As we begin the new year 2019, we’ve compiled some highlights of the past year at the UPenn Prevention Research Center.  Enjoy the video, and note some of our key accomplishments:

  • We saw  results of our research in skin cancer prevention communication related to both indoor tanning reduction and outdoor sun safety
  • We saw the University of Pennsylvania make great strides towards promoting the health of students and staff, both mentally and physically. We aim to continue to contribute to these efforts!
  • The UPenn PRC Director, Karen Glanz,  spent 4 months on  a sabbatical at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, where she became an expert voice in the debate over banning sunscreens with certain ingredients, thought to cause damage to coral reefs.
  • In November,  we explored the findings of tobacco control science research with experts from Penn and around the country. We saw broad acknowledgement of the epidemic of e-cigarette use, and learned more about the devices and the marketing of these products, and the policy options being considered.

We look forward to a healthy and productive 2019 and hope to help our community continue to advance chronic disease prevention for many healthy new years ahead!