Therese S. Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation at Penn Nursing has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice. The three-year appointment runs through March 2024.
This is the highest honor bestowed by the Mexican Government to individuals and organizations that have stood out for their work in favor of the empowerment of the Mexican diaspora and helped to “open the path” for the new Mexican American and Latino generations.
Anthony Scarpone-Lambert, who is graduating in a few weeks, is the first nursing student to win this award. The President’s Innovation Prize was created by University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann to strengthen the University’s commitment to innovation under the Penn Compact 2020.
Social media and web-based news channels became a communication superhighway for correct and incorrect public health information during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study of this vast amount of information, known as infodemiology, is critical to building public health interventions to combat misinformation and help individuals, groups, and communities navigate and distill crucial public health messages.
Penn Nursing Dean Antonia Villarruel serves as a member of the ASPEN Health Strategy Group (AHSG), which just released a new report calling for a prompt response to address the U.S. maternal mortality crisis, which disproportionately impacts Black women and other women of color. “Reversing the U.S. Maternal Mortality Crisis” is the result of convening of 23 nationally recognized leaders and experts across sectors, with input from the general public.