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  • Cancer Institute continues growth

    Six years after the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute opened, a $48 million expansion to provide additional cancer services is underway. The health system recently broke ground on a new state-of-the-art proton therapy facility, becoming the second site in Pennsylvania to offer radiation therapy to cancer patients.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Anita Allen receives honorary doctorate from the Netherlands’ University of Tilburg, speaks at The Hague

    Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy Anita L. Allen accepted the degree and spoke about “unimagined and unimaginable futures,” connecting her childhood in racially segregated Atlanta, Georgia as the daughter of two teenagers without high school diplomas with the advent of the digital age. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Oncology nursing fellowship reaches out to the ‘best and brightest’

    After witnessing the exceptional nursing care his wife received as she battled and ultimately lost her life to ovarian cancer, Fred Flynn created the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship in her memory, determined to not only raise the visibility of oncology nursing as a potential career path but also inspire many of the “best and brightest” undergraduate nursing students to enter the field. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Princeton Health to launch mental health first aid program

    In the new year, Princeton Health Community Wellness instructors will begin offering mental health first aid educational programs for professional such as school teachers and counselors, and individuals by request.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Julia Puchtler named to 2020 Class of Carol Emmott Fellowship

    Puchtler, the chief financial officer of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, has been named to the 2020 class of the Carol Emmott Fellowship. The fellowship was established to address the significant underrepresentation of women in the top ranks of hospital and health system leadership.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • The rising power of administrative data for health services research

    Penn’s Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy Center’s data model that maps key early childhood risk exposure across the neighborhoods is pioneering a revolution in data use.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • What happens to education funding during the next recession?

    During a series of talks at Penn sponsored by Penn GSE’s Education Policy and Higher Education Divisions and the Wharton Public Policy Initiative, Scott Pattison, the former executive director of the National Governor’s Association, said higher education and K-12 leaders should start preparing for the next economic downturn now.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Dean Mark Wolff inducted into The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

    Penn Dental Medicine’s Morton Amsterdam Dean, Dr. Mark Wolff, has been inducted as a Fellow of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, alongside 23 other prominent leaders in medicine, academia, and public health advocacy.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • When curiosity meets nanodevice fabrication

    Maya Lassiter, doctoral GEM Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at Penn Engineering, is applying an instrumentation and systems perspective to understand how nanoscale robots can be fabricated, controlled and used to further biological research.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering

  • International collaboration between Penn Nursing and China will explore “Modern Nursing in China”

    The Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing is collaborating with the Humanity School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University to explore the development of nursing in China. “Modern Nursing in China” will research how nursing developed in the country during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News