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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 11, 2009

Penn Professor Part of Committee Investigating Defense Challenges for Nonproliferation Beyond Former U.S.S.R.


PHILADELPHIA -- Harvey Rubin, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response, is among seven internationally recognized experts who have compiled a National Academy of Sciences report on the biological threats and nonproliferation challenges faced by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 9, 2009

Health Insurance as an Investment to Cover Young Adults

PHILADELPHIA -- Could offering a cash bonus for not consuming more than a threshold value of medical care hold the key to providing health insurance for 19-29 year olds, the so-called “young invincibles” who account for nearly half of all uninsured adults?

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 2, 2009

Penn Research Team Tests Bedside Monitoring of Brain Blood Flow and Metabolism in Stroke Victims


PHILADELPHIA – A University of Pennsylvania team has completed the first successful demonstration of a noninvasive optical device to monitor cerebral blood flow in patients with acute stroke, a leading cause of disability and death.

The ultimate goal of this research is to improve the management of patients with stroke and other brain disorders by providing continuous bedside monitoring of brain blood flow and metabolism.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658February 19, 2009

Denis F. Kinane Named Dean of Penn Dental School

 

PHILADELPHIA – Denis F. Kinane has been named dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Interim Provost Vincent Price.

 

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Media Contact: | | February 16, 2009

University Message on Meningococcal Infections at Penn

TO: University Community

FROM: President Amy Gutmann, Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli, and Interim Provost Vincent Price

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 16, 2009
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