The U.S. Is Running Out of Nurses

February 3, 2016

Julie Sochalski of the School of Nursing says, “The aging population and chronic disease are creating the perfect storm driving demand for nurses.”

Article Source: Atlantic
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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751February 2, 2016

Penn Researchers Offer New Approach to Treating Cocaine Addiction

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University of Pennsylvania researchers Heath Schmidt, Matthew Hayes and Bart De Jonghe have shown that a drug used for diabetes and obesity may also reduce cocaine dependence.

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 curr

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 29, 2016

President’s Innovation Prize Contenders Vie for $100K Seed Money and Big Perks at Penn

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.

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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751January 14, 2016

Penn Nursing’s Community Champions Engage to Improve Health

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An initiative, begun by Nursing’s Terri Lipman and run by seniors Chantal Low and Sophie Mintz, both of New York City, engages Philadelphians to improve their health.

From outside the Sayre Recreation Center at 58th and Walnut streets, the only indication of something happening on a chilly December Tuesday is a dozen or so parked cars. Otherwise, the massive fenced-in lot is quiet.

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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751December 16, 2015

Penn Nursing Research: Exceptional Care Requires Patient-driven Education

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New research from Terri Lipman of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing reveals that, when it comes to quality communication, meeting the needs of all health-literacy levels requires creative thinking.

We’ve all been there: Sitting in a consultation with a doctor or nurse, jargon gets thrown around, time with the health-care provider is short and, soon after the conversation concludes, you forget half of what you were told.

Many Kids With Exemptions Have Gotten Some Vaccines

December 7, 2015

School of Nursing’s Alison Buttenheim shares her findings on the number of children who are vaccinated. 

Article Source: WHYY Newsworks
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 7, 2015

Winter and Holiday 2015 Health Tips from Penn

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.

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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751November 30, 2015

Teens Know Dangers of Driving and Cellphone Use, Yet Do It Anyway, Penn Research Shows

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Catherine McDonald and Marilyn (Lynn) Sommers sat down with 30 teens to better understand their perceptions of driving and distractions such as cell-phone use.

What happens when “Tom Hanks,” “Tom Cruise” and “Kesha” sit around a table? When the talkers are actually teens using researcher-requested pseudonyms they chose to anonymously discuss their driving habits, the results are surprising, maybe even more so than if the real celebrities got together.

Early Lead Exposure Linked to Sleep Problems

November 23, 2015

Jianghong Liu of the School of Nursing is quoted for leading a study that reveals that lead exposure in early childhood is connected to an increased risk for sleep problems.

Article Source: Scientific American
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Media Contact:Ed Federico | efed@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-746-3562November 4, 2015

Penn Nursing to Host Philadelphia Launch of Lancet Report on ‘Women and Health’

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Penn Nursing will host the Philadelphia launch of a major new report, ‘Women and Health: The Key for Sustainable Development,’ issued by the Commission on Women and Health.

Penn Nursing is proud to host the Philadelphia launch of a major, new report, “Women and Health: The Key for Sustainable Development,” issued by the Commission on Women and Health, a partnership between The Lancet, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.