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.
The future of Annenberg, with John L. Jackson Jr. at the helm
Under his leadership, the school is poised to further engage in the pressing cultural, political, and ideological conversations happening in today’s unprecedented media landscape.
Duncan Watts appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor
President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett are pleased to announce the appointment of Duncan Watts as the University of Pennsylvania’s twenty-third Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor.
Thoughts from a medical ethicist on gene editing babies
In a Q&A, PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno discusses using CRISPR technology on humans and the future of the field.
‘The Power of Penn’ propels forward
In Los Angeles, President Amy Gutmann continues the kickoff of the University’s bold campaign to raise $4.1 billion.
Penn names inaugural faculty co-directors of the Office of Penn First Plus Students
University of Pennsylvania Provost Wendell Pritchett has announced the appointments of Camille Charles and Robert Ghrist as the inaugural faculty co-directors of the Office of Penn First Plus Students.
Hormones flatten social hierarchy and synchronize behaviors
Findings from a study of male rhesus macaques from PIK professor Michael Platt and postdoc Yaoguang Jiang could lead to treatment options for social impairments in disorders like autism and schizophrenia.
Technology, aging patients, and the people who care for them
In a quest to ease the care process for older adults and the very sick, as well as their family-member caregivers, PIK professor George Demiris is studying the intersection of smart-home technologies and health informatics.
Penn’s Ezekiel Emanuel named $1M 2018 Dan David Prize laureate
Globally renowned bioethicist Ezekiel J.
In the News
Psychologists Looked in the Mirror… and Saw a Bunch of Liberals
PIK Professor Philip Tetlock weighed in on the results of a study that found a lack of political diversity within the field of psychology. Tetlock proposed more collaboration between researchers with different political views.
FULL STORY →
Zapping the Brain Appears to Decrease Aggressive Intentions, New Study Says
PIK Professor Adrian Raine and Roy Hamilton of the Perelman School of Medicine discussed their new study which suggests, as Hamilton said, “that violent thought and action are not wholly preordained by one’s brain wiring, since they can be influenced by outside inputs.”
FULL STORY →