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Institute for Personalized Medicine – Penn State College of Medicine Research

Medicine has always been personalized – what has changed are the tools available that allow medical professionals to provide better care for those with specific conditions. The Institute for Personalized Medicine is Penn State College of Medicine’s commitment to advancing health care for the community through the use of modern technology and more effective tools.

In the past, doctors based treatments on research that studied broad groups of people, finding what was most likely to help a majority of patients. While this approach has been successful, it’s not always efficient, since each person is different. Genetics and biology are unique to the individual, so treatments that work best for one person may not work best for another.

Personalized medicine is the use of individual characteristics to tailor treatments to the person. For example, one person may respond to a medicine differently than another because of their genetics. By knowing

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Philadelphia Eagles owner contributes $1 million to Penn Medicine to fight COVID-19 pandemic

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie today announced a $1 million contribution to Penn Medicine to establish the COVID-19 Immunology Defense Fund, laying the foundation for the world’s foremost experts to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The funds will support both an emerging research program to test front-line health care workers for potential immunity to COVID-19, as well as provide flexibility for Penn Medicine’s researchers–who have overseen the world’s most seminal advances harnessing the power of the immune system to fight disease–to develop real-time research protocols to battle the disease.

The contribution provided by Lurie offers the opportunity for Penn’s leaders to address critically emerging needs as the pandemic evolves. Top priorities range from developing rapid diagnostic testing, to finding drugs that work against the virus, to developing potential vaccines. In the coming days, serology tests will be deployed across multiple research studies,

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Penn Dental Medicine


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Mar, 2020

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM




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America/New_York
CDE: [The Dean’s Speaker Series] Dentistry for the Homebound – Part 2 of 2
Virtually via BlueJean’s

Virtually via BlueJean’s

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Registration Fee: Free; Registration is required for CE credit.
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CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credits

Description

Providing quality dental care in an office location is challenging. Delivering quality dental care in a patient’s kitchen adds significantly to the challenge. The two lecture series: Homebound Dental Care is designed to provide dental students with an overview of the demographics driving the increased demand for this service and how to provide comprehensive, quality dental care in patients homes safely and efficiently.

Dr. Stark will cover his final 3 topics during

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