Workplace pumping made easier
Listening to employee feedback, Penn Medicine added hospital-grade pumps and doubled its lactation spaces, taking strides to help women meet their breastfeeding goals.
Breaking the cycle of despair for people with dementia
A new book dissects the challenge of living with the disease for individuals who have it, and for their caregivers.
Staging the plague
Eighty-one students training in a diversity of health professions worked with regional and federal agencies to confront an imagined outbreak scenario centered around bubonic plague in Philadelphia.
‘Healthy Pequeños’ teaches young children about hygiene, germs, and food safety
Alaina Hall’s project, a 2018 Penn President’s Engagement Prize winner, is already making a difference for a residential childcare home in Miacatlán, Mexico.
New scholars named to promote research into the influence of gender on health
Melanie Kornides of the School of Nursing, Jennifer Lewey of the Perelman School of Medicine, and C. Alix Timko of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are pursuing research that examines the role of sex and gender on health, supported by the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health program.
The Spatz 10-step system is now a national model for breastfeeding vulnerable babies
Penn Nursing’s Diane Spatz created an alternative model that focuses on serving the needs of vulnerable infants who are hospitalized and separated from their mothers.
Bringing nursing to the most remote places
Registered nurse Nancy Bonalumi teamed up with Project Helping Hands, a nonprofit organization that deploys volunteer medical teams to remote areas in developing nations, from Nepal to Kenya, and recently returned from her fifth visit to Bolivia.
How many American cities protect the rights of employed breastfeeding mothers?
In the United States, the majority of women have to work. But of the 151 largest U.S. cities, only New York and Philadelphia safeguard their rights.
Promoting cross-campus collaborations in health research
The One Health Communications Group is a collaboration that brings together several schools and centers to develop groundbreaking health research in a cross-disciplinary and innovative environment.
NICU uses volunteer cuddlers to calm premature babies
It seems intuitive that holding a baby provides comfort, but a recent study found that human touch plays a major role in the progression of infant neurodevelopmental function.
Therese Richmond Andrea B. Laporte Professor of NursingRead more
Associate Dean for Research & Innovation
School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania For more than two decades, Dr. Richmond has studied the physical and psychological toll of injuries and trauma. Using nursing science, she works to determine ways to prevent firearm violence and injury and improve outcomes, particularly for vulnerable populations. She co-founded the Firearm & Injury Center at Penn, now called the Penn Injury Science Center, which performs research, provides training, and translates scientific discoveries into practice and policy.
In the News
Improving Family-based Comm. Key to Enhancing Sexual Health Outcomes of GBQ Adolescents
Research by Dalmacio Flores in the School of Nursing has highlighted missed opportunities for sexual-health education between gay, bisexual, or queer adolescent males and their parents.
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Having More Graduate Nurses Boost Post-Surgical Outcomes in Dementia Patients
The School of Nursing’s Elizabeth White led a study on the impact of higher nurse-education levels on the outcomes of surgical patients with dementia. White attributes the results to the emphases of bachelor’s-degree programs on critical thinking and problem solving.
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