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  • Black Music City project awards: $48,000 in grants

    The Black Music City project announced that it is distributing a total of $48,000 to 23 Black creatives in the greater Philadelphia area to produce new artistic works inspired by Philadelphia’s rich Black music history. Black Music City is a collaboration between Philadelphia public music radio stations WXPN-FM and WRTI-FM and REC Philly.

    FULL STORY AT Almanac

  • Dental’s Joan I. Gluch receives PDA Public Service Award

    Joan I. Gluch, chief of Penn Dental Medicine’s Division of Community Oral Health, has been honored by the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) for her public service to the community as the 2021 recipient of the PDA Public Service Award. The award recognizes her commitment to underserved communities through her insightful innovations to improve their oral health.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Dental students, faculty ‘Give Kids a Smile’ with free care

    Penn Dental Medicine opened its doors during the month of April to children in the community, providing free dental care within the School’s pediatric care center, at Puentes de Salud, and aboard the PennSmiles dental van as part of Public Citizens for Children and Youth’s annual Give Kids a Smile.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Penn’s First COVID-19 lung transplant patient recovered to celebrate his triplets’ graduation

    In October, Fred Rahmanian, a 54-year-old husband and father of teenage triplets, tested positive for COVID-19. Late on November 11 he rapidly became so sick that doctors deemed him too unstable to even transport to a tertiary center for more advanced care, and his local hospital called for assistance from Penn’s Lung Rescue Mobile ECMO team, kicking off a long chain of Penn Medicine care that would see Rahmanian through to a remarkable recovery.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • CSWE fellows addressing mental health disparities among BIPOC communities

    Arie Hayre-Somuah, Jessica Cho Kim, and Victoria Aguilar from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice were selected and have been serving as Fellows for the Council on Social Work Education’s 2020-2021 Minority Fellowship Program, each seeking to address the breadth of behavioral health needs in BIPOC communities.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • Weitzman faculty, staff featured in new PMA exhibition

    The show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, “New Grit: Art & Philly Now,” focuses on local artists and their relationship to the city, the exhibition will feature work by 25 artists, including Sharon Hayes, David Hartt, and Ken Lum.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Rising above poverty and racism to care for and inspire others

    Rachel Farmer, a unit clerk in Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital’s Trauma Neurosurgical Unit, fights on the front lines of COVID-19. Often called “Reverend Rachel” by her colleagues, Farmer aims to bring comfort and levity to an incredibly stressful time for patients, their families, and her colleagues.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Nursing is battling public health misinformation online

    In a novel effort to combat COVID-19 misinformation, a group of women researchers, including nurse scientists from the School of Nursing, launched the Dear Pandemic social media campaign in March 2020 to deliver comprehensive and timely information about the COVID-19 pandemic in a question-and-answer format.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Wharton MBA team wins first prize in global business case competition

    The crisis of substandard and counterfeit medicines in sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to cause 116,000 extra deaths per year due to malaria alone. In the The Business School Alliance for Health Management global case competition, Vanessa Folkerts and Jason Chen teamed up with students from the Strathmore Business School in Kenya to create a data-based solution to this crisis.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Stories

  • Joelle Hageboutros joins ICJ Judicial Fellows Programme

    The Wharton senior will join the International Court of Justice Judicial Fellows Programme for 2021-2022. The competitive, highly selective program was established to provide recent law graduates the opportunity to gain experience working as a clerk at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law