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  • In defense of millennials, the global generation

    Studies show that the number medical students studying overseas has increased significantly over the decades, from 6.4 percent in the mid-1980s to over 27 percent in 2017, according to a study in BMC Medical Education and an Association of American Medical Colleges survey.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Law, Temple Beasley School of Law, and Kline School of Law at Drexel jointly offer course on the future of criminal justice reform

    PennLaw School has partnered with Temple’s Beasley School of Law and the Kline School of Law at Drexel University to offer a unique new course on the future of criminal justice reform, co-taught by key leaders in Philadelphia: District Attorney Larry Krasner and Chief Defender Keir Bradford-Grey of the Defender Association of Philadelphia.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • How the U.S. military has minimized racial health care disparities

    Jonathan Woodson, the former top medical official in the U.S. Department of Defense, was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr., Health Equity Symposium. He said research found almost no disparities in access, treatment or outcomes between white and non-white patients— a stark difference from the high levels of disparities in the civilian health care system.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Penn GSE partnership schools make Philadelphia’s “Best and Most Promising” list

    Three of Penn GSE’s closest partnership schools made the School District of Philadelphia’s “Best and Most Promising” list this year, with West Philadelphia’s Penn Alexander named the top-scoring K-8 school in the city. 

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Data artist and doctoral student Roopa Vasudevan finds creative ways to tell untold stories

    Vasudevan, who spent four years as a producer of MTV’s True Life series, plans to use her time at Annenberg to consider how data collection impacts the way that history is written and viewed, whose stories are being left out in the dominant narrative about technology and access to technology, and how to develop a more ethical approach to collecting data.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • The loss of a baby: How Penn Medicine helps families heal

    According to Penn psychologist Thea Gallagher, giving back (volunteering or donating to a special cause) in the face of any “traumatic” event—such as a pregnancy loss—can help ease the emotional pain. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Diversity in the CD4 receptor protects chimpanzees from infection by AIDS-like viruses

    A study led by Beatrice H. Hahn of the origin of HIV-1 in non-human primates could lead to a better AIDS vaccine.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • How This MBA explored blockchain to drive funds to entrepreneurial women of color

    Only 1% of venture capital funds go to women of color each year. As a WISE Fellow, Chanelle Lansley is working to change that statistic for the better.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Creating an effective child welfare system

    “Creating an Effective Child Welfare System” is a massive open online course that helps social workers, policymakers, politicians, attorneys, and judges examining and assessing the child welfare system and its policies.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Leary appointed Penn Nursing’s first Director of Innovation

    In this role, Marion Leary will design and execute innovation programs and projects through Penn Nursing’s Office of Nursing Research.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News