Week of March 21-27, 2016
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News from the University of Pennsylvania for the Week of March 21-27, 2016

Montserrat Anguera


A study led by Montserrat Anguera of Vet has uncovered the first mechanistic evidence for why females are more susceptible than males to certain autoimmune conditions.
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Dorothy Roberts

'Crude Proxy'

In a TEDMED talk, PIK prof Dorothy Roberts exposed problems that can arise when race is considered a biological category in medical research and practice. (Video)

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2016 PEP Winners

Change Makers

President Amy Gutmann has announced three seniors as the 2016 President’s Engagement Prize recipients. They will embark on their projects upon graduation.

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One Health

Vet prof Shelley Rankin and postdoc Stephen Cole created case studies for medical education that highlight the connections between human, animal and environmental health.

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Sam Mattis

New Distance

Senior Sam Mattis of East Brunswick, N.J., outdid himself by registering his best discus mark: 67.45 meters, breaking an American collegiate record.

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