The unique pandemic challenges faced by immunocompromised individuals

A photo-elicitation study funded by a Leonard Davis Institute (LDI) COVID-19 Rapid-Response grant has found that immunocompromised patients face unique challenges as a result of both their heightened risk of infection and adherence to government pandemic guidelines.

Hoag Levins

Finding faith and fellowship in recovery

True Light Recovery helps women who have survived sexual exploitation, abuse, or addiction, by providing them with a safe place to pursue sobriety and a healthy, holistic lifestyle.

Penn Medicine

In the News

The Washington Post

You don’t have to be great right now. ‘Good enough’ will do

In an op-ed, Lisa Servon of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design wrote about letting go of perfectionism during the coronavirus pandemic and just striving to be “good enough” instead.


Penn Nursing

What is self-care? How to cut through the marketing noise and actually practice it

Barbara Riegel of the School of Nursing spoke about the concept of self-care, which “goes all the way back to Hippocrates.” “Self-care centers upon the idea of being aware of yourself every single day and asking yourself questions like, ‘Did I get enough sleep? Did I eat right? Did I get in some exercise?’” she said.



‘Dear Evan Hansen’ tells a fictional story of suicide. But its actors field messages from very real people in crisis

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center spoke about how those behind the mental health-focused Broadway show “Dear Evan Hansen” are dealing with fan letters on the topic of suicide and anxiety. “They’re actually reaching out individually to people. That’s good that they do that. It’s actually quite responsible,” he said.



Black and Latino Children Are Often Overlooked When It Comes to Autism

A 2007 Penn study found that African-American children were “5.1 times more likely to be misdiagnosed with conduct disorders” before receiving Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses.


The Scientist

Fly’s Blood-Brain Barrier Has Circadian Rhythms

Amita Sehgal of the Perelman School of Medicine led a research team in an investigation which used fruit flies to explore the chronobiological effects of circadian rhythms on drug administration.



'Epigenetic Landscape' Is Protective in Normal Aging, Impaired in Alzheimer's Disease, Says Study

Shelley Berger, Nancy Bonini, and Brad Johnson, of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authored a study profiling the “epigenetic landscape” of human brains with Alzheimer’s disease.