School of Nursing

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
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820July 22, 2011

Penn Study Examines Safe Access to Clean Water in Low-Income Countries

PHILADELPHIA — Susan B. Sorenson, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, has teamed up with Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, along with the Penn School of Nursing, to study water fetching and the need for access to clean water in developing nations.

Eight-Question Survey Can Help Predict Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

July 18, 2011

Therese Richmond of the School of Nursing is cited for her research on predicting post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in injury patients.

Article Source: ScienceDaily
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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | | 215-898-5074July 11, 2011

Two Penn Nursing Professors to Receive International Awards

PHILADELPHIA – Eileen Sullivan-Marx will receive the Marie Hippensteel Lingeman Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice and Martha Curley will receive the Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Award for Excellence in Research.  Both are faculty members in the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | | 215-746-1798June 16, 2011

Penn Study Will Investigate HIV-Testing Awareness Using Videos on Los Angeles Buses

PHILADELPHIA -- A University of Pennsylvania study will determine if public transit can convey more than people going from point A to point B. Video displays on public buses in Los Angeles will be used to help determine the efficacy of an innovative soap opera-like video program designed to increase HIV testing among low-income African Americans 14 to 24 years of age.