News Release

July 10, 2009

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Penn Medicine - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System

Ben Z. Stanger Named a 2009 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and assistant investigator for the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, was selected as a 2009 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.  The award is given to early-career scientists displaying outstanding promise in research relevant to the advancement of human health. As a Pew Scholar, Dr. Stanger will receive a $240,000 award over four years to support his research and gains inclusion into a select community of scientists that encourages collaboration and the exchange of ideas.

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The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 17 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2013 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2013, Penn Medicine provided $814 million to benefit our community.