Duncan Watts and colleagues found that 17% of Americans consume television news from partisan left- or right-leaning sources compared to just 4% online. For TV news viewers, this audience segregation tends to last month over month.
In her book, ‘Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families—and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World’, Roberts says the U.S. should replace its current family surveillance system with one that improves children’s welfare.
Patton will be Penn’s Brian and Randi Schwartz University Professor, with joint appointments in the School of Social Policy & Practice and the Annenberg School for Communication and a secondary appointment in the Perelman School of Medicine.
A team from the University of Pennsylvania analyzed genomic data from global populations, including thousands of ethnically diverse Africans, to identify genetic variants that may be associated with clinical COVID-19 outcomes.
Researchers from Penn, Inserm, and elsewhere observed that the number of grooming partners an individual animal had predicted the size of brain areas associated with social decision-making and empathy.
In wartime, saving human lives is a top priority. But secondary considerations often include preserving the cultural heritage also under siege. Penn experts offer their thoughts as the situation in Ukraine continues to unfold.
A report spearheaded by PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel, with input from other Penn experts, lays out a dozen priorities for the federal government to tackle in the next 12 months. The aim: to help guide the U.S. to the pandemic’s ‘next normal.’
Interim President Wendell Pritchett and Interim Provost Beth Winkelstein announce the appointment of Lance Freeman as the University of Pennsylvania’s 29th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor.
In a Q & A, archaeologist and PIK Professor Lynn Meskell discusses her background, the subjects that interest her—from espionage to World Heritage sites—and collaborations that have organically arisen at Penn despite the pandemic and a mostly remote first year.
In a new book, Dolores Albarracín, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, and colleagues show that two factors—the conservative media and societal fear and anxiety—have driven recent widespread conspiracies, from Pizzagate to those around COVID-19 vaccines.
Johnson, who has appointments in the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a secondary appointment in the Annenberg School for Communication, will become the David L. Cohen University Professor.
Kording, a data scientist who studies the brain, will become the Nathan Francis Mossell University Professor. Demiris, a gerontologist who studies IT to support older adults, will become the Mary Alice Bennett University Professor.
In a lecture organized by the Penn Program on Regulation, PIK Professor Dorothy E. Roberts argued that the U.S. child welfare system is designed to police Black families, not to protect children, and must be abolished and replaced with a new vision of family support and child safety.
A study co-authored by PIK Professor Dolores Albarracín finds that people who trust science are more likely to believe and disseminate false claims containing scientific references than people who do not trust science.
Albarracín will be the Alexandra Heyman Nash University Professor, with joint appointments in the Annenberg School for Communication and the Department of Family and Community Health in the School of Nursing.
Johnson, the University’s 27th PIK Professor, will hold joint appointments in the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, with a secondary appointment in the Annenberg School for Communication.
Research from the Platt Labs found that in rhesus macaques, two regions of the brain mirror those of similar regions in humans, broadening the understanding of what unfolds, neurologically, when people interact and cooperate.
The world-renowned archaeologist has joint appointments in the Department of Anthropology, the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and the Department of City and Regional Planning, and the Penn Museum as a curator in both the Asian and Near East sections.
The world-renowned scholar of the lives of immigrants in the United States, will be the Richard Perry University Professor, with joint appointments in the Department of Sociology of the School of Arts & Sciences and in the Graduate School of Education.
The specialized field of neuroscience, optogenetics, shows clinical promise for conditions like epilepsy and Parkinson’s. But before human trials can get fully underway, the field must better understand a crucial intermediate step, aided by 45 labs in nine countries sharing information.
President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett are pleased to announce the appointment of Duncan Watts as the University of Pennsylvania’s twenty-third Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor.
University of Pennsylvania Provost Wendell Pritchett has announced the appointments of Camille Charles and Robert Ghrist as the inaugural faculty co-directors of the Office of Penn First Plus Students.
New findings in a study of male rhesus macaques from PIK professor Michael Platt and postdoc Yaoguang Jiang could lead to treatment alternative for social impairments in disorders like autism and schizophrenia
Penn’s newest PIK professor George Demiris, who has joint appointments in Nursing and Medicine, studies smart homes and health informatics in a quest to ease the care process for older adults, the very sick, and their family-member caregivers
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.
PIK Professor Desmond Upton Patton says that the digital trail of evidence left by violent criminals needs study, resources, and intervention to avoid exacerbating community trauma and damaging mental health, especially for people of color.
PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts discusses the release of her book “Torn Apart,” which argues that the nation’s child welfare system deprives Black families of fundamental rights and should be dismantled.
In a Q&A, PIK Professor Dolores Albarracín discusses a report in which she calls for K-12 education to depoliticize health issues, promote health equity and disease prevention, and provide information about navigating the health care system.
PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts says that today’s Black maternal health disparities are a reverberation of slavery, an echo of the federally funded health care and welfare programs which led to sterilization abuse.
Researchers co-led by PIK Professor Michael Platt tracked the effects of Hurricane Maria on monkey populations to better understand how stress impacts humans. “The average monkey aged about two years biologically, so it’s about eight years of human life, which is pretty grim,” Platt said.
PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel said the initiatives that make child-nutrition programs more efficient shouldn’t be allowed to expire. “When you improve the ability for the country to deliver food to children, to families, you improve the health outcomes of Americans,” he said.
PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel commented on CDC guidelines that promote surgical masks over N95s, despite the latter’s superior protection. “It’s baffling,” he said. “This is something where the CDC has been on the wrong side for a long time.”
PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel weighed in on proposed bills that would make it easier for doctors to prescribe ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug, to COVID-19 patients, even though the treatment has not proven effective. “It’s inevitable someone’s going to be harmed, and this is harmful to the country,” he said.
PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel and other public health officials issued recommendations for how the U.S. should manage the pandemic going forward. "We needed to have a new strategic plan for the country," Emanuel said. "Having an outside group, which is bipartisan, has a certain advantage."
A team of experts led by PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel provided recommendations to the Biden administration as the pandemic enters a new phase. The team proposed establishing clear benchmarks for when to impose or ease emergency measures, a research initiative to develop more coronavirus therapeutics, and new air quality standards for indoor spaces, among other changes.
PIK Professor Sarah Tishkoff said a new analysis of ancient DNA from six individuals from southeastern Africa is a welcome addition to the available genomes, but she expressed some doubts about the researchers’ conclusions. “There’s a lot of assumptions in that analysis,” she said.