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Karen Glanz New NIH Appointment

Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (BSSR) Integration Working Group.
Penn Nursing News | May 19, 2021

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Toward a better understanding of ‘fake news’

PIK Professor Duncan Watts publishes a framework for developing a comprehensive research agenda to study the origins, nature, and consequences of misinformation on democracy.
Penn Today | May 19, 2021

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What Monkeys Can Teach Humans about Resilience after Disaster

Following Hurricane Maria, a Puerto Rican colony of rhesus macaques broadened their social networks. Could humans do the same post-COVID?
Scientific American | May 19, 2021

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Mysterious ‘nuclear speckle’ cell structures may help block cancers

A new study out of Penn Medicine shows that the tumor-suppressor protein p53 brings speckles and DNA together to boost gene expression.
Penn Today | April 20, 2021

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Don’t Count On Evolution To Save Us From Toxic Chemicals And Pollution

Chemicals and pollutants are just about everywhere in our environment. And the pace of evolutionary change in our bodies appears to be too slow for humans to adapt to them.
Discover Magazine | March 26, 2021

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Gutmann, Moreno talk ‘Pandemic Ethics’ at Power of Penn event

The co-authors of ‘Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die’ joined virtually with moderator Andrea Mitchell and Penn Alumni to discuss the many bioethical concerns that have only heightened with COVID-19’s spread.
Penn Today | February 14, 2021

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A new course at Penn explores everything about Benjamin Franklin’s life

The course will touch on Franklin as inventor, civic improver, scientist, politician and printer. It also will explore his time as a slave owner and later an abolitionist.
Philadelphia Inquirer | January 25, 2021

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Rakesh Vohra Wins SIGecom Test of Time Award

Penn Engineering | November 13, 2020

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Duncan Watts awarded 2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships

The program supports high-caliber scholarly research in the humanities and social sciences that addresses important and enduring issues confronting our society.
Penn Today | November 13, 2020

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The role of data in a world reshaped by COVID-19

Experts across Penn share their insights on how data and data science affect their fields in the context of an ongoing pandemic.
Penn Today | November 13, 2020

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Why are so many black Americans dying of COVID-19? l Expert Opinion

The Philadelphia Inquirer | November 13, 2020

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Boosting the promise — and reining in the peril — of Covid-19 preprints

Stat News | November 12, 2020

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Want to change Hollywood culture? Stop using classic movie formulas

Los Angeles Times | November 12, 2020

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5 Ways the Health-Care System Can Stop Amplifying Racism

Instead of reducing disparities, the industry makes them worse. Here’s how to change that.
The Atlantic | November 12, 2020

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Worldview with Trudy Rubin and Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel

Emanuel discusses why the U.S. lags so far behind other wealthy nations in handling the virus and what the next president must do to get COVID-19 under control.
Philadelphia Inquirer | November 12, 2020

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Crowd-sourcing optogenetics data to tackle neurological diseases

The specialized field of neuroscience, optogenetics, shows clinical promise for conditions like...
Penn Today | October 19, 2020

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Penn researchers uncover epigenetic drivers for Alzheimer’s disease

The identification of this epigenetic process highlights potential drug treatment strategies for...
Penn Today | September 28, 2020

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Christopher B. Murray Named 2020 Citation Laureate, a Mark of ‘Nobel Class’ Research

Christopher B. Murray, Richard Perry University Professor in Chemistry and in Materials Science and...
Penn Engineering Today | September 23, 2020

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Beth Simmons writes on ‘Pandemic Responses as Border Politics’

Pandemic Responses as Border Politics,” co-written by Beth A. Simmons, Andrea Mitchell University...
Penn Today | August 27, 2020

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Can changing our diets save the planet?

Penn Today | December 20, 2018

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The big secret about the Affordable Care Act: It’s working just fine

The Washington Post | December 20, 2018

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He Promised to Restore Damaged Hearts. Harvard Says His Lab Fabricated Research

New York Times | October 30, 2018

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A double whammy

October 03, 2018

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This Tiny Fish Can Recognize Itself In a Mirror. Is It Self-Aware?

Twitter | October 03, 2018

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How US Juvenile Justice Harms Children

Twitter | October 03, 2018

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Omnia Q&A: China, Cloning, and Gene Editing

Omnia | October 03, 2018

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Could Future Nerve Implants Detect and Monitor Illness?

Scientific American | October 03, 2018

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Technology, aging patients, and the people who care for them

Penn Today | October 03, 2018

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What Monkeys Can Teach Us about Advertising

Michael Platt pens an op-ed sharing how, "our brains have been fine-tuned by evolution to prioritize social information, and this laser focus on others profoundly shapes our decisions."
Scientific American | March 23, 2018

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There’s No Scientific Basis for Race - It's a Made-Up Label

National Geographic | March 23, 2018

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Opening the Teach-in by breaking down barriers

Penn Today | March 23, 2018

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Configuring a ‘road map’ for neuroscience and business

The Wharton Neuroscience Initiative’s second conference, held last week on campus, took a dive into the legal, ethical, and societal implications for neuroscience and business.
Twitter | February 08, 2018

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Penn’s Ezekiel Emanuel Named $1M 2018 Dan David Prize Laureate

Globally renowned bioethicist Ezekiel J. Emanuel, the University of Pennsylvania’s Vice Provost of Global Initiatives and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn, has been named a 2018 Dan David Prize Laureate. Emanuel will receive the award at the Dan David Prize Award Ceremony May 6, at Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Penn News | February 07, 2018

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John Jackson Named Dean of Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication

John L. Jackson Jr. has been named dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Penn News | February 06, 2018

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Weekly Fish Consumption Linked to Better Sleep, Higher IQ, Penn Study Finds

Regular fish consumption has been shown to improve cognition. It’s also been known to help with sleep. A new study, conducted by Jianghong Liu, Jennifer Pinto-Martin and Alexandra Hanlon of the School of Nursing and PIK Professor Adrian Raine, connects all three for the first time. The research team found that children who eat fish at least once a week sleep better and have higher IQs by an average of 4 points.
Penn News | December 21, 2017

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Unpacking the forces that drive health disparities

Four Penn Integrates Knowledge Professors will discuss health disparities through an interdisciplinary lens
Penn Current | November 12, 2017

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Level Up: Neuroscience

Konrad Kording's ability to bridge gaps between seemingly disparate fields—utilizing data science to take new approaches to everything from brain science to prosthetics and robotics—makes him a smart pick as one of Penn's newest interdisciplinary PIK professors.
Penn Medicine Magazine | November 01, 2017

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The Passing of a Primal Therapist

October 31, 2017

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Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say

For centuries, skin color has held powerful social meaning — a defining characteristic of race, and a starting point for racism.
New York Times | October 17, 2017

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New research from Dorothy Roberts argues for abolitionist approach to criminal law

Penn Law | September 05, 2017

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In Google vs. the EU, a $2.7B fine could just be the start

twitter | August 04, 2017

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Obamacare architect: We need to fix some of our mistakes that led to soaring costs

cnbc | August 01, 2017

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A Glimpse into the Future: Neuroeconomics

twitter | July 21, 2017

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FTC likely to approve Whole Foods deal even if Amazon did deceive customers

yahoo finance | July 21, 2017

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On the Fence: International Borders and the New Political Landscape

penn news | July 19, 2017

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Newspapers face steep uphill climb in effort to negotiate with Google, Facebook

cnn | July 12, 2017

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Dispute Over British Baby’s Fate Draws In Pope and U.S. President

twitter | July 03, 2017

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The State Department just released its human trafficking report. Here’s why it matters.

washington post | July 03, 2017

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What makes people great at predictions? Here are 10 suggestions from an expert

twitter | July 02, 2017

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The evolution of evolution: Are we the masters of our fate?

twitter | June 28, 2017

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Obamacare Architect: The Real Victims of Repeal

fortune | June 27, 2017

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Twelve Innovative Ideas for Fixing American Health Care

knowledge@wharton | June 22, 2017

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Trump not likely to thwart old foe Jeff Bezos' latest move

twitter | June 19, 2017

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Rooting out Flawed Genetic Classifications—and the Racial Bias Behind Them

penn news | June 14, 2017

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New Fellowships Will Support Research to Benefit At-risk Men and Boys of Color

penn news | June 09, 2017

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Heart Rate Could Influence Why Men Are More Prone to Criminal Activity

twitter | June 02, 2017

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Better Business through Brain Science

wharton global forum | May 31, 2017

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Penn Study Finds Link Between Social Ties and Survival

penn news | May 17, 2017

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Revisiting Dorothy Roberts' Groundbreaking Book, ‘Killing the Black Body,’ 20 years later

twitter | May 11, 2017

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Pairing Business and Neuroscience

penn current | May 11, 2017

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Konrad Kording Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor

penn news | May 11, 2017

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The GOP’s Hypocrisy is Damaging our Health-care System

washington post | May 05, 2017

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Sarah Tishkoff Among Penn Profs Elected to National Academy of Sciences

penn news | May 05, 2017

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The Bioethics Film Festival Wants Scientists to Heed the Warnings of Science-fiction

motherboard | April 19, 2017

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Online Neuroethics Micro-course Provides Framework for Thinking Through Ethical Issues, Helps Researchers Assess the Ethical Implications of Their Own Work

Penn Medical Ethics And Health Policy Online Education Center | April 13, 2017

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Upcoming Penn Symposium Tackles Obesity, Hunger, and Other Food Policy

penn current | April 13, 2017

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Learning the Art of Prediction as a Tool for Business

twitter | April 13, 2017

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In Washington, a Push for Science in the ‘National Interest’ Puts Some on Edge

stat | April 10, 2017

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Peacocks, Eye Tracking, and the Brains Behind Decisions

Penn News | March 28, 2017

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Scientists Show Prediction Polls Can Outdo Prediction Markets

phys.org | March 25, 2017

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Cutting Essential Benefits Doesn’t Save Costs — It Just Shifts Them to Families

washington post | March 24, 2017

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Penn PIK Professors Barbara Mellers and Philip Tetlock Win 2017 Schelling Awards

twitter | March 17, 2017

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Brain-Altering Science & the Search for a New Normal

twitter | March 14, 2017

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Two Views on the Pros and Cons of the GOP Health Care Bill

pbs newshour | March 13, 2017

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The Decisive Brain: Landing on the Right Side of Maybe

penn news | March 13, 2017

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The Possibilities for Compromise on the Republican Health Care Plan

twitter | March 09, 2017

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Human Gene Editing: Where Does the 2017 National Academy of Sciences Report Bring Us?

twitter | March 08, 2017

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How Republicans Plan to Ration Health Care

new york times | March 07, 2017

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Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Appointed 19th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

penn news | February 28, 2017

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Professor Dorothy Roberts Wins Distinguished Lecture Award

twitter | February 27, 2017

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Dorothy Roberts TED Talk: What's Race Got to Do with Medicine?

NPR | February 24, 2017

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Tired Teens 4.5 Times More Likely to Commit Crimes as Adults

twitter | February 23, 2017

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Penn School of Social Policy & Practice MOOC: ‘Top 10 Social Issues for First 100 Days’

Penn News | February 20, 2017

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Professor Karen Glanz Appointed to National Health Advisory Council

daily pennsylvanian | February 19, 2017

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What's Race Got to Do with Medicine?

npr | February 10, 2017

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Obamacare Architect Shares Recommendations for a New System

twitter | February 10, 2017

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Dr. Zeke Emanuel Is Dubious of What Silicon Valley Can Do for Healthcare

twitter | February 10, 2017

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Key Differences in Obamacare Debate

cnn | February 09, 2017

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Penn Engineers Demonstrate a ‘Hybrid Nanomanufacturing’ System

penn news | January 31, 2017

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The Tricky Psychology of Holding Government Accountable

twitter | January 19, 2017

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Obamacare Architect: Quick Replacement Is a 'Nonstarter'

cnn | January 13, 2017

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Karen Glanz Appointed to Advisory Council for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

twitter | January 13, 2017

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Gene Mutation Finding Has Implications for Future Cancer Treatment

genetic engineering & tech news | January 13, 2017

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Jay Gottfried Appointed 18th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

penn news | January 11, 2017

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You Have to Understand the World in Which You Live

twitter | January 06, 2017

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Online Class Explores Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days

The School for Social Policy and Practice offers online learners an opportunity to collaborate with Penn faculty and fellow learners to identify the Top 10 Social Policy Issues facing the newly elected US President and Congress.
edx | January 06, 2017
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