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  • Penn Nursing appoints inaugural executive director of the Leonard A. Lauder Community Care Nurse Practitioner Program

    Kimberly Strauch will direct the first-of-its-kind, tuition-free program dedicated to building a nurse practitioner workforce committed to working in and with underserved communities, both rural and urban.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Health care management: What’s wrong and how to fix it

    A new book provides guidance from Penn experts in health care economics and policy research, authored by LDI Fellows. In the book, “Seemed Like a Good Idea: Alchemy versus Evidence-Based Approaches to Health Care Management Innovation”, 11 experts from the Wharton School, Perelman School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia survey the state of evidence for management practices, and find that in opposition to clinical care delivery, the management of care relies on little rigorous evidence.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Deep Jariwala awarded Young Scientist Prize in Semiconductors from IUPAP

    The assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering has been awarded the 2022 Young Scientist Prize in Semiconductors from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Ioana Marinescu to join Department of Justice as principal economist

    In addition to serving as an associate professor at SP2, Marinescu is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She will take a one-year leave from SP2 to join the antitrust division of the Department of Justice.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • The Institute for Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases will fund a new postdoctoral fellowship

    Long Kwan Metthew Lam has been awarded a two-year inaugural postdoctoral fellowship through the newly established Institute for Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Vet

  • Douglas Robb named inaugural McHarg Fellow

    Awarded by The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology at Penn, the McHarg Fellowship provides $75,000 to support an emerging voice in landscape architecture and its related fields. Robb’s work lies at intersection of Indigenous sovereignty, climate change, and the energy transition in rural North America.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Action, not words: Creating gender and racial equity at work

    Wharton’s Stephanie Creary talks to Tina Opie and Beth Livingston, two management professors who have written a new book on how to tear down the barriers that prevent women and marginalized groups from thriving in business.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • Trio of Penn Medicine innovation projects receive Independence Blue Cross grants

    The three Penn Medicine projects receiving grants are: Healing at Home, system that uses an artificial intelligence-guided chatbot to provide 24/7 assistance to new mothers during the “fourth trimester” after delivery; Pregnancy Early Access Center (PEACE), a model for providing care for early pregnancy, including for miscarriages; and increasing access to buprenorphine and other substance use treatment services for people of color.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Vet’s Dipti Pitta awarded agriculture grant to increase efficiency of dairy herds and reduce methane admissions

    The associate professor of ruminant nutrition has received a $995,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to lead an interdisciplinary team of animal and data scientists to enhance dairy herd sustainability and moderate environmental impacts.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Vet

  • In the quest for more ‘integrated’ health care, social networks are the key

    To achieve meaningful integration in health care, providers need to communicate and collaborate beyond their immediate area of practice or specialty, and interaction among caregivers and their work units. Health care must leverage knowledge about how social networks operate across all levels of an organization and design care to improve relational processes within and across these networks.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute