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Penn Medicine Year in Review 2013

With 2014 just around the corner, the Penn Medicine Department of Communications is taking a look back at the many highlights and achievements of our faculty, staff, and students in 2013. From landmark breakthroughs in medical research to system-wide growth, moving forward with new leadership to celebrating milestone accomplishments in...

Penn Neurologist Inspires India to Screen 230 Million Children for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Based on the research of Neurology professor emeritus Donald Silberberg, the Government of India has initiated a nation-wide study to identify children with neurodevelopmental disorders and secure treatment and rehabilitation for them. Investing over allocated $400 million U.S. dollars to the program, the program hopes to screen an estimated 230 million children in 630 centers that are being established across the country.

Ho-Ho-Holiday Round-Up

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Throughout the year, Penn Medicine employees volunteer their time, money, and resources to help members of local communities, but outreach across the Health System always kicks into overdrive around the season of joy and giving, and 2013 was certainly no exception. Today, as many of us are at home surrounded...

The Best Gift this Holiday Season is Free

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While winter storms, vacation plans, shopping, family and friend gatherings, colds, flu, and other factors can fill a Holiday season, one crucial gift often goes overlooked. In fact, these factors, among others, demonstrate why donating blood is critical during traditionally low levels this time of year—and why the Blood Donation...

Tis the Season to Reach Out

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Throughout the year, employees at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania volunteer their time to help members of local communities but the outreach always reaches new levels around the holidays, making the season more joyful for those less fortunate. Poppy Bass of Information Services got an early start. Fighting...

A Day in the Life at Penn Medicine

Each autumn, the University of Pennsylvania showcases its myriad activities — scholarly and otherwise — in a photo project called A Day in the Life. One day a year, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., everybody at UPenn is invited to submit photographs of what they're up to at any...

Penn’s Scheie Eye Institute Explores New Treatment to Slow Degenerative Eye Disorder

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Right now, patients with keratoconus, a degenerative disease of the cornea that affects one in every 2,000 Americans, don’t have very many treatment options. They can get contact lenses to keep up with their declining vision, or eventually, may require a corneal transplant if they become intolerant to contact lens....

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