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  • How Gen Z can swap burnout for breakthroughs

    Stress and burnout have been hot topics lately. For Anthony Rostain, co-director of the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, and the medical director for Adult Neurodevelopmental Disorders, skyrocketing levels of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues among young people, and particularly among those entering college, are indicative of the toxic stress young people experience early on.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Jessica Pugh is pushing for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry

    Once she finishes her MBA from Wharton this spring, Pugh will be heading to Google this fall to work on global strategy while thinking of carving a bigger space for underrepresented minorities.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Aiken receives honorary fellowship

    Penn Nursing’s Linda Aiken, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, and Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Penn Medicine surgeon becomes first female president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    A champion for diversity in the field, Kristy Weber, chief of orthopaedic oncology in the Perelman School of Medicine, will lead the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Nursing work environment shapes relationship between EHR & quality of care

    In the decade since the federal government’s electronic health record (EHR) initiatives first became law, nearly all U.S. hospitals have adopted some form of EHR technology. Now, focus is on how a comprehensive EHR can enhance outcomes. Yet, little is known about the sociotechnical factors that can shape the relationship between advanced EHR adoption and quality of care.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Fintech: What’s real, and what’s hype

    Wharton’s Itay Goldstein discusses a new research initiative that aims to clarify where the actual promise lies regarding financial technology.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Why Congress might relax physician anti-kickback rules

    Mark Pauly and Genevieve Kanter discuss whether Congress will reform the law to allow accountable care organizations the right to refer patients to services in which they may have a financial interest, which runs afoul of anti-kickback legislation known as the Stark Law.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Penn Medicine opens new Spine Center at Pennsylvania Hospital

    Building on a network of spine and pain care experts, with specialists from neurosurgery, orthopedics, neurology, physical medicine, pain management, radiology, the new $10 million facility, combines access to both outpatient and inpatient spine care. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Gene therapy vector core receives $13 million, five-year renewal from NIH

    The Gene Therapy Program Preclinical Vector Core in the Perelman School of Medicine has been awarded a Gene Therapy Resource Program contract to support translational, gene-therapy research.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • SP2 faculty member testifies on positive effects of universal basic income

    Ioana Marinescu, assistant professor at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, recently testified at the Ways & Means committee of the General Assembly of Maryland regarding the positive socioeconomic impacts of Universal Basic Income.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice