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  • University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School establishes the Cozen Family Voting Rights Fellowship

    With the support of a multiyear gift from Steve and Sandy Cozen, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School has launched the Cozen Family Voting Rights Fellowship, which will provide two years of funding for a graduate working to advance and protect voting rights.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • New method identifies tau aggregates occurring in healthy body structures

    Penn Medicine researchers used microscopy and machine learning to distinguish tau protein aggregates occurring as part of healthy functions from those occurring in disease.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • $3.5 million grant supports effort led by Penn Medicine to diversify Alzheimer’s disease research

    The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement program will award a $3.5 million grant to Penn Medicine researchers and community partners to address the underrepresentation of Black adults in Alzheimer’s disease research.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • 2021 CAREER Award recipient: Celia Reina

    The William K. Gemmill Term Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, received the award for interdisciplinary research spanning mechanical engineering, statistical physics and machine learning, and will fund Reina’s research and multiple associated outreach initiatives designed to increase gender, racial and socioeconomic diversity in STEM.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Penn’s First COVID-19 lung transplant patient recovered to celebrate his triplets’ graduation

    In October, Fred Rahmanian, a 54-year-old husband and father of teenage triplets, tested positive for COVID-19. Late on November 11 he rapidly became so sick that doctors deemed him too unstable to even transport to a tertiary center for more advanced care, and his local hospital called for assistance from Penn’s Lung Rescue Mobile ECMO team, kicking off a long chain of Penn Medicine care that would see Rahmanian through to a remarkable recovery.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • CSWE fellows addressing mental health disparities among BIPOC communities

    Arie Hayre-Somuah, Jessica Cho Kim, and Victoria Aguilar from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice were selected and have been serving as Fellows for the Council on Social Work Education’s 2020-2021 Minority Fellowship Program, each seeking to address the breadth of behavioral health needs in BIPOC communities.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Black Music City project awards: $48,000 in grants

    The Black Music City project announced that it is distributing a total of $48,000 to 23 Black creatives in the greater Philadelphia area to produce new artistic works inspired by Philadelphia’s rich Black music history. Black Music City is a collaboration between Philadelphia public music radio stations WXPN-FM and WRTI-FM and REC Philly.

    FULL STORY AT Almanac

  • Weitzman faculty, staff featured in new PMA exhibition

    The show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, “New Grit: Art & Philly Now,” focuses on local artists and their relationship to the city, the exhibition will feature work by 25 artists, including Sharon Hayes, David Hartt, and Ken Lum.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Rising above poverty and racism to care for and inspire others

    Rachel Farmer, a unit clerk in Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital’s Trauma Neurosurgical Unit, fights on the front lines of COVID-19. Often called “Reverend Rachel” by her colleagues, Farmer aims to bring comfort and levity to an incredibly stressful time for patients, their families, and her colleagues.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Wharton MBA team wins first prize in global business case competition

    The crisis of substandard and counterfeit medicines in sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to cause 116,000 extra deaths per year due to malaria alone. In the The Business School Alliance for Health Management global case competition, Vanessa Folkerts and Jason Chen teamed up with students from the Strathmore Business School in Kenya to create a data-based solution to this crisis.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Stories