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Digital Edition of System News - June 2015

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The Many Faces of Service

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It’s been 250 years since the University of Pennsylvania established the first medical school in what would become the United States. Not long after the first graduates earned their diplomas, the American Revolution drew Penn medical facult...Full story

A New Home Base for Puentes de Salud

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For nearly a decade, Puentes de Salud (“Bridges of Health”) has provided low-cost primary care and a range of educational and social services to the city’s Latino immigrants at many locations throughout the area. The program has grown to b...Full story

The Envelope, Please!

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Exhilaration. Stress. Drama. It’s all part of the annual Match Day experience for America’s graduating medical students. This past March, 159 medical students from the Perelman School of Medicine found out, one by one, where they are headed...Full story

Chester County Hospital Collaborates with Health Empowerment Partners

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Four years ago, Chester County Hospital joined an ongoing collaborative planning effort with 34 other locally focused organizations to help Chester County become a community in which all individuals can be healthy and empowered to manage th...Full story

Plans Underway for Lancaster General Health to Join UPHS

Building on a longstanding clinical relationship between the two organizations, the University of Pennsylvania Health System has reached a final agreement for Lancaster General Health (LG Health) to join UPHS. A three-hospital health system...Full story

Researchers Win Award for HIV Breakthrough

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Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) are among the 2015 recipients of the prestigious Clinical Research Achievement Award for their personalized gene therapy work in HIV. The team inc...Full story

Two Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Two Penn Medicine researchers have been elected as new members to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nations most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. The new honorees, wh...Full story

June Recognized for Outstanding Immunotherapy Advances

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Carl June, MD, of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has been named one of two recipients of the 2015 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for his outstanding work in cancer immunotherapy. Since 1952, the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darm...Full story

Nisenbaum Named President

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Harvey L. Nisenbaum, M.D, chair of Medical Imaging at PPMC, was elected president of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. WFUMB is dedicated to the advancement of ultrasound by encouraging research, promoting intern...Full story

Research Team Receives Vaccine Industry Award

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The laboratory of David Weiner, PhD, of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, received the 2015 Vaccine Industry Excellence Award for Best Academic Research Team. This award, given annually to the research group that has produced products wi...Full story

 

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