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  • Historian Mia Bay wins Bancroft Prize

    Mia Bay, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History, won this year’s Bancroft Prize for her book, “Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance.” The prize is considered one of the most prestigious honors in the field of American history.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Nancy A. Hodgson selected for induction to the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

    The Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing and Chair of the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences will be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) for her contributions to the nursing profession during the organization’s 33rd International Nursing Research Congress in July.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Penn Medicine discovery could lead to fewer side effects from a diabetes treatment

    A new study details the differences between the two forms of the protein PPARgamma, a target of “glitazone” diabetes drugs, could cut out weight gain side effects.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • A framework for determining when government should use artificial intelligence

    In a recent article, Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and professor of political science, and Penn Law graduate Alicia Lai explore governmental reliance on digital algorithms, concluding that public officials should proceed with care on a case-by-case basis when deciding whether to employ digital algorithms, such as machine learning.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Difference Makers: An advocate for every patient

    Pam Sellers, a nurse in endocrine and oncologic surgery, stands out as a devoted patient advocate, with patients reaching out with gratitude for her tenacious care.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Medicine CAREs supports 33 community programs, helping to bridge the digital divide and creating safe spaces

    Two initiatives recently supported by Penn Medicine CAREs grants aim to support the community through increasing access to digital technology and health programs, and an additional 31 projects from employees across Penn Medicine who volunteer to support their communities were awarded CAREs grants this past quarter. Penn Medicine CAREs grants have supported more than 800 service initiatives in the region since 2012.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Dolores Albarracín named American Academy of Political and Social Science Fellow

    As the 2022 Harold Lasswell Fellow, Albarracín, the Alexandra Heyman Nash Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the Annenberg School,  joins a cohort of distinguished scholars whose research elevates prominent policy discussions.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • The labor market is looking up—for how long?

    Wharton management professor Matthew Bidwell and other experts agree that while employment numbers aren’t back to pre-pandemic levels, they bode well for the economy, with a current labor market that is favorable for people with a broad range of skills, not just those with advanced degrees or technical backgrounds.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • How much do low-cost, behaviorally informed letters increase health insurance enrollment?

    A new paper in JAMA Health Forum co-led by Penn LDI Fellow Daniel J. Hopkins details how low-cost letters can increase health insurance enrollment, especially among underserved populations. The letters made information related to health insurance enrollment simple, easy to access, and more personalized, while also providing actionable steps potential enrollees could take.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Resources for Women’s History Month on Annenberg Classroom

    For Women’s History Month, Annenberg Classroom, a project of the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics at the Annenberg Public Policy Center, offers four films this March in partnership with The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center