Former Member Honored for Contributions to Anthropology

Adriana Petryna, Member (2003–04) and Visitor (2006) in the School of Social Science, has been awarded the Wellcome Medal from the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Petryna, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, received the medal for “a body of published work which makes, as a whole, a significant contribution to research in anthropology as applied to medical problems.” To learn more about the award visit


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