Penn Celebrates National Public Health Week

Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Monday, April 6, 2015

Penn's health schools are celebrating National Public Health Week by featuring stories that highlight public health efforts across the University. Follow along on Twitter at ‪#‎PennOneHealth‬.

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Monday's story featured Penn Vet researchers using 50,000 salmonella strains collected over the past 18 years at New Bolton Center to better understand this bacteria that sickens more than one million people in the United States each year. 

http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events/penn-vet-stories/penn-vet-story/penn-vet-collection-of-50000-salmonella-strains

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Tuesday's story featured the interdisciplinary United Community Clinic, where Penn Dental Medicine students team with students from Penn’s schools of Medicine, Nursing, Social Policy & Practice, and Arts & Sciences to provide free services, while learning how to work together to promote greater health in the community.

http://www.dental.upenn.edu/news_and_events/interdisciplinary_care_model_meets_the_challenges_of_urban_health

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Wednesday's story by Penn Nursing highlighted the school’s inaugural Latino Nursing Network Symposium 

http://bit.ly/1JnX4Tf

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Thursday's story by University Communications explored the expanding Pipeline Program, a collaboration between Penn's Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Perelman School of Medicine, which offers science and medicine programs for West Philadelphia high school students and is now folding in expertise from Penn Nursing and Penn Vet.

http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/current/2015-04-09/latest-news/netter-center-expands-pipeline-program-serve-each-high-school-year

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Friday's story by Penn Medicine considered whether, in the aftermath of measles outbreaks, all the heightened awareness around vaccines changes attitudes. Could these events ultimately impact vaccination rates? 

http://news.pennmedicine.org/blog/2015/04/measles-outbreaks-and-vaccinations-does-it-change-anything.html

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Saturday's story by Penn Medicine discussed the interdisciplinary Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health, which aims to eliminate disparities in care of LGBT patients. 

http://news.pennmedicine.org/blog/2015/04/lgbt-health-in-contemporary-society.html

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