PHILADELPHIA –- The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released a special report highlighting how donors can improve the single biggest in-school factor affecting students: teaching quality.
PHILADELPHIA -- New research from the University of Pennsylvania is beginning to crack the code of which strain of flu will be prevalent in a given year, with major implications for global public health preparedness.
John Lambris, PhD, the Dr. Ralph and Sallie Weaver Professor of Research Medicine in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Eye Institute to test a new class of drugs called complement inhibitors in a primate model of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Erika Holzbaur and Yale Goldman of the School of Medicine and Haim Bau of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comment on research methods for following the movement of cell parts.
PHILADELPHIA — Susan B. Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania will present research about gun policy and domestic violence to state legislators in the “Pennsylvania State Briefing: Domestic Violence,” sponsored by Women in Government on Feb. 15, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
The event will be hosted by Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione and representatives Chelsea Wagner, Kate Harper, Lynda Schlegel-Culver, Margo Davidson and Rosemary Brown.
Larry Gladney of the School of Arts and Sciences and James Cornish of the School of Medicine are featured for their research.
PHILADELPHIA – A report from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania details the ways reclamation and redevelopment of vacant property have improved residents’ quality of life in eastern North Philadelphia. The report, “Neighborhood Stabilization and Safety in East North Philadelphia,” highlights how comprehensive strategic investment by local community developers and public agencies correlates with improvements in safety, rising incomes and an attraction of new working households.
Penn’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program is cited.
PHILADELPHIA -- New research from the University of Pennsylvania is challenging some longtime assumptions about why human beings seek and keep their friends, and it reveals a somewhat darker side to the very nature of friendship itself.