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Penn Forum to Examine How Women’s Health Is Impacted by Urban Environment
April 26, 2011
 PHILADELPHIA –- Leaders in health care, urban planning and public health will meet for the first time May 5 in New York to discuss ways to improve practice and policy to address unique health challenges of women in cities. “Healthy Cities: Healthy Women” will be a forum on the health of women, the health impact of living in an urban environment and the practice of public health.  It is a project of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the Penn Alumni Relations office and the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women.
Penn Nursing Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Peking University’s Nursing School
April 26, 2011
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the School of Nursing at Peking University in Beijing have established a memorandum of understanding creating a formal research relationship between the schools. Peking University’s School of Nursing, with Guifang Guo as dean, is widely considered the premier nursing school in China. Penn Nursing also has academic partnerships in Botswana and India.
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Receives $4.35M to Support Curriculum, Laboratories
April 25, 2011
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has been awarded a $4.35 million grant from the Helene Fuld Trust, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., to support laboratory development and undergraduate curriculum revisions, which begin in September. The award will underwrite:
Penn School of Nursing Hosts Bioethics Symposium April 27
April 18, 2011
PHILADELPHIA – The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania opens its 25th-anniversary year with the symposium “Bioethics: History Informing the Future.”  
Breakfast Reduces Lead Poisoning
April 4, 2011
It is known that fasting increases lead absorption in adults and consequently regular meals and snacks are recommended for children to prevent lead poisoning. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health demonstrates that having a regular breakfast is associated with lower blood lead levels in children.
Penn Nursing Hosting 5K Walk for Water for Haiti
March 16, 2011
  WHO & WHAT:            The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing will host a 5K walk to raise money to purchase water-filtration systems and provide access to clean water for health clinics in Port Au Prince, Haiti, in conjunction with World Water Day.   Five-gallon buckets of water will be available to 5k walkers wishing to walk in solidarity with Haitian women who walk long distances to gather clean water for their families.                            
Penn Study Shows Hospital Nurses Dissatisfied With Health Benefits
February 11, 2011
            PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that nearly 41 per cent of nurses working in American hospitals and health-care settings were dissatisfied with their health-care benefits.  The figure is more than double that of nurses working in other settings and indicates broad-based disincentives for attracting nurses to work at the bedside. 
Two From Penn Win Marshall Scholarships
November 22, 2010
PHILADELPHIA – Two University of Pennsylvania seniors, Kristin Hall and GJ Melendez-Torres, have won Marshall Scholarships.
Penn Nursing's Julie Sochalski Named to Federal Bureau of Health Professions Post
September 1, 2010
The federal Health and Human Services Administration has announced that Penn professor Julie Sochalski, a well-known expert in the field on healthcare workforce issues and who has directed multiple federal research efforts, has been appointed the Director for the Division of Nursing in the Bureau of Health Professions. Click here to view the full release.
Mary Naylor of Penn Nursing Named to Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
May 14, 2010
PHILADELPHIA -- Mary Naylor of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has been appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Naylor is a professor of gerontology and director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health.