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Penn Receives $10 Million to Create Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy
Date:7/26/2011

ses," explains Glen N. Gaulton, Ph.D., Executive Vice Dean and Chief Scientific Officer at the Perelman School. "Penn's new Center for Orphan Disease Research and Therapy will build not only strong collaborative relationships throughout Penn, but also with other leading academic medical centers, as well as public and private institutions -- all designed to translate innovative research into the clinic. There's simply nothing else like it."

"This is a wonderful example of philanthropy in action," says J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Executive Vice President for the Health System and Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine. "The Center will be a natural extension of Penn's expertise in orphan diseases, and this strategic investment will galvanize support for orphan disease research around the globe. I am proud that Penn Medicine is taking a clear leadership position in transforming the health of millions."

Jameson adds that he is delighted that his predecessor, former Perelman School Dean Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh, has agreed to serve as Acting Director for the Center, while an international search is conducted for a permanent director.

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