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Penn’s Steven Fluharty Makes Case for Research Funding in Capitol Hill Briefing
December 13, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — In the waning days of 2012, two words have dominated the post-election discourse: “fiscal cliff.” The cliff is a combination of impending budgetary measures that will take effect in January if a legislative compromise is not reached. One area of the budget that would see serious cuts is funding for the national science agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. Combined with cuts to other agencies and departments, the amount of research and development funding lost could total $58 billion over five years.
Penn-Led Research Suggests a New Strategy to Prevent or Halt Periodontal Disease
December 7, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — Periodontitis, a form of chronic gum disease that affects nearly half of the U.S. adult population, results when the bacterial community in the mouth becomes unbalanced, leading to inflammation and eventually bone loss. In its most severe form, which affects 8.5 percent of U.S. adults, periodontitis can impact systemic health.
Penn Dental Medicine Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Support Student Scholarships
November 14, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has received a $1.5 million grant for student scholarships from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Inspired as a Child, a Penn Dental Medicine Student Hopes to Return the Favor
September 24, 2012
Whenever Miguel Padilla-Hernández, a fourth-year student in the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, visits his family back in California, conversations are peppered with questions such as, “’Oh, this tooth hurts, why does this tooth hurt?” or “Why is this tooth changing colors?” Many dental students might want a break from these kinds of conversations while away from school, but for Padilla the questions serve to validate his decision to pursue a career in health care.
Penn Dental Welcomes Class of 2016 With White Coat Ceremony
August 17, 2012
WHO:            Dean Denis Kinane, School of Dental Medicine, Dean Afaf Meleis, School of Nursing Dean Emeritus D. Walter Cohen, School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2016, School of Dental Medicine WHAT:          The members of Penn Dental’s incoming class will receive their white coats, a traditional rite of passage for students beginning medical educations.
Penn Dental Medicine Faculty Receive IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards
June 21, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — For their outstanding research achievements, Denis Kinane and George Hajishengallis of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine have received 2012 International Association for Dental Research Distinguished Scientist Awards
Penn Researchers Organize Conference in Greece on Innate Immunity
June 8, 2012
PHILADELPHIA—Two University of Pennsylvania professors are serving as organizers of the Ninth International Conference on Innate Immunity, to be held June 23-28 in Ixia, Greece, on the island of Rhodes.
Penn Dental Medicine and the Academy of General Dentistry to Treat Underserved Philadelphians
June 5, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine will partner with the Academy of General Dentistry and the AGD Foundation to hold a community outreach project June 23, “Nation of Smiles, One Smile at a Time.” The event will be held during the AGD 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibits.
Penn's Perelman School of Medicine Selected by NIH as Center of Excellence in Pain Education
May 30, 2012
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and School of Dental Medicine, has been designated a national Center of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPEs) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Penn’s United Community Clinic Provides Health Care for Underserved Populations, Showcases Interdisciplinary Work
April 17, 2012
Sick people refusing to be seen by a doctor? “I don’t have medical coverage, I can’t go.”  That’s what some people have said for far too long.  But, one organization works to get Philadelphians the health care that they need –- with or without insurance.