School of Nursing

Penn has two 2020 Marshall Scholars

Erin Hartman, a 2018 graduate of the School of Nursing, and senior psychology major Christina Steele have been named Marshall Scholars. Established by the British government, the Marshall Scholarship funds up to three years of study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.

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In the News

The New York Times

These patients are hard to treat

Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing spoke about her work leading an effort to reduce hospitalizations among Medicare patients using “hot spotting,” a model that allocates extra resources to “super-utilizers,” people who need more health care services than the average individual.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Cancer patients’ desire to avoid opioids puts them at risk of harm including overdose, Penn study finds

Salimah H. Meghani of the School of Nursing led a study that found that opioid mismanagement, such as going on and off the drugs or stockpiling pills, may expose patients to harm.



Meet the Womanikin, the breasted vest working to close the CPR gender gap

Marion Leary of the School of Nursing weighed in on why people may hesitate to perform CPR on women. “We’ve been training people relatively the same way since CPR was first quote-unquote ‘discovered,’” she said. “We need to start thinking about how we can use the technology and innovation of today to really train people differently so that they feel comfortable performing CPR when the time arises.”


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Why mandated nurse-to-patient ratios have become one of the most controversial ideas in health care

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing said that mandated nurse-to-patient ratios result in fewer complications, infections, and injuries, as well as lower mortality rates.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Where did all the men go? In Philly, women outnumber them by 90,000 — the widest ‘gender gap’ among major U.S. cities.

Janet Chrzan and Adriana Perez of the School of Nursing hypothesized about the reasons women are outliving men in Philadelphia. “Women are tougher,” said Chrzan. “They have better immune systems, and they tend to survive better than men in every society.”