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  • Spreading the health

    The  Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) is using the kind of geospatial analysis other industries use to determine future trauma centers, in an effort to analyze the best possible placement to meet trauma patients needs effectively.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Patients and family caregivers desire clear accountability, care continuity, and caring attitudes in care transitions

    A collaboration of researchers including Penn Nursing professors released a report in the Annals of Family medicine from an ongoing study on how to improve the transition process from hospital to home. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Garret FitzGerald elected to the German National Academy of Sciences

    The professor of systems pharmacology and translational therapeutics at the Perelman School of Medicine is an international leader in cardiovascular disease research, and selected for membership in the Academy’s section on physiology and pharmacology/toxicology. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • From Bach to rock: how music preferences predict behavior

    A study, by Wharton marketing professor Gideon Nave analyzes music preference and personality, and how marketing may use this data for personalized product offerings.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Baseball well-represented as Big 5 announces postseason honors

    he All-Big 5 teams have been announced for the 2018 baseball season, and the University of Pennsylvania was well-represented on the city list as six players received All-Big 5 recognition—more than any other school—and three of the major honors went to Quakers players.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • U.S. import tariffs: why the cost will be high

    A 25% increase in tariffs on steel imports, and 10% on aluminum, will raise prices, hurt demand and investments in jobs and factories, and encourage retaliatory tariffs. 

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding research points to need for updated Medicare policies

    In 2018, Medicare implemented a new inpatient-reporting program, which requires hospitals to publicly report 30-day readmission rates. New research from Penn Medicine categorizes the outcomes of patients with GI bleeding, shedding light on the need to redefine the patient population.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn lacrosse and Young Quakers Community Athletics host 5th annual Urban Youth Lacrosse Jamboree

    The Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA), an initiative between Penn's Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletic hosted the two-day event, featuring YQCA's West Philadelphia teams and teams from New York City's Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership as well as Boston's Metro Lacrosse.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Mandatory bundled-payment Medicare programs should stay

    In a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine, results show that voluntary bundled-payment programs for Medicare spending tend to engage larger non-profit hospitals, whereas some hospitals with lower volumes and fewer resources might only participate under a mandatory program. The results are published in the June issue of the journal Health Affairs.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • The ‘warming effect’ of DACA on American children

    A study co-authored by a Penn medical ethics and health policy professor found that children of mothers with DACA status are more likely to receive critical social services, showing a positive effect overall for favorable immigration policies.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute