Veterinary Medicine

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Penn Vet Announces Recipients of World Leadership in Animal Health Award, Student Inspiration Award
September 14, 2011
Joan C. Hendricks, VMD, PhD, the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet), announced that Dr. Ilaria Capua has been named the winner of the 2011 Penn Vet World Leadership in Animal Health Award and that Penn Vet student Dr. Jonathan Lustgarten has been named the 2011 Student Inspiration Award winner. Both Dr. Capua and Dr. Lustgarten will receive a $100,000 unrestricted grant to use toward realizing their veterinary missions and proposed projects.
Heroic Dogs, a Decade Later
September 8, 2011
After the attacks of 9/11, the heroism of first responders — firefighters, police officers, EMTs, rescue workers and more — became a source of hope and inspiration in a trying time. But one group of responders has remained relatively unsung: 9/11’s working dogs. Though they are mostly owned by volunteer handlers and privately trained, an estimated 900 dogs were involved in the 9/11 response. They searched for survivors and human remains, patrolled with police officers and comforted both victims and rescue workers. 
Penn Vet’s Michael R. Moyer Earns DelCo SPCA’s Animal Welfare Leadership Award
August 25, 2011
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Michael R. Moyer, VMD, has been named recipient of the 2011 Delaware County SPCA Animal Welfare Leadership Award. Presented annually by the Media, PA-based animal shelter, the award aims honor community leaders who are positively impacting shelter animal medicine in the region.
Penn Vet’s Kendra Bence Earns the 2011 Pfizer Award for Veterinary Research Excellence
July 26, 2011
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Kendra Bence, PhD has been named recipient of the 2011 Pfizer Award for VeterinaryResearch Excellence. “I am honored to receive this recognition,” said Dr. Bence. “Because I was nominated by my colleagues at Penn Vet, I am humbled; there are so many great minds here and to be recognized with this honor is not taken lightly.” 
Penn Vet’s Tracy Bale Earns Endocrine Society Award
July 14, 2011
Award presented annually to a young investigator in recognition of meritorious accomplishments in the field of endocrinology Philadelphia, PA – University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Tracy Bale, PhD has been named recipient of the 2011 Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Award. Presented annually by the Endocrine Society, the award aims to bring to light the work of a young researcher in the field. 
Penn Vet Research: Drug Shrinks Dog Tumors, Could Benefit Humans
July 13, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — There are many kinds of cancers of the immune system, but one, Activated B-Cell Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, or ABC-DLBCL, is particularly common and pernicious. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine have shown for the first time that dogs that develop this disease spontaneously share the same aberrant activation of a critical intracellular pathway with humans. They also found that a drug designed to disrupt this pathway helps to kill tumor cells in the dogs’ cancerous lymph nodes.
Penn Paleontologists Contribute to X-Ray Technique for Determining Pigmentation Patterns in Fossils
June 30, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — An international team including University of Pennsylvania paleontologists is unearthing the appearance of ancient animals by using the world’s most powerful X-rays. New research shows how trace metals in fossils can be used to determine the pigmentation patterns of creatures dead for more than a hundred million years. 
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.
Penn Research Shows That Short-Nosed Dogs Can Breathe a Little Easier During Critical Care
June 1, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — Dogs with smushed-in noses may be adorable, but that distinctive short nose can lead to respiratory distress and disease, hospital visits and sometimes the need to receive mechanical assistance just to breathe.  Fortunately, a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine shows that these dogs do just as well as their longer-nosed kin during mechanical ventilation procedures. 
Joan Hendricks Is Reappointed Dean of the Penn School of Veterinary Medicine
May 9, 2011
PHILADELPHIA -- Joan Hendricks has been appointed to a second term as dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.  Hendricks’ second term will run through June 30, 2018.