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Penn’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

For nearly 10 years, Penn’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) has helped students use what they learn in the classroom to launch successful research projects of their own.

At CURF, advisors assist students to apply for competitive national and international graduate fellowships and scholarships such as the Thouron Award and Marshall Scholarship. The Center is also the home of the Benjamin Franklin Scholars Program and the University Scholars Program.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 9, 2011

Penn Researchers Show New Evidence of Genetic “Arms Race” Against Malaria

PHILADELPHIA — For tens of thousands of years, the genomes of malaria parasites and humans have been at war with one another. Now, University of Pennsylvania geneticists, in collaboration with an international team of scientists, have developed a new picture of one way that the human genome has fought back. 

Bioprogressive America

June 9, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on biopolitics and bioprogressivism.

Article Source: Democracy
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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658June 8, 2011

"Wrong"-Time Eating Reduces Fertility in Fruit Flies

Dieticians will tell you it isn't healthy to eat late at night: it's a recipe for weight gain. In fruit flies, at least, there's another consequence: reduced fertility.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 7, 2011

Penn’s Field Center to Unveil New Child-Welfare Technology at “One Child, Many Hands” Conference

PHILADELPHIA — The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania is unveiling a prototype for its Information Portability Project during its fourth biennial “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” Wednesday, June 8-10, at Penn’s Wharton School.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 7, 2011

Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Abington Memorial Hospital Introduces Parents of Sextuplets to the Public

June 7, 2011

Samantha Pfeifer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on fertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilization.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369June 6, 2011

Penn Study Shows Size, Strength of Heart's Right Side Varies Between Age, Genders, Racial/Ethnic Groups

Researchers at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that the size and pumping ability of the right side of the heart differs by age, gender and racial/ethnic groups.

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joymc@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074June 7, 2011

Three Penn Nursing Professors to Be Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellows

            PHILADELPHIA –- Three University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing professors will receive one of the highest honors in nursing when they’re inducted as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing.  The ceremony will be held at the Academy’s annual meeting in October in Washington.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 6, 2011

Penn Researchers Develop Biological Circuit Components, New Microscope Technique for Measuring Them

PHILADELPHIA — Electrical engineers have long been toying with the idea of designing biological molecules that can be directly integrated into electronic circuits. University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed a way to form these structures so they can operate in open-air environments, and, more important, have developed a new microscope technique that can measure the electrical properties of these and similar devices.