School of Nursing

Dancing Helps Prevents Obesity, Diabetes

October 16, 2011

Terri Lipman of the School of Nursing promotes dancing as a way for children to have fun and live an active lifestyle.

Article Source: Times of India

Low Birthweight ‘Linked to Autism’, Says US Study

October 17, 2011

Jennifer Pinto-Martin of the School of Nursing says, “Cognitive problems … may mask underlying autism.”

Article Source: BBC News
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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | | 215-898-5074October 17, 2011

Penn Researchers Find Link Between Children’s Low Birth Weight and Autism

PHILADELPHIA – Autism researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing have found a link between low birth weight and children diagnosed with autism, reporting premature infants are five times more likely to have autism than children born at normal weight.

The study was published in the journal Pediatrics.

Video: Cancer Survivor Business Helps Charities

September 30, 2011

Cancer survivor and student Yali Derman of the School of Nursing discusses her charitable line of handbags.

When the Nurse Wants to Be Called ‘Doctor’

October 2, 2011

Dean Afaf Meleis of the School of Nursing is quoted about advanced degrees for nurses.

Article Source: New York Times

Penn Professor Pushes a New Approach to Elder Care

September 26, 2011

Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing is featured for her ideas about elder care.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Nurse Panel Reviews Opioid Analgesic Guidelines

September 22, 2011

Rosemary Polomano of the School of Nursing is highlighted for her work with opioid analgesics and their role in pain management.

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For HIV Counselor, Prevention Begins With Self-Esteem

September 19, 2011

Anne Teitelman of the School of Nursing comments on her study of HIV prevention.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422September 15, 2011

New Book Examines Links Between Urban Environments and Women’s Health

PHILADELPHIA – Women’s Health and the World’s Cities (Penn Press 2011), an exploration of the relationships between urban environments and women’s health worldwide, was released this month by the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and Penn Institute for Urban Research.

Keeping Patients From Returning to Hospital

July 26, 2011

Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing is cited for studying interventions that were successful at reducing hospital readmissions.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer