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Summer Mentorship Program introduces high school students to dental medicine

Penn Dental Medicine hosted a group of high school students as part of Penn’s Provost Summer Mentorship Program, a four-week, college-career immersion program, aimed to inspire first-generation and under-represented minority students in Philadelphia to view higher education as an achievable goal.

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Two from Penn named to new class of AAAS Fellows

Noted for their contributions to dental and biological sciences, respectively, Hyun (Michel) Koo of the School of Dental Medicine and Joshua Plotkin of the School of Arts and Sciences are part of the newest cohort of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Dentists Urged to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to Prevent Addiction

The School of Dental Medicine’s Elliot Hersh commented on Pennsylvania’s legal requirement that doctors screen patient histories for signs of opioid abuse. Hersh stated that for many dental patients over the counter pain relief can be just as effective.

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This Is What Killed Medieval Sultan Who Conquered Jerusalem During the Crusades

At Friday’s 25th annual Historical Clinicopathological Conference, the Perelman School of Medicine’s Stephen Gluckman announced that Sultan Saladin was most likely killed by typhoid. Gluckman came to the conclusion after ruling out plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, and malaria, which didn’t fit descriptions of Saladin’s symptoms.

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