Penn Medicine-led research team awarded $2.9 million to study heart disease and cancer in Black and Hispanic communities
The grant awarded to the Cardio-Oncology Translational Center of Excellence at Penn Medicine will fund projects aimed at reducing racial disparities in breast and prostate cancer patients with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease.
Michael Glick to lead School’s New Center for Integrative Global Oral Health
The School is launching its first policy center thanks to a $5 million gift made earlier this year by Garry Rayant, a member of the School’s Board of Advisors, and his wife, Kathy Fields, providing the foundational support to establish the Center.
Jamieson named to NAS Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust
Jamieson, the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, has been named to the National Academy of Sciences’ new Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust. The council will bring together researchers, institutions, and policy makers to identify challenges to the integrity and health of the research enterprise” and work to develop policies and best practices for solving these challenges.
Penn Libraries highlights four librarians from across the University: Deborah Stewart, head of the Penn Museum Library; Judith Currano, head of the Chemistry Library; Emily Esten, Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica Curator of Digital Humanities; and Lynn Ransom, curator of SIMS Programs and Schoenberg Database Manager.
Center for Improving Care Delivery for the Aging’s new research cohort
Penn’s Center for Improving Care Delivery for the Aging has announced three new postdoctoral and junior faculty to become the program’s fourth cohort of Scholars pursuing pilot research and receiving training and mentorship in health services research.
Penn Press to take on distribution of Wharton School Press books
On July 1, the University of Pennsylvania Press (Penn Press) took over managing the distribution of Wharton School Press’s (WSP) frontlist and backlist titles, expanding the channels through which WSP sells and providing strategic sales and marketing support related to distribution.
To help post-liver transplant patients better understand both the liver’s function and their own liver’s disease process, Emma Furth, Stephanie Veasey, and Samantha Halpern, nurse practitioners in post-liver transplant, created customized PowerPoint presentations for each patient.
More and more companies are cognizant of the non-public information their executives have access to before it is publicly available, according to a recent paper co-authored by Wharton accounting professor Wayne Guay and Wharton Ph.D. student Shawn Kim. The paper is based on a study that identified patterns in insider transactions at about 4,000 companies between 2012 and 2020.
National Society honors three Penn Nursing professors
The Gerontological Society of America honored three Penn Nursing Professors with awards for their outstanding research, distinguished leadership in teaching and service, and for fostering new ideas in gerontological science: Kathryn H. Bowles, professor of nursing and the van Ameringen Chair in Nursing Excellence; Nancy A. Hodgson, the Anthony Buividas Term Chair in Gerontology, professor of nursing, and chair of the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences; and Pamela Z.