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  • 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

  • With $20 million NIH grant, Penn researchers to develop a tool to help diagnose, track Parkinson’s disease

    Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine will lead a multi-institutional effort in pursuit of developing a critical tool for imaging the brains of patients with Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, with a a five-year $20 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Dental Medicine presents First Annual Pride Celebration

    Hosting what will become an annual event, Penn Dental Medicine presented the First Annual Penn Dental Medicine Pride Celebration on October 7, bringing together faculty, staff, students, and alumni to celebrate diversity and build community within the School.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Is Flint a signal of things to come?

    Howard Neukrug, Professor of Practice and Executive Director of The Water Center at Penn, discusses the underlying factors that led to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and what can be done to minimize similar problems in the future.

    FULL STORY AT Omnia

  • Online patient portal usage linked to higher rates of flu shots, blood pressure checks

    A Penn Medicine study shows patients who use online platforms connected to their health records are more likely to take preventative health measures.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • SP2 Task Force on Race and Social Justice

    Earlier this year, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) launched the SP2 Task Force on Race and Social Justice, exploring initiatives and activities to create a more united community. SP2 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jerri Bourjolly discusses the impetus for the task force, its main goals, and next steps.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Three Singh Center projects are finalists in nano-image contest

    The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure is hosting the “Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom” image contest, which “celebrates the beauty of the micro and nanoscale,” and Singh projects are represented in all three categories: “Most Stunning,” “Most Unique Capability,” and “Most Whimsical.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • Why the U.S. needs a new vision for affordable housing

    Penn’s Vincent Reina discusses his Wharton Public Policy Initiative brief on ways to improve housing affordability.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Seven Penn Medicine scientists receive National Institutes of Health director’s awards

    For the second year in a row, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected seven researchers from Penn to receive its prestigious Director’s Awards, part of the NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program. The initiative, designed to fuel research endeavors that are more opened-ended and have a potentially broader effect on scientific understanding compared to more traditional research, presents awards to scientists in four categories to support research over a five-year period.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Athletics will broadcast record number of live events on NBC Sports Philadelphia

    Penn Athletics’ agreement with NBC Sports Philadelphia will result in a record number of live broadcasts on the regional sports network during the 2019-20 year. All 18 live events will be produced by the Penn Sports Network.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics