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  • TeleRetina screenings give diabetic patients a clearer picture of risk for blindness

    Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health’s TeleRetina program provides a clearer picture of patients’ risk for retinopathy, which can lead to blindness if left untreated.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Wharton School receives $10 Million gift from Josh and Marjorie Harris

    The Wharton School announced today a $10 million gift from 1986 undergraduate alumnus Josh Harris and his wife Marjorie Harris to establish the Joshua J. Harris Alternative Investments Program to expand co-curricular opportunities for Wharton students in the field and bring together alumni and industry experts through events and programming.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Health-related Google searches doubled in the week before patients’ emergency department visits

    Penn researchers found that patients are often willing to share their Google search histories with medical researchers and allow them to be analyzed alongside their medical records.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Supporting patients through their time of healing

    Chester County Hospital serves as a satellite chapter of Mended Hearts, a national and community-based organization that provides patients undergoing bypass surgery, valve replacement, and other cardiothoracic surgeries with a resource after surgery.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • 3 ways to empower women and tackle gender inequity in the workplace

    The 2019 Wharton Women Business Conference brought female students together to discuss how to achieve their goals in an ever-changing professional landscape.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Fetal signaling pathways may offer future targets for treating lung injury

    A Penn Medicine and CHOP study finds that the fetal signaling pathways active in a developing fetus may offer future opportunities to treat lung damage caused by prematurity and other lung injuries.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Shining a light on the Federal Reserve’s foreign affairs

    The Federal Reserve is more than the U.S. central bank; it is also a kind of financial State Department, playing a key role in the nation’s foreign affairs. This is not new: the Fed has functioned as a kind of diplomatic corps since its founding in 1913.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Public Policy Initiative

  • African American women, cookery, and children’s literature collection comes to Penn Libraries

    Washington, D.C.,-based book collector Joanna Banks gifted her collection of works by and about African Americans  to the Penn Libraries, a major trove of over 10,000 books, periodicals, recordings, and photographs.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Vibrant, colorful designs from Philadelphia students in entryway reflect Penn GSE’s mission

    Last year, Penn GSE held a design sprint challenge to use design thinking to reimagine how the first floor of the Penn GSE building could be used. On Feb. 13, artwork created by students at Strawberry Mansion High School, Chester A. Arthur School, and the Juvenile Justice Center was formally unveiled on the first floor.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • How the U.S. military has minimized racial health care disparities

    Jonathan Woodson, the former top medical official in the U.S. Department of Defense, was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr., Health Equity Symposium. He said research found almost no disparities in access, treatment or outcomes between white and non-white patients— a stark difference from the high levels of disparities in the civilian health care system.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute