School of Nursing

Condom Design Contest Draws Attention to STDs

December 14, 2010

Christopher Coleman of the School of Nursing suggests that the a condom-design contest “may remove some of the stigma that remains associated with condoms.”

Video: Profiling the Kensington Strangler

December 8, 2010

Kathleen Brown of the School of Nursing discusses developing profiles for suspects based on evidence from assaults.

Article Source: WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

Scientists Trick Cells Into Switching Identities

November 29, 2010

John Gearhart of the School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on the “future of so-called stem-cell biology.”

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 22, 2010

Two From Penn Win Marshall Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA – Two University of Pennsylvania seniors, Kristin Hall and GJ Melendez-Torres, have won Marshall Scholarships.

An Older Scourge

November 22, 2010

Cynthia Connolly of the School of Nursing comments and is cited for her book, “Saving Sickly Children: The Tuberculosis Preventorium in American Life, 1909-1970.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Nurses’ Role in the Future of Health Care

November 18, 2010

Mary Naylor of the School of Nursing stresses the importance of nurses in the health-care system.

Article Source: New York Times

Real Health Reform Demands an Expanded Role for Nurses

October 14, 2010

Dean Afaf Meleis of the School of Nursing discusses the role of nursing in health-care reform.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Health Industry Power Brokers

September 13, 2010

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses nurse shortages.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | | 215-898-5074September 1, 2010

Penn Nursing's Julie Sochalski Named to Federal Bureau of Health Professions Post

The federal Health and Human Services Administration has announced that Penn professor Julie Sochalski, a well-known expert in the field on healthcare workforce issues and who has directed multiple federal research efforts, has been appointed the Director for the Division of Nursing in the Bureau of Health Professions.

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Nurses Who Are Doctors

August 8, 2010

Afaf Meleis of the School of Nursing comments on proposed training requirements for advanced-practice nurses.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer