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Penn Researchers Find Link Between Children’s Low Birth Weight and Autism
October 17, 2011
PHILADELPHIA – Autism researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing have found a link between low birth weight and children diagnosed with autism, reporting premature infants are five times more likely to have autism than children born at normal weight. The study was published in the journal Pediatrics.
New Book Examines Links Between Urban Environments and Women’s Health
September 15, 2011
PHILADELPHIA – Women’s Health and the World’s Cities (Penn Press 2011), an exploration of the relationships between urban environments and women’s health worldwide, was released this month by the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and Penn Institute for Urban Research.
Penn Study Examines Safe Access to Clean Water in Low-Income Countries
July 22, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — Susan B. Sorenson, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, has teamed up with Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, along with the Penn School of Nursing, to study water fetching and the need for access to clean water in developing nations.
Two Penn Nursing Professors to Receive International Awards
July 11, 2011
PHILADELPHIA – Eileen Sullivan-Marx will receive the Marie Hippensteel Lingeman Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice and Martha Curley will receive the Elizabeth McWilliams Miller Award for Excellence in Research.  Both are faculty members in the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. The awards will be presented by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing on Oct. 31 at the 41st Biennial Convention in Grapevine, Texas.
Penn Study Will Investigate HIV-Testing Awareness Using Videos on Los Angeles Buses
June 16, 2011
PHILADELPHIA -- A University of Pennsylvania study will determine if public transit can convey more than people going from point A to point B. Video displays on public buses in Los Angeles will be used to help determine the efficacy of an innovative soap opera-like video program designed to increase HIV testing among low-income African Americans 14 to 24 years of age.
Three Penn Nursing Professors to Be Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellows
June 7, 2011
            PHILADELPHIA –- Three University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing professors will receive one of the highest honors in nursing when they’re inducted as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing.  The ceremony will be held at the Academy’s annual meeting in October in Washington.
Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity
June 7, 2011
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The program will award postdoctoral fellowships to scholars and educators from different backgrounds, races and ethnic groups and from other diverse groups whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to Penn’s academic excellence. The deadline for applications is Aug. 1.
Denzel Washington, Six Others to Receive Honorary Degrees at Penn’s 255th Commencement
May 6, 2011
    WHAT:           University of Pennsylvania’s 255th Commencement ceremony   WHO:            Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will give the address and receive an honorary doctor of arts degree.
Penn Forum in New York to Examine How the Urban Environment Impacts Women’s Health
May 3, 2011
  WHAT:              “Healthy Cities: Healthy Women,” a forum on how the health of women, the health impact of living in an urban environment and the practice of public health intersect.  
National Institute of Nursing Research Director to Speak at Penn Nursing School on the Future of Nursing
May 2, 2011
WHO:            Patricia Grady, Director, National Institute of Nursing Research WHAT:          “The Future of Nursing Science” WHEN:          May 11, 2011                       Noon-1 p.m. WHERE:       University of Pennsylvania    Claire Fagan Hall    418 Curie Blvd.    Room 218