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Redefining the future of health transitions

Meeting the complex health care needs of individuals living with chronic illnesses such as heart failure, diabetes and depression in a person-centered, safe, and efficient manner will be a, if not the, dominant healthcare challenge in the next few decades. Our research agenda focuses on the growing population of chronically ill adults with a specialization on frail, elderly adults and their family caregivers. Members’ implementation of various research methods is now creating a body of knowledge that will directly benefit this vulnerable population.

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship positions are available now

  • Immersive research experiences with leading expert mentors
  • Research skills development
  • Supportive interprofessional scholarly environment
  • Career development

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New Penn Collaboratory Aims to Improve Care for Older Adults

The Penn Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Healthy Aging (PennAITech) seeks to explore the use of artificial intelligence and other technologies to improve in-home care for older adults and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. The Collaboratory will leverage extensive expertise in artificial intelligence, consumer informatics and aging, access to patient cohorts and resources of Penn’s School of Nursing, the Perelman School of Medicine, and other departments across the University of Pennsylvania. PennAITech is made possible through a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award is expected to total $20 million over five years.

After COVID-19: Priorities for Health System Transformation

Penn Nursing’s Mary Naylor, PhD, R, FAAN, the Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology and Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, and co-chair of the Culture Inclusion & Equity Action Collaborative—one of the four collaboratives under the National Academy of Medicine’s Leadership Consortium that convened experts and stakeholders across nine sectors of health, health care, and biomedical research to review how each sector responded to COVID-19, identify challenges encountered in combating the pandemic, and outline opportunities to reinforce, revitalize, and transform the health system.