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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 20, 2015

Penn Community-engagement Groups Support Youth Summit Aimed at Healthy Changes

The Center for Public Health Initiatives, Netter Center for Community Partnerships and its Agatston Nutrition Initiative, along with the School of Nursing welcomed more than 125 middle school students from across the city for "Healthy You, Positive Energy."

More than 125 students from 25 middle schools across Philadelphia attended a youth summit focused on leading their schools to create healthy changes on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Penn Team Finds a Source for Chemo Nausea in the Brain

September 1, 2015


Bart De Jonghe of the School of Nursing is highlighted for researching the role the brain plays in nausea that follows chemotherapy treatment with cisplatin.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Barbershops Becoming the Battlefront Against Youth Illiteracy

August 26, 2015


Howard Stevenson of the Graduate School of Education, John Jemmott of the Perelman School of Medicine and Annenberg School for Communication and Loretta Sweet Jemmott of the School of Nursing are mentioned for working with the Barbershop Project to help combat youth illiteracy.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

A New Startup Lets Road Warrior Moms Ship Breast Milk Home

August 25, 2015


Diane Spatz of the School of Nursing comments on the need to find ways to transport breast milk long distances.

Article Source: Fortune

A Passion For Video Games and a Cause For Mental Health

August 24, 2015

An interview with graduate student Matthew Lee from the School of Nursing highlights his research using video games in treatment for mental illness.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 24, 2015

World Water Week at Penn

Penn's health schools are celebrating World Water Week by featuring stories that highlight the University's expertise in water-related issues. Follow along on Twitter at ‪#‎PennOneHealth‬.

The University of Pennsylvania's health schools are showing support for World Water Week by highlighting the University's expertise in a broad range of water-related issues. Each day we'll feature a different topic. Follow along and learn more on Twitter at ‪#‎PennOneHealth‬. 

This Penn Nursing Ph.D. Just Got a Fulbright to Study Online Games

July 30, 2015

Doctoral candidate Matthew Lee of the School of Nursing is featured for receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to study how to improve online gaming communities.

Article Source: Technical.ly Philly

When Pain Persists After Breast Cancer Surgery

June 8, 2015

Rosemary Polomano of the School of Nursing talks about women who are not informed of the risks or ways to reduce risks of pain after a mastectomy.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 5, 2015

At Penn, Field Center’s Conference Draws Attention to Child Trafficking

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host a June 10-12 conference addressing some of today's critical issues such as child trafficking and underrepresented populations in the child welfare system.

Nurse Staffing and Patient Safety

June 2, 2015

Connie M. Ulrich of the School of Nursing writes a letter to the editor in response to Alexandra Robbin’s op-ed on the need for more nurses.

Article Source: New York Times