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  • Wharton’s inaugural New Venture Competition

    The New Venture Competition, a pitch competition for early-stage Black-founded businesses, launched in Fall 2020. Out of over 160 ventures, three Wharton-founded startups—Welltrip, Steamster, and Hairtelligence—were among the top 20 semifinalists.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Stories

  • COVID Coverage Litigation Tracker gives insight into the pandemic’s effects on insurance contracts

    Created by law professor Tom Baker, the COVID Coverage Litigation Tracker will enable scholars and researchers to study in real time how courts respond to the challenges posed by a new wave of mass litigation. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Department of Family Medicine Wins inaugural Champion in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity award

    The department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s Anti-Racism Task Force was named winner for its work confronting racial inequities head on within five key areas of focus: employee engagement, education, patient care, service, and research. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • West Philadelphia clinic aims to vaccinate 1,500 residents against COVID-19

    The third clinic led by Mercy Philadelphia, Penn Medicine, and local faith community leaders will be held on Saturday, March 6, and will bring the total community vaccinations to 2,800.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Featured Books: Women’s History Month

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, Penn librarians put together a selection of books, films, and audio recordings available through the Penn Libraries.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Ensuring frontier philanthropy makes a lasting impact

    Penn GSE Professor of Practice Sharon Ravitch, postdoctoral fellow Reima Shakeir, and Gul Rukh Rahman of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, released case studies of eight successful family philanthropies operating in the Global South.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Three million COVID-19 vaccinations per day would add 2 million jobs

    The Penn Wharton Budget Model projects that in addition to adding 2 million jobs, the additional daily vaccines would increase real GDP by 1%. Doubling the pace of vaccination would prevent a total 2 million COVID-19 cases in 2021.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • PennIDEAS: Innovation and discovery in engineering, arts & sciences

    In February 2021, faculty experts examined the promise and perils of big data and technological innovations that may lead to sustainable energy.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Financial incentives for hospitals boost rapid changes to opioid use disorder treatment

    New research from Penn Medicine finds that offering financial incentives to hospitals has the potential to drive swift systemic and practical changes to intervene in the opioid epidemic.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Cultivating a supportive space for breast cancer patients

    The impact of pandemic isolation can be especially profound for cancer patients who previously found a sense of community in support groups. This past fall, the Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital partnered with the nonprofit Sisters R Us Circle of Survivors to foster these crucial personal connections through a virtual breast cancer symposium.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News