School of Nursing

Flattening the curve of coronavirus

In the current fast-moving, unprecedented situation, what we do today to stem the impact of COVID-19 can vastly affect what we will face tomorrow. Two epidemiologists discuss what we can do individually and as a society to slow the spread of the disease.

Michele W. Berger

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

How to sleep when you can’t stop thinking about coronavirus: Experts offer tips

Amy Sawyer of the School of Nursing and Phil Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine offered tips for dealing with anxiety-induced insomnia. “Sleep is one of the first things that goes [under stress],” said Gehrman. “I describe sleep as our barometer.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

Nursing is a hot degree. Philly area undergrads can earn over $70,000 out of college

Kathryn Bowles of the School of Nursing spoke about her path to the nursing profession. “A bachelor of science sets the foundation for a myriad of directions,” she said. “There are multiple opportunities in addition to hospital nursing. You can start a business, be an entrepreneur, you can do research or go into the pharmaceutical or insurance industry, or even health-care law.”


The New York Times

Please, stop shooting. We need the beds

Elinore Kaufman of Penn Medicine wrote an op-ed about the intersection of gun violence and the coronavirus pandemic in her work as a trauma surgeon. Therese Richmond of the School of Nursing contributed to the piece.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Lessons from 1918

Pat D’Antonio of the School of Nursing spoke about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how we can apply its lessons to the present.


ABC News

Nurses group turns to crowd-sourcing for unused protective gear

Marion Leary of the School of Nursing spoke about efforts to crowd-source safety masks and other personal protective gear. “Anyone that has a stock of these supplies that they could donate to their local hospitals and healthcare providers,” she said, would be doing a great service.