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  • Early Career Award win for Stevens

    Penn Nursing’s Robin Stevens, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health, is set to receive the Early Career Award from the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section of the American Public Health Association.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • U.S. should look to other countries for guidance on affirmative action

     In an op-ed for The Hill, Daniel Wagner, director of the International Literacy Institute and the International Education Development Program, argues that by only focusing on our own history, the United States misses an opportunity to learn from other countries that have tried to increase equity.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Health care podcast “Tradeoffs” to launch at Penn

    Veteran radio journalist Dan Gorenstein is launching an in-depth podcast analyzing topical health care issues, in conjunction with Leonard Davis Institute, the Annenberg School, and the Center for Public Health Initiatives.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • How to design an effective initial coin offering

    New Wharton research shows that getting the initial coin offering design structure right is a key ingredient for success.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • With $20 million NIH grant, Penn researchers to develop a tool to help diagnose, track Parkinson’s disease

    Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine will lead a multi-institutional effort in pursuit of developing a critical tool for imaging the brains of patients with Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, with a a five-year $20 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Dental Medicine presents First Annual Pride Celebration

    Hosting what will become an annual event, Penn Dental Medicine presented the First Annual Penn Dental Medicine Pride Celebration on October 7, bringing together faculty, staff, students, and alumni to celebrate diversity and build community within the School.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Is Flint a signal of things to come?

    Howard Neukrug, Professor of Practice and Executive Director of The Water Center at Penn, discusses the underlying factors that led to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and what can be done to minimize similar problems in the future.


  • Online patient portal usage linked to higher rates of flu shots, blood pressure checks

    A Penn Medicine study shows patients who use online platforms connected to their health records are more likely to take preventative health measures.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • SP2 Task Force on Race and Social Justice

    Earlier this year, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) launched the SP2 Task Force on Race and Social Justice, exploring initiatives and activities to create a more united community. SP2 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jerri Bourjolly discusses the impetus for the task force, its main goals, and next steps.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Three Singh Center projects are finalists in nano-image contest

    The National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure is hosting the “Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom” image contest, which “celebrates the beauty of the micro and nanoscale,” and Singh projects are represented in all three categories: “Most Stunning,” “Most Unique Capability,” and “Most Whimsical.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog