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Year in Review – 2018

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 … Read more


Highlights from the 2018 Evidence Academy

The Tobacco Control Science Evidence Academy was held last Friday, November 16, 2018 at The Study at University City. There was ample space for the 90 registrants, breakfast and lunch, along with nine different breakout sessions. All were there to … Read more

Call for Flash Talks at the Tobacco Control Conference

We are seeking researchers, graduate students, postdocs, and community public health practitioners to give 6-minute “flash talks” about tobacco research, practice, or advocacy at the Tobacco Control Science Evidence Academy on Friday, November 16, 2018 in Philadelphia. Talks in all … Read more

Linking a Child’s Environment to Obesity

There is a global childhood obesity epidemic and researchers in the United States are working toward solutions, including prevention. Compared to adults, there has been relatively little research linking a child’s environment to their weight. This report, published in The … Read more

Evaluating Healthy Vending Policies for Youth in Four Cities – Report Now Available

Evaluating Healthy Vending Policies for Youth in Four Cities Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH and her team recently conducted an evaluation of healthy vending policies and initiatives affecting youth in four cities: Chicago Parks District in Chicago, Illinois; Mecklenburg County, North … Read more


Is it dementia? Dr. Jason Karlawish helps you identify the signs

Aging happens differently for everyone and forgetting some details for daily tasks is not always cause for alarm. But there are signs that you or a loved one are showing signs of dementia or other diseases, like Alziemer’s. Dr. Jason … Read more