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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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Check Up: Understaffing of NICUs

March 25, 2013

Eileen Lake of the School of Nursing is highlighted for her study on nurse staffing and low-birthweight babies.

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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | | 215-880-2372March 6, 2013

Groundbreaking Penn Conference Tackles the Complex of Urbanization and Food

Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World, the first international conference examining the critical link between urbanization and food security, will be held at the University of Pennsylvania from Wednesday, March 13, through Friday, March 15, 2013.

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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | | 215-880-2372 March 6, 2013

Penn IUR Honors Leaders in Urban Food Systems at the Ninth Annual Urban Leadership Forum

The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) hosts the 9th Annual Urban Leadership Forum on Wednesday March 13th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to celebrate exemplary leaders in the effort to build resilient, food-secure, and livable cities.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | | 215-898-1422February 24, 2013

Online Courses Enable Penn Alumni to Continue Learning

As students at the University of Pennsylvania, they exercised their love of learning, and now, as Penn alumni, thanks to online courses, they can add to their knowledge base or explore subject matter they either couldn’t or didn’t when on campus.