Public Health

Opioids and hepatitis C: How OxyContin fed a new epidemic

A new study from LDI senior fellow Abby Alpert, with David Powell and Rosalie Pacula, links OxyContin reformulation to a national epidemic of hepatitis C, which kills more than 20,000 Americans a year and infects tens of thousands more.  

Penn Today Staff

Community outreach at Penn Medicine

Community outreach is an integral component of Penn Medicine’s three-part mission of research, patient care, and education, and countless members of the Health System family reach out on an individual basis.

Penn Today Staff

25 years of integration, innovation, and ideals

2018 marked 25 years since the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) was first established—a milestone that would undoubtedly make the institution’s founder, Benjamin Franklin, proud.

Penn Today Staff

In the News

The Washington Post

The Tragedy to Communities When Church Buildings Are Demolished to Make Condos

Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy & Practice has piloted several studies on the economic and social benefits urban congregations offer local communities.


Philadelphia Inquirer

As Opioid Overdoses Rise Along With Suicides, Experts Look for Links

Maria Oquendo of the Perelman School of Medicine discussed opioid addiction, noting that “anywhere between 25 and 45 percent of deaths by overdose” may actually be suicides.