Health Sciences

Four academic journeys explored

Vijay Balasubramanian and Tukufu Zuberi in the School of Arts & Sciences, Amy Hillier in the School of Social Policy & Practice, and Brittany Watson in the School of Veterinary Medicine share their academic paths toward interdisciplinary work.

Kristina García

The power of protons

Penn Medicine has treated more than 10,000 cancer patients at three proton therapy centers across the region, including the largest and busiest center in the world—while also leading the way in research to expand the healing potential of these positive particles.

Kirsten Weir for Penn Medicine Magazine

Welcoming the first babies from Penn Fertility in Lancaster

The Penn Fertility Care practice is the first and only fertility clinic in Lancaster County that has an embryology lab, allowing patients outside of the Philadelphia metro area equal access to the full range of Penn Fertility services and treatments.

From Penn Medicine News

How to learn about a world-class double bass? Give it a CT

Radiology experts at Penn Medicine applied imaging technology to centuries-old instruments to better understand how to care for masterworks built between the 17th and 19th centuries, and provide insights into building new ones.

From Penn Medicine News

In the News

WHYY (Philadelphia)

Redefining how we age

Lisa Walke of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses how to rebalance work, education, and family life with today’s longer life expectancies.


Women’s Health

What is body neutrality and how is it different than body positivity? Psychology experts explain

Kelly C. Allison of the Perelman School of Medicine says that body neutrality is a middle ground between picking one’s appearance apart and having to proclaim love for every single piece of the body.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Can texting new parents to report their blood pressure help address maternal mortality? Penn thinks so

The Heart Safe Motherhood program, created by Sindu Srinivas and Adi Hirshberg of the Perelman School of Medicine, helps new mothers follow up on high blood pressure screenings with text reports rather than in-person visits.


The New York Times

In extreme heat, do you need more electrolytes?

Vishnu Potluri of the Perelman School of Medicine says that eating a nutritious diet and drinking water when thirsty is enough for most people to keep their electrolytes in balance.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lisa Jarvis: The Supreme Court put health care at risk

Holly Fernandez Lynch of the Perelman School of Medicine says that the language for approving a drug in the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act is too ambiguous.