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  • Pennovation Works 2023 Year in Review

    The 23-acre innovation hub has published its annual Year in Review roundup, featuring by-the-numbers stats and in-depth looks at the year’s research and growth.

    FULL STORY AT Pennovation Works

  • Using an anti-racist approach to address patient social needs

    LDI researchers have developed a useful framework to aid health systems in considering structural, institutional, interpersonal, and internalized racism in their social care programs and policies.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Penn Engineering wins $13.5M grant from DARPA to enhance national computer security

    A team led by André DeHon will pioneer cutting-edge technology aimed at enhancing national computer security.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Annual conference brings together city leaders

    This year’s theme for the the annual student-run Wharton-Weitzman Future of Cities conference covered several topics including urban leadership, real estate, resilience, mobility, and decarbonization.


  • Dental student and faculty research recognized by AADOCR/IADR

    Penn Dental Medicine students and faculty research was in the spotlight at the recent 2024 IADR/AADOCR/CADR General Session & Exhibition in March.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Wharton Women: ‘Girls supporting girls’

    The student club Wharton Women fosters a community of support and collaboration and create a comfortable space for female-identifying students.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Stories

  • Early intervention after the first seizure may prevent long-term epilepsy and associated cognitive deficits

    Penn Medicine researchers have found that only a small portion of neurons are activated in epileptic brains, which may indicate promising targets for developing future interventions.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Energy Week at Penn 2024

    In March, the Kleinman Center and Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology hosted Penn’s fourth annual week of energy-focused events across campus.

    FULL STORY AT Kleinman Center

  • How infant outcomes for Black babies are affected by incarceration policy

    A new study by Penn LDI fellows shows how incarceration plays a meaningful role in population health and birth outcomes by focusing on two state-level incarceration policies, both adopted during the 1990s: three strikes and truth-in-sentencing. 

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Cost and convenience drive PrEP use for transgender people

    A new study from Penn LDI surveyed a national sample of 304 trans individuals (including about half of whom identified as transmasculine) to measure the knowledge and use of PrEP, assess five PrEP program attributes, and determine which of these attributes are considered the most important.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute