Why it’s urgent
We are extending the School’s research leadership by hiring eminent faculty in precision and data sciences and more. We are fueling the problem-solving of faculty and students with seed funds to test their ideas, while bolstering their efforts for additional research support. As in our educational space, new innovation experts in research are mentoring faculty and students, and working in step with their education innovation peers, to implement innovation across our research, practice, and education.
Sample giving opportunities:
- Endowed Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) professors
- Named Office of Nursing Innovation and Research
- Endowed Director of Research and Innovation
- Term and endowed professors in emerging science
- Endowed faculty innovation fellowships
- Research pilot funds
- Academic-clinical partnerships (e.g. with HUP/CHOP/VA)
Research Center support (e.g. Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, the Bates Center
for the Study of History of Nursing, New Courtland Transitions Center)
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Innovation in action
We are developing cutting edge research and emerging experts in Precision and Data Science— all while carving out rigorous new approaches to innovation — but what is the next frontier? We must remain in the vanguard of nursing schools by continuing to push the envelope and recruit new faculty leaders who specialize in emerging areas of science.
Understanding Access and Use of Digital Resources Could Help Narrow Sexual Health Equity Gap for Puerto Rican Adolescents
In an upcoming article in the journal Nursing Research, a study from Penn Nursing, reports results of a web-based intervention, Cuídalos, in Puerto Rico designed to increase sexual risk communication between parents and adolescents.
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.
New Research Finds About Half of Parents Use Cell Phones While Driving with Young Children in the Car
A new study from a team of researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Nursing found that in the previous three months, about half of parents talked on a cell phone while driving when their children between the ages of 4 and 10 were in the car, while one in three read text messages and one in seven used social media.