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  • Christopher Hunter named president-elect of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society

    Christopher A. Hunter, Mindy Halikman Heyer Distinguished Professor of Pathobiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, has been elected President-elect of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society, which is is devoted to research in the fields of cytokine, interferon and chemokine cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and the clinical use of these biological response modifiers.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Vet

  • International collaboration between Penn Nursing and China will explore “Modern Nursing in China”

    The Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing is collaborating with the Humanity School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University to explore the development of nursing in China. “Modern Nursing in China” will research how nursing developed in the country during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Nudge increases cancer screening orders, but patient-facing nudge needed, too

    By prompting doctors to O.K. a screening for breast or colorectal cancer, order rates jumped significantly, but patient completion rates didn’t change.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Perry World House receives $500,000 grant to connect academic research with policymakers

    The two-year, $500,000 grant is part of Carnegie’s “Rigor and Relevance” program that supports universities and will help underwrite a series of multidisciplinary workshops, faculty support, and communications efforts to disseminate new ideas widely.

    FULL STORY AT Perry World House

  • Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s electricity system

    David Skeel, the S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law and member of Puerto Rico's Financial Oversight and Management Board discusses whether privatizing Puerto Rico’s electric system, which was destroyed by Hurricane Maria in 2017, is a viable solution.

    FULL STORY AT Kleinman Center

  • Newest Penn Roybal Center focuses on palliative care of dementia patients

    A new grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) makes Penn the only university in the country to have two NIA Roybal Centers. The Transformative Residential Palliative Care for Persons with Dementia Through Behavioral Economics and Data Science center’s new grant will fund five years of research.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Jonathan Epstein receives national award from American College of Physicians

    Jonathan A. Epstein, executive vice dean, chief scientific officer, and the William Wikoff Smith Professor of Cardiovascular Research in the Perelman School of Medicine, has been awarded the Harriet P. Dustan Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine by the American College of Physicians, a national organization of internists.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • #WomenOfPenn: From the operating room to Desert Storm, and back again

    In the fall of 1990, Paula Crawford-Gamble left her decade-long nursing career at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to join the Navy Nurse Corps, where she worked to set up a 1,000-bed hospital for those injured during the Persian Gulf War. Now, Crawford-Gamble is back at Penn Medicine, using 25 years of experience in the armed forces to lead Penn’s Veterans Care Excellence Program.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Quality of life changes after weight loss

    A new study from Penn Nursing examines changes in general and weight-related quality of life outcomes in patients with obesity who participated in different weight loss treatments for 52 weeks. Results showed that an intensive lifestyle intervention produced clinically significant improvements in aspects of general and weight-related quality of life.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • That’s a wrap!

    The exterior wrapping on Penn Medicine’s new patient care pavilion is nearly complete. With the exterior wrapped, the building is officially weather-proofed, allowing work to continue through the winter.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News