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Penn Researcher Marybeth Gasman Receives Grant to Study Success at Minority-serving Institutions

Penn Graduate School of Education Professor Marybeth Gasman and her collaborator Clifton Conrad were awarded a $275,000 grant by USA Funds to research student success at AAPI-serving institutions. In this first-of-its-kind study, the researchers will study retention, learning and degree attainment at three AAPI institutions during the next two years.  They will examine the environments at these colleges and universities, student success initiatives and institutional data, as well as peer relationships and faculty-student relationships.

Professor Chyke Doubeni Strives to Eliminate Inequities in Cancer Screening and Survival

Chyke Doubeni's groundbreaking research and clinical work aims to erase the inequities that frequently arise in health care and health outcomes among different racial and socioeconomic groups.  His work posits that gaps in colorectal cancer prevention, detection, and treatment are not due to differences in genetics, but rather they are purely a result of social, environmental and behavioral factors.

Chyke Doubeni Appointed Presidential Term Professor

Chyke DoubeniChyke Doubeni is Penn's second Presidential Term Associate Professor.   Dr. Doubeni, an expert on colorectal cancer and racial disparities in health care, is Presidential Term Associate Professor-Clinician Educator in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health of the Perelman School of Medicine.

Benjamin Garcia Appointed Presidential Term Professor

Benjamin GarciaBenjamin Garcia has been named the first Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective June 1.  Garcia will be Presidential Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the Perelman School of Medicine.

Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education

The Graduate School of Education has launched the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education which is led by Associate Professor of Education Shaun Harper.  The Center brings together researchers whose work will inform education policy and practice.

Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois - Honorary Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies

Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois was posthumously bestowed with an Honorary Emeritus Professorship in Sociology and Africana Studies.

Randall Kennedy - Inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Alexander Visiting Scholar

Randall Kennedy, a leading scholar of civil liberties and race relations law and an award-winning author, has been appointed Penn Law’s inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander ED’18, GR’21, L’27 Visiting Professor of Civil Rights for the 2012 spring semester.

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