Research

As a worldwide leader in interdisciplinary and nursing research, the work of our faculty and students is advancing science and delivering solutions that impact every aspect of health and health care. 

Advancing science and delivering solutions

Support

The Office of Nursing Research, along with our four research centers and partnerships across Penn, provide students and faculty with resources and support that are virtually unparalleled in our field.

Impact

Every day the research produced here shapes policy, promotes better healthcare, helps prevent disease, improves quality of life, eliminates health disparities, and develops the scientific knowledge that drives nursing practice.

Improving Quality of Life and Sleep in People with Memory Problems Without Using Drugs

A groundbreaking study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), recently published in Innovation in Aging, has shown promising results in improving the quality of life (QOL) and sleep quality in individuals living with memory problems. The research delves into the efficacy of a nonpharmacological approach in a trial known as the Healthy Patterns Sleep Program.

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Penn Collaboratory to Fund Ten New Pilot Studies on Aging

The Penn Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Healthy Aging (PennAITech) – made up of Penn’s School of Nursing, the Perelman School of Medicine, and other departments across the University – focuses on identifying developing, evaluating, commercializing, and disseminating innovative technology and artificial intelligence methods/software to support aging. This is year two for the collaboratory – made possible through a grant from the National Institute on Aging – and it is providing more than $2.3 M in funding to ten pilot projects.

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