The Struggle to Save a Cycling Crash Victim

May 14, 2012

An excerpt from Michael Vitez’s book The Road Back: A Journey of Grace and Grit features the difficulty in helping save student Matt Miller of the Perelman School of Medicine after a cyclingcrash.

Article Source: Philly.com

Obesity Fight Must Shift From Personal Blame – U.S. Panel

May 8, 2012

Shiriki Kumanyika of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the rising issue of obesity in America.

Article Source: Reuters

40 Under 40 Class of 2012

May 11, 2012

Nehal Mehta of the Perelman School of Medicine is profiled.

Article Source: The Business Journals
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194May 11, 2012

Penn Vet Researcher Tracy Bale Receives the Society for Women’s Health Research Medtronic Prize

PHILADELPHIA — Tracy L. Bale of the University of Pennsylvania received the Society for Women’s Health Research Medtronic Prize for Scientific Contributions to Women’s Health at a gala dinner last night in Washington, D.C.

Researcher Kevin Jones Recruits People for Much-Needed HIV Studies

May 8, 2012

Kevin Trimell Jones of the Perelman School of Medicine is profiled for his work in Penn’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Division.

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Video: Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century

May 8, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences is spotlighted at an event featuring his book Mind Wars.

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Penn Researchers Report a Gene-therapy Success

May 9, 2012

Gene-therapy research led by Bruce Levine and Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is profiled.

Article Source: Philly.com

Penn Gets $25 Million for Cancer-research Center

May 9, 2012

Penn has received a $25 million from Mindy and Jon Gray to establish a center focused on prevention and treatment of cancers associated with BRCA mutations.

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658May 8, 2012

Block Its Recycling System, and Cancer Kicks the Can, According to New Penn Study

All cells have the ability to recycle unwanted or damaged proteins and reuse the building blocks as food. But cancer cells have ramped up the system, called autophagy, and rely on it to escape damage in the face of chemotherapy and other treatments.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659May 8, 2012

Penn Receives $25 Million Gift to Create Basser Research Center for Inherited Cancers

PHILADELPHIA — A $25 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania from alumni Mindy and Jon Gray will establish a center focused on the treatment and prevention of cancers associated with hereditary BRCA mutations.

The Basser Research Center — BRC for BRCA — will support research on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, harmful forms of which are linked to greatly increased risks of developing breast and ovarian cancer.  The Center is named in honor of Mindy Gray’s sister, Faith Basser, who died of ovarian cancer at age 44.