Pranjal Nautiyal receives pair of scholarly honors
The postdoctoral associate in the Carpick Research Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics has been honored with an Early Career Award from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers , and has been named to the 2023 class of Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors.
Three members of the Weitzman community have been recognized by The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) with 2023 Faculty Awards. Sonja Dümpelmann, professor and acting chair of landscape architecture, is the recipient of the 2023 CELA Award for Excellence in Research and/or Creative Work. LA+, the interdisciplinary journal of landscape architecture based at Weitzman, is the recipient of the 2023 CELA Excellence in Communications Award.
Why multiple sclerosis shouldn’t discourage women from living life on their terms
One of the most common questions medical professionals encounter is if it is safe for a woman with MS to conceive. Dina Jacobs, an associate professor of neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine, assures women that it is perfectly safe for a woman with MS to get pregnant and give birth. With advances in MS research, doctors are making diagnoses earlier, treating more effectively, and better managing relapses in general. When a patient’s MS is better managed prior to pregnancy, then the likelihood of relapse is therefore lower during and after pregnancy, Jacobs says.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson elected to AAAS board of directors
The director of Penn’s Annenberg Public Policy Center and the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the university’s Annenberg School for Communication, has been elected to a four-year term on the board of directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Eight of the top opportunities and challenges in global higher education
Alan Ruby, a senior fellow and the head of Penn GSE’s Global Engagement Office has put together a list of the most significant opportunities and challenges currently facing global higher education. According to Ruby, the shift in mobility, demographics, and demands on skills means there’s a need for cross-country, cultural collaboration.
Additional materials to celebrate Women’s History Month are on view in the Penn Libraries special collections: “Marian Anderson: A Singer’s Journey” and “Women Poets of the Renaissance” are collected in special editions in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. “Women in Prehistory: North America and Mesoamerica” is also part of the Caroline F. Schimmel Fiction Collection of Women in the American Wilderness.
‘Do you have a food sensitivity?’ and other questions answered
Food sensitivities and intolerances are not food allergies, according to Nitin Ahuja, an assistant professor of gastroenterology. While both are some weird or seemingly inappropriate reactions to what we eat, allergies are a response in the body involving the immune system and usually a protein. The effects of a food allergy are instantaneous. Food intolerances and sensitivities occur simply when the body does not properly digest a food.
Shriya Karam awarded Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship
The fourth-year undergraduate in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, who was named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar in 2022, has been recognized for her work by the top category in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program, which awards about $3 million in fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines annually.
Penn Nursing Center joins with 50 organizations to curb infodemic of health and science misinformation and disinformation
The creation of The Coalition for Trust in Health & Science includes Penn Nursing’s NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, and will unite leading organizations from across the entire health ecosystem to advance trust and factual science-based decision-making.