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  • Helping diabetic women have healthy babies

    The Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Diabetes & Endocrinology practices as a team help pregnant women gain better control of their diabetes while reducing the risk of complications to both mother and baby.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • CRISPR “minigene” approach stops genetic liver disease in mice

    A new CRISPR gene-editing technique prevented a genetic liver disease known to be driven by hundreds of different mutations and improved clinical symptoms in mice, suggesting potential treatment for patients with a rare metabolic urea-cycle disorder caused by a deficiency of a specific enzyme, as well as other hereditary diseases triggered by different mutations on the same gene.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Lyle Ungar named AAAS Leshner Public Engagement Fellow

     Lyle Ungar, professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, is among this class of twelve Leshner Fellows selected by The American Association for the Advancement of Science, all researchers in the area of artificial intelligence. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering

  • What leaders should understand about diversity in the workplace

    Making the workplace more diverse has many measurable benefits, but it’s essential for leadership to understand how to build more diverse teams. 

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Bringing restorative justice into the classroom

    Five Penn GSE scholars share tools to bring restorative justice tools—problem-solving centered on responsibility, nuance, and growth—to students and teachers.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • New Roybal Center studying palliative care in dementia

    The new center—the Roybal Center for Palliative Care in Dementia—is led by Scott Halpern, who is also the director of the Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Memory Center

  • CHIBE to establish first-of-its-kind HIV ‘Nudge Unit’ in South Africa

    Two CHIBE directors have received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a first-of-its-kind nudge unit focused on HIV prevention in South Africa. Harsha Thirumurthy, associate director of CHIBE, and Alison Buttenheim, associate director of CHIBE, will co-lead this three-year initiative with their colleagues at HE²RO.

    FULL STORY AT Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics

  • At a TED Institute event, Marc Miskin talks about ‘tiny robots with giant potential’

    Marc Miskin, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering is building a “future robot army,” 10,000 bots at a time and small enough to pass through the thinnest hypodermic needle.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering

  • Dementia trends inspire innovative approaches to care

    Treating a patient with dementia has unique challenges, including the fact that it’s often difficult for caregivers to relate to exactly what the patient is experiencing. One method that the Princeton Medical Center is using to help its staff get a glimpse into how individuals with dementia experience the world is Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) training.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Ricardo Bracho named inaugural Abrams Artist-in-Residence

    Bracho is the first Abrams Artist-in-Residence in Penn Arts & Sciences, in the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Bracho is a writer, editor, and teacher who has worked in community and university, theater and video/film, politics and aesthetics for the past 29 years. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts and Sciences