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University of Pennsylvania Names Calvin Bland Fellows
September 5, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Futures Project (PFP) has named three Calvin Bland Faculty Fellows to collaborate on research for boys and young men of color.
In New Role at Penn, a GSE Alum and Formerly Homeless Teen, Finds a Way to Support Vulnerable Youth Across Pennsylvania
July 31, 2017
Seth Morones-Ramírez, an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, grew up in and out of the foster-care system. At times, he was homeless: staying in a motel, car, group home or shelter or sleeping on the couches of kind-hearted friends. The hardest part was “surviving it,” says Morones-Ramírez and the lingering sense of fear, loss, abandonment and being unloved. “You don’t ever stop feeling like a homeless kid,” he says. “Academia calls that ‘trauma.’”
Penn Nursing Undergrad Seeks Enlightenment, Better Health Through Service at Buddhist Retreat
July 6, 2017
This summer, Stephanie Tran Rojas, an undergraduate nursing student at the University of Pennsylvania, is exploring a new approach to healthy living at a tranquil Tibetan Buddhist retreat in California.
Pediatric Nurses Miss Necessary Care More Often in Poor Work Environments, Penn Study Finds
June 13, 2017
In a new study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that pediatric nurses with poor work environments and higher patient loads are more likely to miss required care.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant Creates New Fellowships for the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Futures Project
June 9, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania will establish the Calvin Bland Faculty Fellowships for the Penn Futures Project. A $2 million endowment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will create a separate fellowship for each school in Penn Futures: the School of Nursing, Graduate School of Education and School of Social Policy & Practice.
University of Pennsylvania to Celebrate Launch of Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology
April 24, 2017
On May 2, 2017, the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the launch of the Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology, or Penn Health-Tech, a University-wide effort to advance Penn’s world-class breakthroughs into new devices and health technologies to meet the world’s most pressing health care needs. Marking the opening of the Center, the University will host the first in a series of regular symposia.  
Three Penn President’s Engagement Prize Winners to Create a Support Program for Latino High School Students
April 21, 2017
A passion and commitment to improve the lives of those in the Latino immigrant community unites three University of Pennsylvania seniors who have different majors. As three of seven recipients of the 2017 President’s Engagement Prize, they now have the support necessary to help them translate their passion into a project with real impact. Yaneli Arizmendi, Alexa Salas and Camilo Toro all volunteer at a local non-profit, the catalyst for their Prize-winning project, Lanzando Líderes (Launching Leaders).
Field Center at Penn Identifies Risk Factors Making Homeless Youth Vulnerable to Sex Trafficking
April 19, 2017
The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania joined forces with Covenant House, an agency dedicated to helping homeless youth, and Loyola University’s Modern Slavery Research Project to conduct a first-of-its-kind study on the prevalence of human trafficking among homeless youth.
Marcus Henderson and Ian McCurry of Penn to Connect Homeless With Health Care
April 12, 2017
University of Pennsylvania seniors Marcus Henderson and Ian McCurry, winners of a 2017 Penn President's Engagement Prize, will use the support to link Philadelphia's health care resources with homeless people who need them.
Weaning From Extended Breastfeeding Varies for Every Mom, Penn Research Finds
April 5, 2017
Diane Spatz of Nursing and CHOP found that practices to wean a baby who breastfeeds longer than a year vary by mother, based on factors like fertility desires and support.