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Nursing School's new curriculum focuses on culturally sensitive care

Even outside the curriculum, students volunteer their time at community outreach programs responsive to the needs of West Philadelphia residents.

November 29, 2012

HUP adjusts to implementation of Affordable Care Act

According to Daniel Polsky, Perelman School of Medicine and health care management professor, the ACA will impact how hospitals operate.

November 19, 2012

Student Health Services faces unpredictable flu season

SHS will not be hosting any more clinics, but will administer vaccines through individual appointments.

October 25, 2012

Nursing students take advantage of newly renovated simulation labs

This semester is the first time these students are taking advantage of the newly renovated simulations labs, which features an operating table, anesthesia and oxygen machines and dummies with vital signs. The students even don a gown, a mask, booties and gloves.

October 17, 2012

HUP takes steps to prevent nurse burnout

A recent School of Nursing study proved that overworked nurses have a direct correlation to patient infections, injuries and death rates. The study surveyed more than 7,000 nurses in Pennsylvania and found them to be overwhelmingly dealing with burnout-related issues that include too many overtime hours and increase in patient load.

October 9, 2012

MCAT revisions bring change for medical school hopefuls

In spring 2015, when the new changes will take effect, medical school hopefuls will sit for six and a half hours to take MCAT2015 — almost two hours longer than the current version. Each year, more than 85,000 students take the exam.

October 2, 2012

Student Health Services launches new department

This school year, Penn’s Student Health Service created a new Campus Health Initiatives department, which will use education, outreach and research to promote the health of Penn students.

September 23, 2012

HUP receives funding to train Penn nurses

The Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration will grant the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania — the largest clinical site for the School of Nursing — nearly $36 million over the next four years to train more advanced practice registered nurses.

September 13, 2012

Penn, Cancer Center president settle lawsuits

Two lawsuits that accused Craig Thompson — the president of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center — of taking research he conducted at Penn to start his own biotechnology company have been settled.

September 6, 2012

Mangoes recalled from campus Wawa

The popular food stop Wawa at 36th and Chestnut streets was part of a four-state wide recall of prepackaged fruit and parfaits.

September 4, 2012

Business competitions give startups a boost

For rising Wharton and Engineering junior Ryan Marschang — whose solar technology startup Invisergy took top prize at a business plan competition at Stanford University last month — the victory provided both funding and connections.

July 25, 2012

Work-study program receives mixed reviews

If a student is unable to find a job soon after the semester begins, the student will lose whatever money remains in the work-study grant.

July 11, 2012

Penn enters second phase of campus expansion

Under Penn Connects 2.0, Penn has added 45 additional acres to its campus and a combined 4.8 million square feet of new spaces while restoring current campus facilities, according to Penn President Amy Gutmann.

July 3, 2012

University names new director of Institute of Contemporary Art

Amy Sadao will discontinue her post at Visual AIDS on Sept. 1 to become the ICA director.

June 21, 2012

Nutter supports New York big soda ban

At the conference, 250 public health workers and researchers heard the most up-to-date research on the impact of high-sugar drinks on the body and discussed how to convince the public of these detrimental effects.

June 13, 2012

Nursing leaders partner with Wharton

On May 10, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing unveiled a new leadership development program designed specifically for nursing school deans.

June 6, 2012

May crime incidents see increase from last year

Total crime saw a 24 percent increase from May 2011 to May 2012.

June 6, 2012

Ajay Nair appointed as dean of campus life at Emory

As senior associate vice provost for student affairs at Penn, Nair founded the Student Affairs Leadership Team, a collaboration between students and faculty to improve campus life.

May 30, 2012

Penn partners with KIPP schools to expand college access

Penn is the tenth university to partner with the nationwide public charter school program, which encourages underprivileged youth to achieve their goals of attending college.

May 23, 2012

Penn research team raises cardiac arrest awareness

A Penn research team is urging Philadelphians to take notice of the locations of life-saving electronic devices.

May 23, 2012

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