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Annenberg Virtual Reality ColLABorative and Penn Nursing Awarded Hillman Grant To Study Virtual Reality and Loneliness

Hemodialysis is a life-saving treatment for people experiencing end stage kidney disease. Treatments are typically three times a week and...

Faculty News

Desmond Upton Patton Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Patton is among 100 new Academy members elected this year, one of the highest honors in health and medicine.

Doctoral Students Collaborate With Philadelphia High School Students on Health Communication Research

Thandi Lyew and Brittany Zulkiewicz worked with local teens through a Penn Graduate Community-Engaged Research Fellowship.

Graduate Student News

Exploring Inequalities in Health Through Cognitive Science and Family Conversation

Doctoral candidate Mary E. Andrews believes that personal stories can help people live healthier lives.


Penn Researchers Receive NIH Grant to ID Barriers to Accepting a Future HIV Vaccine

A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Communication has received a $4 million...


One Way To Reduce Medical Errors? Connect Doctors With Other Doctors.

A new PNAS study led by Professor Damon Centola uncovers how information-sharing networks can improve medical care.


People with a Conspiracy Mindset Resist Childhood Vaccination, Study Shows

In a new study, Professors Dan Romer and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center examined the role that having a conspiracy mindset in 2021 played in reluctance to vaccinate children in 2022.


Research Identifies Factors That Make Correcting Misinformation About Science More Successful

A new study from PIK Professor Dolores Albarracín and Research Associate Man-pui Sally Chan investigates effective ways to correct misinformation about science.


What Makes News Get Shared Widely? The Answer Is in Your Head.

A new study from the Communication Neuroscience Lab suggests that targeting self-and-social areas of the brain encourages information sharing online.

Undergraduate News

To Spread Important Messages About Teen Mental Health, Make Community Connections

After creating memes and TikToks with Philly high schoolers, Jeffrey Fishman’s senior honors thesis explores how those messages can effectively reach their audience.