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  • Penn engineers win 2022 Bell Labs Prize

    Eric Stach, Deep Jariwala, and Troy Olsson earned this year’s Nokia Bell Labs Prize, with their proposal for “disruptive innovations that will define the next industrial revolution.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Why do Black patients receive fewer emergency surgical consultations than white patients?

    A research team that included LDI senior fellows Rachel Kelz, Elinore Kaufman, Mark Neuman, and Matthew McHugh have investigated whether Black patients and white patients receive surgical consultations at the same rate.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Deeply Rooted Collaborative awards $51,000 in ‘Community Green Grants’

    The program is a collaboration between Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and is led by the Penn Urban Health Lab. The grants, awarded with help from community partners, fund initiatives to support vacant lot cleanup, community space creation and programming, and more.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Microlaser chip adds new dimensions to quantum communication

    With only two levels of superposition, the qubits used in today’s quantum communication technologies have limited storage space and low tolerance for interference. The Feng Lab’s hyperdimensional microlaser generates qudits, photons with four simultaneous levels of information. The increase in dimension makes for robust quantum communication technology better suited for real-world applications.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Transforming LGBTQ+ health

    Members from across the University and representatives from Philadelphia’s business, government, and community sectors gathered at the Inn at Penn to celebrate the Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative with a launch party. Launched in January 2022, the Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative is the first program of its kind, cultivating change efforts as a connector and think tank.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • ‘The Landscape Project’ explores design agency in the 21st century

    “The Landscape Project” is the first-ever publication from the Department of Landscape Architecture to collect essays by the faculty. It features 18 essays by 20 members of the faculty on the ways landscape architects today engage with agriculture, energy, water, urbanism or another issue through the agency of design.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Penn Collaboratory to fund more than $2.1M in grants in year one

    The Penn Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Healthy Aging (PennAITech) focuses on identifying developing, evaluating, commercializing, and disseminating innovative technology and artificial intelligence methods/software to support aging. In its first year, twelve applicants from academia, industry, and clinical practice across the U.S. have been selected for funding.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Telemedicine program CareConnect helps eliminate barriers for opioid use disorder treatment

    CareConnect is a partnership between Penn’s 24/7 virtual urgent care, Penn Medicine OnDemand, and a team of substance use navigators. Fifty-five percent of CareConnect’s patients with opioid use disorder had an active prescription for treatment a month after first engaging with the program.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Law enforcement in the emergency department

    Police officers are commonly found in emergency departments, but hospital policy is lacking in regards to their interactions with patients.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • DivE In event bolsters diversity and accessibility in mind-related fields

    Penn’s second annual DivE In (Diversity and Equity Initiative) weekend focused on improving diversity in fields that are related to the study of the mind, such as psychology, neuroscience, biology, linguistics, and sociology, and placing a specific focus on facilitating doctoral applications.