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Studying microbes in health and disease

Studying microbes in health and disease

To probe the sometimes-harmonious, sometimes-detrimental relationship between microbes and their human and animal hosts, in 2013, the School of Veterinary Medicine launched the Center for Host-Microbial Interactions, which offers training as well as logistical and financial support to faculty and students planning to use cutting-edge genomics to address pressing microbiological questions.

Nursing prof’s project fights HIV and mental illness

Nursing prof’s project fights HIV and mental illness

Funded by a nearly $1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Project GOLD: We are Kings and Queens” is a two-day intervention program devised by Penn Nursing’s Bridgette M. Brawner that gives HIV/STI prevention and safe sex training to 14-to 17-year-old black youth who are seeking outpatient mental health treatment.

Annenberg Classroom

Annenberg Classroom

The Annenberg Public Policy Center is promoting the teaching of civics is through Annenberg Classroom, an initiative of the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics that is an online, interactive website chock-full of high-quality, comprehensive teaching and learning tools about the Constitution and the courts. Annenberg Classroom was created to provide an access point for teachers to high-quality learning materials.