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Eileen Lake in her office.
Vulnerable patients
Hospitals aren’t as safe as they could be for pediatric patients, according to findings from Eileen Lake of the School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research and colleagues in the Center and at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In a Q&A, Lake explains that acute-care settings with better work environments for nurses are safer for children.
Phoebe Sterba shoots a basket.
Victory on the road
The women’s basketball team ended its three-game losing streak to Princeton on Saturday, defeating the Tigers 66-60 in New Jersey. Junior guard Phoebe Sterba (above) of Cleveland led the Quakers with 21 points. Riding a five-game winning streak, the Red & Blue’s 9-2 record matches the 2015-16 Quakers for the best 11-game start in school history.
Skin tissue cancer cells
Fighting cancer
A new study has revealed the chain reaction behind drug-resistant cancers. By better understanding the process’ mechanics, researchers may be able to develop a more effective combination therapy. The Perelman School of Medicine’s Rani Ojha and Ravi K. Amaravadi led the study, with significant contributions from Constantinos Koumenis.
French victorians shop for gloves in a department store.
Studying Japan in Paris
Julie Nelson Davis of the School of Arts and Sciences led last semester’s “Japan and Paris” seminar, including a trip to France that exposed students to installations and cultural events honoring the 150th anniversary of Japan’s Meiji era and made an impression on them. For example, graduate student Alyssa Cody Garcia writes about the effects of industrialization and mass production on 19th-century retail in Paris and Kyoto.
Colonial era students roam outside the old 4th street campus.
First day of classes
Two hundred and sixty-eight years ago this month, the first classes were held at what would become the University of Pennsylvania. Penn is also home to the first teaching hospital, medical school, law school, and collegiate school of business in the American colonies and the United States.
Penn in the News
More pet insurance policies are being sold. But are they worth the cost?
New York Times | January 4, 2019

Americans spent about $70 billion on their pets in 2017. “People are much more inclined to think of their animals like children and treat them accordingly,” says James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Inside Penn

― New grant awarded to study mechanisms of clotting

― 2018 year in review: Penn Law student life

Events
Bright pink convertible parked on the street with palm trees in the background

Tuesday, Jan. 8

Lens on Latin America

The Lens on Latin America art exhibit kicks off with an opening reception at International House at 6 p.m. The exhibit of radical photography spotlights scenes from the 1960s and 1970s in Latin America, a time of political upheaval. The exhibit is displayed in tandem with an upcoming Latin American film spotlight series at Lightbox Film Center.
The noblest question in the world is: What good may I do in it?”  — Ben Franklin
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