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  • Primosch receives Virgil Thomson Award in Vocal Music

    The award, endowed by the Virgil Thomson Foundation and administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, recognizes an American composer of vocal works and includes a prize of $40,000.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Dean Mark S. Wolff shares IADR/AADR 2020 William J. Gies Award for Clinical Research

    Dean Wolff, who is also a professor in the Department of Preventive & Restorative Sciences, received the clinical research award along with his co-authors for the paper “Nonrestorative Treatments for Caries: Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Pennsylvania Hospital’s infection investigators

    At the end of March, nurses in the Tuttleman Center’s ambulatory surgery center were invited to serve as members of the newly launched Exposure SWAT Team, working with Infection Prevention and Occupational Health to identify, track, and manage employee exposures.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Meet more next-generation scientists stepping up to fight COVID-19

    For Susan Weiss, a professor of microbiology with more than four decades of experience studying coronaviruses, the pandemic means more work for her, and her students, post-docs, and technicians, than ever before. Her team has been at work in the biosafety level 3 containment lab to support the community effort towards understanding SARS-CoV-2.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Leadership gift to accelerate neuroscience at Wharton and create actionable insights in brain science and business

    The anonymous $10 million will amplify opportunities and outcomes of the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative (WiN). This commitment will propel faculty research and teaching, student learning, and corporate engagement through WiN.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Model simulations point to key concerns for reopening the economy

    As two-thirds of the 50 states began relaxing their anti-COVID-19 restrictions, the sixth in a series of seminars, “Experts at Home,” convened by Penn LDI, brought together scientists who have created different simulator models to predict the economic and health changes various levels of policy relaxations may bring.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • New ideas in urban research 2020

    The May issue of Urban Link highlights graduating Ph.D. students’ research on urban-related topics, including applied economics, city and regional planning, criminology, and nursing. 


  • Keys to avoiding delirium: good sleep, proper medication, effective caregivers

    Penn Memory Center Co-Director Dr. Jason Karlawish and Deborah Kan define what delirium is, the reasoning behind why those with dementia are more susceptible to developing delirium, and what caregivers should do during this time to prepare themselves and the ones they care for. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Memory Center

  • The front-line researchers: The next generation of scientists steps up to fight the pandemic

    Perelman School of Medicine scientists and clinicians have begun an unprecedented number of studies and clinical trials investigating a single virus, SARS-CoV-2, and COVID-19. But it’s not just the seasoned, established investigators—graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and laboratory technicians have also dedicated their energy and efforts to fight this virus.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Wharton Global Youth Program annual Knowledge@Wharton High School Investment Competition winners announced

    This year’s Global Finale, held via live video conference, was the culmination of an engaging financial competition for high school students and educators around the world that began more than six months ago, with student teams managing portfolios of $100,000 in virtual cash and building unique team investment strategies.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton