Dr. Frederick A. Murphy Awarded $100,000 Prize as Penn Vet World Award Recipient.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Frederick Murphy remembers the day in 1967 that live viruses arrived at his veterinary research lab from Marburg, West Germany. Seven people were already dead from an unknown monkey disease that had jumped to humans, causing them to bleed uncontrollably.
He was not afraid. As part of a small government team in Atlanta, it was his job to investigate such outbreaks.
"It was pure adventure," Murphy said, to be out on the front lines identifying deadly microbes - first Marburg, later Ebola - that were entirely new to humans."
Dr. Frederick Murphy, 2009 recipient of the Penn Vet World Leadership Award, is featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. more>>
Penn Vet World Awards
Dr. Frederick A. Murphy Awarded $100,000 Prize as Penn Vet World Award Recipient
Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the world's premier veterinary schools. Founded in 1884, the School was built on the concept of Many Species, One Medicine. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the School serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients, from pets to horses to farm animals at our two campuses. In Philadelphia, on Penn's campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for companion animals, as well as classrooms, laboratories and the School's administrative offices. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa., encompasses hospital facilities for the care of horses and food animals as well as diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry. The School has successfully integrated scholarship and scientific discovery with all aspects of veterinary medical education.
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