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  • Early Career Award win for Stevens

    Penn Nursing’s Robin Stevens, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health, is set to receive the Early Career Award from the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section of the American Public Health Association.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Penn academic-community health services research collaboration wins national award

    Penn’s Center for Mental Health and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health have jointly won a Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Conference award for their years of work on a project to improve care in the City's community mental health centers.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • #WomenofPenn: Overcoming setbacks, challenges of opening a lab

    Reflecting on her early career, M. Celeste Simon, a professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and the scientific director of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, notes the excitement and challenges associated with opening a lab. It’s a feeling that Sydney M. Shaffer also experienced in January, when she opened her lab at Penn, developing and using cutting-edge imaging and sequencing technologies to investigate single-cell problems in cancer.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Health care podcast “Tradeoffs” to launch at Penn

    Veteran radio journalist Dan Gorenstein is launching an in-depth podcast analyzing topical health care issues, in conjunction with Leonard Davis Institute, the Annenberg School, and the Center for Public Health Initiatives.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • With $20 million NIH grant, Penn researchers to develop a tool to help diagnose, track Parkinson’s disease

    Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine will lead a multi-institutional effort in pursuit of developing a critical tool for imaging the brains of patients with Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, with a a five-year $20 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Dental Medicine presents First Annual Pride Celebration

    Hosting what will become an annual event, Penn Dental Medicine presented the First Annual Penn Dental Medicine Pride Celebration on October 7, bringing together faculty, staff, students, and alumni to celebrate diversity and build community within the School.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • SP2 Task Force on Race and Social Justice

    Earlier this year, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) launched the SP2 Task Force on Race and Social Justice, exploring initiatives and activities to create a more united community. SP2 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jerri Bourjolly discusses the impetus for the task force, its main goals, and next steps.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Online patient portal usage linked to higher rates of flu shots, blood pressure checks

    A Penn Medicine study shows patients who use online platforms connected to their health records are more likely to take preventative health measures.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Athletics will broadcast record number of live events on NBC Sports Philadelphia

    Penn Athletics’ agreement with NBC Sports Philadelphia will result in a record number of live broadcasts on the regional sports network during the 2019-20 year. All 18 live events will be produced by the Penn Sports Network.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Initiating breastfeeding in vulnerable infants

    A first-of-its-kind study from Penn Nursing shows positive outcomes of human milk and breastfeeding in a unique transition-to-breast pathway program at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania for late preterm infants born with Spina Bifida. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News