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Fresh Air (NPR)

Doctor with rare disease and no answers decides to find his own cure

David Fajgenbaum of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about his experience pursuing a treatment for his own rare disease. “The problem isn't that every doctor doesn't know everything about every disease,” he said. “The problem is that for some diseases, no doctors know anything about those diseases”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn athletic director Grace Calhoun is busier than ever, as chair of NCAA Division I council

In addition to being athletic director, overseeing 33 varsity sports, Calhoun is chair of the NCAA Division I council, part of the NCAA board of directors, and the NCAA board of governors. But that’s not all—Calhoun is also chair of the Ivy League’s committee on administration, essentially the working committee of Ivy athletic directors.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Wharton’s Erika James, first female dean: ‘Gender is the least of what I have to offer’

Incoming Wharton dean Erika James spoke about her new appointment. “In the first few months, I will spend time meeting and learning about my new colleagues,” she said, “and listening to students and alumni. My goal is to identify themes in what people say are their hopes and dreams for Wharton, and then get about the business of making them happen.”

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Penn honors celebrated avant-garde composer George Crumb with concert series

Composer and former faculty member George Crumb’s 90th birthday was celebrated with a concert series at the Annenberg Center.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Alzheimer’s pioneer Virginia Lee wins $3 million Breakthrough Prize for work at Penn

Virginia Man-Yee Lee of the Perelman School of Medicine won a Breakthrough Prize for her research on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (WHYY-FM)

Lorene Cary’s ‘Ladysitting’

Lorene Cary of the School of Arts and Sciences spoke about her new memoir, “Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century.”

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