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  • Announcing the 2023 Venture Lab Startup Challenge

    The Venture Lab, a collaboration between Penn Engineering, the Wharton School, and the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, hosts a Startup Challenge each year, which provides a comprehensive platform to help Penn student entrepreneurs and their teams develop and launch their businesses, and awards $300,000 to launch their ideas into reality.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Penn Medicine awarded $9.7M from The Warren Alpert Foundation for genetic counselor continuing education efforts

    Penn Medicine will allot portions of the grant to four other institutions to collectively create state-of-the-art online courses for genetic counselors. This grant will position genetic counselors to advance research for implementing genomic information into clinical practice.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Medicine invests in future nurses with ASPIRE at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

    The new Penn Medicine program offers education and employment opportunities to high school students interested in nursing careers.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Tyshawn Sorey wins Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation Award

    The Presidential Assistant Professor of Music is among seven composers chosen to receive commissions for new musical works from the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Extreme heat and cold put people with Type 2 diabetes at risk for dangerous health conditions

    Extreme outdoor temperatures are known to worsen chronic medical conditions such as cardiovascular, respiratory, and cerebrovascular diseases, such as strokes. A new study of almost 3 million geographically diverse Medicaid patients adds Type 2 diabetes to the list.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Historian Mia Bay receives the Order of the Coif 2022 Book Award

    The Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History, has received the Order of the Coif 2022 Book Award for “Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Penn engineers win 2022 Bell Labs Prize

    Eric Stach, Deep Jariwala, and Troy Olsson earned this year’s Nokia Bell Labs Prize, with their proposal for “disruptive innovations that will define the next industrial revolution.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Zhi Ren awarded the 2022 American Society for Microbiology Best ECS Presentation Award

    Ren, a current postdoctoral trainee in the Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry was awarded the 2022 American Society for Microbiology Early Career Symposium Best Presentation Award. Ren’s research focuses on understanding how bacterial and fungal pathogens interact in the oral cavity to form a sticky plaque biofilm on teeth, which gives rise to severe childhood tooth decay.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Jennifer Morton receives 2023 Grawemeyer Award in Education

    The Presidential Penn Compact Associate Professor of Philosophy is the 2023 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award in Education for her study of the ethical sacrifices made by first-generation and low-income university students.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Seven things to know about ‘The Waste Land’ at 100

    Jed Esty, Vartan Gregorian Professor of English, discusses the radicalism and relevance of the T.S. Eliot poem.