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August 28, 2015 6:22 AM ET

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Company Overview of The University of Pennsylvania

Company Overview

The University of Pennsylvania is an educational institution that offers graduate, undergraduate, professional, summer courses, and distance learning programs in the fields of law, medicines, communication, and dental medicine. The University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1740 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

3451 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

Founded in 1740





Key Executives for The University of Pennsylvania

Dean of the School of Design
Interim Provost
Executive Vice President
Age: 52
Associate, Licensing and New Business Start-Up at Center for Technology Transfer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The University of Pennsylvania Key Developments

The University of Pennsylvania Names James Metz as Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology in Perelman School of Medicine

James Metz, MD, has been named the chair of the department of Radiation Oncology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He will lead the departments 60 plus radiation oncologists and medical physicists who work with the Abramson Cancer Center to deliver the most advanced forms of radiation therapy to more than 3,800 patients per year. The Morton M. Kligerman Professor of Radiation Oncology, Metz has been serving as the interim chair since November 2014, and held a series of administrative positions within the department beginning in 2005, when he was appointed director of Clinical Operations.

University of Pennsylvania Signs strategic manufacturing collaboration with WuXi AppTec

WuXi AppTec (China) has signed a strategic manufacturing collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania's (US) Gene Therapy Program. Under the agreement, university scientists will work with WuXi to set up processes to manufacture viral vectors at the company's production plant in Philadelphia. The collaboration builds on WuXi's existing partnerships with academic institutions, following closely on a genomics-focused tie-up with China's Fudan University earlier this month. The collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania is expected to expand WuXi's manufacturing of adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors - which can be used in gene therapy - by leveraging the university's expertise in viral vector production and boosting the company's overseas research and development capabilities.

University of Pennsylvania Names Beth Winkelstein as Vice Provost for Education

Beth Winkelstein has been named vice provost for education at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a professor of bioengineering and the associate dean for undergraduate education in Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2015.

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