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Research:

The Clinical Educator and Autism Advocate

Penn Nursing’s clinician educators are all about relationships. Through their practice, scholarship, patient care and teaching, they create deep and sustaining connections that inform nursing practice, advance knowledge and enhance care. Read more

People:

Jennifer A. Pinto-Martin
Faculty

Jennifer A. Pinto-Martin

Viola MacInnes/Independence Professor of Nursing
Stefanie Zavodny
Students

Stefanie Zavodny

Doctoral
Margaret C. Souders
Faculty

Margaret C. Souders

Assistant Professor of Human Genetics

News:

Penn Nursing Study Highlights Rapid Weight Gain During Infancy as Possible Risk Factor for Later Obesity in Children with Autism

Childhood obesity is a serious public health concern that can have a profound impact on children’s health and well-being. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are more likely to have obesity compared to their peers with typical development, data show.  Until recently, little has been known about why children with ASD are at increased risk for developing obesity.

Advocacy Award for Souders

The Center for Autism honored her service to children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.