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  • Penn hosts College Horizons program for a third time, providing Native American students with college admissions insight

    Roughly 100 Native American high school students from 19 states representing 33 tribal nations, Alaska native villages and Hawaiian islands from across North America will be on Penn’s campus June 22-28 for College Horizons 2024.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Admissions

  • Cynthia Sung receives Army Early Career Award to make robots move like animals

    Looking to the design of muscle integration in the human spine, Penn Engineering’s Cynthia Sung is developing a robotic spine in her lab to advance the movement of soft robotics.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Penn Nursing dean named to Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives Class of 2024

    Modern Healthcare has honored Penn Nursing dean Antonia Villarruel for her executive responsibility, leadership qualities, and innovation.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Inaugural fellows announced for the Academy of Diversity Leaders in Nursing

    Penn Nursing dean Antonia Villarruel and 14 alums and associates of Penn Nursing are among the inaugural class of 175 Fellows selected for the Academy of Diversity Leaders in Nursing.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Syphilis cases are rising, but many people don’t know symptoms

    Annenberg Public Policy Center’s latest Annenberg Science and Public Health Knowledge survey questioned a national probability sample of over 1,500 empaneled U.S. adults about their knowledge about sexually transmitted infections, with more extensive questions about knowledge and treatment of syphilis and HIV.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • Causes of liver disease are changing. Doctors need better data to study and care for transplant patients

    A new category for liver disease, metabolic and alcohol-assisted liver disease, identifies two factors that are harming the liver in order to prevent and manage the disease.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • How can you celebrate Juneteenth?

    Penn’s School of Nursing offers its Juneteenth resource guide and call to action.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Eric J. Friedman & Skadden 1L Accelerate Program

    The Eric Friedman Skadden 1L Accelerate Program (1LAP) is a summer pre-orientation program that will provide enhanced support to 1Ls without personal or professional legal networks

    FULL STORY AT Penn Carey Law

  • Penn Nursing professor to lead national research foundation

    Penn professor of nutrition science Charlene Compher will serve as president of the ASPEN Rhoads Research Foundation for the next two years.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • How a rising wave of anti-DEI politics harms patients and health workers

    LDI senior fellow Florence Momplaisir was the speaker at the third annual Penn Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine J. Sanford “Sandy” Schwartz Memorial Grand Rounds in May, which focused on the latest spread of DEI restrictions.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute