Podcasts & Webinars


Digital Communication During Times of Uncertainty

From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

Health and equity topics are dominating social media conversations, but it can be difficult to find the right moment to share, the right words to write, or the right tone to convey while national and local crises rapidly evolve. How do we continue to reach our goals while creating space and finding opportunities to pivot when needed, and get our messages across with empathy? RWJF’s digital communications manager Erin Kelly speaks with Burness’ director of digital strategy Nick Dean on how to plan social campaigns in uncertain times.

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Opioid Epidemic: From Evidence to Impact

From Coursera and Johns Hopkins University

While prescription opioids serve an invaluable role for the treatment of cancer pain and pain at the end of life, their overuse for acute and chronic non-cancer pain as well as the increasing availability of heroin and illicit fentanyl, have contributed to the highest rates of overdose and opioid addiction in U.S. history. Evidence-informed solutions are urgently needed to address these issues and to promote high-quality care for those with pain. This course and the report it is based on are a response to that need. They offer timely information and a path forward for all who are committed to addressing injuries and deaths associated with opioids in the United States.

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The Impact of Firearm Violence on the Health of our Communities

From the Penn Injury Science Center and Penn Nursing

Dr. Therese S. Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing, and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, discusses the complex factors leading to firearm violence, recognizing the burden this places on communities and investigating how to reduce its frequency and impact.

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Gun Violence and its Impact on Healthcare

In the United States, there are over 100 gun deaths each day and about 38,000 each year. Despite the number of deaths, lingering health impacts from gunshot wounds, and the psychological impact a gun death or injury can have on a household or community, gun violence is framed as a political or criminal justice issue rather than a health issue. There is a great need to reframe gun violence as a health and public health issue, not just a political one.

Panelists include:

  • Therese S. Richmond, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation at Penn Nursing
  • Dr. Zaffer A Qasim, MBBS, FRCEM, FRCPC(EM), EDIC, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the department of Emergency Medicine at Perelman School of Medicine
  • Dr. Chidinma C. Nwakanma, MD, Penn Medicine physician and Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

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Firearm Injury Prevention: State of the Science and the Potential of Nurse-Led Research

The National Institute of Nursing Research hosted a workshop to explore how nurse scientists and nursing research can contribute to firearm injury prevention. The workshop includes an examination of current research in various disciplines, with the goal of developing a research trajectory that advances nursing knowledge, practice, and policy related to firearm injury prevention. Drs. Terry Richmond, Sara Jacoby, and Katelin Hoskins are among the featured speakers.

Terry Richmond is the opening presenter (5:18) and serves on the panel discussion (2:31:00): https://youtu.be/MyGc7pHTvcA?list=PLXzqLJ4gIAAiXJj2wEj5LqBHJfEaS8s99&t=318

Katie Hoskins serves on a separate panel discussion (2:00:18) as does Sara Jacoby (4:32:05): https://youtu.be/1TWdieJX2ug?list=PLXzqLJ4gIAAhlPeMTrFr_aIBC8NRgYq6t&t=7220





Reality Check - WURD Radio segment - ft. Dr. Trina Kumodzi

Trina Kumodzi, PhD from Penn Nursing, joined Charles Ellison to discuss a first-of-its-kind study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) and the Penn Injury Science Center has assessed the performance of two predictive screeners to determine their performance in a population heavily impacted by traumatic injury – urban Black men in the United States.


Institutionalizing Racism - OMNIA Podcast S2 E3 - ft. Dr. John MacDonald

Racism and discrimination are more than individual problems—they are part of institutions that have far-reaching impact. In this episode we hear from a professor of sociology, education, and Africana Studies who delves into discusses discrimination in higher education and explores how modern racial attitudes shape and are shaped by the places in which people live. We also drop in on a conversation between two criminologists who discuss policing procedures like stop and frisk and examine disparities in the criminal justice system.

Equity | Violence & Firearm Injury

Stop and Frisk: Revisit or Resist

WHYY and Temple University introduced a podcast series to re-examine the controversial policing practice amidst its reemergence in public discourse during the current gun violence epidemic in Philadelphia. Community Action Board Co-Chair Tyrique Glasgow, who frequently holds public safety meetings with his community on the topic, was featured in a recent episode.

Violence & Firearm Injury

Does Hollywood Have a Gun Problem? KCRW Press Play segment ft. Dr. Dan Romer

Following the latest mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde, and Tulsa, Dan Romer joins Madeleine Brand on NPR member station KCRW to discuss the rising prevalence and sanitization of violence in media, arguing that the use of guns as props in Hollywood should be considered more seriously.