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  • ‘Above and beyond’ experience for Kleinman Fellow

    Khushboo Goel, an MBA student at Penn’s Wharton School is a summer fellow at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris working on deep decarbonization strategies in India and the United States, through the Kleinman Birol Fellowship from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy.

    FULL STORY AT Kleinman Center

  • Learning your Alzheimer’s risk: Implications for long-term care insurance

    In the Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, Penn Medicine's Jalayne Arias, Jason Karlawish, and colleagues analyze whether, under current state laws, insurers could use Alzheimer's predictive biomarkers to deny coverage, and Penn Law's Allison Hoffman examines the lack long-term care insurance.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Professors González-Bailón and Mutz to participate in research partnership with Facebook

    Annenberg faculty members Sandra González-Bailón and Diana Mutz will both serve on Social Science One advising committees. Social Science one is a research initiative that pairs researchers with data collected by companies like Facebook, while maintaining the right to use that data in publications.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Men's golf rolls up academic honors from GCAA

    The University of Pennsylvania was represented by three players who received Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar recognition, and the men's golf program was named for President's Special Recognition status in the GCAA's All-Academic Team announcement.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • The surprising uses of Botox

    The popular anti-aging treatment has surprising applications for medical ailments, from correcting crossed eyes to remedying intestinal distress. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Alzheimer’s disease risk impacted by the liver and diet

    According to new research presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, lower values of plasmalogens, a class of lipids created in the liver, were associated with a higher likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease. The research highlights a potential relationship between conditions such as obesity and diabetes and Alzheimer’s, as the liver has to work harder to break down fatty acids over time.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • US offshore wind industry arrives

    After a decade of false starts, the U.S. offshore wind industry is poised for real growth.

    FULL STORY AT Kleinman Center

  • Tennis teams named ITA All-Academic

    Both the men's and women's tennis teams from the University of Pennsylvania were named ITA All-Academic, and seven players from the men's squad, and three from the women's squad, earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Linh Thi Xuan Phan builds new defenses for cyber-physical infrastructure

    In order to protect technologies that exist both online and in the physical world, such as self-driving cars, the computer and information science assistant professor is applying a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to prevent intruders operating online.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • Chester County Hospital maximizes safety for infants

    Infant Safety Bundle, a multidisciplinary program started by the Mother Baby Unit at Chester County Hospital outlines infant safety procedures for new parents to avoid the risk of infant injury due to falls.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News