PHILADELPHIA — Whether human or baboon, it helps to have friends. For both species, studies have shown that robust social networks lead to better health and longer lives. Now, a team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has helped show that baboon personality plays a role in these outcomes, and, like people, some baboons’ personalities are better suited to making and keeping friends than others.
The Botswana-UPenn Partnership can trace its roots back 11 years to a collaboration of medical professionals recruited to help stem the tide of AIDS infections in that southern African country. Over time, however, this health-care partnership expanded to include non-clinical summer internships for students from other University of Pennsylvania schools.
PHILADELPHIA – Former President George W. Bush will visit Gaborone, Botswana, Thursday, July 5, to launch a program that will expand women’s health initiatives in that country.
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Three sessions of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s 10th anniversary celebration are open to the public: a student-perspective forum, a research update and an anniversary symposium. All will be held on the University of Pennsylvania campus.
PHILADELPHIA -- Ten Botswana-UPenn Partnership faculty and staff based in that southern African nation will join their colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Monday, Oct. 10, to begin a weeklong reflective celebration of their 10 years of collaboration.
The anniversary observance will include a host of discussions reflecting on the Partnership’s efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS and developing other medical, research and academic programs to benefit the people of Botswana and students at Penn.
Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s mobile-phone health-care service is featured.
PHILADELPHIA — Eight undergraduate students from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing raised more than $20,000 in medical supplies for clinics in Botswana, where they will work this summer to provide care as part of a Penn Nursing course.
The students, along with two instructors, will depart from the School of Nursing at noon on Thursday, July 23, and travel to Botswana carrying eight 50-pound bags of medicine and medical supplies.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Botswana-UPenn Partnership has received a $2 million grant from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation to join with the Botswana Ministry of Health in building a facility for HIV/AIDS treatment in Botswana and to support the University of Pennsylvania's health-care initiative through clinical care, education and research.
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania is one of three schools nationwide selected to receive the Presidential Award for General Community Service from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The others are Otterbein College in Ohio and the University of Colorado at Boulder.