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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460 November 22, 2015

Penn Senior Jennifer Hebert Wins Rhodes Scholarship

University of Pennsylvania senior Jennifer (Jenna) Hebert from Pittsburgh, Pa., has won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in psychiatry at the University of Oxford in England.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 25, 2015

Penn Researchers Discover Why E. coli Move Faster in Syrup-like Fluids Than in Water

Swimming in a pool of syrup would be difficult for most people, but for bacteria like E. coli, it’s easier than swimming in water. Scientists have known for decades that these cells move faster and farther in viscoelastic fluids, such as the saliva, mucus, and other bodily fluids they are likely to call home, but didn’t understand why.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194November 16, 2015

New Penn Program Will Support Interdisciplinary Research on Sex and Gender Differences

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have received a $1.9 million award from the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health to establish the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health program at Penn.

By Niharika Gupta

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Stephen Graff | Stephen.Graff@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653November 10, 2015

Penn Collaborating in NSF’s Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub

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Massive datasets and novel computational techniques are changing how individuals and societies approach day-to-day tasks. Data analytics promise to deliver individually tailored treatment to medical patients, massively reduce energy use in buildings and radically improve teaching methods in schools, among other advances.

The University of Pennsylvania is taking part in the newly established National Science Foundation Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub.

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964November 8, 2015

Penn Study Asks: To Improve Patients' Health, Should you Pay Physicians, Patients, or Both?

Providing financial incentives to both primary care physicians and patients leads to a greater reduction in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in patients than paying only the physician or only the patient, according to a new study led by researchers at the 

Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 9, 2015

Undergraduate Research Experiences at Penn Change Lives, Minds

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When she arrived on campus more than three years ago, Angela Perfetti had no interest in research. Since then, she's changed her tune.

When University of Pennsylvania senior Angela Perfetti arrived on campus more than three years ago, she says she had no interest in research and thought it had no connection to the “real world.” Since then, she’s changed her tune. 

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Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658November 5, 2015

Transparent Zebrafish Reveal How Axons Regenerate on a Proper Path, Finds Penn Study

When peripheral nerves are damaged and their vital synaptic paths are disrupted, they have the ability to regenerate and reestablish lost connections. But what about when a nerve is severed completely, its original route lost?

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Media Contact:Ed Federico | efed@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-746-3562November 4, 2015

Penn Nursing to Host Philadelphia Launch of Lancet Report on ‘Women and Health’

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Penn Nursing will host the Philadelphia launch of a major new report, ‘Women and Health: The Key for Sustainable Development,’ issued by the Commission on Women and Health.

Penn Nursing is proud to host the Philadelphia launch of a major, new report, “Women and Health: The Key for Sustainable Development,” issued by the Commission on Women and Health, a partnership between The Lancet, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

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Media Contact:Lee-Ann Donegan | leeann.donegan@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5660November 3, 2015

Brain's Hippocampus Is Essential Structure for All Aspects of Recognition Memory, Penn Medicine Researchers Find

The hippocampus, a brain structure known to play a role in memory and spatial navigation, is essential to one’s ability to recognize previously encountered events, objects, or people – a phenomenon known as recognition memory – according to new research from the departments of Neurosurgery and Psychology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the Unive

Media Contact:Greg Richter | gregory.richter@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-614-1937November 4, 2015

Penn Study Shows Evidence-based Practice Model Can Help Hospitals Crunch Data to Deliver Best Care

Amid continued pressures to minimize errors and cut costs, hospitals are continuing to scramble to find solutions to problems plaguing health systems nationwide.