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  • Why HIPAA is no longer enough to guard health data

    A new paper by LDI senior fellow Matthew McCoy explains how online consumer data provides a “back door” to the kind of information HIPAA was designed to protect.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Improving quality of life and sleep in people with memory problems without using drugs

    A new Penn Nursing study shows promising results in improving the quality of life and sleep quality in individuals living with memory problems, and explores the efficacy of a nonpharmacological approach in a trial known as the Healthy Patterns Sleep Program.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Penn Athletics receives $3M to support track & field and cross country teams

    A new gift from H. Elliott Rogers, Jr. and Gail Underwood Rogers will enhance the student-athlete experience and support coaching positions.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Scientist training program aimed at improving patient-centered research and care gets $5 million boost

    The grant to the University of Pennsylvania Health System is part of a national effort to invest in the principles of “Learning Health System science.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • New director of Penn’s LGBT Center announced

    Eric Anglero (they/them) has been appointed as the new director of University of Pennsylvania’s LGBT Center, and Wesley (Wes) Alvers (they/them) will serve as the newly appointed associate director.

    FULL STORY AT Penn University Life

  • People with HIV on Medicare have surprisingly large gaps in treatment

    New research from Penn LDI finds that over a quarter of patients have a 30-day gap or longer in antiretroviral treatment, and 10% have continuous gaps of 90 days or more.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Recommended reading at the intersection of African American, LGBTQIA+, and African studies

    For Black History Month, English professor Dagmawi Woubshet recommends readings from his Introduction to African American Literature course.


  • Hilaria Supa Huamán to receive 2024 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health

    Supa Huamán, the director of Mosoq Pakari Sumaq Kawsay (New Dawn for Good Living) Healing Center, is a Peruvian politician and human rights activist. She is awarded for her lifelong dedication in advocating for the rights and well-being of Indigenous women in Peru.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • SP2’s R. Jisung Park named to Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar Class of 2024-25

    The assistant professor at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice with a secondary appointment at the Wharton School will be one of 17 visiting scholars working in residence at RSF to pursue research and writing projects that reflect the foundation’s commitment to strengthening the social sciences.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Daniel Wodak receives the 2023 Political Philosophy Prize

    The associate professor of philosophy at the Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences and assistant professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is the 2023 recipient of the Marc Sanders Foundation’s Political Philosophy Prize for his paper, “One Person, One Vote.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Carey Law