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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820October 1, 2013

Penn’s Field Center Hosts Annual Field of Dreams Luncheon

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host its third annual Field of Dreams Luncheon, Friday, Nov. 1, at the College of Physicians, 19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia.

Ethics of Care: Guiding the Treatment of Dementia in the 21st Century

August 14, 2013

Mary Ersek of the School of Nursing shares her comments on dealing with patients suffering from dementia.

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Media Contact:Madeleine Kruhly | | 215-898-1435August 6, 2013

Penn Student Participates in Undergraduate Research on Child Injury

Steven Scarfone is spending 10 weeks this summer investigating the mechanisms of pediatric traumatic injury as a participant in the University of Pennsylvania’s Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.

Spreading Fun and Fitness Through Dance

July 21, 2013

The School of Nursing’s “Dance for Health: Increasing Fitness and Fun in the Community” study is highlighted.

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Media Contact:Madeleine Kruhly | | 215-898-1435July 2, 2013

Penn Student Analyzes the Effects of Lead Exposure in Chinese Children

The exposure of its citizens to dangerous toxins continues to be a concern in China, a newly industrialized nation with a large population and little environmental regulation, but for University of Pennsylvania senior Richard Liu one health risk has been particularly deserving of attention: lead exposure in young children. 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820June 11, 2013

Penn to Host Conference on Child Welfare

The University of Pennsylvania will be the site of a three-day conference, “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” that will explore child welfare in the age of reform. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460June 4, 2013

Free Penn Online Course Offers Lessons on Growing Old

A new online course taught by a University of Pennsylvania nursing professor and a nursing educator focuses on aging well, life in an aging society, and seeks to answer that age-old question: how old is old?  

New Partnership Between Penn Nursing and Agnes Irwin

May 22, 2013

Loretta Jemmott of the School of Nursing is cited for helping foster a conversation about developing a partnership between Penn Nursing and Agnes Irwin’s Center for the Advancement of Girls.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151April 18, 2013

A Penn Nursing Student Finds Her Niche for Helping


Marissa DeCesaris hopes to make an impact on improving care for the mentally ill. 

Harley Pasternak Blogs: 5 Reasons You Need to Eat Breakfast – Plus 7 Delicious Recipe Ideas

April 10, 2013

A study from the School of Nursing about the effect of breakfast on children’s brainpower is spotlighted.

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