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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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Register for NASEM expert discussion on social isolation and loneliness

Join us May 11th (1:00-2:00pm EDT) for a discussion with expert panelists from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine consensus study report, Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults: Opportunities for the Health Care System (2020). Experts summarize the evidence base and explore how social isolation and loneliness affects health and quality of life in older adults, particularly among low income, underserved, and vulnerable populations.

University Award for Penn Nursing Professor

The University of Pennsylvania is honoring Penn Nursing’s Salimah Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN, FAAN, with a 2021 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Meghani is Professor of Nursing in the Biobehavioral Health Sciences (BHS) Department, Term Chair of Palliative Care, Associate Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, and a Senior Fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. She will receive her award during a virtual event on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST. Please register here.

Vaccinating “Dynamic Duo”, Tarik Khan and Patricia Khan

Doctoral candidate, Tarik Khan, and his mother, Patricia Khan, a registered nurse, featured on NBC10 for their work as part of the medical reserve corps administering COVID-19 vaccines across Philadelphia. James Garrow, of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health stated, “We cannot thank them enough.”  

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Kathy Bowles and team awarded 5-year NINR grant

The new study, I-TRANSFER, seeks to identify, understand and develop strategies for overcoming barriers to the implementation of effective clinical interventions. Specifically, I-TRANSFER is designed to address several barriers and gaps that may jeopardize the implementation of early post-acute surveillance among sepsis survivors.