Primary care, delivered

Class of 2019 alumni, in collaboration with Sayre Health Clinic, bring housing and food insecure people in Philadelphia primary care through a medically outfitted van.

Brandon Baker

In the News

The New York Times

Health experts to F.D.A: Make your vaccine deliberations public

Paul Offit of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about the FDA’s emergency authorization of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment, despite a lack of evidence of its efficacy. “I think the administration bent or imposed its will on the F.D.A.,” he said. “There’s a concern that this would happen [with the vaccine], too.”


The New York Times

Contact tracing is failing in many states. Here’s why

Carolyn Cannuscio of the Perelman School of Medicine says contact tracing is broken due to larger failures in the prevention system. “We have to start by supporting people in getting tested, which means making it easy enough for those exposed to someone or has symptoms to just show up and not worry about a doctor’s order,” she said.


Corporate America was here for you on coronavirus until about June

Brian Berkey of the Wharton School commented on rollbacks of workplace perks, benefits, and allowances introduced early in the pandemic. “It’s just unclear that we could point to anything that’s different that would provide a reason to think that companies had strong moral reasons to be taking these steps in March and April, and that somehow those reasons are now gone,” he said.


The Scientist

Study: Mask-wearing moms with COVID-19 can safely nurse babies

Karen Puopolo of the Perelman School of Medicine weighed in on the safety of breastfeeding while infected with COVID-19. “At least so far, we don’t have any evidence that babies are getting the virus from the mother after birth and showing up at the hospital horribly sick,” she said.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly doctor: I wear my mask everywhere because it’s ‘the right thing to do’

Jason Han, a surgical resident in the Perelman School of Medicine, weighed in on people who resist wearing face masks in public. “Part of me wonders why we cannot hope instead for a society where individuals choose to do things, not out of fear of punishment, but because they are the right things to do,” he wrote.



Report: One of the biggest obstacles too remote learning? Finding a quiet place to work

A team led by Ryan Baker of the Graduate School of Education analyzed the results of a survey about the challenges of remote learning. “School districts’ IT were never prepared for this to happen,” Baker said.