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  • PPR Director Cary Coglianese chairs new NASEM committee evaluating the statutory authorities of the U.S. Coast Guard

    Cary Coglianese, the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, has been named the chair of an ad hoc National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee formed to identify emerging issues that are likely to demand U.S. Coast Guard services over the next decade and consider whether the Service’s existing statutory authorities are sufficient to meet this demand, and, if not, where the Service’s authority could be bolstered.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Program on Regulation

  • Emily Largent wins Baruch A. Brody Award and Lecture

    The Emanuel and Robert Hart Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Perelman School of Medicine, who has won the award for for her ability to blend conceptual and legal analysis with rigorous empirical methods to address pressing ethical challenges, including those related to aging, cognitive disability, and research involving human participants.

    FULL STORY AT Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics

  • Two Penn Nursing professors awarded Hillman Foundation Grants for research addressing the health of marginalized populations

    The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation (announced $1.5 million in grants to support bold new programs addressing the health of marginalized populations. Two of the grant recipients are from Penn Nursing’s Department of Family and Community Health: J. Margo Brooks Carthon, the Tyson Family Endowed Term Chair for Gerontological Research and Associate Professor of Nursing; and Sara Jacoby, the Calvin Bland Fellow and Assistant Professor of Nursing.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Gift of Life Donor Care Center opens at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

    As the first intensive care unit in the Northeast U.S. exclusively dedicated for deceased organ donors, the Center has access to advanced medicine, tools, and technology that will maximize the impact of each donor’s life-saving gifts.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Libraries: Gift of Kenneth and Joyce Robbins collection of South Asia history

    Kenneth and Joyce Robbins have amassed a collection of more than 100,000 items relating to the history of South Asia, Africans in the greater Indian Ocean world, and the Jewish diaspora in India and beyond. This year, they designated the Penn Libraries as the recipient of the Kenneth and Joyce Robbins Collection of South Asia History in their estate planning.

    FULL STORY AT Almanac

  • COVID-19 misinformation: The flip side of ‘knowledge is power’

    Misinformation causing public health challenges is not a new phenomenon. A study by Anish Agarwal, assistant professor of emergency medicine and the deputy director of the Center for Digital Health in the Perelman School of Medicine, and Sharath Chandra Guntuku, assistant professor in computer and information science in Penn Engineering will use machine learning to analyze social media posts will uncover actionable commonalities across different racial groups and across urban vs. rural environments.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Improving police response to protests

    The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice has released recommendations based on a Sentinel Event Review of the Seattle PD’s response to protests in 2020.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Carey Law

  • Exploring equity barriers before a firearm safety trial

    When evaluating efforts to implement evidence-based interventions, ensuring that implementation is equitable across populations is important, but little guidance has been offered with regard to how to do so within the context of implementation trials. Before launching a hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial focused on firearm safety promotion in pediatric primary care, an interdisciplinary research team including investigators from Penn developed a five-step engagement process to prospectively ground the trial in an equity lens.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Study shows impact of report cards on opioid prescribing

    In a recent study, research professor Aileen Rothbard of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice mailed opioid prescribing report cards to Medicaid providers in Philadelphia, and found that there was a larger reduction in opioid prescribing among Philadelphia Medicaid providers than those in surrounding counties after report cards were mailed.

    FULL STORY AT School of Social Policy & Practice

  • How the Learning Enrichment Team is bringing wellness to the Libraries through ‘exploration and serendipity’

    Cultivating spaces and creating programming that address the needs of the whole student is the aim of the Penn Libraries Learning Enrichment team at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries