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Fiscal Year 2016 Report


Penn Nursing Profile Fiscal Year 2016 Fiscal Facts

Educating Nurses

Faculty and Staff

Research and Projects Education and General Operations Practice Total Annual Budget

$17 million $45 million $31 million $93 million

Andrea Berry Laporte, Chair Dean Kehler, Immediate Past Chair Rosemarie Morrissey Greco, Past Chair

$4,472,608 1,272

587 Undergraduate Degree Programs 588 Graduate Professional or Other Degree Programs 58 PhD Degree Program 1,233 Total Students

14,570 Total Alumni 13,042 Living Alumni

Faculty Chairs:

52 65 35 217

Standing Faculty Associated Faculty Full-time Lecturers Part-time Lecturers

228 Administrative Staff – Fagin Hall

Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing Center for Global Women’s Health Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health CDC Supported Center for Autism and Development Disabilities Research and Epidemiology

Supporting Research and Education

Global Partnerships:

198 Nursing Alumni live/work abroad 43 Countries home to alumni

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Board of Overseers Executive Committee

Philanthropy: Total Giving for FY16 Donors

Alumni Statistics:

1 Penn Integrates Knowledge 11 Term Endowed 5 Term

Local/Global Partnerships

$111.7 million

Number of students enrolled in:

14 Full Endowed

Research Centers

Endowment (Market Value)

Study abroad programs Collaborative international projects in 16 countries Community Champions Project Sites Throughout Philadelphia

Penn Nursing Leadership Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing Patricia D’Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN Chair, Department of Family and Community Health; Killebrew-Censits Endowed Term Chair in Undergraduate Education; Director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing Julie A. Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN Chair, Department of Biobehavioral Health and Sciences; Nightingale Professor of Nursing Rosemary C. Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN Associate Dean for Practice; Professor of Pain Practice Therese Richmond, PhD, FAAN, CRNP Associate Dean for Research and Innovation; Andrea B. Laporte Endowed Professor of Nursing

43 Total Sponsored Project Awards 12 NIH Awards

Julie Sochalski, PhD, FAAN, RN Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Associate Professor of Nursing Nancy Biller Assistant Dean for Global Health Affairs Christina M. Costanzo Clark Assistant Dean for Admissions & Academic Affairs Terri H. Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN Assistant Dean for Community Engagement; Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition; Professor of Nursing of Children Lisa M. Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusivity, Associate Professor of Nursing Amy M. Burns Vice Dean of Institutional Advancement Jacqueline L. Lowry Golding Vice Dean for Administration and Finance


Delivering Solutions that Lead to a Healthier Future Penn Nursing has been a top school of nursing in the world, a school that has been a leader in education, research and practice for decades. So when I arrived in 2014, I knew I had a responsibility to continue this level of excellence – as well as an incredible opportunity to set a vision that ensures Penn Nursing continues to deliver the solutions that lead to a healthier future.

Inside: Advancing Science and Delivering Solutions 2 Transforming Policy a  nd Practice 4 Developing Experts and Leaders 8 Engaging Diverse Communities in Promoting Health 12 Ways to Support Penn Nursing 17

In setting that vision, we at Penn Nursing looked out on the rapidly changing landscape of health and healthcare, looking at both the challenges and the opportunities – and how nursing and nurses can provide the solutions. Today, more people than ever have access to health insurance, but we don’t have enough providers to meet the demand. Also more than ever, care is being delivered in the home and in the community, and not in the hospital. And patient needs have become more complicated, as we live longer but with chronic conditions, and advances in sciences tell us more about the factors that impact a person’s health. At more than three million members strong, nurses are the largest segment of the healthcare workforce, and the ones who spend the most time with individuals and their families. Nurses have always played a key role in being an advocate for patients, empowering patients and their families to become more engaged in care, and improving quality, safety and caring across healthcare systems. Moving forward, we need to pursue ways to maximize the impact of nursing and nurses. After looking out across this landscape, we’ve identified how we can make strategic investments and prioritize our work to ensure Penn Nursing is leading to a healthier future. The School will remain focused on advancing science and delivering solutions to pressing needs, transforming policy and practice, developing experts and leaders, and engaging diverse communities to promote health for all. As you’ll read in the following pages, we are already taking great steps towards these goals. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of my fellow alumni and friends, we are making new investments in student aid and innovative research, while strengthening existing partnerships and building new ones across the city of Philadelphia and beyond. I remain deeply grateful to our partners, whose support continues to be critical to providing resources and opportunities for our Penn Nursing community. It is an exciting time for health, healthcare and nursing, and Penn Nursing has an important role to play in addressing challenges and harnessing potential. Together with your help, we will continue our tradition of innovation that will lead to a healthier future!

Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing

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Advancing Science and Delivering Solutions

Dr. Bridgette Brawner, GNu’05, GR’09 is among Penn Nursing’s trailblazing faculty. Her communitybased participatory research looks to promote sexual health promotion in disenfranchised populations. She has had the opportunity to use innovative and unique technologies in her research, including geographic information systems mapping, to look specifically at the relationship between neighborhoods and environments with sexual health.

Research produced at Penn Nursing is nationally and internationally recognized for its impact on health and healthcare. Support for our scholars continues to enable them to advance science that delivers solutions around issues such as autism, aging, approaches to violence prevention and treatment, nurse staffing and palliative care. Our faculty are building science that leads to innovations that can address the critical issues of today and tomorrow.

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A Commitment to Elder Care For decades, Tony Buividas has lent a guiding hand to the gerontological mission of Penn Nursing. When the School’s Living Independently for Elders program opened its doors in 1998, Tony volunteered to take on the role as chair of the finance committee – a role he continued until being asked to assume the position as LIFE’s interim CEO and overseeing with LIFE’s dedicated team, its successful transition to management by new ownership. His efforts will contribute to LIFE’s long term viability for its members, their families, and the West Philadelphia community – while ensuring Penn Nursing continues to maintain a close relationship with the program as a research, teaching, and practice site. But Tony still felt he could do more. With a recent gift to Penn Nursing, Tony Buividas has established the Advancement of Gerontological Nursing Fund, to support growth and innovation in the School’s gerontological efforts and its evolving partnership with the LIFE program. Part of this new fund will support a new term professorship at the School. The establishment of the Anthony Buividas Term Chair of Gerontology was instrumental in recruiting new faculty member Nancy A. Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN, to Penn Nursing. Dr. Hodgson is a nurse scientist nationally recognized in the areas of palliative care and dementia care for older adults. “When the LIFE program was started almost 18 years ago, it was pioneering gerontological nurse faculty who had a great idea and took a lot of initiative and risk in promoting this new model of care,” said Buividas. “I want this fund to help enable the School to maintain that capability and cutting-edge entrepreneurial spirit when it comes to gerontological care.” Despite LIFE’s new affiliation, it remains an integral part of Penn Nursing’s practice, education, and research mission. As a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), LIFE provides comprehensive health, recreational, and social services in an effort to promote independence at home. Primary care is provided almost exclusively by nurse practitioners, which remains critical as the shortage of primary care

In May 2016, Anthony Buividas was awarded the Dean’s Medal, one of the School’s highest external awards, for his commitment to LIFE. Here Buividas is pictured with Dean Villarruel and fellow recipient William Floyd, Jr., C’67, WG’69.

practitioners continues to grow. Additionally, the nurse practitioners function as casemanagers, coordinating health and other care so participants can stay in their homes. “The model of care at LIFE is compelling,” said Buividas. “It’s the type of care cited by policymakers as to where we need to move in order to achieve ‘the triple AIM’ – improving patient experience, population health, and affordability. It accomplishes all of this because it utilizes interdisciplinary teams, a holistic approach to care and care management, and also importantly because it’s a nurse practitioner based model for care.” As our population continues to expand and age, as we live longer with more co-existing conditions, the need for primary care only continues to grow. Penn Nursing’s dedication to gerontological nursing is more important than ever, as are investments in in the field. For Tony Buividas, this commitment stems from more than just a professional history. “I come from a family where our elders live a long time – and so I have had a lot of experience taking care of family members. What struck me is that even in a family like mine, where we had healthcare experience, sibling support and financial resources, it was still challenging for us to provide good care for our parents and elders. These challenges are only multiplied across the larger community.” 3


Transforming Policy and Practice

The evidence-based solutions generated by Penn Nursing provide a strong foundation for improving healthcare practice and health policy. Collaborative efforts across the University and beyond result in the discovery, development and transmission of knowledge that move practice and policy forward and improve outcomes for patients and their families. This work is increasing disease prevention, enhancing quality of life, eliminating heath disparities, and promoting healthcare throughout the lifespan.

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Honoring a History Maker Launched in 2015, the Preserving our Future Campaign for the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing remains focused on sustaining and expanding the Center’s historical scholarship, research and archival materials that demonstrate nursing’s relevance to modern healthcare – while also expanding its base of supporters. As founding director, Dr. Joan Lynaugh has long been one of the greatest supporters and leaders for the Bates Center. In light of this leadership and her many contributions to the Center, Dr. Lynaugh’s fellow colleagues and friends wanted to find a way to honor her legacy. There are few scholars who have invested and given back as much to Penn Nursing as Joan Lynaugh – making the task of honoring such a legend even more of a challenge. For nearly six decades – four of them connected to Penn Nursing – Dr. Lynaugh has influenced generations of nurse historians and healthcare professionals as a teacher, historian, and mentor. On August 30, 2015, Dr. Lynaugh celebrated her 80th birthday, a major milestone worthy of special celebration. In commemoration of this event and her incredible vision, the Center committed to raising $80,000 specifically for the Joan Lynaugh Founder’s Fund, embarking on a “80 for 80” campaign over the next year. “As the visionary founder of what was initially the Center for the Study of the History of Nursing in 1985, later the Barbara Bates Center, it seemed that Joan Lynaugh’s 80th birthday was a perfect time to ask her many students, colleagues, and admirers to donate to the Lynaugh Fund,” said Dr. Neville Strumpf, former interim Dean and current Bates Center Advisory Board Chair. “This fund, which was started at the time of Joan’s retirement, is crucial to the acquisition and maintenance of collections used by scholars from around the world.”

Joan E. Lynaugh, PhD, FAAN

Established by friend and Penn Nursing colleague, the late Dr. Karen Buhler Wilkerson, the Lynaugh Fund enables the Center to take advantage of unique and important opportunities available through digitization and the use of social media. It is funds like this that enable the Center to identify and apply historical research to issues affecting practice and policy today. “The Lynaugh Fund most of all assures our sustainability into the future, “said Dr. Patricia D’Antonio, Director of the Bates Center. “While at the same time honoring Joan’s tireless work and incredible generosity.” The effort to raise gifts in honor of Dr. Lynaugh and support this fund has continued to bring in new donors for the Center, a central goal of the Preserving our Future campaign. By the end of August 2016, the Lynaugh “80 for 80” campaign had both met and exceeded its goal. “It is with tremendous gratitude that I thank all of the contributors to the campaign honoring Bates founder Joan Lynaugh,” said Bates Center Board Member and Campaign Chair Susan Behrend, Nu’80, GNu’86, PAR’16. “We will forever be grateful to all who invested and continue to perpetuate the scholarly work of the Center.”

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Capturing the Voices of Leaders Penn Nursing has long played a vital vital role in pushing forward a national dialogue regarding a nurse’s role in leading healthcare teams and advancing health. The School has been proud to partner with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in these efforts. This has included having several of our faculty and alumni participate in the Lessons in Leadership: The Betty Irene Moore Speaker Series, which brought together 12 national leaders in nursing and healthcare to discuss how they best lead to improve and influence practice and policy. Now, with a recent grant to the School, the Moore Foundation has given Penn Nursing the tools to frame a curriculum for nursing schools and health systems across the country that builds off this series. At the conclusion of the speaker series, Penn Nursing’s Mary Naylor, RN, PhD, led a project that produced a collection of 13 videos: individual videos of each of the

12 featured leaders, developed from the original Speaker Series audio recordings, and a compilation video highlighting advice from all 12 leaders. Available for the public, these videos are designed to inspire nursing students and frontline nurses to develop and exert leadership regardless of their formal position, inject the voice of nursing leaders into the general conversation about leadership, and help stimulate a national conversation about leadership in health at the frontlines. Last fall, Penn Nursing was awarded a grant to develop discussion guides for each video, specific to the School’s curriculum. This grant was increased to support the creation of guides that could be used by nursing schools and health system leaders nationally. Over the past year, Penn Nursing’s Cheryl Neisser led a team in reviewing Penn Nursing’s entire curriculum and identifying opportunities to incorporate the usage of these videos. After evaluating the School’s options, Neisser’s team also partnered with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to find ways to share it with members of their network. The tools developed by Dr. Neisser and her team will help our students and others to better view, study and discuss the Leadership series – inspiring them to develop and exert their own leadership skills, share their voice to move forward practice and policy, and contribute and guide national dialogue about frontline healthcare.

Penn Nursing Dean Emerita Claire M. Fagin, PhD, FAAN, RN is among the trailblazers featured in the Lessons and Leadership video series.

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“Including the video series as an integral part of our Penn Nursing curriculum will help ensure that every one of our undergraduates is exposed to some of the most prominent and influential nurse leaders of our time,” said Dr. Neisser. “These guides will help our students, as well as practicing nurses and students across the country develop leadership potential, become more aware of various forms of and paths towards leadership, and eventually become those forward thinking leaders that healthcare today needs.”


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Developing Experts and Leaders

Penn Nursing remains dedicated to developing nursing experts who can lead interprofessional teams to redesign healthcare and advance health. Investments in our students open the doors to a Penn Nursing education for the most talented future practitioners and innovators, regardless of financial ability. This support also enables us to offer a number of unique resources and experiences that will help them prepare for advances in nursing and interdisciplinary care.

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Remembering an Exceptional Alumna Over nearly three decades, the Friends of Penn Nursing Scholarship campaign has fortified a legacy of increasing access to the School for any and every qualified student who wants to make a difference in the world. But this year’s campaign had a special focus in addition to increasing aid for the scholarships Friends already supports. This year’s efforts were dedicated in memory of an exceptional alumna, Colonel Sophia Tillman-Ortiz, GNu’97.

Colonel Tillman-Ortiz, or “Sophie” to her family and friends, was a member of the United States Army and 1997 graduate of Penn Nursing’s master’s program. She was a proud American solider, a compassionate and capable medical professional, an inspirational leader, and an exceptional mentor for countless members of the nursing community. Even after being diagnosed with colon cancer, Col. Tillman-Ortiz continued to deliver care and mentor other nurses, working up until two weeks before her passing in June 2015. Remaining positive and energetic throughout, she revealed her cancer diagnosis only to senior hospital leadership, not wanting special treatment from her colleagues. She was truly an extraordinary nurse who gave everything to her patients, her loved ones and her country. Col. Tillman-Ortiz left behind her husband, Colonel Orlando Ortiz, two children, and countless family, friends and patients who had been touched by her love, commitment and generosity. In addition, she left behind a legacy of service to her nation, her patients and her colleagues. “Sophie was a very humble person, who lived her life putting others’ needs before her own,” said Colonel Ortiz. “But she was very proud of being a nurse, and more specifically, being a Penn Nurse. That pride was palpable.”

Colonel Sophia Tillman-Ortiz and her husband Colonel Orlando Ortiz at Fort Hood, 2006

After his wife’s passing, Colonel Ortiz felt the most fitting way to honor her life was to support the next generation of Colonel Sophia Tillman-Ortiz nursing leaders. at her Penn Nursing graduation Col. Ortiz made a in 1993 remarkable pledge to help establish a scholarship in his wife’s name to help under-represented minorities in need to pursue their Master’s degrees at Penn Nursing. Coupled with the efforts of the larger Friends of Penn Nursing community, the School was able to formally create the Colonel Sophia Tillman-Ortiz Memorial Friends of Penn Nursing Scholarship.

“In the process of having the opportunity to raise money for a scholarship honoring Colonel Tillman-Ortiz for this year’s Friends of Penn Nursing campaign, we learned even more about her unsurpassed courage and determination in the face of remarkable adversity,” said Friends Campaign Co-Chair Renata Whitaker. Fellow Co-Chair Marie Savard echoed this sentiment. “This provided a tremendous opportunity for Penn Nursing, and a privilege to be a part of what turned out to be a very successful endeavor.” Maintaining financial access through scholarships is critical to continue the gains Penn Nursing has made in growing and diversifying our student pool, which helps ensure we are educating nurses who are reflective of our diverse population. It is a perfect tribute to the life of Col. Tillman-Ortiz to be able to commemorate her life through such a scholarship, which will impact the lives of countless students and their future patients. “Serving as a mentor and support to others was very important to Sophie, and our family sees this scholarship as continuing that legacy,” said Colonel Ortiz. “We hope this scholarship helps build a pipeline of diverse nursing leaders who are equipped to meet the needs of today’s society.” 9


New Scholarship Honors a Commitment to Education The actions of one person can have an impact on an individual’s life that reverberates through generations. For Lori Chesna Ayanian, PAR’86, that one person was the first Dean of Syracuse University School of Nursing, Dean Edith H. Smith. It is their story which has led to the Ayanian and Pereles families establishing the Lori Chesna Ayanian Family Nursing Endowed Scholarship Fund at Penn Nursing. Lori Chesna Ayanian’s graduation photo from Syracuse University’s School of Nursing, 1959

Born in 1936, the daughter of a coalminer from Scranton, Pennsylvania, Lori had little to nothing when she began her nursing education at Syracuse. When finances threatened her ability to continue at the school, Lori approached Dean Smith to let her know she would not be able to stay. The Dean assured Lori that all she had to do was focus on her grades, and she would find a way to support her education. The Dean held true to her word throughout Lori’s four years at Syracuse, and after graduating in 1959, Lori quickly took a job in the area practicing and teaching obstetrics. It was there where Lori would also meet her future husband, Zaven, a medical student at the time. They would go on to have three children, Susan Ayanian Pereles, Nu’86; Mark A. Ayanian, M’89, and John Z. Ayanian. When Lori and Zaven reached the point where they could make a significant contribution to Syracuse University, they decided to endow a scholarship

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The Ayanian-Pereles family

at the nursing school to honor Lori’s Dean who had played such a significant role in her life. In 2006, Syracuse would close their nursing school, and move the endowed scholarship to another health-related discipline. When Lori passed away in 2013, her family knew the most fitting way to pay tribute to her incredible life was to again support the education of future deserving nursing students – so she could again impact their lives as Dean Smith had impacted hers. “For my mother, education was her escape out of poverty,” said Susan Ayanian Pereles, Nu’86. “That was her way of thriving and surviving – and for the rest of her life she continued to place great value on the importance of an education and the importance of giving back.” With several family connections to Penn – both Susan’s brother Mark, M’89, and husband, Daniel J. Pereles, C’83, M’87, are graduates – the family felt that Penn Nursing was the perfect place to continue Lori’s legacy. “My mom was always so proud of my time at Penn Nursing, and how the School had prepared me to practice as a nurse while pursuing leadership roles and advanced education,” said Pereles. “Penn Nursing spearheads leaders, and we as a family hope that recipients of this scholarship will go on to become leaders in the profession and drive needed change throughout healthcare.”


Supporting the Next Generation of Penn Graduates this scholarship in 2005 in honor of Melanie’s 35th reunion, to provide financial support to an undergraduate in the School of Nursing. Their generosity was driven not only by a commitment to nursing, but a commitment to the power of an education. “Educational opportunities are vital, no matter the field,” said Melanie Nussdorf. “Education today is very expensive, and we and our children were so very lucky to have come out of school with no debt. That is not true for the vast majority of kids enrolling in college today and the debt burden leads to career and life choices that might be very different without this burden. We are very blessed to be in a position to continue to give back, and we hope that everyone who receives a scholarship today will someday pay it forward.”

Individuals from across all fields and backgrounds are drawn to Penn Nursing because they recognize it as a leading force to impact change across healthcare. This can be said of proud Penn alums and parents Melanie, CW’71, and Larry Nussdorf, W’68, both PAR’02, PAR‘04. While not Penn Nursing alums, Melanie and Larry have long demonstrated a commitment to furthering urban health issues and to making a difference in the lives of future health leaders. Melanie, a Penn Nursing Overseer, and Larry, a former University Trustee, have shown this commitment time and time again, whether through their leadership of Penn Nursing’s Healthy Cities: Healthy Women conference series, their support of the Center for Global Women’s Health, or their establishment of scholarships to aid nursing undergraduate and graduate students. In honor of Melanie’s 45th Reunion in 2016, the Nussdorfs have made a new pledge to strengthen the Melanie and Lawrence Nussdorf Endowed Scholarship. They first established

In addition to this scholarship, the Nussdorfs also support the Melanie Franco Nussdorf Fellowship in Gerontological/Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. This fellowship is awarded to a graduate student who is pursuing a specialization in geriatric or psychiatric nursing. Increasing financial aid for both undergraduate and graduate students is a critical component of the Penn Compact 2020, Penn President Amy Gutmann’s vision for the University. Establishing and expanding scholarships like the Melanie and Lawrence Nussdorf Endowed Scholarship remains vital to the fulfillment of this vision. The Nussdorfs’ latest gift will continue to enable the most talented students to pursue their dream of a Penn Nursing education. For the Nussdorfs, this is the perfect way to pay forward their own successful Penn experiences and the lives that have followed. “We both come from families where giving back was a priority,” said Larry Nussdorf. “So that is what we do and it brings us real pleasure. We want to help other people have the benefit of a Penn education, just like we did.”

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Engaging Diverse Communities in Promoting Health

Penn Nursing students regularly host health fairs throughout Philadelphia, like this one at the Paschalville Branch of the Free Library.

Penn Nurses are engaging locally, nationally and globally to make a difference in health and healthcare. As more people than ever gain access to care, and patient needs become more complicated and more individualized with advancements in science, nurses and nursing offer incredible resources to address this gap. With generous support for our partnerships, we continue to be an expert in translating and integrating culturally sensitive knowledge into nursing science, education and practice.

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Penn Nursing in the Community Penn Nursing faculty and students are actively engaged in leading research, teaching and service in the local community and beyond. These community partnerships give our nurses not only an opportunity to put theory into practice, but to make a lasting difference in the health and lives of individuals and their families.

Champions Program will be continuing to grow, adding two more community engagement projects to its roster of programs this fall.

West Virginia Service Learning Project

Students will have the opportunity to work with Puentes de Salud, a nonprofit organization that promotes the health and wellness of South Philadelphia’s rapidly growing Latino population through high-quality health care, innovative educational programs, and community building. They will also initiate a partnership with Breaking the Cycle, a program established by Penn Nursing Practice Associate Professor Kathleen Brown, PhD, CRNP, FAAN. This diversion program is designed to help women break the cycle of prostitution and regain control over their lives by helping them sort out their health, housing, legal, educational, career and other needs.

For more than nine years, Wendy Grube, PhD, CRNP, Associate Professor, and newly named Director of the Center for Global Women’s Health, has managed the West Virginia Service Learning Project in rural Appalachia. Dr. Grube leads graduate students to provide free breast and cervical cancer screening for uninsured women in the area. West Virginia continues to have the highest death rate from cervical cancer in the nation, mostly attributed to a lack of screening. Through this program, Dr. Grube and her students have provided reproductive cancer screening to hundreds of rarely – or never- screened women in the region. The students learn how to focus on culturally appropriate care, and how to best cultivate relationships with communities while identifying and making recommendations for ways to improve inequities in care. This year, crowdfunding played a critical role in supporting those traveling on the trip, raising close to $4,000.

Community Champions

Penn Nursing’s Community Champions Program is supported by 50 student volunteers who are committed to making a difference within the local community. Started in 2014, the program focuses on developing initiatives that are culturally relevant and impact the health and lives of community members. With the help of a recent grant from the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women, the Community

President’s Engagement Prize

Penn Nursing has ties to two of the three President’s Engagement Prize winners this year. These prizes are awarded annually to Penn seniors to design and undertake local, national or global engagement projects after graduation. Each prize recipient receives as much as $100,000 for project implementation expenses and $50,000 for living expenses. Melanie Mariano, Nu’16, was awarded a prize for her project, where she will work with Philadelphia city libraries to provide visitors with health information, medical counseling and preventive health services. Melanie will pioneer an inter-professional health-care model with social workers, nurses and librarians. She is being mentored by Monica Harmon, MSN, MPH, BSN, Senior Lecturer at Penn Nursing.

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Investing in Children and Communities Since first arriving on campus over two years ago, Dean Toni Villarruel has made pursuing and strengthening interdisciplinary partnerships a priority for Penn Nursing. That summer, along with her fellow incoming deans Dr. John L. Jackson, Jr. (School of Social Policy and Practice) and Dr. Pamela Grossman (Graduate School of Education) Dean Villarruel formed a new cross campus collaboration. This initiative, the Penn Futures project, would bring together the strengths of all three schools and focus on improving the health and well-being of youth and families in Philadelphia and beyond. After over a year of planning, an event was held in September 2015 to officially launch the Project. The event attracted more than 50 participants, with representation from each of the three schools involved in addition to other organizations across the Penn campus and the city. Attendees presented on and discussed how we could give our student opportunities to learn together; how we could support faculty collaboration on existing community work; and what new idea the three schools could launch

From l to r: Dean John L. Jackson, Jr., Dean Pam Grossman, and Dean Antonia Villarruel

together that would make a difference in the lives of youth and families in the community. Inspired by the innovative ideas presented at the event, the three Deans dedicated $30,000 to fund three new pilot projects. When Penn Provost Vincent Price learned of the Project’s progress and this new pilot funding, he matched the amount with his own $30,000. “We received a great number of applications that represented a wide diversity of teams, approaches, and communities,” said Dean Villarruel. “We selected projects based on potential impact and engagement of students and communities. We plan to support these projects and look forward to ensuring their success. The needs are great in our community and we have incredible opportunities to work toward evidence-based, community engaged, and sustainable solutions that will improve the lives of children and families.” The three projects selected for the first year of funding were: A Penn Interdisciplinary Contribution to Data-based Decision Making in Philadelphia; Serving LGBTQ Youth and Families: Preparing the Next Generation of Social Workers, Teachers, School Counselors and Nurses; and Penn Graduate School Alliance for Field Practice. These projects focus on partnering with a local high school for health sciences to prepare future professionals who work with youth and advance interdisciplinary work, harnessing cross-city agency data to create new solutions for children in poverty, and preparing practitioners to work with vulnerable LGBTQ youth.

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A Path to Impact A growing number of individuals are finding their way to nursing not as undergraduates, but as second degree students seeking a career change. Driven by a commitment to further engage within their community and find greater meaning within their occupation, people are seeking out nursing for the many different opportunities it can provide to make an impact. As this interest continues to grow, so does the need to reduce the financial barriers to accessing a nursing education. At Penn Nursing, a new $150,000 grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation will play a critical role in providing scholarships for diverse nursing students in the accelerated seconddegree baccalaureate program. In general, second-degree BSN students are older and on average have higher financial aid, having already taken on debt for their first bachelor’s degree. Their financial circumstances make it much harder to secure educational loans to pursue their Penn education. Students graduate from the accelerated program with a federal debt burden of $56,000 on average, and an overall average debt burden of $90,000. Despite this daunting burden, students continue to seek out this program, often choosing a career path working with the most vulnerable of populations, with little promise of a high salary after graduation. They remain committed to working with those who have been marginalized because of their race, gender, sexual identity or economic status. These students know it may take years to pay off their debt, but they remain committed to pursuing a Penn Nursing education because they know it is the best tool to allow them

to make a lasting difference on the health and healthcare of individuals, families and communities. “We offer many unique opportunities not found at other Schools of Nursing,” said Christina M. Costanzo Clark, Assistant Dean for Admissions & Academic Affairs. “Scholarships like the Hearst program help us ensure the most talented of students have access to these opportunities by reducing their debt load. This not only allows us to accept an academically competitive and diverse class, but prepares the students for greater success in their future career.” Ensuring financial access through scholarship support is vital to continue Penn Nursing’s growth in expanding and diversifying the accelerated second-degree pool of students. As more people gain access to health insurance and patient needs continue to become more complicated, it grows increasingly more important to educate a nursing population that is reflective of today’s society.

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The Year in Photos

Penn in Latin America and the Caribbean In September 2015, Penn Nursing led the inaugural Penn Nursing in Latin America (PLAC) Conference.

Penn Nursing Ranked Number One This year, Penn Nursing was ranked the number one nursing school in the world by QS World University. The rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 42 different subject areas based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact.

Alumni Weekend In May, we were proud to welcome our alumni back to campus and celebrate another incredible year!

Disaster Day In June, Penn Nursing held its annual mass casualty emergency simulation exercise. Students enrolled in the School’s “Nursing in the Community” course were joined by actors and facilitators to help test their training for responding to mass casualty simulations. Graduation In May, we presented degrees to 151 future nursing leaders!

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Penn Nursing Renfield Award for Global Women’s Health In March, Penn Nursing was proud to welcome Dr. Denis Mukwege, a decorated humanitarian and outspoken advocate for women’s rights, as the recipient of the 2016 Penn Nursing Renfield Award for Global Women’s Health.

(above cemter) New Student Orientation In August, Penn Nursing Peer Advisors welcomed incoming freshman to campus!


Impact.Fiscal Year 2016 Report It means changing the face of our school, our discipline, our profession, our communities and our world. As this report showcases, your investment in impact allows Penn Nursing to provide the very best in nursing education, research and practice. We hope you will join us as we continue to Care to Change the World.ÂŽ To find out more about investing in impact, please contact: Amy Burns, Vice Dean, Institutional Advancement Office of Institutional Advancement University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Claire M. Fagin Hall, Suite 445 418 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217 amburns@nursing.upenn.edu 215.898.4841

Thank you! The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing wishes to thank the following donors. This listing includes donors with cumulative giving totals of $250 and higher in commitments and gifts Illustration Cayla Lockwood from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Photography I. George Bilyk 17 Design Dale Parenti Design


Dean Villarruel addresses the audience at the 2016 Penn Nursing Renfield Award Presentation, March 24, 2016.


Fiscal Year 2016 Report

Thank you! The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing wishes to thank the following donors. This listing includes donors with cumulative giving totals of $250 and higher in commitments and gifts from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.


Thank You! The Theresa I. Lynch Society, honoring the pioneering leadership of Dean Lynch, recognizes those who understand the critical need for support of new technologies, innovative programming, sophisticated outreach and enhanced facilities in order to sustain Penn Nursing’s leadership in research, education and practice.

$1,000,000 + Carol E. Ware, Nu’73 $500,000 - $999,999 Anonymous The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Robert D. Roy, W’59 Marian S. Ware 2003 CWG Charitable Lead Annuity Trust $100,000 - $499,999 1675 Foundation Anonymous Anne F. Ayanian and John Z. Ayanian Maral P. and Mark A. Ayanian, M’89 Zaven S. Ayanian Anthony J. Buividas, WG’79 Hannah L. Henderson The Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation, Inc. Edele Hovnanian, EAS’81, W’81 Independence Blue Cross Foundation Margaret R. Mainwaring, ED’47, HON’85 NewCourtland Melanie Franco Nussdorf, CW’71 and Lawrence C. Nussdorf, W’68 Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. Susan Pereles, Nu’86 and Daniel Joseph Pereles, C’83, M’87 Beatrice Renfield Foundation Jean Renfield-Miller, President of the Beatrice Renfield Foundation Gail Petty Riepe, CW’68 and James S. Riepe, W’65, WG’67

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$10,000 - $99,999 Faisal S. Al-Shoaibi, W’90 American Cancer Society American Nurses Foundation Inc. Carolyn E. Bennett, Nu’91 and Thomas L. Bennett Solomon and Sylvia Bronstein Foundation John S. Carson, M’50, RES’55 Ada Garcia-Casellas and Gilbert F. Casellas, L’77 Eleanor L. Davis, Nu’82 and Harold M. Davis Kim R. Dickstein, W’87 and Jordan Dickstein Alexandra S. Dulay, Nu’09 The Flom Family Foundation Frank Morgan Jones Fund Mary Anne Spolar Gamba, HUP’65, G’84 and John F. Gamba, W’61 Gamba Family Foundation Gerontological Society of America Jane Ginns and Seth Ginns, C’00 Rosemarie Morrissey Greco and Anne Greco Morrissey Barbara G. Heyman and Stephen J. Heyman, W’59 Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare The late Patricia Kind Patricia Kind Family Foundation Andrea Berry Laporte, Nu’69 Larking Hill Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999 Academy Health Ann C. and J. Mark Baiada Vickie L. Brown, Nu’84 Episcopal Hospital Nurses Alumni Association Susan Hills Floyd, CW’67 and William R. Floyd, Jr., C’67, WG’69 Ronda Pomerantz Gross, Nu’84 Elizabeth and Dean C. Kehler, W’79 Pedie Killebrew, CW’61 and Robert S. Killebrew, Jr., WG’64 Sandra B. Lewenson Laura Kind McKenna, GNu’81

Wendy Hurst Levine and Richard E. Levine, C’81, M’85, GM’89 Melissa B. Linn, Nu’91 and Eric A. Linn, W’92 Ruth Lubic, HUP’55, HON’85 and William J. Lubic, L’52 Joan E. Lynaugh Patricia Martín, M’85 and Kevin R. Bannon, C’76 Marian B. Matez, CW’57 and Jerome M. Matez, W’53 The Merck Company Foundation Gordon E. & Betty I. Moore Foundation Orlando Ortiz Vivian W. Piasecki Piasecki Family Foundation Sandra Beeber Samberg, Nu’94, GNu’95 and Joseph Samberg Joe and Sandy Samberg Foundation, Inc. Sigma Theta Tau, Inc. Jan A. Sigmon, C’82 and Andrew L. Dworkin, C’81 Audrey J. Silverstein, C’82 and Martin J. Silverstein, GL’08 Susan Drossman Sokoloff, C’84 and Adam D. Sokoloff, W’84 Marianne M. and Elliott P. Solomon Peter M. Solomon, C’13 Wylie A. Thomas, G’96 United Healthcare Corporation

Marie L. Piekarski, Nu’52, GED’57 Prudential Insurance Company of America Marjorie O. Rendell, CW’69 Anne Salamone Rooke, GNu’80 Marie A. Savard, HUP’70, Nu’72, M’76 and Bradley Wayne Fenton, INT’79 Elizabeth J. Taylor, GNu’87, GRN’92 Antonia M. Villarruel, GNu’82 Zane Robinson Wolf, Nu’68, GRN’86 and Charles J. Wolf, III, M’69, INT73


Membership in the Society is extended to all donors of $1,000 or more over the course of the academic year to any School of Nursing fund. For recent graduates (those who received their first Penn Nursing degree within 10 years), the qualifying cumulative gift is $500.

$2,500 - $4,999 Susan Weiss Behrend, Nu’80, GNu’86 and Daniel B. Behrend, WG’71 Charles C. Cahn, Jr. Carl Marks Foundation, Inc. Charles Foundation Ruth M. and Tristram C. Colket, Jr., CGS’63 Connelly Foundation Lawrence P. Eagel Julie Schauer Fairman, GNu’80, GRN’92 and Ronald M. Fairman, FEL’84 Penny Grossman Fox, ED’53 and Robert A. Fox, C’52 $1,000 - $2,499 Giulia S. Arostegui, Nu’17, GNu’18 William J. Avery Avery Foundation Ellen Davidson Baer and Henry P. Baer Jane Herman Barnsteiner, Nu’70, GNu’73 and Joanne Disch Greta L. Flickinger, GNu’85 Abby Bechler-Karsch, Nu’88, GNu’93 and Robert Edward Karsch, C’85, M’89 Kristin A. Bennett, GNu’83 and Karl E. Bennett Rebecca B. Bowers-Lanier, Nu’66, GNu’72 Rebecca S. Bramen, Nu’96, GNu’98 and Darren A. Bramen, WG’99 Leslie Noordyk Cenci, GNu’74 Joan P. Chalikian, GNu’81 and David M. Chalikian, C’75, GR’81, M’84 Gloria T. Chisum, GR’60, HON’94 Chubb & Son, Inc. Carla Weil Cohen, Nu’75, GNu’77 and Robert E. Cohen, GM’77 Karen Degerberg, GNu’80 and Andrew L. Sandler, L’82, WG’83 Dorothy J. Del Bueno Alison Dura, Nu’86 and Paul Andrew Dura, M’87

Carol Lefkowitz Boas, Nu’77 and Andrew M. Boas Mary Ann Pomeroy Glocker, Nu’64, GNu’86 and Karl Glocker Katherine Liu Hoi, Nu’80, GNu’86 and Thomas C. Hoi Seana L. and John D. Holtz Eunice Searles King, Nu’71 and David R. King, C’72 Sallie G. and Berton E. Korman, AR’55 Harriet Long Marcia Loughran, Nu’96, GNu’97 Michele Mittelman, HUP’74 Michele & David Mittelman Family Foundation Oncology Nursing Society

Charles C. Cahn, Jr. Ann L. O’Sullivan, Nu’70, GNu’72, GR’84 Eileen P. Petrillo The late Madeline H. Petrillo Krista Pinola, Nu’86 and Richard J. Pinola Elise R. Pizzi, GNu’77, GNC’96 and Charles P. Pizzi, G’98 Ralph F. Reynolds, W’84 Patricia B. Silverstein, C’81 and Howard A. Silverstein, W’69 Lynette Y. Snow, GNu’85 and David Snow Neville E. Strumpf Verizon Communications, Inc.

Jill S. Ellner and Andrew A. Ellner, W’79 Margery G. Garbin, Nu’68, GNu’71 Janice M. Gian-Grasso, GNu’77 and Joseph E. Gian-Grasso, C’67, D’71 Ellen Lambert Harmoning, Nu’61 Mary Ann G. Hensinger, GNu’63 Madelyn Trupkin Herzfeld, Nu’96, W’96 Thomas J. Hoskins, WG’77 Marilyn K. Jacobson, Nu’56, GNu’63 and Jerome Jacobson Susan O. Jaffe, CW’64 and the late Paul L. Jaffe, L’50 Sarah E. Jones, Nu’95, WEV’12, GNu’13 Joseph H. Kelly, WG’91, GR’95 Barbara S. Kiernan, GNu’71 John B. and Nelly Llanos Kilroy Foundation Mary M. Knapp, GNu’84 Mary Ann Krisman-Scott, GNu’78, GR’01 Norma M. Lang Sarah Jane Levine, HUP’61 Eli Lilly and Company Anne Elizabeth Mavor, Nu’87, GNu’91 and Barry A. Bear, C’87 Annemarie McAllister

Ellen M. McCabe, Nu’88, GNu’91 and Bruce H. Goldfarb, C’87, W’87 Shirlene Moore Annette M. Munson, Nu’86, W’86 Mary Duffin Naylor, GNu’73, GR’82 Sue Parsell, Nu’60 Susan Putnam Peck and Robert M. Peck Susan Mengel Pinney, Nu’69 Janet V. Potter, Nu’80 and William B. Potter, C’79 Jane C. Rothrock, Nu’74, GNu’78 T. E. Russell III, WG’66 Diane L. Spatz, Nu’86, GNu’89, GR’95 Eileen M. Sporing, GNu’81 Virginia Kurtz Stowe, GNu’68 Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation Terri E. Weaver, GNu’78, GR’90, GNu’01 Joanne T. Welsh, CW’52 and the late Raymond H. Welsh, W’53 Jean C. Whelan, GR’00, GR’02 and Mark Gilbert Renata G. Whitaker and Linton A. Whitaker, RES’71 Wood Thrush Fund

Young Theresa I. Lynch Society $500 - $999 Elaine A. Hoi, Nu’11 Alexis M. Pitcairn, Nu’14, GNu’16

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$250 - $999 Linda H. Aiken, HOM’88 Julie G. and James K. Alexander Robert M. Allen, G’81, W’81 and Shirley Hui Ann Y. Ameigh, Nu’68 Amgen, Inc. Anonymous Laura L. Ardizzone, Nu’99 Estate of Barbara Bates Patrice D. Bibeau, GNu’93 and Steven K. Bibeau, WG’93 Gayley Blaine, Nu’04, GNu’07, GNu’08 Nancy L. Bonadio, Nu’62 Kathryn H. Bowles, GR’96 and David V. Bowles Donna L. Brian, GNu’89, GR’96 and Barry Brian Joan McCabe Brinkerhoff, Nu’74 and James J. Brinkerhoff, WG’74 Elizabeth W. Bruno, GNu’84 Walter H. Bundy Anna Marie Butrie, Nu’78 Charlotte Cady, GNu’74 Christina J. Calamaro, GR’05, GR’07 Connie M. and James P. Carino, Jr. Julie Carr Amelia M. Cataldo, Nu’11, GNu’15 Susan W. and Cummins Catherwood, Jr. Dianne S. Charsha, GNu’86 Melodie K. Chenevert Leah Cianfrani, HUP’69 Pamela Frances Cipriano, HUP’76 Maya N. Clark-Cutaia, Nu’03, GNu’06 Dominic A. Colaizzo, WG’72 Charlene and John V. Compher Valerie Telford Cotter, GNu’83 Terri Cox Glassen, Nu’91 and Lars A. Glassen, W’91 Catherine L. Crumbo, Nu’90 Miriam R. Dellheim-Baumel, Nu’90, GNu’93 and Andrew S. Baumel, M’92 Janna L. Dieckmann, GNu’84, GR’97 Lisa A. Digiorgio-Haag, Nu’83 Helen Haynes Direnzo, Nu’85, GNu’88 and Gregory S. DiRenzo, D’87 Eva S. Domotorffy, Nu’95 and Woodrow C. Paik, C’95 Domtar Paper Company Marilyn C. Eubank, Nu’51 Lois K. Evans ExxonMobil Corporation Claire M. Fagin, HON’77, HON’94 and Samuel Fagin Norma P. Fallon, Nu’86, GNu’89 and William J. Fallon, EE’84, W’84 Sarah E. Farkash, Nu’06, GNu’10

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Marilyn E. Flood Kathleen E. V. Gallagher, GNu’80 and Joseph W. Gallagher Vanessa N. Gamble, M’78, G’84, GR’87 Gartner Group, Inc. Eileen R. Giardino, Nu’76, GRD’89 and Angelo P. Giardino, GED’86, M’87, GR’99 Barbara and Barry Goldstein Cathy and Dave Greenland Carol Guthrie Gloria Hagopian Sandra Martin Handley, Nu’69 Lori K. Harrison, GNu’90 Joan T. Hartnett, GED’62 Laura Lucia Hayman, HUP’68, Nu’70, GNu’75, GR’82 and Richard L. Hayman Naomi H. Higuchi, Nu’86, GNu’92, GNC’97 Constance A. Holleran Mary Ann G. Holt, GNu’89 Arlene Degangi Houldin, Nu’72, GNu’76 and Donald Lowery Nancy Z. Hu, W’11 and David C. Hu, W’11 Mary Beth Jackson Jacqueline M. Jerrehian, HUP’55 and Aram K. Jerrehian, Jr., W’55 Mary-Martha W. Johnson, GNu’86 Nancy Jane Douts Kato, Nu’83, GNu’85 and Norman S. Kato, M’81, INT88 Jeanne J. Kiefner Maya Krugman, C’04 and Mark Krugman, Nu’04 Marcie Lapido, GNu’90 Lockheed Martin Corporation Karen D. Lopez, Nu’85 and John J. Lopez, C’85 Judith S. Losben, CGS’00, CGS’07 Maria Magliacano, Nu’98 and Marc Magliacano, W’96 Paul E. Maguire, GNu’79 Eileen M. Maloney-Wilensky, GNu’99 and Stephen Wilensky Tracy J. and Frederick N. Mastromarino Craigann Mehrmann Biggs, GNu’86 Barbara Lance Menin, GNu’95 Thea A. Minello, Nu’97 Nilda P. Montano Barbara L. Nichols Ann Norman Ruth A. O’Brien, Nu’63 Patricia P. Pacinelli, Nu’59 Geraldine S. Paier, HUP’66, Nu’68, GNu’85, GR’94 and Adolf A. Paier, Jr., W’60 Yehuang and Woeijong Pan Dale and Emidio Parenti Carol A. Patney, GNu’75

The Pew Charitable Trusts Duncan B. Pitcairn, W’84 Louise B. Porter and John H. Porter, W’55 Toni K. Racioppo, GNu’96 Edward M. Resovsky, C’65 Barbara J. Riegel and Thomas A. Gillespie Emily C. Riley Joanne Ritter-Teitel, GR’01 Theodore R. Robb Anna S. Roberts, Nu’86 and David R. Roberts Katherine E. Robertson, Nu’68, GNu’71 Angenette Nibecker Robinson, HUP’54, Nu’54 Marianne T. Roncoli Letty Roth-Piper, Nu’69, GNu’76 Marcia and Ronald Rubin Jennifer M. Ryan, Nu’93 Georgia Robins Sadler, HUP’70, Nu’72, WG’73 and Blair L. Sadler, L’65 Brian Salsberry, GNu’06 Jean M. Samii, GNu’70 Jennifer Careen Sandoz, Nu’95 Alice B. Savastio, HUP’53 Barbara L. Schultz Frances C. Seehausen, Nu’78 Susan E. Shapiro, Nu’72 Virginia R. Sicola Jill Sheridan Slattery, Nu’65 Judith K. Spiegel, Nu’67 and Richard M. Spiegel, C’66 Marian Pepper Stone, HUP’57, Nu’61, GNu’66 John Strumpf Kathryn S. Sugerman, Nu’91, GNu’93 Eileen Sullivan-Marx, HUP’72, Nu’76, GR’95 and Kenneth Marx Joyce E. Swope, HUP’54 Aileen L. Thai, Nu’09, GNu’10 Joyce E. Thompson Mary E. Thompson, GNu’97 Elizabeth Threlkeld Maggie B. Toner, Nu’02 Claire Travis and Mark K. Myrick Nancy M. Valentine, GNu’72 Heidi A. Von Nieda, Nu’77 Norma J. Walgrove, GNu’82 Mary McCormack Walton, Nu’74, GNu’81, GR’10 Paige K. Waterman, Nu’89 and John D. Waterman, W’89, ENG90, WG’97 Anita and Alan J. Weber, W’70 Martha Edmonds Weiss, GNu’77 and Geoffrey Weiss Rita Carr Yucha, Nu’68 and Thomas J. Yucha

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Penn Nursing Impact: Fiscal Year 2016  

Penn Nursing's annual review of the school's IMPACT across the fiscal year. 2016 Edition.

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