David Mandell of the Perelman School of Medicine evaluates insurance mandates for autistic children.
Penn in the News
Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about studying college affordability.
Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for studying why higher levels of “good” cholesterol may not be good for certain people with a rare mutation.
Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for studying “grit” as a key to success for many people.
Joan DeJean of the School of Arts & Sciences shares her thoughts on Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, French King Louis XV’s chief mistress.
Kathleen Brown of the Law School is highlighted for helping a prisoner serving a life sentence win commutation. The Penn Inmate Project, a collaboration with the Department of Corrections is mentioned.
Research about the impact of DNA-folding errors in laboratory-made stem cells conducted by Jennifer Phillips-Cremins and graduate student Jonathan Beagan of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured.
Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School comments on the city of Clarkson, Ga. making marijuana possession a low-level offense.
Adam Grant of the Wharton School shares tips for workplace success, particularly for millennials and other younger workers.
Mark Pauly of the Wharton School pens an op-ed reviewing the reasons behind rising drug prices and whether consumer action can influence pricing.
Sara Cherry of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the lack of knowledge and research on the Zika virus.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is quoted about the effects of both factual political advertisements and uncorroborated attacks.
Lynn Schuchter of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how common it is for women to be diagnosed with melanoma during pregnancies.
Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences describes the “Hard Thing Rule” in her new book.
Kemuel Benyehudah of the Graduate School of Education writes about his experience as a non-traditional student.
Samuel Preston of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the increased life expectancy rates of black Americans.
Mark Liberman of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for exploring the concept of word aversion, particularly about the word “moist.”
President Amy Gutmann says, “We live in a time that calls for heroes whose lives bear testimony to everything that is kind, that is brave, that is selfless.”
MBA students Siddharth Shah, Shashwata Narain of the Wharton School and graduate student Alexander David of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for creating Fermento, a technology that speeds up the fermentation process in beer production. This was technology was develop in the lab of David Issadore of Engineering.
Douglas Jerolmack of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about a study he co-authored on the effect of heavy rainfalls on river erosion.