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Penn-ICOWHI Launches eCommons
In anticipation of the 18th Congress of the International Congress of Women’s Health Issues held at Penn this year, the eCommons has been launched. Funded by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, the eCommons seeks to provide an online forum for researchers, policy makers and applied professionals to discuss the most pressing issues facing women in urban environments. The eCommons is designed to continue conversations generated from the Congress in April to bring the dialogue to global proportions and produce solutions that meet the health needs of women in urban settings around the world. Join in the conversation today!

Penn Nursing partners with West Philadelphia shelter
Penn Nursing faculty, in conjunction with University of Pennsylvania’s Health System, will begin a year-long initiative to create educational programs on domestic violence prevention and maternal/child health promotion for the residents of Lutheran Settlement House’s Jane Addams Place in West Philadelphia. Supported by grants from Verizon Foundation and General Mills, the aim is to develop an eight-part education program that can be replicated throughout the city and region to teach mothers about domestic violence prevention and nutrition for them and their children.

Penn Nursing Ranked #1 in NIH Funding
The National Institutes of Health funds critical medical research at universities across the nation. This prestigious ranking attests to the world-class and cutting-edge research of faculty at Penn Nursing. See Dean Afaf Meleis's comments on this achievement 

Alumni Connections >

Who will Represent You? Vote Now!
The Penn Nursing Alumni board represents you in developing outreach projects, events and activities for all Penn Nursing Alumni. It only takes 5 minutes to review the ballot and vote for your 2010-2012 board members. Vote today!

Alumni @ ICOWHI
Penn alumni are invited to attend a special breakfast program as part of the Penn-ICOWHI Conference on Urban Women's Health on Saturday, April 10. For those who cannot attend the full conference or an entire day, this sampler offers a brief overview of the conference and attendance at the panel discussion, "Transforming Urban Environments: Integrative Models to Build Healthier Urban Communities," featuring Jane Golden (Mural Arts). Includes 1.5 nursing contact hours. See for more information or to register. 

New Events at Nursing Alumni Weekend
Mark your calendar now and plan to join us on May 14-16, 2010. New events include a special breakfast for Legacy & HUP alumni and a Master's reception. And don't miss the Faculty and Alumni Awards program, Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony and Luncheon, a traditional picnic and parade, a program exploring recent autism reserach and a special celebration of community impact and the successful Where Science Leads campaign. Register today!

Connect with Penn Nursing on Facebook
Check out our Penn Nursing Alumni Facebook page! Become a fan and stay in touch with all the latest news and events.

Support Penn Nursing >

The Gift of Education
At Penn Nursing, we are producing the global health leaders of tomorrow. Your gifts to the Annual Fund help to support the students, their research and their ability to study abroad.  The impact of your gift - along with those of our other alumni, faculty, parents and friends – is far greater than the dollars you give. Your gift has the ability to transform the lives not only of our students, but of the lives they save through their research and care, locally and globally. Your gift to the Annual Giving Fund, is a gift of education to a Penn Nursing student. Please give today!

Penn Nursing Happenings and Upcoming Events >

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - "Transitioning in Your Career", a Hillman Alumni networking event. New York, NY.

April 7-10, 2010 - International Council on Women's Health Issues (ICOWHI) Conference "Cities and Women's Health: Global Perspectives" at the University of Pennsylvania.

Save the Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010, "Alumni @ ICOWHI" - Penn Alumni Education and Penn Nursing will host a breakfast and invities alumni to attend a portion of the Urban Women's Health Conference, featuring a panel on, "Transforming Urban Environments: Integrative Models to Build Healthier Urban Communities."

Sunday, April 18, 2010 - Friends of Penn Nursing Reception. Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 1:30-2:30PM - Theresa Lynch Society Event. Philadelphia, PA.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 3-5PM - Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award Lecture with Dr. Julie Fairman. Claire M. Fagin Hall. Philadelphia, PA.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 3:30-5:30PM - Retirement event to honor Dr. Mary Ann Lafferty-Della Valle. Claire M. Fagin Hall, Philadelphia, PA.

Thursday, April 29-30, 2010, 8:30AM-5:00PM - Penn Nursing and The Center for Autism host a Continuing Nursing Education Prgoram, "Clinical Management of Autism Spectrum Disorder." Registration Fee: $195.00, includes 7.0 contact hours, course materials, lunch. 

Friday, April 30, 2010, 6-8PM - Hillman Scholars Reception, celebrating the graduating Hillman scholars of 2010 and the 20th anniversary of the Penn-Hillman Program. New York, NY.

May 14-16, 2010 - Alumni Weekend 2010. Classes ending in '0 and '5, this is your reunion year! All classes are encouraged to save the date for Alumni & Faculty Awards, Penn Nursing academic programs, an enthusiastic Penn Nursing parade march and the Nursing picnic tent. Help spread the word by volunteering as a Penn Nursing Reunion Chair for undergraduate, graduate or HUP Nursing alumni. Email

For information or to RSVP for any of these events, call 215-898-4841, email or visit our website.

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March 2010 

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