Articles by Marina Gialanella
Penn Medicine partners with local restaurants to provide meals for hospital staffNourished first launched at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center on April 1 and will expand to Penn Medicine's other hospitals beginning on April 22. Hospital staff at Penn Presbyterian has ordered more than 750 meals through the simple text messaging system since April 1.
Penn Medicine researchers create map to analyze tweets about the coronavirusThe map intends to help physicians and health officials identify new hotspots for the virus and track how the pandemic is evolving.
HUP offers robots and telemedicine to treat pregnant women at homeBy limiting the amount of time women spend in healthcare facilities before and after delivery, the new policies can decrease women's exposure to coronavirus.
Penn Med study finds gun violence can cause lasting social and emotional damageThe study, published Nov. 20 in JAMA Surgery, looked at 183 gunshot wound patients who had been brought to Penn’s trauma center.
Penn Med study uses blood test to predict prognosis in brain cancerThe researchers found that patients with higher bloodstream concentrations of cfDNA had a shorter "progression-free survival" than patients with less cfDNA.
Philadelphia ranked 19th best city for baseballThe top three baseball cities overall were New York, Los Angeles, and St. Louis.
Penn alum creates app for users to track number of spotted lanternfly kills"Squishr" features a ranking system that tracks the number of lanternflies a person has killed. Users with the highest number of kills can make the “Today’s Top Squishers" list.
Annenberg study shows people misperceive their proximity to energy sitesBenjamin Lyons, a postdoctoral fellow at the APPC, said the results showed people who perceived risks from these energy sites were not more aware of their distance to one.
Penn Med study finds teens more likely to vape if first time included flavored productsStudents who initially used flavored products were more likely to report vaping within the last 30 days, and they also tended to use e-cigarettes more frequently each month.
William Cullina named new Morris Arboretum executive directorCullina, an expert on North American plants, currently serves as the CEO of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
Appointments for Philadelphians to get new city identification cards are currently fullCity hall is booked until mid-June for appointments to receive new city identifications which will increase accessibility to jobs, housing and social services.
Community College of Philadelphia faculty plan to go on strike91 percent of the 1,200 members of the College’s union, the Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia, voted in favor of a strike in February 2019.
86 Temple students infected with mumps in recent outbreakTemple's free vaccination clinics will be held throughout the day on Wednesday, March 27, and Friday, March 29, the Inquirer reported.
Penn Medicine researchers find five new genes that increase risk of Alzheimer's diseasePathology and Laboratory Medicine professor Gerard Schellenberg led the research team, which analyzed data from more than 94,000 people.
At local La Salle University, residents can soon live in a dog–friendly dorm hallLa Salle administrators say they hope the move will improve mental health and increase appeal for prospective students.
Penn Medicine researchers use Yelp reviews to find issues with hospital communicationThe researchers used more than 50,000 reviews from 1,566 hospitals across the country to identify common communication issues within healthcare.
Robots are projected to steal one-third of jobs by 2030, but jobs in Philadelphia may be saferResearch from consulting firm McKinsey found that physical jobs, such as operating machinery or preparing fast food, could be at risk because of advanced automation.
Wharton prof. Amir Yaron tapped as next governor of the Bank of IsraelThe Wharton finance professor was nominated by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon at a joint press conference earlier this week.
Yale no longer requires that off-campus events be registeredYale has revoked its six-year rule that off-campus parties of more than 50 people be registered and that there be a designated 'host' to take legal responsibility for the event.