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  • What can be done to break the link between disability and incarceration?

    A recent LDI study examines the 2016 Survey of Prison Inmates administered by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and finds that disabled people are vastly overrepresented in prisons and were more likely than nondisabled people to have previously resided in punitive and therapeutic institutions.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Hope and relief for neurological symptoms of long COVID: The Penn Neuro COVID Clinic

    The Neuro COVID Clinic at Penn Medicine launched in April of 2021. It is the only one in the region that specifically addresses the neurological symptoms of long COVID; its four clinicians have evaluated over 300 patients, who have been confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 and are at least two to three months in recovery.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Microlaser chip adds new dimensions to quantum communication

    With only two levels of superposition, the qubits used in today’s quantum communication technologies have limited storage space and low tolerance for interference. The Feng Lab’s hyperdimensional microlaser generates qudits, photons with four simultaneous levels of information. The increase in dimension makes for robust quantum communication technology better suited for real-world applications.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • State appointment for Penn Nursing professor

    Charlene W. Compher, a professor of nutrition science in Penn Nursing’s Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences and director of Graduate Nutrition Programs, has been appointed to Pennsylvania’s State Board of Nursing. She will be the only dietitian/nutritionist representative on the board.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Deeply Rooted Collaborative awards $51,000 in ‘Community Green Grants’

    The program is a collaboration between Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and is led by the Penn Urban Health Lab. The grants, awarded with help from community partners, fund initiatives to support vacant lot cleanup, community space creation and programming, and more.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Transforming LGBTQ+ health

    Members from across the University and representatives from Philadelphia’s business, government, and community sectors gathered at the Inn at Penn to celebrate the Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative with a launch party. Launched in January 2022, the Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative is the first program of its kind, cultivating change efforts as a connector and think tank.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • ‘The Landscape Project’ explores design agency in the 21st century

    “The Landscape Project” is the first-ever publication from the Department of Landscape Architecture to collect essays by the faculty. It features 18 essays by 20 members of the faculty on the ways landscape architects today engage with agriculture, energy, water, urbanism or another issue through the agency of design.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Penn Collaboratory to fund more than $2.1M in grants in year one

    The Penn Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Healthy Aging (PennAITech) focuses on identifying developing, evaluating, commercializing, and disseminating innovative technology and artificial intelligence methods/software to support aging. In its first year, twelve applicants from academia, industry, and clinical practice across the U.S. have been selected for funding.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Law enforcement in the emergency department

    Police officers are commonly found in emergency departments, but hospital policy is lacking in regards to their interactions with patients.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • DivE In event bolsters diversity and accessibility in mind-related fields

    Penn’s second annual DivE In (Diversity and Equity Initiative) weekend focused on improving diversity in fields that are related to the study of the mind, such as psychology, neuroscience, biology, linguistics, and sociology, and placing a specific focus on facilitating doctoral applications.