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A Quarter-century of Community Partnerships

Glen Casey will be the first to admit it: He wasn’t the perfect student in high school. “I was always doing the dumbest things; getting into fights, getting arrested,” he says. A student then at University City High, Casey failed ninth grade, and barely passed 10th. “I just really wasn’t into school,” he says.



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Forbes

$50 million gift to University of Pennsylvania for autoimmune disease research

A $50 million gift from Wharton School alumni Judy and Stewart Colton will further develop the work of the Colton Center for Autoimmunity at the Perelman School of Medicine, with a statement from President Liz Magill.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

$50 million gift to Penn is aimed at new treatments for autoimmune disease

E. John Wherry of the Perelman School of Medicine hopes to find better answers for autoimmune conditions as director of the Colton Center for Autoimmunity, established and now accelerated by alumni Judy and Stewart Colton.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medicine teams with Independence Blue Cross on primary care venture

Penn Medicine is investing in Independence Blue Cross subsidiary Tandigm Health and adding primary care doctors to Tandigm’s systems, with a statement from CEO Kevin Mahoney.

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NPR

Pfizer and Moderna seek authorization of omicron booster for kids ages 5-11

Paul Offit of the Perelman School of Medicine says that uncertain benefits for children and lack of historical data on bivalent vaccines might not justify pediatric authorizations for omicron boosters.

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Tallahassee Democrat

FSU awarded grant for ‘mystery shopper’ research to reduce HIV infections in young adults

José Bauermeister of the School of Nursing will assist a Florida State University team in developing research on HIV clinics to decrease infection rates among young gay men.

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