations

August 22, 2012

Donald Silberberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is profiled for being honored with the Vicente Rocafuerte medal.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 15, 2012

Penn Hosts Symposium on Violence Against Women

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. 

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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | skell@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475August 14, 2012

Penn Symposium to Honor Ralph L. Brinster, VMD, PhD, Slated for Aug. 24 & 25

On Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25, some of the brightest minds will convene on Penn Vet’s campus to honor Ralph L. Brinster, VMD, PhD, Richard King Mellon Professor of Reproductive Physiology at Penn Vet.

Favorite Professors: Wharton’s Adam Grant

August 13, 2012

Adam Grant of the Wharton School is profiled.

Article Source: Business Week