Led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the six-week MyHeartMap Challenge is a trial science research project that uses crowd-sourcing to locate and gather information about automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in Philadelphia. The challenge runs from January 31 to March 13, during which time participants can use a free app on their iPhones or Android phones to take pictures and document the location of publicly accessible AEDs in Philadelphia.
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An anonymous gift of $16 million in science research funding to the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will fund the establishment of the Neuroscience of Behavior Initiative, which aims to strengthen Penn’s program in basic, translational, clinical and population research into the areas of addiction, depressive disorders and neurodegenerative disease. The gift is the single-largest donation for neuroscience research in the school’s history.
On October 21, President Obama presented the National Medal of Science awards to the 2011 recipients in a ceremony at the White House. The award program is administered for the White House by the NSF to recognize individuals who have made outstanding lifetime contributions to science and engineering.
Researchers at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh (MIRM) have discovered a way of regenerating muscle. Using a tissue culture, the researchers have been able to grow new muscle from pig bladder cells.
Almost everyone, young and old, has experienced a memory chain. Perhaps you are reminiscing upon your favorite foods, and all of a sudden you think of your grandmother's kitchen. One memory of food, vibrant and sensory, triggered another less prominent memory of your grandmother.
When the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) met in Washington DC for their annual meeting two weeks ago, they gave the 2011 Women in Science Award to Dr. Katherine L. Wisner of the University of Pittsburgh for her important work on perinatal mental health over the past 20+ years. Dr. Wisner is one of over 200 faculty members of the Department of Psychiatry at Pitt and its affiliate hospital, the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
Dr. Robert Kormos at the University of Pittsburgh's McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine has secured $13.3 million in funding from the NIH's Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to carry out a 5-year heart device study in collaboration with researchers at the University of Michigan. Both the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Michigan's Center for Circulatory Support are leaders in research on and implantation of artificial hearts (also known as mechanical circulatory support devices).
In 2010, this vendor show on campus at the University of Pennsylvania attracted over 500 academic researchers.