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International Darwin Scholar Janet Browne to Speak at Penn's Year of Evolution
November 18, 2008
Pennsylvania Muscle Institute Symposium Presents "Structure and Signaling in Normal and Diseased Muscle"
October 27, 2008
WHO: The Pennsylvania Muscle Institute is an interdisciplinary group of research investigators in biophysics, biochemistry, genetics and physiology working to discover the mechanisms of muscle function, muscle disease and motile biological systems and to apply these discoveries to new therapies and develop technologies for the study of muscle and motile systems.WHAT:
Penn Announces $50 Million Penn Integrates Knowledge Neurosciences Initiative
September 18, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will make a major investment in neuroscience, the interdisciplinary study of brain/behavior relationships and nervous-system diseases, with a $50 million contribution from Penn’s Health System to endow five new Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) professorships.
University of Pennsylvania Scientists Move Optical Computing Closer to Reality
August 19, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have theorized a way to increase the speed of pulses of light that bound across chains of tiny metal particles to well past the speed of light by altering the particle shape. Application of this theory would use nanosized metal chains as building blocks for novel optoelectronic and optical devices, which would operate at higher frequencies than conventional electronic circuits.
Penn Media Seminar on Neuroscience and Society
August 19, 2008
Sept. 19, 200810 a.m. to 1 p.m. Penn Club of New York, Tarnapol Room 30 W. 44th Street,New York, N.Y. If attending, please RSVP immediately to Blake Cole at 215-898-8721 or The seminar is open to the news media only.
John Gearhart, Stem Cell Pioneer, Named Penn's Institute for Regenerative Medicine Director and PIK Professor
July 23, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- John Gearhart, who led a research team that first identified and isolated human embryonic stem cells, has been named director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and also a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor.
University of Pennsylvania Faculty Members to Receive Lindback, Provost's Teaching Awards
April 18, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- Recipients of the University of Pennsylvania’s Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching, Provost’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Provost’s Awards for Distinguished Ph.D. Teaching and Mentoring have been announced.
Sarah Tishkoff Named Penn's Newest PIK Professor
January 16, 2008
PHILADELPHIA -– Sarah Tishkoff, a leading global expert in human genetics, has been named the sixth Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Ronald Daniels.
University of Pennsylvania Establishes Institute for Regenerative Medicine
November 27, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania is launching the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a new cross-disciplinary endeavor to investigate and harness the therapeutic potential of stem cells in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, degenerative diseases, wound healing and aging. Two renowned Penn scientists, Jonathan A. Epstein and Ralph L. Brinster, will lead the Institute. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Ronald J. Daniels.
Three University of Pennsylvania Professors Named 2007 AAAS Fellows
November 7, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - Three faculty members of the University of Pennsylvania have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This year AAAS recognized 471 members for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.  The new Fellows will be officially inducted February 16 during the 2008 AAAS annual meeting in Boston. The new Penn AAAS Fellows are: