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  • Penn Medicine Emergency Medicine Physician and Digital Health Expert Raina Merchant Appointed to JAMA Editorial Board

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Students’ innovative orthotic device wins Rothberg Catalyzer

    At Penn Health-Tech’s Rothberg Catalyzer  two-day makerthon that challenges interdisciplinary student teams to prototype and pitch medical devices, a team of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics graduate students won with their orthotic device that children with cerebral palsy can more comfortably wear as they sleep.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • Penn study uncovers possible COVID-19 drugs—including several that are already FDA-approved

    A team led by scientists in the Perelman School has identified nine potential new COVID-19 treatments, including three that are already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating other diseases. The team screened thousands of existing drugs and drug-like molecules for their ability to inhibit the replication of the COVID-19-causing coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Diversity in the Stacks: African cinema

    It is no simple task to represent the entirety of the Penn Libraries film collections under the rubric African cinema. The Penn Libraries has been collecting film and media from around the world for decades, including films by African directors and about Africa.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Rangita de Silva de Alwis elected to UN CEDAW Committee

    The senior adjunct professor of Global Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School was elected in June to the United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) for the term 2023-2026. Adopted by the United Nations in 1979, CEDAW is the most important human rights treaty for women.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Carey Law

  • Penn Nursing launches new online Master of Science in Nutrition Science

    The goal of the online MS in Nutrition Science is to increase the nutrition science knowledge of students as a strategy to improve public health with improved health promotion and nutrition associated disease management in the U.S. and globally.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Six Penn Law faculty receive 2017-18 teaching awards

    Students give their feedback on what makes these faculty and adjunct professors stand out. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Carey Law

  • Penn Athletics’ Plan of Action update: First Steps to Combat Racism and composition of Racial Justice Task Force

    The student-athletes, coaches, athletics administrators, alumni that comprise the Racial Justice Task Force has been divided into sub-committees to allow for more focused discussions and planning in specific areas of the Plan of Action: First Steps to Combat Racism. The task force will complete its full recommendations by the end of October. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Announcing the Julian Abele Endowed Fellowship Fund

    The Weitzman School has established the Julian Abele Fellowship in Architecture, which will be given annually to a graduate architecture student or students. The Fellowship is named for the first Black architect to graduate from Penn.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Two Native American undergraduates thrive at Wharton

    At Penn, less than 1% of the student body identifies as Native American, but in the diverse schools and through Natives at Penn, Native students have forged a close-knit community. Wharton Stories speaks with Ryly Ziese, a finance concentrator and member of the Cherokee Nation, and Lauren McDonald, a finance and business analytics concentrator and member of the Onondaga Nation.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Stories