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  • Integrating the transitional care model into nurse practitioner curricula to improve outcomes for high-risk older adults

    Managing transitions in care for older adults and their family caregivers, no matter the care setting, is especially challenging in a rapidly changing health care system. Patient discharges which typically require prescription writing, discharge summary creation, and team consultations for home care entail more complex coordination and planning.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • The University of Pennsylvania has been recognized as a top performer in the 2023 Sustainable Campus Index

    Penn has secured the number two position in the area of Sustainable Food & Dining, thanks to the effort of Penn Dining and the University’s food service partner, Bon Appetit.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Sustainability

  • Juan Llamas-Rodriguez named associate director of CARGC

    Llamas-Rodriguez will help develop one of the center’s core research themes, “Mobile Borders: Media, Migration & Diasporas.”

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Wunsch wins Magaziner Award from AIA Philadelphia

    The associate professor of historic preservation and landscape architecture has been awarded for his significant contribution to the preservation of Philadelphia’s built environment.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Meet the parking attendant lifting patients’ spirits

    At the 3600 Civic Center Boulevard parking garage, entrance greeter Thomas “Tommy” Barbieri provides a friendly, helpful, and calming presence for the many patients and employees who pass through each day.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Michael Mitchell named ‘Young Innovator’ for creation of multiple myeloma therapy

    The associate professor in bioengineering has been named a “Young Innovator of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering” by Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering for creating an RNA nanoparticle therapy that stops the spread of the deadly bone marrow cancer multiple myeloma and helps to eliminate it altogether.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Penn Nursing receives $1 million grant to support nursing education

    Penn’s School of Nursing has received a $1 million grant from the Bedford Falls Foundation, and will support a total of 40 high-merit, high-need students over a four-year period who are enrolled in Penn Nursing’s Master of Professional Nursing degree program.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Stuart Orkin awarded the Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine

    Orkin received the third Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine from Penn’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine for his work discovering the basis for hemoglobin gene switching and developing a therapy for sickle cell disease and other blood diseases.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • The future of medicine rises in University City: University of Pennsylvania opens new multidisciplinary research labs in One uCity Square

    Penn Medicine and Penn Engineering are expanding their presence in Wexford’s uCity Square Knowledge Community with a new laboratory space dedicated to novel vaccine, therapeutics, and engineered diagnostics.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • A cyber solution to barriers that previously thwarted medical food distribution

    LDI senior fellow Jaya Aysola addresses how to implement an efficient and stable city-wide medical food resource by developing a centralized digital platform designed to reinvent the communication and logistics of medical food delivery.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute