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Marisa Bartolomei
Marisa Bartolomei, PhD

Marisa Bartolomei, PhD, co-director of the Epigenetics Institute and Perelman Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, has been awarded the prestigious 2024 March of Dimes Richard B. Johnston, Jr., MD Prize. This annual honor recognizes exceptional scientists contributing to the advancement of the science behind pregnancy, birth, and prenatal development. Bartolomei identified one of the first imprinted genes in 1991, and worked to identify connections between imprinted genes and early developmental disorders like Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, a congenital growth disorder.





Nathaniel Dyment, PhD, an assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering in the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, has earned the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award, recognized for his work investigating the mechanical and molecular processes of tendon development that provide clues for improving repair. Kappa Delta Awards are “bestowed for outstanding manuscripts that focus on basic and/or clinical research related to the musculoskeletal system” and can represent many years of work. The Young Investigator Award specifically recognizes investigators who have made pivotal accomplishments at early stages of their independent career.


Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital (CCH) has received the American College of Cardiology’s Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. CCH was awarded the accreditation based on rigorous on-site evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, excellence in patient care, and community service. The organization consists of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Penn’s Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school.

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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