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  • Gene therapy program at Penn Medicine joins AAVCOVID vaccine project

    The program, led by James M. Wilson, a leading expert in the technology platform used in the experimental vaccine, will conduct preclinical studies in joint research and development project with Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Wharton Budget Model estimates effects of the coronavirus on Social Security

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic will have long-term consequences for the federal budget, and could hasten the Fund’s depletion by four years.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • How right-leaning media coverage of COVID-19 facilitated the spread of misinformation in the early stages of the pandemic in the U.S.

    While the role that misinformation played in slowing the federal government’s response to COVID-19 is well-understood, less is known about why Americans might accept misinformation about the virus and how misinformation might affect trust in public health experts.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • 60-Second Lectures in quarantine

    This spring, the 60-Second Lecture series went digital as faculty experts shed light on the COVID-19 pandemic.

    FULL STORY AT Omnia

  • Why Americans want a carbon tax, but won’t support one at the polls

    The most efficient way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming is by putting a price on carbon in the form of a carbon tax. But the idea of taxing the fuels that run cars, and power homes has given Americans pause and, as a result, no carbon tax has been levied to date in the U.S.

    FULL STORY AT Kleinman Center

  • Jackson, Kraidy, Price, and Yang named ICA Fellows

    Dean John L. Jackson, Jr. and Professors Marwan M. Kraidy, Monroe Price, and Guobin Yang were four of the 31 notable scholars inducted as ICA Fellows during the 2020 Annual Conference.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic compiles FAQ page for small businesses and entrepreneurs dealing with COVID-19 crisis

    Penn Law’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic is aiming to fill that gap with a carefully crafted series of frequently asked questions and answers that matter most to small business owners and entrepreneurs during the pandemic.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Primosch receives Virgil Thomson Award in Vocal Music

    The award, endowed by the Virgil Thomson Foundation and administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, recognizes an American composer of vocal works and includes a prize of $40,000.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Dean Mark S. Wolff shares IADR/AADR 2020 William J. Gies Award for Clinical Research

    Dean Wolff, who is also a professor in the Department of Preventive & Restorative Sciences, received the clinical research award along with his co-authors for the paper “Nonrestorative Treatments for Caries: Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Meet more next-generation scientists stepping up to fight COVID-19

    For Susan Weiss, a professor of microbiology with more than four decades of experience studying coronaviruses, the pandemic means more work for her, and her students, post-docs, and technicians, than ever before. Her team has been at work in the biosafety level 3 containment lab to support the community effort towards understanding SARS-CoV-2.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News