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  • New research institute dedicated to advancing the care of pediatric cardiovascular diseases

    Led by Daniel P. Kelly, director of the Penn Cardiovascular Institute (Penn CVI), CHOP CVI combines the best of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Penn Medicine to develop novel research programs and partner with existing programs to improve pediatric cardiovascular care.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Medicine doctor’s stroke film makes WHO Film Festival shortlist

    Professor of anesthesiology and critical care and neurology Renyu Liu’s “Wake Up Stroke 120” made the shortlist for the World Health Organization’s Health for All Film Festival.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • A new all-school interdisciplinary studio aims to reframe public schools as equity infrastructure

    A studio organized by PennPraxis through a new interdisciplinary initiative at the Weitzman School aims to elevate and reimagine the role of public-school buildings both as community infrastructure and as city-wide equity infrastructure, while making concrete improvements to West Philadelphia schools.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • New ASSET Center will focus on the safety, explainability and trustworthiness of AI systems

    Penn Engineering’s newly formed ASSET (AI-enabled Systems: Safety, Explainablity and Trustworthiness) Center, part of Penn Engineering’s Innovation in Data Engineering and Science (IDEAS) Initiative, will act as a catalyst for new collaborations among groups researching machine learning, programming languages, natural language processing, robotics, and human-computer interaction, and explore the opportunities and challenges for AI systems in health care settings.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • April Featured Books and DVDs: National Poetry Month

    For National Poetry Month, Eileen Kelly, head of collections management for the Penn Libraries, recommends checking out the three Ukranian poets selected for this month’s featured books.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Why a federal gas tax holiday won’t tame prices by much

    Doing away with state and local levies would bring more relief for prices at the pump, a Penn Wharton Budget Model study found. Economist Zheli He prepared the study with Xiaoyue Sun, senior analyst, under the direction of Richard Prisinzano, director of policy analysis.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • Leveraging comprehensive, community-based care programs to improve care for Black and Latino older adults

    The Program of all-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) offers community-based care and services to nursing home-eligible older adults so that they can continue to live in their communities.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • A memorable donation: The Lawrence Robert Klein 1980 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences medal

    The Department of Economics has been gifted Lawrence Robert Klein’s 1980 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences medal. Klein was awarded the medal for the creation of econometric models and their application to the analysis of economic fluctuations and economic policies. He was a professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania from 1958 until his retirement in 1991.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Penn’s ‘Hippocampus Gang’ maps possible paths of Alzheimer’s

    A team of researchers at the Penn Memory Center (PMC) is striving to understand the networks of the medial temporal lobe in people living with Alzheimer’s. Led by PMC co-director Dave Wolk, a team of Penn researchers published a new study, “Medial Temporal Lobe Networks in Alzheimer’s Disease: Structural and Molecular Vulnerabilities,” which highlights the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on the anterior-temporal and posterior-medial networks.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Memory Center

  • What higher mortgage rates mean for the housing market

    Wharton’s Benjamin Keys explains why higher mortgage interest rates are discouraging home buyers, but not for long.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton