Sarah Paoletti of the Law School is mentioned for leading a hearing focused on the detention of immigrant children and families.
Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the symptoms of patients who have reached advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dorothy Roberts of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about racial disparities in medical treatment.
Raina Merchant and student Benjamin Ranard of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about researching Yelp reviews of hospitals.
Stephen Morse of the Law School shares his thoughts on “guilt but mentally ill” verdicts.
Theodore Schurr of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about mitochondrial DNA findings in a study that supports accounts that European arrival in the Americas destroyed indigenous populations.
More than a few people probably chuckled a little, back in January, when the University of Maryland at College Park came under fire for a press release about research that linked drinking a brand of chocolate milk to recovery from concussions. Many said at the time that the press release seemed like unpaid advertising, given that the findings were never subject to peer review. But since then, a barrage of questions about research ethics and conflicts of interest has led the university to take down the press release, halt (for good) the research it described and form a committee to investigate the entire affair. The final report from that investigation, released Friday, found the university to be lacking important policies and procedural guidelines for publicity and product endorsement and that multiple people involved in the chocolate milk research did not understand what constitutes a conflict of interest.
Graduate student Samantha Waxman of the School of Social Policy & Practice writes about the impact of the Pennsylvania budget crisis on children. Debra Schilling Wolfe of the School of Social Policy & Practice is quoted.
Kevin Platt of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about Russian poetry and politics.
Matthias Hollwich of the School of Design is featured about architecture that serves older adults for places like retirement communities.
Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School comments on difficulties in matching workers with jobs.
David Casarett of the Perelman School of Medicine pens an opinion piece about the recent attention on opioid addiction.
Yash Mulgaonkar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is mentioned as one of the inventors of the Picobug, a 30-gram robot.
Neil O. Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on infectious disease brought by insects.
Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine shares how he will study the effects of space on astronauts.
Matthew Levendusky of the School of Arts and Sciences, and Kathleen Jamieson and Joseph Cappella of Annenberg School for Communication are quoted on the public's trust in the media.
Kate Quinn of the Penn Museum is quoted about the preparation for “Legends of the Hidden Temple: Penn Museum Edition.”
Yash Mulgaonkar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says, “Because of its small size, the Picobug can explore environments that other robots would not be able to access.”
Student Deren Temel of the Graduate School of Education writes about varying visions for developing higher education in Africa.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences blogs about people making judgments on Donald Trump’s mental state.