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  • The Jacobson Global Venture Awards

    The winners of the 2019 Jacobson Venture Awards, Franco Martínez Levis, Ron Kerbs, and Nestor Solari and Júlio Erdos, will use the $10,000 award to focus their energies on their entrepreneurial venture during the summer.

    FULL STORY AT Lauder Institute

  • Penn Nursing Diaries: A day in the life—Nia Akins

    What’s it like to be a current undergraduate at Penn Nursing? Think little sleep, rushing to class and clinicals, and constant commitments for nursing student and athlete Nia Atkins.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • CMS Minority Health Office chief lauds Penn's Shreya Kangovi

    At a private lunch arranged by the Perelman School of Medicine Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Cara James, Director of the Office of Minority Health within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, lauded Shreya Kangovi's community health workers project and said the concept seemed a particularly good one for Medicare to investigate further.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • NIH funds will study cancer-focused therapy on infectious diseases

    Penn Medicine and colleagues have received an additional five-year round of funding totaling $10 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore using a cancer treatment to combat hepatitis B virus, malaria, tuberculosis, the influenza virus, and HIV.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • The Fair Housing Act at 50

    In recognition of the 50 year anniversary of this landmark legislation, Penn IUR Faculty Fellows Vincent Reina and Susan Wachter guest co-edited Cityscape Volume 21, Number 1 entitled “Symposium: The Fair Housing Act at 50.” The series of articles show the importance of the FHA and the challenges that remain to truly achieve its original mandate. 


  • Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital opens its new $2.7 million emergency room

    Ryan Hospital’s Richard Lichter Emergency Room at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine is funded by Richard Lichter, a member of Penn Vet’s Board of Overseers. The new hospital more than doubles the amount of clinical space than the former emergency room.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Vet

  • Media, Inequality, and Change Center hosts launch symposium

    The two-day symposium, “Confronting Inequality: Reimagining the Future of Journalism and Work” introduces the new Center, a collaboration between the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University and the Annenberg School for Communication at Penn.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Struggling to escape poor health: 120 years of health disparities reports

    For 120 years, academic and government researchers have been documenting how African Americans and other minority patients routinely experience lower levels of access and worse outcomes throughout the U.S. health care system. Decade after decade, these reports have issued calls for change but disparities in care have persisted.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Beijing summit weaves threads of faculty research in China

    Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Ali Rahim, and Richard Weller of the Weitzman School hosted a two-day event called the Penn-China Design Dialogues in Beijing, with three panels focused on urban design, architecture, and landscape architecture.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Design

  • Shah Family Prize for Innovative Undergraduate Student Projects announced

    The Netter Center for Community Partnerships has awarded Richard Ling, Harrison Feinman, Eva Gonzalez, Hadeel Saab, and Anna Waldzinska the inaugural winners of the Shah Prize.

    FULL STORY AT The Netter Center