Perelman School of Medicine

Saving energy in the buildings that save lives

In a Q&A, Kat Morlang, energy manager at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, discusses optimizing chiller plants, swapping out inefficient lights, and other ideas to make the health system as energy-efficient as possible.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

How to help a hoarder set goals and make progress

Thea Gallagher of the Perelman School of Medicine said she likes Marie Kondo’s concept of thanking belongings before parting with them.

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The New Yorker

The promise and price of cellular therapies

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine was profiled for his contributions to the field of CAR-T cellular therapy.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

In surgical recovery—or any tough task—the key is to keep moving, cardiac resident learns

Jason Han, a surgical resident in the Perelman School of Medicine, wrote about the importance of movement to post-operative recovery. When patients get some momentum, “their mindset about recovery changes. They begin to believe their recovery is within their control and they challenge themselves to participate in their recovery.”

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Vox.com

Everyone wants to Instagram the world’s most beautiful canyon. Should they?

Anjan Chatterjee of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about the tourist appeal of photogenic sites like Antelope Canyon. “There is a beauty to the space, but it is also overwhelming in the sense that you feel small and insignificant, and almost associated with some anxiety. There’s something about being forced to look upward that seems to convey both elevation and a sense of your own smallness.”

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Reuters Health

Reduced work hours for trainee doctors not seen to compromise care

Krisda Chaiyachati of the Perelman School of Medicine weighed in on workday reforms that limited doctors in training to an 80-work week and 30-hour shifts. “I imagine it would be politically challenging to ask young physicians to routinely work, say, 100 hours a week.”

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