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  • Celebrating loyalty and dedication

    This year, the University of Pennsylvania Hospital System’s 25-Year Club welcomed 68 new members, bringing the total membership to almost 750 employees.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Why China's economic troubles run deep

    Wharton’s Marshall Meyer discusses his concerns about the Chinese economy. “The underlying issues are profound,” he says, describing the country’s high debt, trade friction, and resulting psychological effects on the public.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Inside fear and its disorders

    How do we explain the body's reaction to fearful situations? When faced with a perceived threat or a scary situation, the fight or flight response kicks in, and the brain’s hippocampus and prefrontal cortex regions help us decide our next move: Is this something that I should be genuinely fearful of or not? The “emotional” part of our brain communicates with the higher-level “thinking” part of our brain to make the final call.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Gordon receives Arrington-Prucha Prize from Western History Association for article on Mountain Meadows massacre

    Sarah Barringer Gordon, the Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law, details the history of the Mountain Meadows massacre of 1857, when a group of Mormon settlers in southeastern Utah ambushed and killed a wagon train of Methodist migrants. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Article of the year for Brawner

    Bridgette Brawner, associate professor in Penn Nursing’s Department of Family and Community Health, has won the 2018 Richard L. Sowell Article of the Year Award from the  Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Making gene therapy delivery safer and more efficient

    A study published in Molecular Therapy finds that inconsistency in the molecular makeup of vectors is a key concern in scaling up gene therapy production for patients.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Innovation in dental education with new online certification program

    Penn Dental Medicine and the Academy for Advancing Leadership have partnered to develop an online, asynchronous certificate program for part-time and transitioning faculty members in dental and allied dental education.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • PennDesign establishes Wilks Family McHarg Center directorship

    The $1.25 million gift from the Harry T. Wilks Foundation will lead research and programming at The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology, where environmental and social scientists join with with planners, designers, policy makers, and communities to develop practical, innovative ways of improving the quality of life in the places most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. 

    FULL STORY AT PennDesign

  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs lauds Penn Medicine’s community health worker model

    A team from Penn Medicine that runs a program to improve health outcomes for veterans received a “Gold Status” Diffusion of Excellence award from the Veterans Health Administration.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • What’s the impact of more diverse corporate boards?

    Wharton's Katherine Klein discusses California's new board gender diversity law mandating female directors on company boards.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton