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  • COVID-19: How CHIBE is making a difference

    The Center for Health Economics and Behavioral Economics faculty and staff have been busy working on a variety of projects to help patients, clinicians, and health systems during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a chatbot for FAQs, a COVID-19 watch monitoring program, and a pregnancy watch.

    FULL STORY AT Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics

  • Aleksandra Vojvodic named director of Penn Institute of Computational Science

    The associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering has been named director of the Penn Institute of Computational Science, a cross-disciplinary institute for the advancement, integration, and support of Penn research via the tools and techniques of high-performance computing.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering

  • Penn Violence Protection welcomes two new staffers

    Rae Chaloult joined the PVP staff April 1 as associate director, and Reema Malhotra will start May 1 as associate director focused on serving and supporting graduate and professional students.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Violence Protection

  • Brendan O’Leary receives James S. Donnelly Sr. Prize

    Brendan O’Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science, has been awarded the James S. Donnelly Sr. Prize for the best book in History and Social Science from the American Conference on Irish Studies for his book, A Treatise on Northern Ireland.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • Danielle Bassett named AIMBE Fellow

    Bassett was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for significant contributions to the application of neural network theory for understanding both physio and patho-physiological brain function.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering

  • What contributes most to consumer financial distress?

    Wharton real estate professor Benjamin Keys examines reasons behind personal economic struggle, with a particular look at whether geography or individual characteristics play a role. 

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Wind developers pressured by pandemic concerns

    Wind developers are scrambling to revise their construction and operation plans for both new and existing projects amidst coronavirus pandemic concerns, and new projects have to break ground by year-end in order to qualify for the extended 2018 production tax credit level.

    FULL STORY AT Kleinman Center

  • Advance in understanding actin sheds light on cell function

    A tiny chemical modification at an atomic level on one of the most abundant and important proteins in cells furthers fundamental understanding of human life.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Pillars of Excellence honoree Jamie Apgar redefines the role of training coordinator

    Apgar is one of 110 exceptional staff members recognized this year through Penn’s Models of Excellence Program, and one of five to receive the Pillars of Excellence Award. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Human Resources

  • Penn Wharton Budget Model estimates impact of the CARES Act

    The $2.3 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides immediate relief to households and businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Penn Wharton Budget Model has analyzed the short-term economic effects of the pandemic and the CARES Act.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton