Franklin Founders Celebration
9:00a.m. - 11:15a.m.
PROBLEM-SOLVERS: In their first year of medical school at the Perelman School of Medicine, Phil Williams, Naveen Jain, and Jun Jeon attended Problem Night, a Penn HealthX event designed to pair people who had been thinking about health care problems with those who wanted to help solve them.
In the late 19th century, women began to seek out professional opportunities for themselves in new ways. One of the most visible—and critical—was the nursing profession.
When Hurricane Harvey was bearing down on the Texas coast, few people were caught off guard. Weather models predicted when and roughly where the storm would make landfall and officials, including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, asked people ahead of the storm to “hunker down” and prepare.Experts, too, knew Harvey was coming. And they knew the results would likely be bad.
More than 97,000 people in the United States are currently awaiting kidney transplants—waits that can often take five or more years.Two Perelman School of Medicine faculty members recently released findings from a clinical trial that could lead to about 1,000 more kidney transplants each year.
More than three years ago, Penn Dental Medicine Dean Denis Kinane took leaders from the school on a retreat to ask a challenging question: How would the school rebuild and rethink