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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 13, 2012

Penn’s Steven Fluharty Makes Case for Research Funding in Capitol Hill Briefing

PHILADELPHIA — In the waning days of 2012, two words have dominated the post-election discourse: “fiscal cliff.” The cliff is a combination of impending budgetary measures that will take effect in January if a legislative compromise is not reached.

One area of the budget that would see serious cuts is funding for the national science agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. Combined with cuts to other agencies and departments, the amount of research and development funding lost could total $58 billion over five years.

Audio: Contraception, Sexual Health and Teens

December 11, 2012

Anne Teitelman of the School of Nursing and Courtney Schreiber of the Perelman School of Medicine talk about teenage sexual health and contraception methods.

Article Source: WHYY

Penn Nursing Helps Elders with LIFE

Since 1998, Penn Nursing has been providing a unique, all-inclusive system of healthcare enabling frail senior citizens who would otherwise be facing nursing home placement to live at home. The practice is called Living Independently for Elders (LIFE), and over the past 14 years, it has served more than 1,000 West and Southwest Philadelphia seniors.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 29, 2012

Reception Brings Penn Students, Financial Aid Donors Together

Two senior undergraduate scholarship recipients at the University of Pennsylvania shared their personal collegiate journeys as they and more than 250 other scholarship beneficiaries met with their benefactors and guests at the Fall 2012 Scholarship Celebration this month.  It was an evening of making acquaintances, renewing friendships and cementing bonds.

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Rewriting State Laws on Child Abuse and Protection


Debra Schilling Wolfe      
Executive Director, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research         
University of Pennsylvania