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Penn Researchers Receive $9.25M Grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to Study Cellular Mechanisms of Concussion and Ways to Improve Recovery
May 19, 2017
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced today it has awarded a $9.25 million grant to Penn researchers to study the underlying mechanisms of concussion and help uncover potential clinical interventions that could improve recovery.
Social Ties Boost Longevity in Female Macaques, Penn-led Study Finds
May 17, 2017
In a huge study of female rhesus macaques, a team of researchers led by the University of Pennsylvania’s Michael Platt found those with many close female relatives have a higher life expectancy. However, the effect fades with age, suggesting older females learn how to “navigate the social landscape” and have less need for social ties.
Netter Center at Penn Announces Community Partnership Award Recipients
May 16, 2017
The Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania has announced that Richard Pepino and the School District of Philadelphia are the recipients of the second annual Netter Center Faculty-Community Partnership Award. The winners received $5,000 to strengthen their educational outreach efforts that address environmental health concerns through community engagement.
Konrad Kording Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor
May 10, 2017
Konrad Kording has been named a Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.  The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.
National Academy of Sciences Elects Four Penn Professors
May 5, 2017
Four faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences for “their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”
New $21 Million Gift Puts Basser Center for BRCA at the Forefront of Advancements for Patients At Risk of Inherited Cancers
May 4, 2017
A new $21 million gift to the Basser Center for BRCA at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania from alumni Mindy and Jon Gray will cement and propel Penn’s preeminence as a leader in research to improve treatment and prevention strategies for hereditary cancers.  The gift brings the Grays’ total commitment to $55 million, following their initial $25 million gift that es
Twenty Penn Students and Alumni Offered 2017-18 Fulbright Grants
May 3, 2017
Twenty University of Pennsylvania students and alumni have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Awards and Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards for 2017-18. The Fulbright Program, which operates in more than 160 countries, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people in the U.S. and other countries.               
Future-Proofing Penn Medicine: University of Pennsylvania Announces $1.5 Billion Hospital Pavilion
May 3, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania will build a $1.5 billion new hospital on Penn Medicine’s West Philadelphia campus. The Pavilion, which will house inpatient care for the Abramson Cancer Center, heart and vascular medicine and surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, and a new emergency department, is expected to be completed in 2021.
University of Pennsylvania to Celebrate Launch of Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology
April 24, 2017
On May 2, 2017, the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology, or Penn Health-Tech, a University-wide effort to advance Penn’s world-class breakthroughs into new devices and health technologies to meet the world’s most pressing health care needs. Marking the opening of the Center, the University will host the first in a series of regular symposia.  
Penn Team Identifies Genetic Target for Growing Hardier Plants Under Stress
April 24, 2017
The function of a plant’s roots go well beyond simply serving as an anchor in the ground. The roots act as the plant’s mouth, absorbing, storing and channeling water and nutrients essential for survival. Researchers have devoted tremendous effort to engineering plants that are more effective at these tasks in order to develop hardier forms that can withstand drought or low-nutrient conditions.