The first cohort of undergraduate and graduate scholars are here at Penn Nursing with a focus on making a lasting impact in underserved urban and rural communities.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and her husband, Michael Doyle, have a made a $2 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Innovating for Life and Living Campaign, as part of the University’s Power of Penn Campaign. The gift, which brings the couple’s total giving to Penn to $4.5 million, will create the Gutmann Leadership Scholars Program at Penn Nursing.
What’s it like to be in the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program? Meet Juliana Ivanof, an Amy Gutmann Leadership Scholar.
George Demiris, PhD, FACMI, a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor (PIK), with joint faculty appointments in Penn Nursing’s Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences and in Perelman School of Medicine’s Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, will become the Mary Alice Bennett University Professor. University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann made the appointment.
President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett today announced the appointment of Dolores Albarracín as the University of Pennsylvania’s twenty-eighth Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, beginning July 1, 2021. Albarracín, a world-renowned social psychologist, will be the Alexandra Heyman Nash University Professor, with joint appointments in the Annenberg School for Communication and the Department of Family and Community Health in the School of Nursing.
Penn Nursing’s Amy Sawyer, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Sleep & Health Behavior in the Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, is co-lead investigator for a study showing that patients with untreated, moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea had a higher risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event, but the risk of incident heart problems was decreased in those who used CPAP therapy. The findings were published recently in an online supplement of the journal Sleep and were presented as a poster during Virtual SLEEP 2021.