Public Health

All hands on deck: Fentanyl in Philadelphia

In 2017, fentanyl surpassed heroin as the leading drug involved in overdose deaths, increasing from 57 percent of opioid-related deaths in 2016 to 84 percent in 2017.

Penn Today Staff

Penn alumnus and staff member named TIAA Difference Maker

The two-time Penn alumnus and staff member at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships has been selected as a TIAA Difference Maker 100 honoree for his efforts to improve nutrition for the young people of West Philadelphia.

Jill DiSanto



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.

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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.

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