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  • People with HIV on Medicare have surprisingly large gaps in treatment

    New research from Penn LDI finds that over a quarter of patients have a 30-day gap or longer in antiretroviral treatment, and 10% have continuous gaps of 90 days or more.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Recommended reading at the intersection of African American, LGBTQIA+, and African studies

    For Black History Month, English professor Dagmawi Woubshet recommends readings from his Introduction to African American Literature course.


  • Scientist training program aimed at improving patient-centered research and care gets $5 million boost

    The grant to the University of Pennsylvania Health System is part of a national effort to invest in the principles of “Learning Health System science.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • New director of Penn’s LGBT Center announced

    Eric Anglero (they/them) has been appointed as the new director of University of Pennsylvania’s LGBT Center, and Wesley (Wes) Alvers (they/them) will serve as the newly appointed associate director.

    FULL STORY AT Penn University Life

  • Hilaria Supa Huamán to receive 2024 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health

    Supa Huamán, the director of Mosoq Pakari Sumaq Kawsay (New Dawn for Good Living) Healing Center, is a Peruvian politician and human rights activist. She is awarded for her lifelong dedication in advocating for the rights and well-being of Indigenous women in Peru.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Daniel Wodak receives the 2023 Political Philosophy Prize

    The associate professor of philosophy at the Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences and assistant professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is the 2023 recipient of the Marc Sanders Foundation’s Political Philosophy Prize for his paper, “One Person, One Vote.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Carey Law

  • Penn Medicine CAREs Grant program surpasses $1 million in funding for staff volunteerism efforts in the community

    The 35 grants awarded this quarter span projects include a youth leadership seminar, therapy dog training, and maintaining community gardens.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Timely doctor visits linked to better outcomes when patients enter a skilled nursing facility

    A new study from LDI senior fellow Kira Ryskina and colleagues finds that Medicare rules need updating to ensure patients get care when they need it.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • SP2’s R. Jisung Park named to Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar Class of 2024-25

    The assistant professor at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice with a secondary appointment at the Wharton School will be one of 17 visiting scholars working in residence at RSF to pursue research and writing projects that reflect the foundation’s commitment to strengthening the social sciences.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Wendy A. Henderson appointed a Presidential Distinguished Professor

    The Gail and Ralph Reynolds President’s Distinguished Professor will serve as a faculty member in Penn Nursing’s Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News