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  • Penn Medicine-led team receives $8 million to build on success of hepatitis C kidney transplantation research

    The next stage of the NIH-funded THINKER clinical trial will address long-term outcomes and risks of transplanting kidneys from hepatitis C-infected donors into patients.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • 10 crucial years for rare disease research

    A pioneer in the field of orphan diseases and gene therapy, James M. Wilson reflects on 10 years of leading Penn’s Orphan Disease Center.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • CDC awards $2 million to Penn to combat antimicrobial resistance in Southern Africa

    The grant will support Penn’s work, in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, at multiple locations across the country through the Botswana-UPenn partnership, a 20-year collaboration between Penn’s Center for Global Health and the University of Botswana and the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Medicine awarded $14 million NIH grant to apply CAR T immunotherapies to match more patients in need of kidney transplants

    The team will launch a clinical trial harnessing synthetic chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells to use with patients for whom a compatible kidney cannot be found due to preexisting antibodies against potential donors.  

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Pandemic not associated with treatment initiation delays for patients with advanced cancer

    A national study finds that patients newly diagnosed with advanced cancer did not experience COVID-related treatment delays or changes in the type of treatment they received, in contrast to earlier studies that identified delays across the cancer care continuum.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • 25 community programs receive grants through Penn Medicine CAREs

    The grants are awarded to employees based on the quality of the program, the needs of the community it aims to assist, and potential overall impact. Two initiatives to improve gun safety through the use of gun locks and education received funding this quarter, along with 23 additional projects, including housing initiatives, cancer screenings, and diabetic senior care.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • How to make a hospital future-ready—tech innovations within the Pavilion

    From a two-armed robot which increases pharmacy efficiency to IRIS—a 75-inch screen and smart board in each patient room—the Pavilion is built with innovation in mind. This includes future technology like adaptable rooms, modular walls, and intraoperative MRIs.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • New Penn Collaboratory aims to improve care for older adults

    The Penn Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Healthy Aging (PennAITech) seeks to explore the use of artificial intelligence and other technologies to improve in-home care for older adults and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • Penn Dental Medicine launches master of Advanced Dental Studies program

    Students will take courses through an interactive online platform and attend a six-week on-campus clinical rotation. The new program is designed for clinicians who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills as dental practitioners.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Penn Medicine’s chief of Hematology-Oncology named president-elect of American Society of Clinical Oncology

    Lynn M. Schuchter, the C. Willard Robinson Professor and Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology in the Perelman School of Medicine has been elected president for the 2023-24 term. She will take office in June 2022 following the ASCO Annual Meeting, and serve in that capacity for a year before assuming the presidency.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News