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  • The intersecting health disasters of the pandemic and its economic meltdown

    LDI’s Atheendar Venkataramani and Rachel Werner held the third “Experts at Home” virtual seminar, which explored the likely health consequences of the coronavirus-driven economic downturn.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Penn Law student co-creates CARES Act online calculator to determine coronavirus stimulus bill eligibility

    Peter Neal and Naomi Biden have waded through the 335-page CARES Act and devised an online quiz that calculates eligibility for federal relief under the coronavirus stimulus bill’s provisions. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • How does a pandemic impact our relationship with food? A new Penn survey seeks insights

    Comprised of faculty from Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Arts and Sciences, the research team is setting out to better understand the role of food in household dynamics before and during the pandemic, as well as how the current COVID-19 environment could impact our viewpoints of food in the future.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Vet

  • Yong Chen and Pamela Shaw named ASA Fellows

    Yong Chen and Pamela Shaw, both associate professors of biostatistics, have been named Fellows of the American Statistical Association, the field’s largest and most prestigious professional organization in the United States. 

    FULL STORY AT Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Informatics

  • A viral response to climate change

    Many observers have drawn comparisons between climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the response to the pandemic has been so swift that it actually generated a debate about the appropriate balance between shutting down infections and restarting the economy. This debate has exposed a simple truth: a healthy economy relies on a healthy population.

    FULL STORY AT Kleinman Center

  • Tariq Thachil named director of CASI

    Tariq Thachil has been named director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) and associate professor of political science, effective July 1, 2020.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Breastfeeding benefits during COVID-19

    During the COVID-19 crisis, breastfeeding and the provision of human milk to infants is recommended by national and international organizations because it is effective against infectious diseases.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Eleventh year in a row for Tree Campus USA honor

    Penn has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, in recognition for effectively managing the campus trees. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Sustainability

  • Penn Nursing offering new telehealth online course free to all healthcare providers

    The course offers online training in best practices for telehealth, including an overview of the field of telemedicine and telehealth, the history of the field, types of telehealth applications, and discusses practical considerations such as issues pertaining to licensure, reimbursement, and workflow. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Who is made vulnerable by social distancing?

    Penn Memory Center co-director Jason Karlawish joined a panel of national experts to discuss the benefits and harms of social distancing, its potential mental health effects, and what relaxation measures would eventually look like as a part of a webinar series form the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Memory Center