School of Nursing

Transforming Nursing Home Care

April 1, 2015

Mary Ersek of the School of Nursing penned an op-ed about making changes to nursing home care.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-898-8658March 25, 2015

President Gutmann Announces 2015 President’s Engagement Prize Winners at Penn

President Amy Gutmann today announced the selection of five undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania as the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize recipients. Awarded annually to Penn students to design and undertake fully-funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate, the President’s Engagement Prizes underscore the high priority that Penn places on educating students to put their knowledge to work for the betterment of humankind. 

Audio: What’s Behind Parents’ Perspectives on Vaccination?

February 5, 2015

Alison Buttenheim of the School of Nursing is interviewed about parent perspectives on vaccines.

Set Aside ‘Little Orphan Annie.’ How Do We Really Deal With Unwanted Kids?

February 3, 2015

Cindy Connolly of the School of Nursing writes about how orphan children are treated.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604January 28, 2015

Penn-led Study: Children With Respiratory Failure Can Be Awake Yet Comfortable in ICU

Standard practice in hospitals is to fully sedate children on ventilators for their comfort and safety, but a new study shows that lighter, more finely-tuned sedation can be just as effective.

For small children, being hospitalized is an especially frightening experience above and beyond the challenges of whatever they are being treated for. They are often connected to a variety of unpleasant tubes and monitors, which they may instinctively try to remove.    

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Jessica Bautista | | 215-573-8408January 23, 2015

Field Center at Penn Addresses America’s ‘Throwaway Children’ Through History

The Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research will host “The U.S. Response to Throwaway Children: From Orphan Trains to the Current Migrant Crisis,” which will include Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train, the 2015 One Book, One Philadelphia reading selection, Monday, Feb. 9.

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host a community symposium in conjunction with One Book, One Philadelphia, Monday, Feb. 9, at 8:30 a.m.

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Media Contact:Leo Charney | | January 13, 2015

Eight Professors Appointed Penn Fellows

Eight faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Penn Fellows. The announcement was made today by Penn Provost Vincent Price and Anita Allen, vice provost for faculty.

A New Year’s Resolution That Benefits Everyone: Upgrading How We Evaluate and Shape Our Food Environment

January 7, 2015

Karen Glanz of the School of Nursing and the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for working with fellow researchers t

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194January 7, 2015

Penn Grad Students Share Expertise Across Disciplines to Address Social Problems

Five Penn graduate students are beginning their journeys as ELISS fellows this spring. Four other Penn students are wrapping up their experiences in the program’s inaugural year and reflecting on the lessons they’ve gleaned about working across disciplines for the public good.

“In today’s world, the stereotype of the nerdy scientist, by himself, looking at a microscope, is no longer accurate and no longer useful,” says Gabriel Innes, a third-year student in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Media Contact:Sarah Green | | 215-746-4157December 23, 2014

Inaugural Cohort Announced for the Community Scholars-in-Residence Program

The Community Engagement and Research (CEAR) Core of the UPenn CTSA is pleased to announce the first awards for the Community Scholars-in-Residence Program.