Articles by Olivia Haynie
Council on Foreign Relations invites PWH Director Michael Horowitz to be senior fellowHorowitz, a professor of political science and Richard Perry University Professor at Penn, will be retaining his positions at Penn while acting as a senior fellow at the CFR.
PennMed researchers receive $2.9 million to study racial disparities in heart diseaseThe study funded by the AHA will focus on how two types of cancer create a higher risk for cardiovascular disease among Black and Hispanic cancer survivors.
Performance art to children’s literature: Sachs Program funds 14 API-led art projectsThe recipients of the funding include four Penn alumni, three staff members, one faculty member, five individual students, and one student group.
Penn Wharton Budget Model finds that Senate infrastructure plan will decrease national debtThe study by the Penn Wharton Business Model predicts that the new proposal will decrease national debt by 0.9% and increase economic output by 0.1% in 2050.
More than 200 petition Penn to pay reparations to victims of Kligman’s prison experimentsThe petition has five demands as part of the reparations process including a formal apology from Penn President Amy Gutmann to the victims and their families and financial reparations for those affected.
Cellphone usage while driving is linked to other risky behaviors, Penn study findsResearchers found that people 18- to 24-years-old who use cellphones while driving are more likely to engage in other impulsive behaviors, establishing a link between impulsivity and car crashes.
Six Penn faculty members launch free, open-source course on COVID-19, mRNA vaccinesThe PennMed instructors created the virtual course to help the general public understand the science behind mRNA vaccines and encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Philadelphia lifts some restrictions on outdoor dining and bar seatingPhiladelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said the city is changing the restrictions to help restaurant owners remain in business.
Penn study finds that people who recovered from COVID-19 may only need one dose of the vaccineThe Penn Institute of Immunology found that people who had a prior COVID-19 infection had a significant antibody response after the first mRNA vaccine dose, but minimal increase in immunity after the second dose.
Penn extends terms of Graduate School of Education and Penn Law deans through 2023Pam Grossman, dean of the Graduate School of Education, and Ted Ruger, dean of Penn Law School, will now hold their positions until June 30, 2023.
Cornell will require students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this fallCornell will allow students exemptions for medical and religious reasons, but expects the majority of students on campus to be innoculated.
Quattrone Center launches website to help prosecutors establish wrongful conviction unitsThe website, www.convictionreview.net, provides prosecutors in conviction review units with guides and templates for each step of the review process.
New data reveal racial and geographic disparities in COVID-19 vaccination in PhiladelphiaThree in 10 residents of wealthier areas downtown have already received their first dose of the vaccine while in a nearby majority-Black area, the rate is only three in 50 residents.
Penn Law professor creates system to track outcomes of insurance suits during COVID-19The COVID Coverage Litigation Tracker, created by Penn Law School Professor Thomas Baker, collects data on the outcomes of insurance litigation cases filed during the pandemic.
These Pennsylvania schools are planning to return to in-person learning in fall 2021Several schools in Pennsylvania have already announced their plans to hold classes in-person this fall and return to normal campus life, while Penn has yet to announce a decision.
Here's how to get the COVID-19 vaccine in PhiladelphiaAnyone living or working in Philadelphia can demonstrate interest in getting the vaccine through a form at the city’s sign-up page or by calling the city’s COVID-19 call center.
Penn Medicine marks one millionth telemedicine visit since start of COVID-19 pandemicVisits increased by more than 9,000% between 2019 and the period from March 2020 to February 2021.
Penn Nursing study identifies racial disparities in breastfeeding initiationAuthors of the study focused on contributing factors to the disparities, including lack of access to breastfeeding resources, disparities in culture-based care, and stereotyping in the industry.
Penn Wharton Budget Model predicts Biden relief package will increase GDP in 2021The direct payments of $1,400, the expanded Child Tax Credit, and the expanded Earned Income Tax Credit will cost $595 billion this year, the PWBM found.