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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 5, 2010

National Institutes of Health Honors Two Penn Researchers With 2010 New Innovator Awards

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania researchers Ritesh Agarwal and Patrick Seale have been honored with the New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health, providing each with $1.5 million to support their research for five years.

Researchers Seek New Tools to Flag Concussions

October 5, 2010

Douglas Smith and Kristin Hamann of the School of Medicine and Center for Brain Injury and Repair and Shu Yang and Kacy Cullen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are cited for research on concussions.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Study: Computerized Order Entry System Has Unintended Consequences

September 27, 2010

Brian Strom and other researchers at the School of Medicine are cited for their study involving a computerized physician order-entry system.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Amtrak Rolls Out Ambitious, High-Speed Service Plan

September 28, 2010

Robert Yaro of the School of Design comments on a proposed Philadelphia high-speed rail system.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Arbitron: Radio Continues to Reach Large Black Audiences

September 24, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice says “radio is a format that allows for more freedom to speak to different racial and ethnic communities.”

Article Source: Blackweb 2.0

FBI Drive for Encryption Backdoors Is Déjà Vu for Security Experts

September 27, 2010

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on cryptology regulations.

Article Source: Wired

Braces for Young Kids Might Not Always Be Best

September 27, 2010

Antonino Secchi of the School of Dental Medicine discusses age-appropriateness for certain orthodontics procedures.

'Off-Grid' Cellphone Towers Could Save Lives

September 22, 2010

Harvey Rubin of the School of Medicine and the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response authors a piece on cell-phone coverage.

Article Source: NewScientist
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 21, 2010

Penn Researchers Tap Into Cell Power to Create Building “Skins” That Adapt to Heat/Light of Environment

PHILADELPHIA –- Engineers, design architects and cell biologists from the University of Pennsylvania will use a National Science Foundation grant to utilize the flexibility and sensitivity of human cells as the models for next-generation building “skins” that will adapt to changes in the environment and increase building energy efficiency.

Penn's Flying Robots Have Grasped the Imagination

September 21, 2010

Vijay Kumar, Daniel Mellinger, Frank Shen and Nathan Michael of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s GRASP lab discuss the lab’s quadrotor robot.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer