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  • 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

  • Featured books: Black History Month

    Penn Libraries celebrates Black History Month with a dive deep into the history of African American life, and the varied contributions of Black Americans to culture, art, politics, activism, scholarship, and more.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Liang Wu selected for 2020 OCPA Outstanding Young Researcher Award (Macronix Prize)

    The assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy was selected for the Outstanding Young Researcher Award (Macronix Prize) by the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers. The award is given annually to one to two physicists and/or astronomers of Chinese ethnicity working in North America, Europe, or other regions outside Asia, to encourage and recognize contributions in physics or astronomy.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Regulating prescription drug prices

    A paper in JAMA Internal Medicine examines regulatory frameworks of drug pricing in six countries with diverse financing, delivery, and reimbursement systems, ranging from socialized medicine to markets with competing private insurers and providers. The researchers found that these countries have nearly universal health insurance, covering more than 99% of their population, and none have the monopolistic pricing and marketing exclusivity found in the U.S.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Second-year law students publish ‘Black Women Future Leaders’ report, developed as part of Rangita de Silva de Alwis’s ‘Women, Law, and Leadership’ course

    The report, by Dana Dyer and Magali Duque, explores the ways in which themes including bias, representation, and allyship affect Black women in the legal field through the data collected from a survey of 30 Black Penn Law students, of which 24 identify as women and 6 identify as men.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Medical librarian Richard James confronts public health challenges In the midst of COVID-19

    Richard James has held the position of Nursing Liaison Librarian at the Biomedical Library for the last four years, but recently his efforts have been directed toward helping nurses and other medical professionals meet the extraordinary demands of global health crises. These efforts include an ongoing collaboration with the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the delivery of a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) developed by the World Health Organization

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries