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Faculty & Research

Veteran Homelessness Down 5 Percent, to Continue Declining Each Year

This month, the U.S. departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veteran Affairs (VA) announced that veteran homelessness has...

Penn Advanced Certificate in Oncology Social Work Cohort & Instructors

Faculty & Research, Student Life

First-Ever Program in Oncology Social Work Prepares New Generation of Cancer Care Leaders

When an individual is diagnosed with cancer, their course of medical care– scheduling tests and doctor’s appointments, managing treatments and...

CSIS 2018 Alumni Summit

Faculty & Research

Center for Social Impact Strategy Celebrates Alumni, Bold Changes Ahead

In September 2018, the Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS) celebrated their community with a two-day Alumni Summit. This year, CSIS...

Former students who've participated in the study.

Faculty & Research

Study Led By Health and Aging Expert Lends New Insights on Interprofessional Health Care Training

In the fields of health and geriatric care, interprofessional communication and team collaboration are of critical importance, as they can...

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Faculty & Research

Child Welfare Expert Assumes Leadership Role at Field Center

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) Dean John L. Jackson, Jr., PhD, named internationally-respected child welfare expert and...

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Faculty & Research

Sara Bachman named dean of Penn School of Social Policy & Practice

Sara “Sally” Bachman has been named dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania,...

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Faculty & Research

Stockton, CA Puts Guaranteed Income to Test, Penn SP2 Researcher Will Evaluate Implications

Is universal basic income (UBI) the solution to economic instability and inequality? That’s what the city of Stockton, CA plans...

SP2 students in class.

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Penn’s ‘Social Justice School’ Launches New Learning Division

Knowledge doesn’t have a zip code, so why should our classrooms? In an effort to provide the most accessible, yet unparalleled...

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Faculty & Research

Three SP2 Faculty Members Receive Tenure, Discuss Future Research

Trailing a lengthy record of influential instruction and research, three faculty members from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice...