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  • Novel sleep education learning modules developed for nurse practitioners

    Sleep health is increasingly recognized as important to overall health, and sleep disturbances and disorders are clinical problems that require diagnosis and management. But when patients present with symptoms and concerns about their sleep disturbances, they often do so to healthcare providers who are not sleep specialists.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Diversity in the Stacks: Highlights from the Penn Sexuality Collection

    This year, the Penn Libraries launched the Penn Sexuality Collection, a new effort that builds upon our already existing collections in more traditional aspects of sexuality studies. The Penn Libraries is already home to the Banned Books Collections, which is made up of pulp fiction of a sexual nature that was popular for about 40 years after World War II.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Insights from the 2022 Undergraduate Seminar Fellows

    This year’s insights from Undergraduate Climate and Energy Policy Seminar fellows tackled topics from energy security and the crisis in Ukraine to the grid issues in Puerto Rico.

    FULL STORY AT Kleinman Center

  • Red flags and red tape hinder access to treatment for opioid use disorder

    In a recent study, Shoshana Aronowitz and colleagues conducted interviews with prescribers, pharmacists, and patients to determine how telehealth was being used to prescribe buprenorphine. They found that patients and prescribers welcomed the use of telehealth, but pharmacists often “red flagged” these prescriptions resulting in pharmacy-level “red tape” that delayed or prevented the prescriptions from being filled.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Joseph Francisco wins Royal Society of Chemistry prize

    The President’s Distinguished Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Professor of Chemistry, has won the 2022 Centenary Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry for pioneering and creative applications of computational chemistry to the field of atmospheric chemistry, and for excellence in communication.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Kathleen Shields Anderson: Vice president of Public Safety

    Shields Anderson joined Penn in 2012 as executive director of operations and chief of staff, and has been appointed vice president of Public Safety effective June 1.

    FULL STORY AT Almanac

  • Over 10 years of CAREs—Penn Medicine continues to support staff giving back in the community

    Penn Medicine CAREs grant program is supporting 36 community programs this quarter, including efforts to support diversity in medicine.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn set to receive $2.4M in funding to research turning buildings into carbon storage structures

    Penn and collaborators will design carbon-negative, medium-sized building structures by developing a high-performance structural system for carbon absorption and storage over buildings’ lifespan.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Weitzman launches Leadership in Design program

    The new program, Executive Program in Design Leadership, is a six-month certificate for designers looking to advance their leadership skills in an online program, taught by leading design educators, practitioners, and experts in leadership development, with courses focused on relationship-building, inclusivity, and transformational leadership.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Race and Regulation Podcast: Racial Equity and Data Privacy

    In Episode 5, Anita Allen, expert on the philosophical dimensions of privacy and data protection law, reveals how race-neutral privacy laws in the U.S. have failed to address the unequal burdens faced online by Black Americans, whose personal data are used in racially discriminatory ways.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Program on Regulation