Frances E. Jensen, MD, chair of Neurology, was awarded the Smith College Medal at a ceremony on February 20. The Smith Medal was established in 1962 to recognize Smith College alumnae who exemplify in their lives and work “the true purpose” of a liberal arts education. Jensen is the first woman to lead the University of Pennsylvania’s department of Neurology. Her research focuses on epilepsy and stroke, and how epilepsy interacts with other diseases, such as autism and dementia. Beyond her academic role, she authored “The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults,” and she lectures about the teen brain at science museums, educational events, and in other venues.
Nwamaka D. Eneanya, MD, MPH
Nwamaka D. Eneanya, MD, MPH, a nephrologist and an assistant professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, has been named one of the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF). The award recognizes the next generation of thought leaders in reducing health disparities to build sustainable communities. Eneanya, who is the first female Black nephrologist on Penn’s faculty, will receive her award at the 2020 NMQF Leadership Summit on Health Disparities and Congressional Black Caucus Spring Health Braintrust Gala Dinner in Washington, D.C. on April 28.
Penn Medicine’s Information Services (IS) team won the Professional Award for Best Security Team at the 2020 SC Awards, held February 25 in San Francisco. Presented by SC Media, the award honors organizations and individuals that “spread the gospel of cybersecurity,” directly through their work or by training the next generation of the workforce. Dan Costantino, chief information security officer, leads Penn Medicine’s IS security team under Michael Restuccia, chief information officer. Costantino believes the award is in response to building trust across the health system, which leads to programs bringing IS in earlier to help consult and proactively address potential security risks.
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The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top medical schools in the United States for more than 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $494 million awarded in the 2019 fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities include: the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center—which are recognized as one of the nation’s top “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S. News & World Report—Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Medicine Princeton Health; and Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional facilities and enterprises include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Medicine at Home, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, among others.
Penn Medicine is powered by a talented and dedicated workforce of more than 43,900 people. The organization also has alliances with top community health systems across both Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, creating more options for patients no matter where they live.
Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2019, Penn Medicine provided more than $583 million to benefit our community.