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  • Penn Dental Medicine launches new AEGD program

    The Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program is now accepting applications for its inaugural class, which will enter in July. The one-year AEGD program is designed to provide dental school graduates with advanced dental education training in comprehensive dental care with a focus on medically complex, vulnerable, and underserved populations.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Konrad Kording appointed co-director the CIFAR Learning in Machines & Brains Program

    The Nathan Francis Mossell University Professor in Bioengineering, Neuroscience, and Computer and Information Sciences will start his appointment on April 1, 2022. CIFAR is a global research organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Shaquilla Harrigan, Ph.D. candidate in sociology, awarded Women of Color at Penn Graduate Student award

    The Women of Color Awards are given in recognition of the individuals who have conscientiously endeavored to increase respect for women of color at Penn and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and the Delaware Valley community. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • When inpatients go home, the Penn Medicine Connects post-discharge program ensures they’re not alone

    Penn Medicine Connects employs a double-pronged effort to follow up on patients who go home after discharge from all six Penn Medicine hospitals. Within 24 hours after discharge, every patient receives an automated call. The idea for Penn Medicine Connects is to bring post-discharge calls—previously handled independently by departments and service lines—under one umbrella, for quality control, cost savings, and optimized results. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Pennsylvania Hospital debuts the Evolv security system

    The new state-of-the-art Evolv Technology security system is the most recent initiative launched by the Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) Workplace Safety Task Force, which develops safety strategies for PAH and also collaborates with other Penn Medicine security groups in monthly meetings to promote workplace safety across the Health System.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Featured Books and DVDs: Women’s History Month

    This year, the theme “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” offers a salute to today’s frontline workers and caregivers and recognizes a storied history of women around the world practicing as healers, and Penn Libraries offers reading, watching, and listening selections.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Lessons from a global hospital budget system

    The Maryland All-Payer Model (MDAPM), developed in a partnership between the state and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, introduced global hospital budgets statewide. Instead of billing specified amounts for each item and service, hospitals were given high-level annual targets for expenditures and revenue, and flexibility in allocating resources. MDAPM is estimated to have saved $916 million over projected spending through 2017.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Penn Medicine awarded $12.3M NIH grant to study ultra-fast, high-dose FLASH radiation therapy for cancer

    Researchers will test an emerging form of radiotherapy treatment with shorter duration, under a second, compared to several minutes with conventional radiation and frequency.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Chaz Antoine Barracks named Black and Bold Awards honoree

    Barracks is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Media at Risk and lecturer in the Annenberg School’s undergraduate program. The Black & Bold Awards, presented by the Virginia-based nonprofit Diversity Richmond, celebrate leadership in the Black LGBTQ+ community.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • What’s going to happen to all those empty office buildings?

    Wharton real estate professor Joseph Gyourko says it’s too early to predict exactly how the demand for office space will decline because commercial leases generally last five to seven years. But it’s clear that when those leases finally expire, the market will not be the same.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton