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  • Regular bedtimes reduce absenteeism for kindergarteners, study finds

    Michael Gottfried, a professor in the Educational Policy division at Penn GSE and J. Jacob Kirkse’s article, “Going to sleep and going to school: Linking bedtime to student absenteeism” sets out to explore three primary questions: whether a regular bedtime links to better attendance, whether the hour of bedtime matters, and whether school start time links to better attendance.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Penn LDI and Penn Medicine partner to launch new research lab

    The LDI-Penn Medicine Research Laboratory is focused on investigating questions about health care delivery that support LDI’s national mission of advancing health care knowledge and are of interest to Penn Medicine’s operations and direction.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • New Wharton School/Meharry College joined MD/Ph.D. program welcomes first scholar

    Cynthia Chude, the first Escarce-Kington Scholar in the new Wharton Health Care Management and Meharry Medical College Joined MD/PhD Program, has begun classes and also become an LDI Associate Fellow. Currently a third-year medical student at Meharry, Chude takes a leave of absence to pursue her five-year doctoral studies at the Wharton School.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Penn takes part in National Science Foundation’s first I-Corps Hubs

    To further develop innovation ecosystems and share regional resources, the NSF has launched a network of five I-Corps Hubs, with Penn serving as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Hub.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • The evolution of sepsis care during COVID-19 and other key lessons for Sepsis Awareness Month

    September is Sepsis Awareness Month and World Sepsis Day is September 13. Penn Medicine Systems Nursing Strategist Julie Jablonski co-leads the Penn Sepsis Alliance along with William Schweickert, an associate professor of clinical medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine. Jablonski discusses the importance of knowing the signs of sepsis and when to seek care, the impact of COVID-19, racial disparities in the treatment of sepsis, and the work of the Penn Sepsis Alliance.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Weitzman School welcomes Moelis Scholars for 2021-2023

    Christopher Carlos Brzovic and Julian Turley have been selected for the Moelis Scholars Program in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the Weitzman School. Brzovic is pursuing a Master of City Planning with a concentration in Housing, Community, and Economic Development; Turley is pursuing a Master of City Planning with a concentration in Public and Private Development. 

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Trauma Division launches partnership with United States Navy

    The three-year strategic partnership will serve as a prototype to optimize trauma care and expertise for military clinicians between and during deployments.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • The structures that perpetuate racism in clinical medicine are starting to be dismantled

    Researchers are raising questions about the validity and effects of using longstanding “corrections” for Black race in interpreting clinical test results. And this research is changing guidelines and clinical practice. Penn LDI highlights its various fellows addressing these disparities in clinical settings.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • 2021 Pennovation Accelerator names two winners: REGO and Shinkei Systems

    REGO, a door-to-door marketplace that simplifies online consignment and donation to prevent usable furniture from ending up in a landfill, is the overall 2021 Pennovation Accelerator Winner, based on engagement in the program, growth over the six weeks, and their final pitch. Shinkei Systems, which builds robotics that minimizes fish waste and multiplies their shelf-life, was awarded Best Pitch. 

    FULL STORY AT Pennovation Works

  • What ‘Jeopardy!’ revealed about hidden hiring bias

    Corinne Low, a Wharton professor of business economics and public policy, says the show’s dramatic turn at finding a host to replace the late Alex Trebek has all the hallmarks of unconscious bias. That’s what happens when recruiters and hiring managers, motivated by deeply embedded social stereotypes, pick job candidates who closely resemble themselves.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton