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  • Mitesh Patel delivers his Alice Hersh Award acceptance speech

    The 2018 winner of the AcademyHealth Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award is a senior fellow at Penn's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics who focuses on behavioral economics, and the intersection of humans and digital technologies.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Litty Paxton to become Annenberg’s associate dean for undergraduate studies

    Paxton, who has been director of Penn Women’s Center since 2008, will become Annenberg’s new associate dean for undergraduate studies starting on August 13.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Ten named Academic All-Ivy for 2018 spring season

    The Ivy League has announced its Academic All-Ivy selections for the 2017-18 spring season. Each season, 10 student-athletes from each Ancient Eight school—five men, five women—are selected Academic All-Ivy.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Pro-Tobacco Videos on YouTube Sway Young Adults on E-Cigarettes and Hookahs

    Misleading pro-tobacco videos on YouTube that promote e-cigarettes and hookahs can make young adults feel more positively about these products, according to new research.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center

  • Eight members of heavyweight and lightweight crew earn IRA All-Academic honors

    To be eligible for the award, the student-athletes have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.35 or higher, completed one full academic year, be an institutional letter winner, and competed at the 2018 IRA National Championship Regatta. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists celebrates 50 years

    For five decades, the seminars have provided journalists with a better understanding of key business issues. 

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Law professors react to SCOTUS ruling on travel ban

     Penn Law professors weigh in on the recent SCOTUS ruling, even arguing that while the ruling is “disappointing,” it is a legitimate practice of the Supreme Court to defer to the branches of the federal government. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Legal historian draws parallels to the first right-to-work litigator in reaction to SCOTUS ruling on union dues

    According to the Penn Law professor of law and history, the Janus v. AFCSME decision is an example of just how mutable constitutional law really is. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Family separation crisis on US border: How donors can help

    A list of ways your donations can help the nearly 2,000 minors separated from their parents at the border.     

    FULL STORY AT Center for High Impact Philanthropy

  • Streamlining and accelerating good ideas into the clinic

    The Penn Center for Precision Medicine is working to expand precision medicine practices to a number of fields, including addiction, cardiology, oncology, infectious diseases, psychiatry, and rare diseases. Precision medicine is designed to tailor individual patient care based not just on diagnosis, but genetics and medical history. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News