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  • Penn receives $2M NASA grant for TRUSSES Project to study lunar robotics

    The TRUSSES Project: Temporarily, Robots Unite to Surmount Sandy Entrapments, then Separate at Penn Engineering aims to develop innovative methods for teams of robots to overcome environmental hazards on the Moon.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • The Mind on Mental Health Podcast gets personal

    The Mind on Mental Health podcast is produced by Penn Medicine Princeton Health, the series features host Andrew Dean, senior community relations specialist at Princeton House Behavioral Health, who interviews his colleagues about mental health and self-care.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • 2023 PCI Ventures at Pennovation Works showcase

    On Nov. 2, the PCI Ventures at Pennovation Works Showcase took place in celebration of its 13 years of service to the Penn community.

    FULL STORY AT Pennovation Works

  • Penn Medicine nursing leader Robin Wood named to 2024 Carol Emmott Fellowship Class

    Wood’s fellowship project aims to improve patient outcomes and decrease lengths of stay by treating patients with similar medical conditions in the same unit.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • The NEMO Prize goes to research improving soft-tissue transplant surgeries

    This year, the Nemirovsky Engineering and Medicine Opportunity (NEMO) Prize has been awarded to Penn Engineering’s Daeyeon Lee in the Perelman School of Medicine, and Sergei Vinogradov in the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences. Together, they are developing a new therapy that improves the survival and success of soft-tissue grafts used in reconstructive surgery.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • First-of-its-kind guaranteed income program in rural area improved financial, physical, and mental well-being

    In a report by the Center for Guaranteed Income Research at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, findings from the Ulster County, NY, pilot program show connections between the receipt of unconditional cash and improved financial security and quality of life in a rural context.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Paul Pfeiffer named 2023–2024 Sachs Visiting Professor at the Weitzman School

    Digital media artist Paul Pfeiffer has been named the Keith L. and Katherine S. Sachs Visiting Professor in the Department of Fine Arts for the 2023–2024 academic year.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Arjun Raj receives 2023-24 Heilmeier Award

    The professor in bioengineering has has been named the recipient of the 2023-24 George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research for pioneering the development and application of single-cell, cancer-fighting technologies.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Michael Mann to receive John Scott Award from the Franklin Institute and the City of Philadelphia

    Mann is one of the world’s leading voices on climate change. The John Scott Award is given to “the most deserving” individuals who have contributed to the “comfort, welfare and happiness” of humankind.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Periodontics resident takes top spot in research competition

    Kantapon (Tony) Rattanaprukskul took top honors for his research as the first place winner of the Balint Orban Memorial Competition, held as part of the recent 109 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine