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Penn Vet's Dean Hoffman named Fellow of the College of Physicians

Dr. Andrew Hoffman Inducted as Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Andrew Hoffman, DVM, DSc, DACVIM, the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) was recognized as a newly elected Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia at a reception on Friday evening, November 19. 

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A Hub for Zoonotic Disease Research

Penn Vet’s unique new Institute for Infectious Zoonotic Diseases

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Fighting on the Front Lines of Infectious Disease

Colonel Eric Lombardini, C’93, G’01, V’01, battles threats overseas and in the U.S. 

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Stopping Disease Transmission at the Source

Dr. Michael Povelones considers how the chain of disease transmission could be halted before a pathogen ever leaves the mosquito vector.

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Supporting a Pipeline of Infectious Disease Experts

The Martin E. Winter and Pamela Winter Infectious Disease Fellowship Fund

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In the Office with Dr. Michael Povelones

Get to know Assistant Professor of Pathobiology Michael Povelones.

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Pandemic preparedness, three years early

When Penn Nursing Dean Antonia M. Villarruel and Professor Deborah Becker gave a 2018 presentation at Perry World House with Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins about the need for disaster preparedness, they had no idea just how prescient that talk—and the subsequent simulations they put on—would end up being. 

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Penn Vet Establishes Institute for Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases

Signaling the world’s vulnerability to disease, Penn Vet is launching the Institute for Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases to confront emerging and re-emerging zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, with a goal of fostering innovations in disease surveillance, treatment, and vaccine development.

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Novel gene therapy platform speeds search for ways to cure blindness

A newly developed single-cell RNA sequencing technique enables researchers to quickly identify an optimal vector for delivering therapeutic genetic material to treat vision disorders, and perhaps other genetic conditions.

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Two Decades Since 9/11: Penn Vet’s Working Dog Center Launches Tribute Video

Penn Vet's Working Dog Center has launched a new video, “Two Decades Since 9/11: A Tribute.”

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Igor Brodsky, PhD, Named Chair of the Department of Pathobiology at Penn Vet

Igor Brodsky, AB, PhD, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Pathobiology at Penn Vet effective October 1, 2021.

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Forging healthy bonds with canine companions

Penn Vet postdoc Lauren Powell’s research illuminates how the personalities of both dogs and their owners influence the pairs’ ability to overcome behavioral challenges.

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Penn Vet Names Dr. Mark Oyama Interim Chair of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine

Mark Oyama, DVM, MSCE, DACVIM, has been named Interim Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine (CSAM) at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) effective September 1, 2021.

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Tracking the earliest steps in parasite infection

The parasite Cryptosporidium, a leading global cause of diarrheal diseases in children, injects host cells with a cocktail of proteins. Using powerful video microscopy, Penn Vet researchers tracked the process in real time.

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The search for the culprit behind songbird deaths

Across the United States, songbirds are dying from a mysterious condition. Working with long-established partners, Penn Vet researchers are striving for a diagnosis.

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Protein’s ‘silent code’ affects how cells move

The protein actin is ubiquitous and essential for life. In mammals, every cell expresses two of its forms, beta-actin and gamma-nonmuscle-actin. Despite having distinct roles, the two forms are nearly identical, sharing 99% of their amino acid sequence.

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People Behind the Surgeries and the Lifesaving Procedures They Love

Penn Vet is known for pioneering veterinary surgical procedures. Two recent, complex cases put that expertise on display, with joyful results.

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MEDIA ALERT - 70 Reports of Mysterious Songbird Deaths in Philadelphia Region, Across State

Wildlife Futures Program experts at Penn Vet and officials from the Pennsylvania Game Commission are investigating more than 70 general public reports of songbirds that are sick or dying dying due to an emerging health condition with an unknown cause.

De'Broski Herbert Named Penn Presidential Professor

Penn Vet Parasitologist Named Penn Presidential Professor

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann appointed De’Broski R. Herbert, PhD, in the Department of Pathobiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, as Presidential Associate Professor.

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With remarkable similarities to MS, a disease in dogs opens new avenues for study

The canine disease granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis (GME), the most common neuroinflammatory disease that affects dogs, shares key features of its pathology and immunology with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study.