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  • Penn’s Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology receives $8 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

    The grant will be distributed over the next five years, from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a renewal of its P30 Environmental Health Sciences Core Center grant.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Four Penn students receive prestigious National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowships

    Briana Nichols, Jessica Peng, Chelsea Chamberlain, and Peter Francis Harvey were awarded the honor for their dissertations, which present fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education throughout the world. 

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Daris McInnis, Penn GSE doctoral student and Army vet, named a Tillman Scholar

    After teaching in schools and nonprofit literacy programs, and looking at new ways to serve marginalized communities, McInnis has been named a Tillman Scholar. He is the first Penn GSE student, and is believed to be the first Black Penn student, to receive the honor.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Urban resiliency in the time of COVID

    Many tools available to reduce the risks and impacts of the virus are the same tools long advocated for by planning experts as a means to help protect cities from climate change, tackle systemic inequalities, and improve well-being. The Kleinman Center’s Oscar Serpell argues that these tools to be a key part of a COVID recovery plan.

    FULL STORY AT Kleinman Center

  • Featured (e)Books: Pride 2020

    June 2020 marks the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the 50th anniversary of the first official Gay Pride march in the United States. The Penn Libraries celebrates Pride Month with its latest medley of virtual resources, and also solicited electronic book and journal recommendations from the Penn LGBT Center—the second oldest university LGBT+ center in the United States. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • How a Green New Deal could redraw America’s map

    Two environmental designers discuss The 2100 Project: An Atlas for the Green New Deal, including what a future map of America, shaped by climate change and a Green New Deal, might look like, as climate change will alter where Americans live and work, and produce energy and food.

    FULL STORY AT Kleinman Center

  • Grace Cho and Raymond Magsaysay selected for the Don H. Liu Scholars Program

    The two are are members of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. They will each receive a scholarship of $15,000 as well as mentorship and assistance with their career development.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • COVID-19 behavioral science-informed guide for low-and-middle-income countries

    As part of their work with the nudge unit they have launched in South Africa, CHIBE associate directors Harsha Thirumurthy and Alison Buttenheim, and project managers Laura Schmucker and Noora Marcus have developed several resources that provide guidance to low-and middle-income country governments and communities as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

    FULL STORY AT Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics

  • Penn Medicine cardiologist named American Heart Association’s 2020 Physician of the Year

     Paul J. Mather, a cardiologist and a professor of clinical medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine, has been awarded for advancing the AHA’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stro

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Three lessons learned from COVID-19

    Penn Medicine is shaping a “new normal” from the pandemic, taking action and fighting for the health and well-being of the community it serves, accelerating the pace of innovation, and ensuring the safety and mental health of employees and patients.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News