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   Penn Nursing’s Robin Stevens, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Health, is set to receive the Early Career Award from the Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Early Career Award Win for Stevens


  • Luz Elena Pérez Méndez, Nu’22

    Humans of Penn Nursing: Luz Elena Pérez Méndez, Nu’22

    “I was volunteering in a small rural clinic in the outskirts of Volcán Tajumulco in Tejutla, Guatemala—the village where my parents are from—and witnessed a live birth for the first time. I cried, of course. This single moment allowed me to realize the beauty of life and the incredible process of bringing another life into this world.”

  • Fellow Named 2019-2020 Jonas Policy Scholar

    The American Academy of Nursing recently announced that six individuals – including Penn Nursing Postdoctoral Fellow Darina Petrovsky, PhD, RN – were selected to participate in the newly re-envisioned Academy Jonas Policy Scholars Program.  Petrovsky is a Fellow in the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health .

  • June Treston MSN, CRNP, GNu’92

    June Treston, MSN, CRNP, GNu’92

    “While I was in college in my senior year of nursing school, I was involved in a very emotionally and physically violent relationship. I don’t mean a threat or a slap. I mean having my head repeatedly bashed into a sliding glass door until it broke, and then being pushed out of a car going 60 miles per hour into the middle of a busy highway in Florida. Wow, that sounds awful. Just writing it is hard. But it was an important, transformative event in my life.”

  • Initiating Breastfeeding in Vulnerable Infants

    The benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child are well-recognized, including for late preterm infants (LPI). But because LPI do not have fully developed brains, they may experience difficulties latching and/or sustaining a latch on the breast to have milk transfer occur. This means that these infants are at high risk for formula supplementation and/or discontinuation of breastfeeding. Without human milk, these infants lose a critical component for protection and optimal development of their brains.

  • 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.

  • Andre Angelia, BSN, RN, Nu'19

    Andre Angelia, BSN, RN, Nu’19

    “Sometimes the greatest compliment that you can get when you are a student is from your teacher, but in this case it was someone I had never met before. A rapid response was happening on my unit and I went in to observe.”

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