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  • Initiating breastfeeding in vulnerable infants

    A first-of-its-kind study from Penn Nursing shows positive outcomes of human milk and breastfeeding in a unique transition-to-breast pathway program at the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania for late preterm infants born with Spina Bifida. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • 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

  • Why the U.S. needs a new vision for affordable housing

    Penn’s Vincent Reina discusses his Wharton Public Policy Initiative brief on ways to improve housing affordability.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Seven Penn Medicine scientists receive National Institutes of Health director’s awards

    For the second year in a row, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected seven researchers from Penn to receive its prestigious Director’s Awards, part of the NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program. The initiative, designed to fuel research endeavors that are more opened-ended and have a potentially broader effect on scientific understanding compared to more traditional research, presents awards to scientists in four categories to support research over a five-year period.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Medicine receives $22 million from NIH HEAL initiative to address the national opioid crisis

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced awards from the Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative (NIH HEAL Initiative), which was launched in April 2018 to improve prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and enhance pain management. Though this initiative, Penn Medicine has been awarded five grants totaling more than $22 million to apply scientific solutions to reverse the national opioid crisis.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn researchers receive $18 million grant to study connection between Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease

    The Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research has received a grant to study the underlying genetic mechanisms that cause Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, and Parkinson’s Disease to progress, as well as how those mechanisms are related to each other and to the cell-to-cell spread of these disease proteins.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Duckworth and Hamilton are Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania

    Angela Duckworth, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and Marci Hamilton, Robert A. Fox Leadership Program Professor of Practice, were recently selected as 2019 Daughters of Pennsylvania, which recognizes outstanding women for their extraordinary service and contributions to Pennsylvania. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts and Sciences

  • Prediction system significantly increases palliative care consults

    Palliative Connect, a trigger system developed at Penn Medicine and powered by predictive analytics, was found to be effective at increasing palliative care consultations for seriously ill patients.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Oncologists respond swiftly to FDA safety alerts

    Within six months of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) move to restrict the label of two immunotherapies, usage of those therapies among oncologists dropped by about 50 percent.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Track & Field releases 2019-20 schedule

    Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Steve Dolan announced on Monday a challenging 2019-20 schedule, featuring top competition around the country. The goal, he says, is “to set up a schedule that allows both our men’s and women's teams to excel at the highest level across all event areas.”

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics