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October 28, 2002

Christopher J. Cohen, MD, PhD, Named Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

(Philadelphia, PA) - Christopher J. Cohen, MD, PhD, has been named Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Immunologic and Infectious Diseases, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Cohen is currently a Junior Member of The Joseph Stokes, Jr. Research Institute and an attending physician at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine and his doctoral degree in Cell Biology from the Department of Cell Biology. He was a pediatric resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut and a fellow with the Division of Immunologic and Infectious Diseases at CHOP. He is currently researching the function of viral receptors.

He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College. He has authored or co-authored articles in peer-reviewed publications including the Journal of Virology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Journal of Cell Biology and Circulation Research. Most recently, he was invited to lecture at the Society for Pediatric Research.

Dr. Cohen has received numerous research grants including the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Fellowship Award from Glaxo-SmithKline Pharmaceuticals, the Beginning Grant-in-Aid from the American Heart Association, Pennsylvania/Delaware affiliate, and the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases KO8 research funding.

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