Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. Even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson's disease. Since the turn of the last century, animal research has helped wipe out such diseases as smallpox and polio while increasing the human lifespan by 28 years. Whether it's fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer's or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It's an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine for humans and all species.
Who knows what today's research could do for future generations? Find out more by visiting www.PennVetPhD.org
Michael Atchison, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
Director, VMD-PhD Program
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
3800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 215 898-6428
Fax: 215 573-5189