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New Online Curriculum Equips Nurses to Lead Innovation by Offering Training in Design Thinking

– Nurses make up the largest and most trusted group of health care professionals, work on the front lines of the health care system, and are frequently called on to devise on-the-spot solutions to urgent health care problems, yet most nurses...
7-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Quality of Life Changes After Weight Loss

Obesity increases a number of adverse health consequences including reduced health-related quality of life. But little is known about the relationship between weight loss and changes in quality of life.
5-Nov-2019 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Fighting the HIV Epidemic

Stigma is an important contributor to the continued HIV epidemic in the United States. While pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medication that can be taken to prevent HIV infection, previous research has shown that a barrier preventing gay,...
4-Nov-2019 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Novel Research Aims to Identify New Medications for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid use disorder and overdose deaths are a major public health crisis in the United States. While medication-assisted treatments for opioid use disorder exist, these treatments remain inadequate for many patients, resulting in a high rate of...
31-Oct-2019 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Testing HIV Testers

An innovative study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) used a youth-driven mystery shopper methodology to assess YMSM’s testing experiences in three metropolitan cities highly impacted by the HIV epidemic.
29-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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George Demiris, PhD, FACMI, Elected for Membership to the National Academy of Medicine

Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
21-Oct-2019 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Initiating Breastfeeding in Vulnerable Infants

The benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child are well-recognized, including for late preterm infants (LPI). But because LPI do not have fully developed brains, they may experience difficulties latching and/or sustaining a latch on the...
7-Oct-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Charlene Compher, PhD, to Receive 2019 Norma M. Lang Award for Scholarly Practice and Policy

The award is given biennially to a Penn Nursing faculty member or a graduate from the School’s doctoral program who has made a distinguished contribution to nursing through scholarly practice. It honors Norma M. Lang, PhD, the professor and dean...
4-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is one of the world’s leading schools of nursing and is ranked the #1 nursing school in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Penn Nursing is consistently among the nation’s top recipients of nursing research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Penn Nursing prepares nurse scientists and nurse leaders to meet the health needs of a global society through research, education, and practice.


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