Caroline Dillon, a member of the new freshman class, has always been drawn to nursing. During a fourth-grade field trip to Boston’s Museum of Science, she saw an exhibit on childbirth that featured graphic videos. “My 10-year-old classmates were grossed out,” she recalled, “but I said I want to deliver babies.”
In the current fast-moving, unprecedented situation, what we do today to stem the impact of COVID-19 can vastly affect what we will face tomorrow. In a special edition of Penn Nursing’s “Amplify Nursing” podcast hosted by Marion Leary and Angelarosa DiDonato that aired on March 13th, special guests Alison Buttenheim, a public health researcher and behavioral epidemiologist at Penn Nursing, and social epidemiologist Carolyn Cannuscio of Penn Medicine discussed what we can do individually and as a society to slow the spread of the disease. What follows are a few takeaways.
COVID-19 is sweeping across the country with the number of cases rising dramatically. It’s been two weeks since Penn Nursing’s Alison Buttenheim, PhD, a public health researcher and behavioral epidemiologist and Penn Medicine’s Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, a social epidemiologist, joined Amplify Nursing to discuss the coronavirus. Since a lot has occurred in that time, they are back with an update to discuss where we are at in this pandemic, how it has been handled locally and nationally so far, and what is still to come. Listen here or wherever you listen to podcasts.
As the COVID-19 pandemic grows across the US, Penn Nursing’s Alison Buttenheim, PhD, a public health researcher and behavioral epidemiologist and Penn Medicine’s Carolyn Cannuscio, ScD, a social epidemiologist, join Amplify Nursing to discuss the coronavirus – what we need to know, what we need to do to help lessen the spread, and what we should expect in the days and weeks to come. Listen here or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Equitable implementation of COVID‐19 vaccine delivery is a national and global priority, with a strong focus on reducing existing disparities and not creating new disparities. But while a framework has been recognized for equitable allocation of COVID‐19 vaccine that acknowledges the rights and interests of sexual and gender minorities (SGM), it fails to identify strategies or data to achieve that goal.
Enter the Fagin Hall office of Wendy D. Grube, GNu,82, GR’10, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, and one of the first things you might see is a clear glass bell. The Order of the Bell was presented to Dr. Grube in 2017 by Mountains of Hope, West Virginia’s statewide cancer coalition, for her work to break barriers in public health in rural West Virginia. Dr. Grube has taken a special interest in this area, which has a significantly elevated rate of cervical cancer mortality—in addition to centering her 2010 doctoral dissertation on cervical screening in rural West Virginia, since 2008 she has partnered with the local community, spearheading a Penn Nursing service learning project in West Virginia that has included free cervical screenings (over 300 women screened) and other urgent health care screenings and education as informed by community need.