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  • Fruitfly brains working like clockwork

    The blood brain barrier prevents important medications from reaching the brain. However, the barrier may be more permeable depending on the time of day. A study led by Amita Sehgal of the Perelman School of Medicine found better outcomes among fruit flies administered anti-seizure drugs at night, with implications for human brain illness medications.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Change in plans

    Before Penn Vet, Sridhar Veluvolu wanted to be a general practitioner. But after working with Nicola Mason, whose studies on canine immunotherapies have earned international attention, Veluvolu developed a love for research. He now hopes to return to Penn Vet for a residency in oncology.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Vet

  • Penn students awarded preventive dentistry scholarships

    For their work in launching educational programs, Yassmin Parsaei and Katherine Jie Shi of the School of Dental Medicine have received the 2018 ADEA/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Preventive Dentistry Scholarships, bestowed each year to predoctoral dental students who have demonstrated academic excellence in preventive dentistry.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Improving Family-Based Communication Key to Enhancing Sexual Health Outcomes of Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Adolescents

    Studies have shown that talking with teens about sex-related topics is a positive parenting practice that facilitates important sexual health outcomes with heterosexual adolescents. But for LGBTQ youth, the topic of sexuality and sexual health is often ineffectively addressed at home.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Third Time's the Charm: Reeham Salah Wins Individual National Championship

    For the third straight year, University of Pennsylvania junior Reeham Salah advanced to the CSA Individual championship match. Her freshman year, she lost to Trinity's Kanzy El Defrawy. Last season ,she fell to Georgina Kennedy from Harvard. Standing in her way of the title yet again on Sunday would be Kennedy.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Patients with Severe Head Injuries Have Better Outcomes when Treated by Trauma Centers, Even if it Means Bypassing other Hospitals

    Patients who sustain severe head injuries tend to have better outcomes if they are taken to a designated trauma center, but 44 percent of them are first taken to hospitals without these specialized care capabilities, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Champions Club Women's Giving Challenge Runs Through March 31

    The 2018 Penn Champions Club Women's Giving Challenge started on March 1 and will continue through March 31 with the purpose of empowering the current and future generation of women of Penn Athletics. During the 31-day fundraising challenge, an anonymous donor has pledged up to $100,000 to match all new and increased dollars raised by Penn Athletic alumni, family members and friends to any varsity athletic program with a women's team.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Penn Medicine Emergency Medicine Physician and Digital Health Expert Raina Merchant Appointed to JAMA Editorial Board

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Russo, Webb named All-Ivy from men's cross country

    Thanks to their top-14 performances at Saturday's Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships, Anthony Russo and Sam Webb were named second-team All-Ivy.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Six Penn Law faculty receive 2017-18 teaching awards

    Students give their feedback on what makes these faculty and adjunct professors stand out. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law