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David Allman and Dan Vogl
David Allman, PhD, and Dan Vogl, MD, MSCE

David Allman, PhD, a professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Dan Vogl, MD, MSCE, an associate professor of Hematology-Oncology and director of the Abramson Cancer Center Clinical Research Unit, have received an ASPIRE award from the Mark Foundation for their project on survival pathways in multiple myeloma.





Anjan Chatterjee
Anjan Chatterjee, MD

Anjan Chatterjee, MD, a professor of Neurology, Psychology, and Architecture, and director of the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics, has received the Leader in Innovation Award from the Global Wellness Summit (GWS), at its annual conference in October. The GWS is the foremost gathering of international leaders in the global wellness economy. He was honored for his work in neuroaesthetics, which investigates the neural systems that underlie aesthetic experiences, including how we experience beauty in the world around us.






Gregory Chen, MD, PhD, a resident in Clinical Pathology, has been named to Forbes’ annual “30 Under 30” list for scientists for his work exploring CAR-T cell therapy. He was recognized for his role in the discovery that a single dose of CAR-T cells has the ability to hold cancer in remission for a decade or more.


Alice Chen-Plotkin
Alice Chen-Plotkin, MD

Alice Chen-Plotkin, MD, the Parker Family professor of Neurology and director of the Molecular Integration in Neurological Diagnosis (MIND) Initiative, has received the Doris Duke Foundation Paragon Award for Research Excellence. The award is a one-time recognition that celebrates physician-scientists who have significantly advanced knowledge toward the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease, or who have, through their professional contributions, improved health outcomes of patients today. Chen-Plotkin was awarded for her research with the MIND initiative that seeks to better understand the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, in order to develop strategies to intervene in these disease processes, and slow their progression. Chen-Plotkin received a $10,000 grant to support further research.



Susan Mandel
Susan Mandel, MD, MPH

Susan Mandel, MD, MPH, chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism and the Sylvan H. Eisman Professor of Medicine II, has been elected as secretary elect for the International Society of Endocrinology. Mandel will serve as secretary elect from 2024-2025, and then as secretary from 2025-2027. The International Society of Endocrinology, a federation of over 40 international endocrine societies, aims to promote endocrine care and education.  Mandel, whose career spans over three decades, was a former president of the Endocrine Society in the United States.





Peg Rummel
Peg Rummel, MHA, RN, OCN, NE-BC

Peg Rummel, MHA, RN, OCN, NE-BC, an oncology nurse navigator in the Abramson Cancer Center, has been honored with the Lillie D. Shockney Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators in recognition of her outstanding contributions to cancer care and her leadership within the academy.


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The Perelman School of Medicine is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $550 million awarded in the 2022 fiscal year. Home to a proud history of “firsts” in medicine, Penn Medicine teams have pioneered discoveries and innovations that have shaped modern medicine, including recent breakthroughs such as CAR T cell therapy for cancer and the mRNA technology used in COVID-19 vaccines.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities stretch from the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania to the New Jersey shore. These include the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Chester County Hospital, Lancaster General Health, Penn Medicine Princeton Health, and Pennsylvania Hospital—the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional facilities and enterprises include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Medicine at Home, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, among others.

Penn Medicine is an $11.1 billion enterprise powered by more than 49,000 talented faculty and staff.

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