New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Benjamin Rush, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence and founder of the nation's first medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, was a visionary proponent of comparative medicine. Rush was also one of the first to promote the study of veterinary medicine in North America.

2021 Annual Faculty Research Retreat

Registration is now closed for the 2021 Annual Faculty Research Retreat at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 
  • Time: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Location: The Inn at Swarthmore
  • Organizers: Drs. Dan Beiting, Andres Blanco, Elizabeth Lennon, Jennifer Lenz, Kyla Ortved, Michael Povelones, Laurel Redding, Phil Scott, and Andrew Vaughan

Deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2021

Dr. Audrey R. Odom John, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Marshak Lecture to be delivered by:

Audrey R. Odom John, MD, PhD

  • Chief Infectious Diseases
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

About Dr. Odom John:

A physician-scientist, Dr. John’s NIH-funded research focuses on microbial metabolism. Her translational studies aim to develop new diagnostics for malaria, SARS-CoV-2 infection, and MIS-C, and to develop new therapies for drug-resistant infections. Dr. John is an investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases of the Burroughs Welcome Fund. She has received numerous accolades, including awards from the American Chemical Society, March of Dimes, and the IDea Incubator Grand Prize from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Carson Vaughan, author, journalist

Guest Speaker: Carson Vaughan

About author/journalist Carson Vaughan

Carson Vaughan is a freelance journalist and author based in Chicago. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Smithsonian Magazine, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Paris Review Daily, Outside, VICE and more. He  was awarded the 2018 John M. Collier Award for Forest History Journalism from the Forest History Society for his Weather Channel feature, “Uprooting FDR’s ‘Great Wall of Trees'."  He will discuss his first book, Zoo Nebraska, which earned a 2020 Nebraska Book Award for Investigative Reporting, in addition to his recent ENSIA feature on climate change and emerging infectious diseases. Carson will emphasize the value of science communication, and how journalists and scientists might better utilize their "sloppy fitness space" to encourage a more informed citizenry.