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Media Contact:Jennifer Baldino Bonett | jbaldino@nursing.upenn.edu | April 18, 2011

Penn School of Nursing Hosts Bioethics Symposium April 27

PHILADELPHIA – The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania opens its 25th-anniversary year with the symposium “Bioethics: History Informing the Future.”  

Global Colloquium of University Presidents

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the fifth annual meeting of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents on Monday, April 4, in a public address at the University of Pennsylvania on empowering women.


Breakfast Prevents Lead Poisoning in Kids

April 2, 2011

Jianghong Liu of the School of Nursing comments on her study indicating that breakfast can play a role in reducing lead poisoning.

Article Source: Times of India
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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joyme@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074 April 4, 2011

Breakfast Reduces Lead Poisoning

It is known that fasting increases lead absorption in adults and consequently regular meals and snacks are recommended for children to prevent lead poisoning. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health demonstrates that having a regular breakfast is associated with lower blood lead levels in children.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 16, 2011

Penn Nursing Hosting 5K Walk for Water for Haiti



WHAT:            The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing will host a 5K walk to raise money to purchase water-filtration systems and provide access to clean water for health clinics in Port Au Prince, Haiti, in conjunction with World Water Day.


Five-gallon buckets of water will be available to 5k walkers wishing to walk in solidarity with Haitian women who walk long distances to gather clean water for their families.

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“Civil Disabilities: Theory, Citizenship and the Body”


WHO & WHAT:           An interdisciplinary conference featuring leading scholars in disability studies whose research includes civic fitness, technology designed to assist people with disabilities, history, politics and education.