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  • Health-related Google searches doubled in the week before patients’ emergency department visits

    Penn researchers found that patients are often willing to share their Google search histories with medical researchers and allow them to be analyzed alongside their medical records.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Supporting patients through their time of healing

    Chester County Hospital serves as a satellite chapter of Mended Hearts, a national and community-based organization that provides patients undergoing bypass surgery, valve replacement, and other cardiothoracic surgeries with a resource after surgery.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Several SP2 experts listed as top 100 most influential contemporary social work faculty

    School of Social Policy & Practice faculty members Richard J. Gelles, Steven C. Marcus, Phyllis Solomon, Ram A. Cnaan, Susan B. Sorenson, and Dennis P. Culhane have recently been recognized as one of the top 100 most influential contemporary social work faculty in a recent Journal of Social Service Research article. 

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • 3 ways to empower women and tackle gender inequity in the workplace

    The 2019 Wharton Women Business Conference brought female students together to discuss how to achieve their goals in an ever-changing professional landscape.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Fetal signaling pathways may offer future targets for treating lung injury

    A Penn Medicine and CHOP study finds that the fetal signaling pathways active in a developing fetus may offer future opportunities to treat lung damage caused by prematurity and other lung injuries.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Shining a light on the Federal Reserve’s foreign affairs

    The Federal Reserve is more than the U.S. central bank; it is also a kind of financial State Department, playing a key role in the nation’s foreign affairs. This is not new: The Fed has functioned as a kind of diplomatic corps since its founding in 1913.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Public Policy Initiative

  • African American women, cookery, and children’s literature collection comes to Penn Libraries

    Washington, D.C.,-based book collector Joanna Banks gifted her collection of works by and about African Americans  to the Penn Libraries, a major trove of over 10,000 books, periodicals, recordings, and photographs.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Vibrant, colorful designs from Philadelphia students in entryway reflect Penn GSE’s mission

    Last year, Penn GSE held a design sprint challenge to use design thinking to reimagine how the first floor of the Penn GSE building could be used. On Feb. 13, artwork created by students at Strawberry Mansion High School, Chester A. Arthur School, and the Juvenile Justice Center was formally unveiled on the first floor.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • How the U.S. military has minimized racial health care disparities

    Jonathan Woodson, the former top medical official in the U.S. Department of Defense, was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr., Health Equity Symposium. He said research found almost no disparities in access, treatment or outcomes between white and non-white patients— a stark difference from the high levels of disparities in the civilian health care system.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Nation branding: Which countries ranked highest this year?

    Wharton's David Reibstein discusses the U.S. News and World Report's 2019 Best Countries rankings.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton