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  • Oral health in the global push for universal health coverage

    In a recent World Health Organization Bulletin, Tim Wang, Manu Mathur, and Harald Schmidt, explore the perception of oral health as a nonessential health care service and its subsequent exclusion from conceptions of Universal Health Coverage around the world, and recommend incorporating oral diseases into global and national mainstream efforts to counter noncommunicable diseases.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • The exceptional—and virtual—incoming medical student Class of 2020

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the start of the academic year for the Class of 2020’s 155 students broke a record as the first virtual kickoff for Penn medical students. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Joe Subotnik named American Physical Society Fellow

    The chemistry professor has been recognized for pioneering advances in understanding the nature of nonadiabatic processes and merging electronic structure with chemical dynamics.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • AHA! Lab studies how daily moments impact long-term behavior

    The newly-formed Adolescence, Health, and Addiction (AHA!) Lab, led by Annenberg School assistant professor David Lydon-Staley, will investigate questions around substance use, emotion regulation, and curiosity, with a particular focus on adolescence. 

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Celebrating The Regulatory Review’s tenth anniversary

    To commemorate The Review’s first decade of publishing daily regulatory news, analysis, and opinion, leading regulatory scholars and distinguished regulatory leaders reflect on regulatory changes and developments over the past ten years.

    FULL STORY AT The Regulatory Review

  • Researchers develop more accurate surgery-risk predictor for patients with cirrhosis

    The new prediction model now takes into account the type of surgery and can help surgeons determine whether that procedure is safe for individual patients.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Learning every day to respond to COVID-19

    Penn GSE’s Jonathan Supovitz and John D’Auria have created Leading Improvement in Challenging Times, a guide and companion video to help leaders collaborate within their districts, schools, and teams to address questions of equity, access, technology, pedagogy, and social-emotional support.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • New director, new vision at Penn Urban Health Lab

    Eugenia South, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and an LDI Senior Fellow, plans more action and policy focus with enhanced emphasis on structural racism.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • The economic value of hospital investment in nurses

    A study by LDI Senior Fellows finds that, despite the cost of hiring better and more trained nurses, the outcomes far outweigh the cost in terms of patient mortality, avoidable complications, and readmissions. 

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Joan DeJean named Fellow of the British Academy

    DeJean, Trustee Professor of French, was made a Fellow of the prestigious British Academy for the humanities and social sciences. DeJean’s expertise is in 17th- and 18th-century French literature, with an emphasis on women’s writing, the history of sexuality, the development of the novel, and material culture. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences