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  • Community immersion as distance learning

    Community immersion classes are central to teaching nursing students about social determinants of health. But what happens when on-site engagement is suspended due to a pandemic? To adhere to social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 outbreak, the School of Nursing moved its “Addressing the Social Determinants of Health: Community Engagement Immersion” class from an in-person community health education course to a distance-learning experience.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Virtual trainings get Narcan into the hands of those who need it

    Twice over the past six months, the Chester County Hospital’s Opioid Use Disorder Task Force partnered with Chester County Drug and Alcohol Services and Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute to host a public Zoom presentation and discussion about opioids, overdoses, Narcan, and local treatment resources. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Nader Engheta awarded Isaac Newton Medal and Prize

    The H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering, Bioengineering and Materials Science and Engineering has been awarded the 2020 Isaac Newton Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics, the professional body and scholarly society for physics in the UK and Ireland.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Will white noise cure your COVID insomnia?

    Increased stress and anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating sleep issues. That’s why many people rely on the low, static buzz of a sleep sound machine or smartphone application when they can’t sleep. White noise is not only purported to mask disruptive noises, but also to be a non-pharmacological approach for promoting sleep and improving its quality.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • New program to focus on serving vulnerable populations

    Penn Dental Medicine has plans to launch an innovative postdoctoral training program in general dentistry designed to educate dental residents in primary dental care for vulnerable and underserved patients. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Penn Engineering and CHOP Researchers receive $6 million grant to make AI more resilient to attacks

    A team of researchers from the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP) have been awarded a five-year, $6 million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative grant with their proposal, “Robust Concept Learning and Lifelong Adaptation Against Adversarial Attacks,” which will leverage insights from human cognitive development to make artificial intelligence systems better at protecting themselves from malicious disruptions.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Proton therapy for lung cancer may help reduce risk of heart diseases

    In new study from Penn Medicine, a retrospective trial of more than 200 patients found mini-strokes were significantly less common among patients who underwent proton therapy versus conventional photon-based radiation therapy. Proton therapy patients also experienced fewer heart attacks.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Researchers show potential to predict whether pain will be acute or persistent

    How an individual will experience a painful incident comes down to the complex, variable connections formed between several different parts of the brain, which had previously been unpredictable. A team of Penn researchers has shown a way to make such predictions about brain connections from the pattern of neural connections that begin to take shape soon after the first onset of pain. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • How venture capitalists can support Black entrepreneurs

    The debut of Beyond Business, a series of discussions streamed live on Wharton’s LinkedIn page, covers the topic of investing capital in a time of systemic racism, and how venture capitalists can create new patterns for investing and analysis.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • The polling problem: Yphtach Lelkes on why political polls can be misleading

    Annenberg School for Communication Assistant Professor Yphtach Lelkes breaks down why polling numbers show a strong likelihood that one candidate will win, despite the actual percentages of voters being quite close, and why this leads to political hobbyism and can even swing the results of an election.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication