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  • New report calls for sweeping reorganization of nursing home industry

    A new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine consensus study calls for a sweeping reorganization of the U.S. nursing home industry and its regulation. The report cites decades of inadequate resident care along with management shortcomings that led to the catastrophic levels of mortality experienced in nursing homes during the pandemic.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Penn Global awards over $1 million to advance global faculty research initiatives at Penn

    The Penn Global Research and Engagement Grant Program is introducing 21 new faculty-led research and engagement projects that bring together leading scholars and practitioners across the University and beyond to develop new insight on global issues in key countries and regions around the world.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Global

  • Piyali Bhattacharya named Abrams Artist-In-Residence in Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing

    Bhattacharya is a fiction and nonfiction writer whose short stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and National Geographic, among other publications. She is the editor of the anthology “Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion,” which received an Independent Publisher Book Award.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine award for Martha A. Q. Curley

    The Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing and Professor of Nursing at Penn Nursing will receive the 2022 Asmund S. Laerdal Memorial Lecture Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine during its annual congress.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Difference Makers: No ordinary security guard

    Lawrence Pratt, a security officer in the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) trauma bay, does everything he can to support distressed family members and patients. As a Level 1 trauma center, PPMC sees some of the most severe cases from across the city, and with the surge in gun violence, that means many gunshot victims. Pratt lets family members know he’s been in their shoes, living in West Philadelphia and having lost loved ones of his own to gun violence.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Libraries’ Stephan Loewentheil on the path of a special collection

    The antiquarian, founder and president of the 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Shop, and member of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries Board of Advisors connects people and institutions to culturally significant books, manuscripts, and photographs. “My scope and depth of experience developed over 40 years in this field have given me a keen perspective on what is significant,” he says. “This includes an appreciation for an item’s intellectual importance and its appropriateness for a particular collection, as well as its rarity and value.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Susan Wachter receives Quigley Medal

    The Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate and professor of finance at the Wharton School has won the 2022 John M. Quigley Medal for Advancing Real Estate and Urban Economics for her research in housing finance, real estate economics, and urban economics. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn IUR

  • Penn Dental dean Mark Wolff honored by Nationalities Service Center for service to vulnerable populations

    Mark S. Wolff was recognized by Philadelphia-based Nationalities Service Center (NSC) for the School’s service to refugees and other vulnerable populations as one of the honorees at NSC’s annual benefit. In 2019, Penn Dental Medicine started its Dental Care Center for Vulnerable Populations to provide dental care to refugees and survivors of psychological and physical violence in partnership with NSC, a refugee services organization, which refers its clients there for dental care. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Penn Medicine recognized as LGBTQ+ health care equality leader

    Penn Medicine hospitals are recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for promoting equitable and inclusive care for LGBTQ+ patients and their families.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn researchers shorten manufacturing time for CAR T cell therapy

    The cell manufacturing process for CAR T immunotherapy typically takes nine to 14 days. A team in the Perelman School of Medicine abbreviated this process and generated functional CAR T cells with enhanced anti-tumor potency in just 24 hours.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News