Penn Nursing’s innovative nutrition program is elevating nutrition’s profile as a leading health science. Working with colleagues throughout the University of Pennsylvania, Nursing faculty and students are pioneering in research that ranges from community health and food availability to studies of gut flora to neuroscience that allows chemo patients to maintain their appetites.
There are multiple options at the undergraduate and graduate levels for students interested in nutrition science: our undergraduate minor and undergraduate major , both of which are offered in partnership with the School of Arts and Sciences, our graduate minor , and graduate certificate .
There are ways you could try to quantify the reach and influence of Penn Nursing. You could look at school rankings, which for the past five years have placed the School in the number one spot in the world. Or you could calculate the amount of research funding it’s been awarded by the National Institutes of Health.
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.