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  • How offering choices helps boost charitable donations

    Nonprofits and charitable organizations can increase contributions simply by offering multiple-choice options that signal to potential donors what is appropriate to give. Wharton’s Alice Moon shares the results of her latest study.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • David Young Kim’s ‘Groundwork’ named one of the best books of 2022 by Artforum International

    In “Groundwork: A History of the Renaissance Picture” Kim asks viewers to start from the ground and consider it central and the figure second.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Do Medicaid DSH funds go to the hospitals that need them most?

    But are the payments going to the right hospitals—that is, those focused on serving low-income patients? To find out if federal funds go to hospitals that serve low-income patients, LDI senior fellow Paula Chatterjee, and other researchers conducted an in-depth analysis of the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital program. Federal statute outlines criteria for identifying hospitals that must receive payments, but little is known about how states allocate payments outside of those criteria—or what impact they have on access to care for low-income Americans.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • AI enables the largest brain tumor study to-date

    Penn Medicine led the largest global effort to identify and predict glioblastoma tumor boundaries without compromising patient privacy.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • 2022 Green Purchasing Awards announced

    Danielle Cavalcanto, associate director of Interiors with the Perelman School of Medicine, was recognized for instilling sustainable factors in her interior designs, frequently matching inventory in storage to newly configured workspaces.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Sustainability

  • Glassy discovery offers computational windfall to researchers across disciplines

    Penn Engineers used a counterintuitive algorithmic strategy called “metadynamics” to find rare low-energy canyons in glassy materials. Their breakthrough suggests the algorithm may have a wide range of useful scientific applications, potentially speeding up the pace of computational protein folding and eliminating the need for large data sets in machine learning.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • An interview with National Association of Hispanic Nurses’ Philadelphia chapter president

    Azucena (Susy) Villalobos, a nurse in the surgical intensive care unit and master’s student at Penn Nursing, was inspired to join NAHN’s local chapter “by the wide breadth of work that these Latinx nurses were doing for their communities.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Hero worship: What happens when jobs are suddenly moralized

    Grocery delivery workers were hailed as heroes during the pandemic, but not every gig worker considered themselves worthy. New research from Wharton’s Lindsey Cameron explores the business consequences of becoming an overnight hero.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • Why do Black patients receive fewer emergency surgical consultations than white patients?

    A research team that included LDI senior fellows Rachel Kelz, Elinore Kaufman, Mark Neuman, and Matthew McHugh have investigated whether Black patients and white patients receive surgical consultations at the same rate.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Max Cavitch receives Excellence in Journalism Prize

    The associate professor of English has received the 2022 Excellence in Journalism Prize from the American Psychoanalytic Association for his blog, “Psyche on Campus.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences