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NGG class and grad students 1“What has a brain?” asked Patti Murphy, a doctoral student in the lab of Michael Granato, PhD, a professor of Cell and Development Biology. “Sharks!” “Humans!” “Dinosaurs had really little brains!” came the enthusiastic replies from the first-graders in Leonor Jimenez’s science classroom at Independence Charter School, a Philadelphia school known for its cultural diversity, advanced curriculum, including science at early grade levels, and […]
Philadelphia has long been known as the City of Brotherly Love, but a much less flattering nickname is thrown around by critics from time to time: “Filthadelphia.” While we’d all just like to forget about it, the name is a comment on the city’s struggle to keep the streets clean...
The body’s response to a concussion or other forms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) varies widely depending upon the person and the injury. “We don’t know, to be honest with you, why she had such a dramatic recovery and others have not,” M. Sean Grady, MD, chair of Neurosurgery recently...
This past Friday, students all over the country found out where they'd be completing their residency training at our annual Match Day event. Mark Attiah (M'15) says it best: "All the sweat, the blood, the tears, the late nights, the frustrations...all are coalesced into this one envelope that you see...
On Friday, March 20, 159 students from the Perelman School of Medicine found out, one by one, where they are headed for residency training during an emotional event filled with lots of cheering, hugs and more cheering. What an exhilarating day! For our last blog, Anna Jesus shares her Match...
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