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2013 News & Releases


In the News: Lettuce, the New Secret Weapon for Making Vaccines? »

Dec 13, 2013 Dr. Henry Daniell discusses his novel platform for producing and delivering drugs through plants on NPR's The Pulse with Maiken Scott.


Penn Dental Medicine Building International Ties in Krakow »

Dec 10, 2013 Penn Dental Medicine presented the Global Penn Endo-Perio Symposium, Dec. 6-7, in Krakow and signed a memorandum of understanding with a university there as well.


Study Delivers Proteins Across Blood-Brain Barrier, Degrading Plaques in the Alzheimer’s Brain »

Dec 06, 2013 The lab of Dr. Henry Daniell has successfully paired a receptor that targets neurons with a molecule that degrades the main component of Alzheimer’s plaques,


Penn Dental Medicine Team Identifies Molecule Critical to Healing Wounds »

Nov 15, 2013 A study in the lab of Dr. Dana Graves, Professor, Dept. of Periodontics, has shown the molecule FOX01 integral to wound healing.


Alfred L. Spencer, Jr. Named to Board of Overseers »

Nov 13, 2013 Spencer is a Manager for DuPont, working on productivity processes across the North American manufacturing and the global Safety, Health, and Environmental organization.


PennSmiles Has Area Children Grinning Ear to Ear »

Oct 10, 2013 PennSmiles marked 10 years on providing dental care aboard its mobile dental clinic in 2013. Penn News highlights this vital service learning program.


New Recruit Taking Aim at Biofilms, Dental Caries »

Oct 07, 2013 Dr. Hyun Koo recently joined the School as Professor, Department of Orthodontics, coming here from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry.


Delivering Drugs With Plants, Dr. Henry Daniell Aims to Save Lives »

Sep 04, 2013 Recently joining the school as Professor of Biochemistry and Pathology, he is pioneering a new way to produce and deliver biopharmaceuticals through plants.


White Coat Ceremony Welcomes Class of 2017 »

Aug 27, 2013 This annual tradition holds symbolic significance for the incoming class as they declare their commitment to assume the responsibilities and obligations of the dental profession.


Collaboration on Bisphosphonate Biomarkers Trial »

Aug 05, 2013 Dr David Stanton of the Dept of Oral Surgery attempting to identify genetic biomarkers that may play a role in how individuals digest bisphosphonates.


Penn Dental Medicine Presents Inaugural Periodontal Conference »

Jul 01, 2013 Held June 23-28, the Conference featured presentations by internationally respected researchers on the latest research in periodontology.


Adhesive Congress Brings Together Experts from Around the Globe to Penn Dental Medicine »

Jun 20, 2013 More than 550 attendees representing 20 countries attended the 5th International Congress on Adhesive Dentistry (IAD), hosted by Penn Dental Medicine June 14 -15.


Penn Dental Medicine Builds on Global Initiatives in Taiwan, China, Thailand »

Jun 10, 2013 In June, Penn Dental Medicine presented symposia in both Taiwan and Beijing and signed a new memorandum of understanding with a dental school in Thailand.


Student Research Day 2013 »

May 14, 2013 Student Research Day, May 9, turned the spotlight on student research, community service, and the honors programs as students presented posters on their work.


Graduating Class Presents 2013 Teaching Awards »

May 09, 2013 Penn Dental Medicine faculty members were honored by students for excellence in teaching at the school’s Senior Farewell, held May 7.


Penn Dental Student Elected Vice President of the AADR’s National Student Research Group »

May 07, 2013 Matthew Oishi will serve as an officer through 2014-2015. The National Student Research Group is a student-run group that fosters student research in schools nationwide.


Penn Dental Student Joins Discussion with Lawmakers on Oral Health Issues »

May 03, 2013 Fourth-year student Sara Shah was one of 10 students nationwide to participate in the Academy of General Dentistry 2013 Government Relations Conference.


Students Raise over $15K for Oral Cancer Foundation through Philly Oral Cancer Walk and 5K »

Apr 11, 2013 This was the fifth year that students in Penn Dental Medicine’s Oral Cancer Society organized the event to build awareness of oral cancer.


Dr. Eric T. Stoopler Receives Penn’s 2013 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching »

Apr 09, 2013 The University of Pennsylvania presents eight Lindback awards each year. Award winners are determined by nominations and recommendations made by faculty and students.


Dr. Margrit Maggio Selected for ADEA Leadership Institute »

Apr 04, 2013 The ADEA Leadership Institute is a year-long program to develop the nation's most promising dental educators to become leaders in dental and higher education.


Second-year Student Brianna Yang Recognized for Research in Hatton Awards Competition »

Apr 01, 2013 Yang was one of nine students nationwide selected to compete in the junior category of the AADR/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Hatton Awards Competition.


Students Recognized for Preventive Dentistry Activities »

Mar 20, 2013 The 2013 ADEA/Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Preventive Dentistry Scholarships, awarded to just 12 students nationwide, support students who have demonstrated academic excellence in preventive dentistry.


Dedication Celebration Held for New Syngcuk Kim Endodontic Clinic »

Mar 07, 2013 The state-of-the-art clinic dedication was held March 1, celebrating the new facility and the support of alumni and friends.


Dr. Madeline Monaco Appointed to Penn Dental Medicine Board of Overseers »

Feb 14, 2013 Dr. Monaco is Senior Director of Global Scientific and Professional Affairs with Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Personal Products Worldwide.


Rabinowitz Award for Excellence in Research Supporting Projects Across Disciplines »

Feb 01, 2013 This year’s recipients are Dr. Hydar Ali, Professor, Department of Pathology, and Dr. Ricardo Walter, Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry.


Penn Dental Student Selected for Dental Careers Fellowship Program »

Jan 23, 2013 Payal Verma (D’14) is as one of 10 fellows nationwide selected for the 2013 ADEAGies Foundation/AADR Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program.


Penn Dental Medicine Adds to Research Enterprise with Henry Daniell, PhD »

Jan 15, 2013 With the appointment of Professor in the departments of Biochemistry and Pathology, his lab focuses on a novel concept to reduce prescription drug costs.


Penn Dental Medicine Opens State-of-the-Art Endodontic Clinic »

Jan 11, 2013 The Syngcuk Kim Endodontic Clinic, which opened for patient care on Jan. 7, is the first key project of the School’s 10-year facilities master plan.


In the News: Q&A with Michael Bergler »

Jan 07, 2013 The director of Penn Dental’s CAD/CAM Ceramic Center discusses the art and science of his work as a dental technician with the Penn Current.



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