PRC Researchers in the News

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


Karen Glanz named Associate Director and Program Leader at the Abramson Cancer Center

Monday, November 26, 2018, Abramson Cancer Center director, Robert Vonderheide and deputy director, Katherine Nathanson announced the appointment of Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH as Associate Director for Community Engaged Research and Leader for the Cancer Control Program. “Dr. Glanz is the … Read more


Taking more than one precaution to prevent skin cancer

Bleakley A, Lazovich D, Jordan AB, Glanz K. Compensation Behaviors and Skin Cancer Prevention, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 55, Issue 6, December 2018, Pages 848-855 In the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers evaluate the beliefs in sun … Read more


A 1-day conference on tobacco control and products in Philadelphia

November 16, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Study at University City, 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Featured Speakers • Michael Amato, PhD Methodologist and Research Investigator Truth Initiative • Michael Fiore, MD, MPH, MBA Hilldale Professor of Medicine … 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