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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 21, 2012

Penn Dental Medicine Faculty Receive IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards

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

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 8, 2012

Penn Researchers Organize Conference in Greece on Innate Immunity

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.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 5, 2012

Penn Dental Medicine and the Academy of General Dentistry to Treat Underserved Philadelphians

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.

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369May 30, 2012

Penn's Perelman School of Medicine Selected by NIH as Center of Excellence in Pain Education

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).

Commencement 2012

Gray skies and a light sprinkle couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm as 5,858 graduates made their way to Franklin Field for Penn’s 256th Commencement on May 14.

University Chaplain Charles L. Howard urged the Class of 2012 to offer thanks to their parents and other loved ones and to the faculty, staff and administration that helped them achieve their goals.

Hey Day: A Uniquely Penn Tradition

Following a tradition that reaches back to 1916, Penn juniors celebrated Hey Day 2012 on April 25, by donning red shirts, strutting along Locust Walk carrying canes, and biting into straw hats.

A celebration unique to Penn, Hey Day marks the “moving up” of juniors to the senior class. This year’s event began with a class picnic, followed by the traditional procession to College Hall.

A Day in the Life of Penn, Spring 2012

Crew teams at dawn. A midday rush to food trucks along Spruce Street. An evening performance in an on-campus theater.

These are just a handful of the moments, big and small, captured in the first-ever University-wide photo project, “A Day in the Life of Penn.”

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2012

Penn’s United Community Clinic Provides Health Care for Underserved Populations, Showcases Interdisciplinary Work

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.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 17, 2012

Penn’s United Community Clinic Provides Health Care for Underserved Populations, Showcases Interdisciplinary Work

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.

How to Be a Better Flosser

April 17, 2012

Dean Denis Kinane of the School of Dental Medicine comments on the benefits of flossing.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal