Perelman School of Medicine

More than two hearts beat as one

PIK Professor Michael Platt and collaborators studied how physiologic measures like cardiac synchrony can guide decision making in groups. Their study found that heart rate synchrony was a much better predictor than standard questionnaire-based surveys.

Nathi Magubane

A Penn team’s push to make research more inclusive

Penn’s Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center is working to bring more underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds into their research, and to train AI models to be free from bias.

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As a primary care physician, here’s how I hope to partner with AI

In an opinion essay, Jeffrey Millstein of the Perelman School of Medicine says that patients and clinicians should be active participants when incorporating AI into primary care.


What’s going on with tranq?

Jeanmarie Perron of the Perelman School of Medicine says that the appearance and progression of skin ulcers and tissue loss on xylazine users is different than with other intravenous drugs.


The Hill

It’s time to end the Medicare-Medicaid merry-go-round

In an opinion essay, Rachel M. Werner of the Leonard Davis Institute, Wharton School, and Perelman School of Medicine says that Medicare and Medicaid fail to integrate coverage and coordinate care across their two plans.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Inside Penn’s transfer center

Penn Medicine’s transfer command center gets patients from affiliated hospitals and hospitals outside Philadelphia to specialized care that can save lives, with comments from CEO Kevin Mahoney.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Operating rooms are major sources of greenhouse gasses. Penn is eliminating a form of anesthesia that hangs in the air for more than a decade after use

Penn Medicine is phasing out the anesthesia desflurane at four of its six hospitals to eliminate harmful greenhouse gases, with remarks from Greg Evans.