• Penn Hillman Scholar Investigates the Autism Phenotype in Preschool-aged Children in China

    Stacey L Bevan, BS, BSN, RN, is a second-year PhD student writing a mixed-methods dissertation on sociocultural perspectives of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis in pediatric immigrant communities. Stacey was awarded an interdisciplinary grant from the Hillman Scholars Foundation to support her project with the China Jintan Child Cohort study. This grant helped her contextualize the results of her secondary analysis of ASD phenotype in this population-based cohort and plan for dissemination according to Community Based Participatory Research methods. While this project was planned during a complicated time in global health and politics, she was able to appreciate several themes of the work, including recognizing the international platform, engaging with the historical paradigm and developing flexibility in fieldwork.

  • Penn Nursing & Columbia School of Social Work Team Up to Educate Social Workers & Nurses about Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

    Thanks to a $1 million grant from the Joe & Sandy Samberg Foundation and the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) and the Columbia University School of Social Work (CSSW) are developing a collaborative initiative to educate social workers and nurses about psychedelic-assisted therapy in anticipation of FDA approval of this type of treatment. This effort will help improve access to affordable, safe treatment facilitated by a large workforce of highly qualified practitioners.

  • The Environmental Justice League

    Penn Nursing is committed to training the next generation of nurses on sustainability and the climate crisis, retooling its curriculum, transforming its physical footprint, and conducting research on how the environment affects vulnerable populations.

    By Michele Berger