Everybody wants a healthy life for their baby. Black babies are more likely to be born prematurely, which puts them at risk for death and developmental problems. In fact, a third of all infant deaths are preterm-related. The critical period in preterm babies’ lives is when they are just born and are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The care they receive is vital to a healthy future.
Barbara Riegel, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, the Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor of Gerontology at Penn Nursing, is set to receive a national award for her contributions to improving the care of patients with advanced heart failure, and has recently been appointed to a national task force dedicated to cardiovascular science.
African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) remain at heightened risk for HIV infection and account for the largest number of African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS. It has long been understood that there is a clear and persistent association between poverty, transactional sex behavior, and HIV risk. A new University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) study has investigated how educational status relates to HIV risk in this population.