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  • Penn Law to launch unique pilot program incorporating attorney well-being into Professional Responsibility curriculum

     This is the first program of its kind at a top law school, with a curricular module will expose students to the latest data about risks to health and career satisfaction among practicing lawyers.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Gaining strength in treatment of spinal muscular atrophy

    Lauren Elman, an associate professor of neurology, says Penn Medicine is the first center in Philadelphia to offer the SMA treatment program to adults after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval for Spinraza (nusinersen) in December 2016.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Child maltreatment in insular and isolated communities

    A new essay collection, the result of a collaboration by the Child Welfare League of America and the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research, addresses the need for more substantive research and increased awareness around child maltreatment within underrepresented and isolated populations.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • LG Health helps students keep a pulse on their health

    This fall, thirty Lancaster General Health employees, including nurses, cardiologists, technicians, and a sports medicine physician, worked with staff and pediatric cardiologists from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to provide free heart screenings for more than 125 students ages 12-19.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Dan Huh wins 2018 Lush Science Prize for organ-on-a-chip work

    Bionengineering’s Dan Huh and his BIOLines research group were awarded the 2018 Lush Science Prize for work on organ-on-a-chip devices. The cosmetic company’s prize is designed to encourage work on alternatives to animal testing.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • Penn engineering professor awarded NASA grant to improve satellite communication

    Firooz Aflatouni has been awarded a NASA Early Stage Innovations grant to design and implement arrays of optical antennas that can enable laser communication in near-Earth satellites.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • When giving means losing: Do charitable promotions pay off?

    Wharton's Serguei Netessine discusses his research on the effectiveness of charitable promotions.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Two from field hockey receive All-Region honors

    The National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced its 2018 All-Region teams, with Paige Meily and Alexa Schneck representing Penn in the Mid-Atlantic region.  

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Aminata Sy named Charles B. Rangel Fellow

    Aminata Sy has been named to the 2019 class of Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellows, which supports winners through two years of graduate school as well as entry into the Foreign Service corps.  

    FULL STORY AT Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

  • How a new technology can disrupt the global supply chain

    An interdisciplinary team from MIT, Wharton and Boston College has created a new blockchain-based system that has the potential to disrupt the global supply chain. 

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton