Medical Ethics

Seven Penn researchers receive NIH Director Awards

Seven researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, and School of Engineering and Applied Science are to receive National Institutes of Health Director Awards, highly competitive grants to support innovative biomedical research.

Penn Today Staff

How police killings of black Americans affect communities

Black Americans are nearly three times more likely to be killed by police than their white counterparts, with even larger disparities among those who are unarmed. The trend is also harming the mental health of the black community.

Penn Today Staff

In the News

WHYY (Philadelphia)

ERs in Pennsylvania, Delaware Report Huge Increases in Opioid Overdoses 

JeanMarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine advocates “more robust responses” for opioid overdose survivors in emergency departments.



Vaccine Denial – 'a Big Problem' – Among Topics at Weeklong Penn Teach-In

During Monday’s Teach-In, panelists discussed the spread of anti-vaccine sentiments on social media. Joe Cappella of the Annenberg School for Communication proposed reversing misinformation campaigns by “taking advantage of unfortunate events—such as a measles outbreak—to stress the importance of vaccinations.”