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  • PPMC nurse sets the example for saving lives

    When a medical emergency strikes and time is of the essence, it’s certainly helps to have Francoise Eberhardt, around. Eberhardt was overseeing Penn’s Mobile CPR Project table at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women when she watched a woman just a few feet away violently convulsing. Eberhardt cradled her head to protect it from the floor and nearby table legs and called out instructions—call 911, inform security, clear the area, and stay calm.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • The whistleblower’s dilemma: Do the risks outweigh the benefits?

    The decision to act on conscience in response to wrongdoing at the workplace in the past was considered “a very risky proposition for an employee who would like to stay working at the company,” says Janice Bellace, Wharton professor emeritus of legal studies and business ethics. That’s because for all of the prominence of whistleblowing in the past decade or so, there is still often no safe roadmap for a worker who has seen something to say something.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Possible solution to elevated cancer risk from important anti-infection drug

    A team of Penn Medicine researchers have now made a promising discovery, showing that voriconazole increases levels of oxidative stress in skin cells, and that a common antioxidant can mitigate voriconazole’s cancer-inducing side-effect.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • A new year brings new leadership at Wharton—and it’s female-driven

    As of July, Wharton’s leadership includes three more female faces: Samuel A. Blank Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics Diana C. Robertson; Rachel Werner, the Robert D. Eilers Professor of Health Care Management at Wharton, a professor of medicine at the Perelman School, and a practicing physician at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center; and Nancy Zhang—Wharton professor of statistics, celebrated researcher, and former doctoral program co-director for the stats department.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Magazine

  • From policy to pocketbooks: Wharton launches new radio program, ‘Wharton Business Daily’

    The Wharton School announced the launch of Wharton Business Daily, a new morning show airing on SiriusXM Channel 132. The show’s debut on Monday, Nov. 4 will feature a roster of top guests that includes Wharton School Dean Geoff Garrett, former AOL CEO Steve Case and Head of External Affairs for Facebook Robert Traynham. 

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Football hosts Brown Saturday in program’s 1400th game

    Nov. 2 marks Penn’s 1,400th collegiate football game—the first school at any NCAA level to play 1,4000 games. After two weeks on the road, the Red and Blue begin a two-game home stretch inside the Ivy League, searching to get back on track in the Ancient Eight with still half of the conference schedule ahead of them.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Testing HIV testers

    A team led by Penn Nursing’s José A. Bauermeister, Presidential Professor of Nursing, developed an innovative study that employs a mystery shopper methodology to assess HIV testing services for young men who have sex with men.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Cheryl LaFleur awarded 2019 Carnot Prize for her research into partisan politics in energy regulation

    Cheryl LaFleur, former commissioner with the U.S.’ top electricity and gas market regulator, researches the growing influence of partisan politics in energy regulation. On Oct. 24, LaFleur received the Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

    FULL STORY AT Kleinman Center

  • Reducing crime by changing places

    Residents in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood teamed up with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and created a revitalization effort called the Philadelphia LandCare program to clear out vacant lots of trash and debris and plant grass and trees in an effort to reduce illegal dumping and prevent crime. 


  • NIH grant awarded to study traumatic brain injuries and neurodegeneration

    An international team of experts led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine and University of Glasgow has been awarded a $9.7 million, five-year grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and National Institute for Aging to establish a program spanning 12 institutions to study traumatic brain injury and related neurodegenerative diseases. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News