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March 13, 2003

Hooman Noorchashm, MD, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

(Philadelphia, PA) - Hooman Noorchashm, MD, PhD, has joined the Department of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

Dr. Noorchashm's laboratory is focused on the regulation of T lymphocyte homeostasis and activation at the population level, as it relates to transplant rejection, autoimmune diabetes and normal immune function. His past research was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Dr. Noorchashm's work has been published in Nature Medicine, the New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of Immunology, The Journal of Experimental Medicine, Diabetes, International Immunology and Transplantation, among others.

Dr. Noorchashm received a B.A. with distinction in Biology Research, from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences. He furthered his education at Penn, where he earned his PhD and MD degrees in 2001 and 2002, respectively. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship focusing on transplantation immunobiology and autoimmunity in the Harrison Department of Surgical Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Among his recent accolades, he has received the 2002 American Transplantation Congress Young Investigator Award and a 1999 Research Achievement Award from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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