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The 165 research centers and institutes on campus also reflect the University’s innovative, civic-minded and pragmatic creator: More than 250 years after Ben Franklin broke new ground in founding Penn, its faculty, students, and alumni continue to make breakthroughs in research, scholarship, and education. Its many subsequent “firsts,” include the world’s first collegiate business school (Wharton, 1881), the world’s first electronic, large-scale, general-purpose digital computer (ENIAC, 1946), and the first woman president of an Ivy League institution (Judith Rodin, inaugurated in 1994) as well as the first female Ivy League president to succeed another female (Amy Gutmann, inaugurated in 2004).

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UC Irvine-Penn immune cell discovery a new attack on Alzheimer’s, neurodegenerative diseases.
Experts at Stony Brook University and Penn determined that the language people use in Facebook posts can identify those at risk for hazardous drinking habits and alcohol-use disorders.
As the United States passes one million COVID-19 deaths, a BU researcher suggests the actual number may be closer to 1.2 million
Researchers from the Infant Brain Imaging Study (IBIS) Network, which includes the University of Washington, used MRI to demonstrate that in babies who later develop autism, the amygdala grows too rapidly in infancy.
Yale University researchers, in collaboration with experts at Penn, have developed a novel lyme vaccine tested in guinea pigs. The vaccine, offering protection against infection by the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, may also combat other tick-borne diseases.
Researchers say number of pandemic-related deaths is actually 36 percent higher than reported; disadvantaged communities hit even harder than thought
Penn Medicine is joining health systems throughout the region and the U.S. in following the South Korean model and setting up drive-through testing sites.
At Penn, researchers are ramping up their efforts to study the coronavirus.
A University of Pennsylvania Medical team has used CRISPR gene editing to thwart a lethal lung disease, in an animal model, in which a harmful mutation causes death within hours after birth.