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  • Penn Dental Medicine student delegation visits Hebrew University

    Three students at Penn Dental Medicine traveled to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hadassah Ein Kerem Campus for a two-week dental immersion program as part of Penn Dental Medicine’s International Dental Student Exchange Program.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Meet the Patient Access Center team at Penn Medicine whose work opens many doors

    Access services associates are responsible for making sure patients are scheduled to see the right provider at the right time. As Penn Medicine’s largest call center, the Access Center staff are often considered the “front door” and first point of contact for patients.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • New collection of award-winning children’s books centers diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility

    Penn parents and educators can now browse and borrow more than 1,500 award-winning and notable books for children and young adults, all highlighting diverse characters and experiences, as part of a new initiative at the Penn Libraries.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Gift brings state-of-the-art spectroscopy facility to Penn

    The gift, from the Linda Ye and Robin Ren Family Foundation, will fund the construction of a state-of-the-art nuclear magnetic resonance facility, which includes a suite, instrumentation lab and office, in the Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology building.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • SP2’s Yoosun Park awarded 2023 Breul Prize for research on intersection of racism, Americanization, and social work

    In recognition of a pioneering, in-depth analysis of the roles of racism and Americanization in the history of social work, the SP2 associate professor and her and co-author have been awarded the 2023 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize by Social Service Review for their article “To ‘Elevate, Humanize, Christianize, Americanize’: Social Work, White Supremacy, and the Americanization Movement, 1880–1930.”

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • ASSET Center inaugural seed grants will fund trustworthy AI research in health care

    Penn Engineering’s ASSET Center aims to make AI-enabled systems more safe, explainable, and trustworthy. ASSET’s first funding collaboration is with Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine and the Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics, which have launched a series of seed grants that will fund research at the intersection of AI and healthcare.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • How climbing Mount Everest led this advocate for girls’ sports to pursue a Wharton MBA

    MBA student and extreme adventurer Deeya Bajaj grew up in Delhi and worked for her family’s adventure tourism business after graduation. Now at Wharton, her goal is to scale up her impact to bring empowerment and access for girls in adventure activities.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Stories

  • Innovative post-discharge support system for patients expands to second Penn hospital

    LDI senior fellow Margo Brooks Carthon discusses her team’s expansion of the hospital post-discharge safety net program that grew out of their research. The original program originated from a 2018 pilot research grant from Penn LDI, Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Care Innovation, and Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Penn Medicine CAREs grants continue to support community service projects, increasing access to medical care

    CAREs awarded $5,000 to HopePHL as the Annual CAREs Community Champion and funded additional 27 employee-backed community initiatives. The Penn Medicine CAREs program supports a variety of community service efforts led by the people of Penn Medicine, including efforts to expand community access to medical care.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • How this psychological effect skews home prices

    People list homes at a premium to avoid selling a house for less than they bought it, thereby reducing market liquidity, according to research co-authored by Wharton’s Lu Liu.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton