Virtual Reality Trains Public to Reverse Opioid Overdoses

The United States has seen a 200% increase in the rate of deaths by opioid overdose in the last 20 years. But many of these deaths were preventable. Naloxone, also called Narcan, is a prescription drug that reverses opioid overdoses, and in more than 40 states —...

Philadelphia Inquirer Covers Virtual Reality Training for Narcan Use

As the pandemic rages, it makes increasing sense to use virtual reality training to help everyday people administer naloxone (Narcan) to people experiencing an overdose. As the Inquirer reports, this type of training has been scientifically vetted by recent Annenberg...

Scholarship Through the Lens of an Iconic Media Brand

Penn undergraduates Dallas Taylor, Dominique Thomas, and Philippe Atallah — then a junior and two seniors, respectively — walk out of the Annenberg School for Communication building and head toward Locust Walk. Their assignment is straightforward...

Health Care Podcast Tradeoffs to Launch at Penn

Veteran radio journalist Dan Gorenstein is being collaboratively supported by three University of Pennsylvania entities, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the California Health Care Foundation in the launch of a new media outlet producing in-depth...

Exploring Cryptocurrency and Blockchain in Iceland

Imagine a hairdryer running on high, continuously, for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The energy it drains—about 40 kilowatts per hour—equals what one extremely powerful specialized computer uses to mine cryptocurrency. A single six-building data center outside a...