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  • Anthea Butler project receives a $1 million grant from the Henry Luce Foundation

    The Crossroads Project, co-directed by the associate professor of religion and Africana studies, was awarded a $1 million grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The Crossroads Project: Black Religious Histories, Communities, and Cultures is a new initiative based in the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University. Butler will co-lead the creation of a digital archive of materials related to Black religious life in the U.S.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • This year’s First Generation Professionals Fellows: Trevor Kirby and Virinchi Sindhwani

    The First Generation Professionals Fellowship is designed for students who are the first in their families to attend professional school.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • We’ll need more than vaccines to vanquish the virus: New COVID-19 testing technology

    Across Penn and in the Perelman School of Medicine, researchers are collaborating across schools and departments to develop novel ways to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Marc Henschel to lead a new Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at Penn Dental

    Henschel’s appointment as AEGD program director and associate professor of clinical community oral health is effective January 1.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Study reveals ‘seeds of skin cancer’—gene mutations associated with early stages of skin cancer

    Penn experts have identified specific mutations and biomarkers associated with squamous cell carcinoma and other skin cancers.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Dental Medicine names leaders of new care center for persons with disabilities

    Miriam R. Robbins has been named director and Alicia Risner-Bauman is named associate director. Their appointments to these new posts are effective in February and January, respectively.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Medical trainees’ global health research continues despite the pandemic

    Michelle Johnson’s work with the Center for Global Health gives MD students like Michael Boateng the opportunity to work remotely on rehabilitation projects in Botswana during the pandemic.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Medicine town hall targets vaccine hesitancy in communities of color

    The Penn community joined Black Clergy of Philadelphia and the COVID-19 Prevention Network for a virtual Town Hall discussion called “Faith, (Mis)Trust, and COVID-19.”

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Interdisciplinary team studying possible therapeutic pathways to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection

    The study, led by principal investigator Bruce Shenker, was awarded funding as part of a National Institutes of Health program to support supplemental COVID-19-related research, receiving a one-year grant extension to Shenker’s grant titled “Bacteria and lymphocyte suppression in periodontitis.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Improving hospital nurse staffing is associated with fewer deaths from sepsis

    According to a new study from Penn’s School of Nursing, improving nurse staffing would likely save lives of sepsis patients and save money by reducing the length of hospital stays.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News