The Energizer Dean

From her distinctive outfits to her influential research to her indefatigable efforts to raise the profile of Penn’s School of Nursing, Dean Afaf Meleis commands attention—provided you can keep up with her.

Sarah Kagan’s “Genius Idea”

The 2004 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and nursing professor calls on clinicians to listen to patients“talk about what hurts, where the itch is, how tired they are, what they’ve done about it, and how illness has changed the way they live.”