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  • Innovation tournament targets mental health clinicians across Philadelphia

    The “IDEA Gala” tournament gathered submissions from 55 local clinicians for solutions to mental health organizations to better provide mental health services to vulnerable communities in Philadelphia.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Dolan, Pflaumbaum named regional coaches of the year

    The women's track and field director and assistant coach were awarded with the honors by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association following the Quakers' first outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal title since 1988.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Hearts, minds and money: maximizing charitable giving

    Wharton professor Deborah Small examines effective altruism versus maximizing the value of individuals’ charitable dollars, and how choosing charities may be more of an emotional rather than rational selection.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Words matter: how lyrics help songs top the charts

    Marketing professors discuss the paper “Are Atypical Songs More Popular?”, which reports on a study using natural language processing to analyze the lyrics of hundreds of songs in order to determine whether the lyrics affect a song's popularity. 

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Conflicting guidance on opioids for cancer pain management

    Penn Nursing and Penn Medicine call for more consistent guidelines for prescribing opioids for optimal cancer-related pain management and avoiding misuse, in response to some CDC guideline recommendations that are inconsistent with the long-standing cancer pain guidelines.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Respecting pronouns in the classroom

    By asking students their pronouns starting at a young age, educators can make room for students who may be exploring their gender identity, and show everyone that gender identity should not be assumed.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Joseph S. Francisco named President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science

    Francisco is an internationally recognized scholar of atmospheric chemistry and chemical kinetics, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Chemistry, on July 1, 2018. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts and Sciences

  • Finding an effective treatment for rare neuroendocrine tumors

    A study conducted at the Abramson Cancer Center showed a significant reduction in tumor growth and side effects in trials for the radiotherapy drug AZEDRA. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Landscape architecture students inform revitalization in the Highlands

    Students of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at PennDesign have chosen four sites in the Highlands, a 1.85 million-acre ecoregion from northwestern Connecticut to eastern Pennsylvania to focus a living landscape design intervention directly. 

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Social media usage linked to underage drinking

    A study out of the Perelman School of Medicine finds a statistically significant relationship between social media content with alcohol use and teen alcohol consumption.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News