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DHS Commissioner Cynthia Figueroa to Speak at Penn's Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research
September 27, 2016
WHO:           Cynthia Figueroa, newly appointed commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Human Services                     Debra Schilling Wolfe, Executive Director, The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research
Penn’s Perry World House Announces Inaugural Undergraduate Fellows
September 9, 2016
Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania has named 25 undergraduates as the inaugural cohort of World House Student Fellows.  The group of sophomores, juniors and seniors will participate each week in seminars, research projects, leadership opportunities and activities focused on pressing global issues. 
Penn Study: Victim-blaming Rape Myths Prevalent in China
September 8, 2016
A new collaborative study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania provides the first psychometric measure to assess attitudes about rape in China.
In Appalachia, Penn Nursing Grad Students Care for Vulnerable Patients
August 15, 2016
In the nine years that Wendy Grube and groups from Penn Nursing have traveled to West Virginia, the Cervical Cancer Prevention Coalition has morphed into a project centered around relationships. On this annual trip to one rural, underserved part of America, the students get as much as they give. 
Penn Nursing's Wendy Grube Appointed Director of the Center for Global Women’s Health
June 24, 2016
Wendy Grube, PhD, CRNP, Practice Associate Professor (effective July 1, 2016), has been appointed Director of the Center for Global Women’s Health.
Omega-3 Lowers Childhood Aggression in Short Term, Penn Research Shows
May 12, 2016
Incorporating omega-3, vitamins and mineral supplements into the diets of children with extreme aggression can reduce this problem behavior in the short term, especially its more impulsive, emotional form, according to University of Pennsylvania researchers.
Good Nutrition Positively Affects Social Development, Penn Research Shows
May 5, 2016
Proper nutrition during childhood can positively affect a child’s social behaviors and development. That’s the main finding of a new study from two University of Pennsylvania researchers.
Penn’s 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Group Grant Winners Announced
April 29, 2016
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania has announced the inaugural recipients of the Summer Undergraduate Research Group Grant.  Alison Buttenheim and Mark Devlin have been selected by a committee comprised of faculty members representing all 12 of Penn’s schools.
Penn’s Melanie Mariano to Turn Public Libraries Into Hubs of Health Information
April 14, 2016
This is the third in a series of features introducing the 2016 Penn President’s Engagement Prize winners. Public libraries serve communities in myriad ways, providing places where people gather to read, learn a new language, access the internet, pick up tax forms or apply for jobs.
Penn Senior Kriya Patel to Help Incarcerated Women Access Health Care
April 7, 2016
Kriya Patel, one of three 2016 President’s Engagement Prize winners, plans to spend a year working with incarcerated women on their reentry into society, specifically getting them IDs and access to health care.