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October 7, 2002

Rodney Camire, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

(Philadelphia, PA) - Rodney Camire, PhD, has been named Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Camire graduated magna cum laude in 1994 with a BA in Biochemistry from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. Four years later, he earned a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Vermont. He completed his graduate teaching fellowship and post-doctoral associate training from the University of Vermont. From 1998 to 2001, he completed his National Research Service Award post-doctoral research training fellowships from both the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Dr. Camire's current research interests focus on solving problems related to blood coagulation including enzymology, biochemistry, and molecular genetics of the enzyme. He was awarded a 2001 Young Investigator Award from the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis and the American Society of Hematology. He has three patents pending on the understanding and treatments of hemophilia based on his research at CHOP.

He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He was invited to lecture twice at the Annual Philadelphia Workshop on Hemostasis, Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis in 1998 and 1999. Dr. Camire has authored or co-authored research papers in publications including Blood, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Biochemistry.

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