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The ways in which food influences health and disease are central to people’s wellness throughout their lives. Penn Nursing advances nutrition science for individuals, communities, and the general population, helping to create healthier futures for all.


Omega-3 Lowers Childhood Aggression

University of Pennsylvania research published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry says Incorporating omega-3, vitamins and mineral supplements into the diets of children with extreme aggression can reduce this problem behavior in the short term, especially its more impulsive, emotional form. Read more



Compher to Receive 2019 Norma M. Lang Award for Scholarly Practice and Policy

The award is given biennially to a Penn Nursing faculty member or a graduate from the School’s doctoral program who has made a distinguished contribution to nursing through scholarly practice.  It honors Norma M. Lang, PhD, the professor and dean emerita of Penn Nursing for her world-renowned contributions to health policy and practice.