Scott Halpern of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Incentives are not a panacea…We have yet to come up with a panacea for smoking cessation. It’s a very difficult nut to crack.”
Penn in the News
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on historically black colleges and universities becoming more diverse.
Undergraduate student Theodore Caputi of the Wharton School reflects on his volunteer experience through the Penn Leadership Training Institute and an Academically Based Community Service Course, “Community-Based Environmental Health.”
David Brainard of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for writing about the color constancy hypothesis.
Undergraduate student David Ongchoco of the School of Arts & Sciences blogs about his first year of college.
Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for her research on “grittiness” and children’s success.
Nancy Hirschmann of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “Gender is much more of a social category than a biological and sexual category with young people these days.”
Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School says,"At its best, crowdfunding allows communities to work together to help them fill a need that the community has.”
Penn Masala is highlighted for appearing in upcoming movie, Pitch Perfect 2.
Doctoral candidate Steven Jasinski of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about studying a new dinosaur whose keen nose made it a formidable predator.
Michael Grandner of the Perelman School of Medicine suggest the ideal naptime is 20-30 minutes.
Doctoral candidate Steven Jasinski of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted for helping identify a new species of dinosaur.
Doctoral candidate Steven Jasinski of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on identifying a new dinosaur species with a keen sense of smell.
Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how difficulty making financial decisions might indicate cognitive aging or a neurodegenerative disease.
Adam Grant of the Wharton School is cited for his book Give and Take and the “power of the ‘5 minute favor.’”
Judith Long of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for studying the effect of peer mentorship of veterans who are on blood sugar control.
Undergraduate students, including Peter Zachares of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, are featured for creating DORA, a robot that mimics movements and sends visual information through a virtual reality headset.
Janet Monge of the Museum comments on a person recovered from Duffy’s Cut by a physical anthropologist.
Penn is mentioned for partnering with Novartis to build a research center to work on genetically altering a patient’s immune cells to battle cancer.
Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about the impact of wearable fitness trackers on exercise behavior.