Pairing science with ethics to save lives
Penn President Amy Gutmann and Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Jonathan Moreno discussed their new book “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven But Nobody Wants to Die” at a Free Library of Philadelphia book talk Monday.
Gutmann and Moreno talk bioethics, health care in new book
The University’s president, a political philosopher, teamed up with a Penn Integrates Knowledge professor to write “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die.”
Gutmann, Moreno op-ed details ‘ethical mess’ of health care system
“Surely our fellow Americans with life-threatening diseases of all sorts are also worth saving,” they write.
Why are U.S. hospitals closing?
Wharton’s Lawton Burns discusses the closure of Philadelphia’s Hahnemann University Hospital and the trend of medical facilities shuttering nationwide.
The ACA battle is heating up
The Affordable Care Act is once again under threat, along with health insurance coverage for at least 20 million Americans, as a federal appeals court weighs on its constitutionality.
Toxins from the tap
In Pennsylvania and hundreds of other locations around the country, manmade chemicals known as PFAS have been found in drinking water. Howard Neukrug discusses the potential harm, how local and federal agencies are responding, and the many related questions that remain unanswered.
Making history at LDI: An interview with Rachel Werner
Rachel Werner is the first female and first physician-economist executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and a professor of both medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and health care management at the Wharton School.
Cancer screening rates decline when patients see doctors later in day
Compared to patients who see their primary care doctor earlier in the day, cancer screening rates decline significantly as the day goes on, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine and Wharton School.
‘Health Policy and Politics in Turbulent Times’
Presidential Professor of Practice Jeb Bush joined Penn Law professor Allison Hoffman for a discussion on health reform in the current political landscape.
In Ethiopia, new perspectives on the challenges of development
PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel and Assistant Professor Heather Schofield led a group of Wharton students on a four-day trip to Ethiopia, for a close-up look at the African nation’s health, agricultural, business, and political sectors.
In the News
Despite Push for a Universal Flu Vaccine, the ‘Holy Grail’ Stays Out of Reach
Scott Hensley of the Perelman School of Medicine reacts to news that Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey has introduced a $1 billion bill to fund the search for a universal flu vaccine.
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Make America Healthy Again: Rethinking the Federal Budget to Improve Our Health
HUP physician James D. Park proposed that U.S. lawmakers would be wise to expand and support social programs in order to achieve better health outcomes for low-income individuals.
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