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  • NIH grant awarded to study traumatic brain injuries and neurodegeneration

    An international team of experts led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine and University of Glasgow has been awarded a $9.7 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and National Institute for Aging to establish a program spanning 12 institutions to study traumatic brain injury and related neurodegenerative diseases. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Law’s inaugural First Generation Fellows

    For students who are the first in their families to attend college or graduate school, the path can be overwhelming. Penn Law’s First Generation Professionals Fellowship aims to break down real and perceived barriers to ease students’ paths into law school and the legal profession.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Cait Lamberton named inaugural Alberto I. Duran President’s Distinguished Professor at the Wharton School

    Professor Lamberton is a team scientist in the Behavior Change for Good Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Commission on Reducing Food Waste in the United States. She specializes in consumer psychology and behavior, focusing on positive behavior change in education, finance, wellness, and the sharing economy. 

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Nationwide study aims to improve longterm lung transplant outcome

    A multicenter study, led by Penn Medicine, will examine data from 4,000-plus lung transplant recipients to uncover drivers behind post-transplant complications.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn GSE and the School District of Philadelphia to strengthen principal leadership pipeline

    The School District of Philadelphia’s Board of Education recently approved the Innovative Principal Residence Program at the Graduate School of Education. Four School District of Philadelphia (SDP) teachers will spend a year preparing to lead high-needs schools in the principal residency program, which was created as a collaboration between Penn GSE and the SDP.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Women’s basketball shares top spot in preseason Ivy poll

    The women's basketball team was picked to finish at the same level in the Ivy League that they finished last year: atop the conference. The Quakers earned 125 points in the preseason poll, matched by Princeton's 125, as the Ivy favorites. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • The first Ivy champs

    Penn’s 1959 football team returned to campus for the Penn–Dartmouth football game on October 4 to celebrate a title that still seems improbable 60 years later.

    FULL STORY AT The Pennsylvania Gazette

  • Men’s basketball picked second in Ivy preseason media poll

    The men’s basketball team was picked to finish second in the 2019-20 Ivy League’s Preseason Media Poll, which came from the votes of two members within each school’s media contingent in addition to one national voter. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Bryzgalova and Curnic capture ITA regional crown

    Iuliia Bryzgalova and Marija Curnic captured the ITA Northeast Regional doubles crown for the women’s tennis team on Tuesday afternoon, capping a week of unbeaten play, rattling off six wins to clinch a berth in November’s Oracle ITA Fall National Championships.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • National impact of Penn Medicine Nudge Unit concept spreads

    Health services researchers, clinicians, health system and health plan executives from across the country filled the auditorium of Penn’s Biomedical Research Building for the two-day 2019 “Nudges in Health Care Symposium.” 

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute