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Welcome to the Spring Semester 2021 from Dean Antonia M. Villarruel

Good-bye to 2020—and welcome to 2021! We are all hopeful that this new year will bring good luck and good health for us all. Certainly, with several COVID-19 vaccines now approved in the United States, we see a path out of the global pandemic that has influenced every aspect of our lives over the last year. It is particularly gratifying to welcome freshman and sophomores back to campus—and, of course, to welcome all of you to spring semester.


Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism on Disparities in Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Advancements in diabetes technology have improved quality of life and glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes. However, data show that a subset of children is being left behind. Those from low-income families and non-Hispanic Black (NHB) children are not experiencing benefits associated with technological advances, and are at higher risk for diabetes complications and adverse outcomes through ongoing poor glycemic control.

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How Can the World Allocate COVID-19 Vaccines Fairly?

It’s an ethical question that experts like Alison Buttenheim of the School of Nursing, Harald Schmidt of the Perelman School of Medicine, and Kok-Chor Tan of the School of Arts & Sciences are contemplating. One fact is certain, they say: Distribution must not exacerbate persisting disparities.

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Matthew D. McHugh

New Director for Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research

Matthew McHugh, PhD, JD, MPH, RN, FAAN, the Independence Chair for Nursing Education and Professor of Nursing, has been appointed the Director for the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research (CHOPR). The appointment was effective as of January 1, 2021. CHOPR was established in 1989 by Dr. Linda Aiken as one of the first centers to scale up rigorous research on the impact of nursing on patient outcomes. It uses evidence to inform policy and produces the next generation of nurse scientists.