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  • Yelp reviews reveal strengths and weaknesses of emergency departments and urgent care clinics

    Yelp reviews reveal that emergency departments are viewed as being higher quality but lacking in service as compared to urgent care centers, which patients rate the opposite, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Ralph Lemon named Sachs Visiting Professor at PennDesign

    PennDesign has appointed Ralph Lemon, a choreographer, writer, visual artist, and curator, the Keith L. and Kathy Sachs Visiting Professor in the Department of Fine Arts for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

    FULL STORY AT PennDesign

  • Penn engineers discover new cellular ‘elevator’ that’s controlled by light

    In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that when a natural photoreceptor protein is exposed to light, it moves itself from the inside of the cell to the surface, like a molecular “elevator,” by directly binding to the cell’s membrane.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • Why do we eat soup when we have a cold?

    Melissa Bailey, a clinical dietician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania believes there is no “one size fits all” approach to diet, but says there is real scientific evidence backing the merits of soup—especially for those with a cold.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • New decision support tool improves discharge outcomes

    To optimize post-acute care decision-making, a team led by the School of Nursing developed, validated, and tested a two-step clinical decision support algorithm called Discharge Referral Expert System for Care Transitions (DIRECT). 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Five from field hockey earn All-Ivy laurels

     Alexa Schneck, Paige Meily, Sofia Palacios, Erin Kelly, and Ava Rosati were all chosen as some of the top field hockey players in the conference.  

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Can India become the next $10 trillion economy?

    Marshall M. Bouton from the Center for the Advanced Study of India discusses what lies ahead for U.S.-India relations.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Penn and CHOP team receives $1.84 million grant to study best practices for curbing cell phone use while driving

    Kit Delgado of the Perelman School of Medicine and a team from Penn and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have received a major grant from the Federal Highway Administration to help curb distracted driving. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Planning’s Jennifer Whittaker receives Robert Wood Johnson fellowship

    Jennifer Whittaker, a PhD student in the Department of City and Regional Planning, has been selected to participate in one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership development programs.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Design

  • Soslow named Ivy League Special Teams Player Of The Week

    Senior placekicker Jack Soslow was named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in Penn's 20-7 win at Cornell on Friday night.  

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics