University of Pennsylvania

A Matter of Simple Justice | The Untold Story of Barbara Hackman Franklin and a Few Good Women

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 1:00am

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Penn State University Press today announced the re-release of A Matter of Simple Justice: The Untold Story of Barbara Hackman Franklin and A Few Good Women.

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  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Penn State University Press today announced the re-release of A Matter of Simple Justice: The Untold Story of Barbara Hackman Franklin and A Few Good Women.
  • At the forefront of these efforts was Barbara Hackman Franklin, a staff assistant to the president who was hired to recruit more women into the upper levels of the federal government.
  • She helped bring more than one hundred women into executive positions in the government and created a talent bank of more than a thousand names of qualified women.
  • For media inquiries and event bookings, please contact: Marc Ross - +1 (202) 596-5270 or marc@caracal.global
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Theodore Laetsch Joins Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Launch Very Rare Malignant Tumors Program

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 6:42pm

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Theodore Laetsch has joined the Division of Oncology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where he will launch a cutting-edge Very Rare Malignant Tumors Program that will seek to develop new treatments for children with rare and complex tumors.

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  • PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Theodore Laetsch has joined the Division of Oncology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where he will launch a cutting-edge Very Rare Malignant Tumors Program that will seek to develop new treatments for children with rare and complex tumors.
  • "Dr. Laetsch is a rising star in pediatric oncology and is a key addition to our pediatric cancer program.
  • With the launch of our Very Rare Malignant Tumors Program, Dr. Laetsch will lead an innovative new program that will develop breakthrough treatments for our patients."
  • About Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Opens Nicholas and Athena Karabots Primary Care Center in Norristown

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 6:25pm

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is proud to announce the opening of the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Primary Care Center Norristown .

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  • PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is proud to announce the opening of the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Primary Care Center Norristown .
  • Nicholas and Athena Karabots, local philanthropists and longtime supporters of CHOP, pledged $2 million to support the renovation and re-location of CHOP's Primary Care Center in Norristown, PA.
  • "The new Norristown Center will enable us to serve even more families and provides a wonderful opportunity build off the successful healthcare model we have developed at the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pediatric Care Center in West Philadelphia."
  • "My wife and I are pleased to support the renovation and re-location of CHOP's Primary Care Center in Norristown," said Nicholas Karabots.

Rittenhouse Realty Advisors Sells Newly Constructed 141 Unit Modular Apartment Building in University City, Philadelphia for $36,000,000

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:37pm

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rittenhouse Realty Advisors is pleased to announce the sale of 141 apartments in the University City section of Philadelphia.

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  • PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rittenhouse Realty Advisors is pleased to announce the sale of 141 apartments in the University City section of Philadelphia.
  • The Class A building, known as The LVL 4125, is located at 4125 Chestnut Street, close to the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, University of the Sciences, Penn Medicine, and Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • The LVL 4125 was developed by Alterra Property Group and is one of the largest modular housing developments ever built in the Mid Atlantic.
  • A state-of-the-art commercial lab and office building, known as 3.0 University Place, is being constructed nearby, which was a huge selling point in marketing The LVL.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Recognized as a Leader in "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion"

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 1:41pm

PHILADELPHIA, July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)is proud to be recognized for the 2ndyear in a row by the Disability Equality Index (DEI) as a leader in "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion."

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  • PHILADELPHIA, July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)is proud to be recognized for the 2ndyear in a row by the Disability Equality Index (DEI) as a leader in "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion."
  • The DEI is the nation's most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool used to survey employers' disability policies, practices and initiatives.
  • CHOP also received a 100 out of 100 score and ranked as a top-rated organization for the second straight year.
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital.

Expert in Complex Vascular Anomalies Joins Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Lead Innovative Frontier Program

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 2:00pm

Dr. Adams comes to CHOP from Boston Children's Hospital, where she has co-led their Vascular Anomalies Center since 2016 and served as an associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

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  • Dr. Adams comes to CHOP from Boston Children's Hospital, where she has co-led their Vascular Anomalies Center since 2016 and served as an associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
  • As a leading expert in the field, Dr. Adams is actively engaged in clinical and translational research on complex vascular anomalies and regularly publishes studies in leading journals on the topic.
  • "Denise Adams has long been recognized as a leader in the field of complex vascular anomalies, and we are delighted she has come to lead CHOP's innovative Frontier Program," said Stephen P. Hunger , MD, Chief of the Division of Oncology at CHOP, which oversees the Complex Vascular Anomalies Program.
  • About Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital.

Columbia and Penn to Offer Summer High School Coding Boot Camps in Partnership with 2U, Inc.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Penn Summer High School Coding Camp and Columbia Engineering High School Coding Academy are three-week intensive online immersions designed to introduce high school students to front-end web development.

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  • The Penn Summer High School Coding Camp and Columbia Engineering High School Coding Academy are three-week intensive online immersions designed to introduce high school students to front-end web development.
  • "Our Summer High School Coding Academy is an intensive program that will help driven individuals start to build their own portfolios applying a range of useful technologies."
  • The Columbia and Penn summer camps are the first example of programs powered by 2U created specifically for high school students.
  • For more information about the Columbia Engineering High School Coding Academy: bootcamp.cvn.columbia.edu/hs/coding
    For more information about the Penn Summer High School Coding Camp: bootcamp.sas.upenn.edu/hs/coding
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Passage Bio Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results and Recent Business Highlights

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 12:00pm

The first quarter was a significant time for Passage Bio and the patients that we serve.

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  • The first quarter was a significant time for Passage Bio and the patients that we serve.
  • Expansion of gene therapy collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) In May 2020, Passage Bio expanded its research and development collaboration and licensing agreement with UPenn.
  • Appointed Bruce Goldsmith, Ph.D. as president and chief executive officer In January 2020, Passage Bio announced the appointment of Bruce Goldsmith, Ph.
  • In January and March 2020 respectively, Passage Bio appointed Sandip Kapadia, MBA, CPA, and Athena Countouriotis, M.D., to its BOD.

Volcker Alliance and Penn Institute for Urban Research Launch Web Series on Fiscal Impact of COVID-19

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 3:00pm

NEW YORK, April 20, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Volcker Alliance and the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) launched a special briefing series on the impact of COVID-19 on the fiscal outlook of state and local governments.

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  • NEW YORK, April 20, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Volcker Alliance and the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) launched a special briefing series on the impact of COVID-19 on the fiscal outlook of state and local governments.
  • "At the Volcker Alliance, we will continue to advocate for informed fiscal practices and decision-making in this pandemic period and in the recovery that lies ahead."
  • The discussion was moderated by William Glasgall , Volcker Alliance senior vice president and director of state and local initiatives, and Susan Wachter , co-director of Penn IUR.
  • The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) is a university-wide body that informs urban decision-making and public policy on issues of sustainable urban growth and development based on multi-disciplinary research, instruction, and outreach.

ODSC East 2020 Virtual Conference Hosts Coronavirus Track

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 7:00pm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --ODSC East 2020 has now become the ODSC East 2020 Virtual Conference, a completely-virtual event taking place on April 14-17.

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  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --ODSC East 2020 has now become the ODSC East 2020 Virtual Conference, a completely-virtual event taking place on April 14-17.
  • By using the ODSC Virtual Conference platform, all attendees will be able to log in from their preferred location and watch the sessions in real-time.
  • The ODSC East 2020 Virtual Conference will run multiple tracks related to specific focus areas, such as ones for machine learning, deep learning, NLP, and more.
  • Michael Kearns, PhD, Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences, UPenn
    The ODSC East 2020 Virtual Conference will also feature a track dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic.