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  • ICUs receive higher satisfaction scores for end-of-life care than other hospital departments

    Family caregivers of the deceased rated the quality of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit higher than the end-of-life care in other hospital departments, according to new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Jennifer Phillips-Cremins featured in Nature’s ‘Technologies to Watch in 2020’

    As an expert in “3D epigenetics,” or the way the genome’s highly specific folding patterns influence how and when individual genes are expressed, Phillips-Cremins highlighted a slate of new techniques that will allow researchers to take a closer look at those relationships.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering

  • U.S.-China trade deal: Looking beyond the truce

    For the past 18 months, the U.S. and China have been embroiled in a tariff war. The two countries signed an agreement on Jan. 15 that commits to addressing the problem. According to Mauro Guillen, Wharton professor of management, while many challenges remain to be ironed out, the most important aspect of the agreement is that the two countries are finally talking.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Christopher Gruits, Annenberg Center Executive and Artistic Director, is named a 2020 Eisenhower Fellow

    He is one of 10 professionals from the fields of education, finance, the arts, and technology who will travel overseas. Gruits’ fellowship will revolve around travel to South Africa and Singapore to work toward developing a Global Artists Project to be integrated into the Annenberg Center

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Center

  • 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • The value of teaching hospitals

    Two recent papers by a team of LDI Senior Fellows led by Jeffrey Silber and Lee Fleisher find that the value of teaching hospitals is greatest for high-risk surgical and medical patients, where better outcomes justify slightly higher costs. 

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Ten named Academic All-Ivy for 2019 fall season

    Each season, 10 student-athletes from each Ancient Eight school are selected Academic All-Ivy. In order to be eligible for Academic All-Ivy, a student-athlete must be in at least their second year at Penn and hold a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Danielle Bassett among Science’s ‘Favorite Photos of 2019’

    One of Science’s favorite photos of 2019 was taken in Penn Engineering’s Raisler Lounge—a giant visualization of the brain’s structural connections taken by Danielle Bassett, Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow and associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • Kiersa Sanders is the latest Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Fellowship Scholar

    From a single-parent household in South Seattle, Sanders is now one of Wharton’s African American MBA Association’s 100 Series co-chairs and is working on a wellness startup.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • A fresh take on employee wellness programs

    In looking for ways to improve health through employee wellness programs, employers remain motivated to find ways to help people eat healthier. One tactic is partnering with a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, which cuts out a lot of the legwork by having locally grown food delivered directly to employees at the office.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News