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Penn Fels Policy Research Initiative Announces Interdisciplinary Grants
April 4, 2016
The Fels Policy Research Initiative in the School of Arts & Sciences at the Uni
Penn Travel Arts Fest Showcases Study Abroad and Exchange Student Artwork
March 30, 2016
Penn Abroad and Penn Summer Abroad are co-hosting The Third Annual Travel Arts Festival!
2016 President’s Engagement Prize Winners Announced at Penn
March 23, 2016
Seniors Vaishak Kumar, Melanie Mariano and Kriya Patel have been named recipients of the 2016 President’s Engagement Prizes at the University of Pennsylvania. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann.
Penn Research: An FDA-approved Alzheimer’s Drug Could Help Smokers Quit
February 18, 2016
Despite several safe drug therapies available to help smokers quit, three-quarters report relapsing within six months of a quit attempt. University of Pennsylvania researchers Rebecca Ashare and Heath Schmidt saw potential for a permanent cessation solution in a class of FDA-approved medications used to improve cognitive impairments from Alzheimer’s disease.
Penn Futures Project: Investing in Children & Communities
February 17, 2016
Three University of Pennsylvania deans have joined forces to improve the lives of Philadelphia youth and families through the Penn Futures Project (PFP).
Penn Researchers Offer New Approach to Treating Cocaine Addiction
February 2, 2016
In the ongoing fight against drug addiction, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine have discovered a unique application for an FDA-approved drug currently used for obese patients and type 2 diabetics: treatment for cocaine dependence.
President’s Innovation Prize Contenders Vie for $100K Seed Money and Big Perks at Penn
January 29, 2016
In April, one enterprising senior or team of graduates-to-be at the University of Pennsylvania will be named the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize winners. The award comes with $100,000 in seed money and a $50,000 living stipend per team member. And that is just the start.
Penn Nursing’s Community Champions Engage to Improve Health
January 14, 2016
Dance for Health is one of 11 initiatives in the School of Nursing’s Community Champions Program, which Terri Lipman, Nursing’s assistant dean for community engagement, started two years ago. Sophie Mintz and Chantal Low, both Penn seniors, are Community Champions’ student leaders.
Penn Nursing Research: Exceptional Care Requires Patient-driven Education
December 16, 2015
New research from the University of Pennsylvania reveals that for parents with low and adequate health literacy alike, whose offspring have a condition like Type 1 diabetes, education and communication must be learner-driven, not instructor-driven. 
Winter and Holiday 2015 Health Tips from Penn
December 7, 2015
The winter months come with their own special health challenges. From delicious food everywhere you look to harsh weather conditions to the stress of creating a perfect holiday, the season can be challenging.