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  • National impact of Penn Medicine Nudge Unit concept spreads

    Health services researchers, clinicians, health system and health plan executives from across the country filled the auditorium of Penn’s Biomedical Research Building for the two-day 2019 “Nudges in Health Care Symposium.” 

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Take a first-person tour of the Detkin Lab via flying robot

    Flying with a first-person view, thanks to a VR headset, you can join roboticist, pilot and recent alum Yash Mulgaonkar on a quick spin around the lab.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • Celebrating 50 years of training the physicians of the future

    Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program began in 1969—the same year that family medicine was officially recognized as a distinct specialty in the United States. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, LGH’s pioneering residency program remains one of the most consistently top-ranked among more than 500 programs focused on family medicine across the country. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • NIH award to support integrated pathogen and vector genomics information resources

    A team led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Georgia provides thousands of researchers around the world with access to the Eukaryotic Pathogen Genomics Database, a collection of resources for analyzing large-scale datasets associated with microbial pathogens.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts and Sciences

  • Early Career Award win for Stevens

    Penn Nursing’s Robin Stevens, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health, is set to receive the Early Career Award from the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section of the American Public Health Association.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • U.S. should look to other countries for guidance on affirmative action

     In an op-ed for The Hill, Daniel Wagner, director of the International Literacy Institute and the International Education Development Program, argues that by only focusing on our own history, the United States misses an opportunity to learn from other countries that have tried to increase equity.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Penn academic-community health services research collaboration wins national award

    Penn’s Center for Mental Health and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health have jointly won a Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Conference award for their years of work on a project to improve care in the City's community mental health centers.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • #WomenofPenn: Overcoming setbacks, challenges of opening a lab

    Reflecting on her early career, M. Celeste Simon, a professor of Cell and Developmental Biology and the scientific director of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, notes the excitement and challenges associated with opening a lab. It’s a feeling that Sydney M. Shaffer also experienced in January, when she opened her lab at Penn, developing and using cutting-edge imaging and sequencing technologies to investigate single-cell problems in cancer.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • A new name—and a new era—for the Wharton School’s book publishing arm

    The book publishing arm of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is changing its name from Wharton Digital Press to Wharton School Press.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • How to design an effective initial coin offering

    New Wharton research shows that getting the initial coin offering design structure right is a key ingredient for success.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton