PIK Seminar on Health Disparities

On November 29, 2017, three of University of Pennsylvania’s distinguished professors presented their collaboration on Health Disparities in the second PIK seminar. Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) is a program where the hand-picked professors collaborate and “bring knowledge together across disciplines and use that knowledge to illuminate some of the most fundamental issues of our time.”

Sarah Tishkoff, Dorothy Roberts, and Karen Glanz with Provost Wendell Pritchett.

The speakers were Karen Glanz, MPH, PhD of Perelman School of Medicine and School of Nursing, Sarah Tishkoff, PhD of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences, and Dorothy Roberts, JD of Penn Law and School of Arts and Sciences, with an introduction by Provost Wendell Pritchett. They presented their ideas on Health Disparities: Integrating Knowledge from Genomics, Social Sciences and Law to a group of about 140 at the Law Auditorium in the Jordan Medical Education Center. There was a live-stream of the presentation for those that couldn’t make it.

You can view the live-stream video of the seminar HERE.
Each presentation is also featured on the Penn LDI site HERE.

After taking questions, the speakers and audience continued the conversation at a reception in the beautiful atrium.

The atrium at Jordan Medical Education Center.

Congratulations to Penn undergrad Ben Young & collaborators on winning the Franklin SP2 Social Innovation Prize for The Fresh Box

from left to right:

Marc Singer (judge), Nadya Shmavonian (judge), Danielle Wolfe (judge), Fresh Box team members Lauren Kruglinski, Benjamin Young, and Robin Kendall, Julie Franklin (funder of the prize), Kat Rosqueta (executive director, Center for High Impact Philanthropy), and former Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter (judge.)


Congratulations to Ben Young and his collaborators on winning the Franklin SP2 Social Innovation Prize for their project “The Fresh Box” which seeks to address the problem of food deserts.  Ben served on the Planning Committee for the UPenn PRC Symposium “Accelerating Policies and Research on Food Access, Diet, and Obesity Prevention” this past April.