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In the Media

Going Green: COVID-19 Pandemic Has People Drawn to Indoor Gardening, Houseplants

June 22, 2020

Charles Ziccardi, an assistant teaching professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a June 22 Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) article about the increase of gardening indoors during the pandemic and its health benefits.

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COVID-19 Leaves the Future of Buffet Dining in Doubt

June 21, 2020

Michael Traud, JD, an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a June 21 KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) story on the future of buffet dining.

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George Floyd Shows Black Folks Don't Need More 'Allies.' We Need Active Bystanders.

June 17, 2020

Ebony White, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a June 17 NBC News opinion piece about the Black community wanting allies to become active bystanders in order to dismantle structural racism. 

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Donate to These Organizations Addressing Racism and Mental Health

June 7, 2020

Ebony White, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a June 7 Lifehacker article about organizations addressing mental health and racism.

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June 6, 2020

Ebony White, PhD, an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a June 6 Philadelphia Inquirer article about coping strategies for the Black community following recent violence and protests.

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Philadelphia Orchestra Channel Gives Penn Hospitals a New Soundtrack

May 27, 2020

Florence Ierardi, director of the Music Therapy program in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a May 27 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the Philadelphia Orchestra's archived performance videos being available to play on screens throughout the Penn Medicine Hospital System.

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COVID-19 Anxiety Becoming Unmanageable? What to Do

May 20, 2020

A 2013 study on music therapy reducing anxiety before operations and improving outcomes led by Joke Bradt, PhD, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was mentioned in a May 20 HealthiNation article about helping friends cope with the pandemic. The article was picked up by several regional outlets across the country including WBBH-TV (NBC-Fort Myers, Florida), KTVN-TV (CBS-Reno, Nevada) and others.

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Overcome the Coronavirus Meat Shortage by Adopting One of the World's Healthiest Diets

May 20, 2020

Stella Volpe, PhD, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in May 20 HuffPost and CNN articles about the nutritional value of meat alternatives for people worried about meat shortages due to the pandemic.

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