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  • Innovation in action: Penn Engineering’s 2024 Senior Design Project Competition

    Three student teams from each of Penn Engineering’s six departments presented their work to more than 60 alumni. The Judges’ Choice Award, which recognizes overall excellence, went to ESE’s VivoDisk, which developed a novel machine to manufacture organs-on-a-chip for Vivodyne, a startup launched by Dan Huh, associate professor in bioengineering.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Highways to health: Bicontinuous structures speed up cell migration

    A new paper from Penn Engineering details a material made chiefly of hyaluronic acid and gelatin, two gooey substances commonly found outside cells in joints and connective tissue, that have greater internal surface area, allowing cells to travel faster between two points to aid in healing.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Why are private equity firms buying mental health clinics?

    A new study from Wharton’s Marissa King tallies the number of private equity firms that have acquired behavioral health facilities across the country.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • Douglas B. Cines honored with Henry M. Stratton Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Hematology

    The professor of pathology and laboratory medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine has been recognized for his more than 40 years of research discoveries that have led to significant increases in the understanding and treatment of thrombocytopenic disorders.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Older Americans in subsidized housing suffer more frailty and dementia and are sent to nursing homes more often than peers

    A new study from Penn LDI confirms that older Americans living in subsidized housing are more likely to have chronic medical and psychiatric conditions along with functional and cognitive impairments, and extends what is known about risk factors, disparities, and health care use among this population.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • ‘Net of Encounters’ earns Weitzman team top spot in Venezuelan landscape architecture competition

    David Gouverneur, professor of practice in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Department of City & Regional Planning has won a competition aimed at creating a network of public spaces for the historic district of Pampatar, Margarita Island, in Venezuela.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • wins fourth Sigma Delta Chi Award

    Robert Farley,’s deputy managing editor, has been awarded the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2023 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Fact Checking for a series of articles on claims made during the House investigation and impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • Arthur Ross Gallery names Emily Zimmerman as director of Exhibitions and Curatorial Affairs

    Zimmerman, an accomplished curator and lecturer who champions critical perspectives and community engagement, joined the Arthur Ross Gallery in 2022 as the assistant director.

    FULL STORY AT Arthur Ross Gallery

  • Molly Bourne elevated to ASLA Fellowship

    The lecturer in Weitzman’s Department of Landscape Architecture and principal at Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects has been elevated to the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Public fails to appreciate risk of consuming raw milk, survey finds

    Fewer than half of U.S. adults know that drinking raw milk is less safe than drinking pasteurized milk and many Americans do not understand the risks of consuming raw milk, according to the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s latest health survey.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center