Yvonne Paterson, PhD, Professor of Microbiology at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine and Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Nursing at Penn Nursing has been named one of two recipients of the inaugural University of Pennsylvania One Health Award.
Dr. Paterson has conducted pioneering research to develop strategies to harness the immune system to provide cures for, or protect against cancer. Dr. Paterson’s laboratory was the first to show that using the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, which has the ability to live and grow in the cytoplasm of a cell, can be used to induce immune responses against tumors. Dr. Paterson’s work mainly targets cervical and breast cancer.
The One Health Award is a new Award for Excellence in promoting One Health Initiatives and inter-professional education. The award was established by the deans of the four health schools at Penn: the Perelman School of Medicine
, the School of Nursing
, the School of Dental Medicine
, and the School of Veterinary Medicine.