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  • A new epilepsy unit advances possibilities for science and patients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Pavilion

    The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and the Human Neurophysiology Research Laboratory at the new Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is a twelve bed unit will be equipped with cameras, recording equipment, and monitor–advanced imaging to help find where seizures coming from in the brain.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Safety-net hospitals after Medicaid expansion

    In states that expanded Medicaid after the Affordable Care Act, safety-net hospitals (SNHs) saw their operating margins improve and levels of uncompensated care decrease. But a new study finds that while SNHs were also able to scale up some safety-net services—such as inpatient psychiatric care—these changes did not translate into measurable improvements in quality.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Weitzman students win Urban Design competition for refinery site proposal

    A team of Master of City Planning and Master of Landscape Architecture students at Weitzman won an Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Award from Philadelphia’s Center for Architecture and Design. The team’s proposal reimagines the 1300-acre Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery site located along the Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Paris Perdikaris wins SIAM Early Career Prize

    The assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics’ prize comes from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Activity Group on Computational Science and Engineering for his work on machine learning using Gaussian processes and neural networks.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Arjun Yodh named 2021 Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award recipient by The Optical Society

    The James M. Skinner Professor of Science was selected for his pioneering research on optical sensing in scattering media, especially diffuse optical and correlation spectroscopy and tomography, and for advancing the field of biophotonics through mentorship.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Martha Curley awarded a national honor by The Society of Critical Care Medicine

    The Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing and professor of nursing has been awarded the 2021 Drs. Vidyasagar and Nagamani Dharmapuri Award for Excellence in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Mercy Philadelphia and Penn Medicine partner with West Philadelphia Faith Community to provide COVID-19 vaccines

    A mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Church of Christian Compassion will provide 500 doses of COVID-19 to registrants from across the local faith community.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Kathleen Stebe elected to National Academy of Engineering

    The Richer & Elizabeth Goodwin Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was elected for her contributions to understanding nonequilibrium processes at soft matter interfaces and its impact on new technologies. Among the many technologies Stebe’s research is poised to impact are those in the field of dental medicine; she is the co-director of the newly established Center for Innovation and Precision Dentistry.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Exploring the architecture of the Carnival in West Philly

    Sixteen teams of first-year graduate architecture students spent the last week and a half in January designing carnival floats for a 52nd Street celebration of Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the emancipation of American slaves on June 19, 1865. For the remainder of the studio, the students will focus on developing a market for the 52nd Street El station, incorporating the carnival theme. 

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • New biomarker may predict which pancreatic cancer patients respond to CD40 immunotherapy

    Inflammation in the blood could serve as a new biomarker to help identify patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who won’t respond to the immune-stimulating drugs known as CD40 agonists. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News