Dr. Donald Siegel Elected to Penn Medicine Inaugural Academy of Master Clinicians

November 13, 2013

The Academy of Master Clinicians was launched in 2013 to recognize those Penn Medicine clinicians who exemplify the highest standards of clinical excellence, humanism and professionalism.

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2013 Lady Barbara Colyton Award for Autoimmune Research for Dr. Nina Luning Prak

November 12, 2013

Nina Luning Prak, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is the 2013 recipient of the Lady Barbara Colyton Award for Autoimmune Research, which recognizes outstanding research in the field of autoimmune diseases. Dr. Luning Prak, who works on the genetics of the antibody repertoire in autoimmunity, was selected as the sixteenth recipient of the 2013 Colyton Award as part of the annual Perelman School of Medicine Awards of Excellence.

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Nature Genetics Study Finds 11 New Genetic Areas of Interest that Contribute to Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease

October 27, 2013

Gerard Schellenberg, PhD, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC) and professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, is the co-senior author of a global collaboration that has found 11 new genetic areas of interest that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's Disease (LOAD).

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President-Elect of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

October 14, 2013

Malek Kamoun, MD, PhD, has been elected President-Elect of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics.

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Endowed Professorship in Cancer Gene Therapy

September 30, 2013

A $1.5 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania has established the Barbara and Edward Netter Associate Professorship in Cancer Gene Therapy at the Abramson Cancer Center. Bruce Levine, PhD, a faculty member in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine and the director of the Clinical Cell and Vaccine Production Facility, has been appointed to the Barbara and Edward Netter Associate Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy.

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Inaugural Annual Blood Center Symposium at the Penn-CHOP Blood Center for Patient Care and Discovery

September 12, 2013

Department faculty members Don Siegel, PhD, MD, and David B. Roth, MD, PhD,  were speakers at the Inaugural Annual Blood Center Symposium at the Penn-CHOP Blood Center for Patient Care and Discovery on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Their symposium lectures were on the evolving roles of transfusion medicine and cellular engineering for hematologic disorders and on personalized medicine for patients with blood disorders, respectively.

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Researchers Demonstrate for the First Time that the Immune System influences the Skin Microbiome

August 27, 2013

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrate for the first time that the immune system influences the skin microbiome. A new study found that the skin microbiome–a collection of microorganisms inhabiting the human body–is governed, at least in part, by an ancient branch of the immune system called complement. In turn, it appears microbes on the skin tweak the complement system, as well as immune surveillance of the skin.

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Representative of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Tours Brain-Related Research Facilities at Penn Medicine

August 19, 2013

Recently, Penn's Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research was one of the stops during an informational tour conducted for Philip Rubin, Principal Assistant Director for Science at The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), to demonstrate the breadth of brain-related research at Penn Medicine.

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Award for Enhancing Knowledge of the History of Clinical Chemistry

August 12, 2013

The award recognizes Dr. Kricka's efforts to document and describe the origins, development, and impact of clinical chemistry on the practice of medicine.

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Profile of the Development of the CART19 Gene Therapy in Philadelphia Magazine

July 31, 2013

An elaborate and detailed article in the August edition of Philadelphia Magazine offers a dramatic narrative for the development of the CART19 gene therapy, the breakthrough Penn Medicine treatment that uses engineered versions of patients' own immune cells to fight their cancers.

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