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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.
New Penn Dental Researcher George Hajishengallis Gets at the Root of Gum Disease
April 6, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — Trained as a dentist in Greece, George Hajishengallis, one of the newest faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, was happy enough with the idea of practicing dentistry there. But something was missing. “As important as clinical treatment is — and I think it’s more important than research,” said Hajishengallis, “it can become routine.”
Four Penn Researchers Awarded Sloan Fellowships
February 20, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — Four University of Pennsylvania faculty members are among this year’s Sloan Fellowship recipients. Since 1955, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has granted yearly fellowships to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them the next generation of scientific leaders. To qualify, candidates must be nominated by their peers and selected by an independent panel of senior scholars. Each Fellow receives a two-year, $50,000 award to further his or her research. Penn’s 2012 Sloan Fellows are:
Penn Research Shows Mouthwash Routine May Cut Risk of Preterm Birth
October 27, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — Research from the University of Pennsylvania has shown that rinsing with mouthwash isn’t just good for oral health, it may be associated with a reduction in the incidence of preterm birth in pregnant women with periodontal disease. In the study, pregnant women with periodontal disease who adhered to an antimicrobial mouthwash routine had less than half the incidence of premature births than members of a control group.
Penn Researchers Find a New Twist in a Blindness-causing Disease Gene
October 3, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — After more than three decades of research, University of Pennsylvania veterinarians and vision-research scientists, with associates at Cornell University, have identified a gene responsible for a blindness-inducing disease that afflicts dogs. In the process, the Penn scientists may have discovered clues about how retinal cells, and perhaps even neurons, can be regenerated.
Penn Researchers Find a New Twist in a Blindness-causing Disease Gene
September 22, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — After more than three decades of research, University of Pennsylvania veterinarians and vision-research scientists, with associates at Cornell University, have identified a gene responsible for a blindness-inducing disease that afflicts dogs. In the process, the Penn scientists may have discovered clues about how retinal cells, and perhaps even neurons, can be regenerated.
Penn Dental Researchers Studying Mice Brought Back From Final Shuttle Mission
August 2, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — It’s not every day that researchers get access to a mouse that’s been to space and back, and, with the Space Shuttle program now scuttled, future chances will be even harder to come by.
Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity
June 7, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The program will award postdoctoral fellowships to scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races and ethnic groups and from other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to Penn’s academic excellence. The deadline for applications is Aug. 1.
University of Pennsylvania Announces MOU With Seoul National University
May 23, 2011
SEOUL, KOREA –- In a ceremony today at Seoul National University (SNU), the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and SNU announced an agreement recognizing shared academic interests between the two universities. The memorandum of understanding builds on school and program partnerships already in place, and will allow the universities to explore further collaborative research projects and other academic activities.
Denzel Washington, Six Others to Receive Honorary Degrees at Penn’s 255th Commencement
May 6, 2011
    WHAT:           University of Pennsylvania’s 255th Commencement ceremony   WHO:            Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will give the address and receive an honorary doctor of arts degree.