Gearing up for research on aging

GEAR UP, an initiative offered by the Population Aging Research Center and the Leonard Davis Institute, gives students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds hands-on experience and mentoring to address a global challenge.

Susan Ahlborn

Helping Black families to grow and thrive

To reverse the nationwide trend of serious harm and death before, during, and after childbirth for Black and other parents from marginalized groups, Penn Medicine is taking bold action to improve maternal health and eliminate racial disparities.

Christina Hernandez Sherwood for Penn Medicine Magazine

Election night takeaways

Political scientist Marc Meredith and PORES director Stephanie Perry, who both worked on NBC’s Decision Desk on Election Night with more than a dozen Penn undergrads, share their thoughts on what Tuesday’s results could mean for 2024.

Kristen de Groot

In the News


Sweden is the No. 1 country for affordability, safety and overall quality of life

The Wharton School surveyed more than 17,000 people worldwide to rank the best countries in the world based on quality of life.


Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Inside the quest to keep homeless people safe in Fort Worth’s deadly summer heat 

The Perelman School of Medicine’s Sameed Khatana is quoted on statistics that show a large number of deaths that do occur during heatwaves or extreme heat are among people who are experiencing homelessness.


Seattle Times

Where are King County’s homeless residents from?

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice explains that most of the migration that occurs for people who are homeless happens on a regional scale.


The Conversation

How records of life’s milestones help solve cold cases, pinpoint health risks and allocate public resources

An article by Paula Fomby of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses how a more centralized approach to record keeping in the U.S. could facilitate rapid turnaround of statistics and ensure that public agencies have more complete information about their populations.


Seattle Times

How many homeless people are in King County? Depends who you ask

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice is quoted on alternative approaches to homelessness.


CBS News

Black women have the highest eviction rates in the U.S. 

Akira Drake Rodriguez of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design says Black women are evicted more than any other group in the U.S., and housing insecurity is becoming a growing crisis.